fury non x vs 980 gtx

KickAssCop

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Depends on what you value and how much you are willing to spend.
I would buy a used 980 for about 350-400. Overclock the crap out of it and call it a day.
 

x3sphere

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I'd go Fury over a 980. Seems to be around 10% faster on average at that res, remember also that Fiji just came out so I'd say drivers over the next few months will improve performance even more vs Maxwell that has been around for 8 months or so now.

At used prices, 980 is a better buy
 

Dayaks

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Make sure you look at OC vs OC if you're into overclocking. 980 OC's like crazy (ran mine at 1550, a ~30% OC) where Fury's OC is negligible from what I've seen. A stock 980 traded blow with a 290x but OC vs OC it was ~24% faster according to the [H] review.

Honestly though - neither card is enough of an improvement from a 290x IMO.
 

supeg

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Get a 980. Can overclock much higher and overclock to overclock is faster than the Fury and cheaper.
 

limitedaccess

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thanks. i have a 1st generation 290x, my 290x is the slowest there is.

If you really value other factors, such as maybe quality of life improvements (noise), you'll have to decide how much that stuff is worth it to you.

From a pure performance stand point though you are getting very little for the $500+ or $550+ costs.

If you don't really care about the monetary aspect (which is fair enough, a lot of people on here don't) then you might as well move up higher and get a 980ti.

The odd thing about this generation is the high end GTX 980ti actually offers better value for the dollar than the lower cards below its segment. Whereas typically you've had massive diminishing returns as you moved up in price range.
 
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