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#21 nobody813

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 09:20 AM

Will be cool when we see that mirrored in Australia


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Posted 10 September 2014 - 06:41 PM

Will be cool when we see that mirrored in Australia

When the hell is that gonna happen?


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Posted 11 September 2014 - 05:59 AM

New cards for nvidia are coming this month too, so there should be some shifts in price within the next few months from both camps.  Plus holiday season is only 3 months away... 


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Posted 11 September 2014 - 08:27 AM

prices have already dropped to the point they are now competitive with amd

 

770 $339

780  $479 

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 03:50 PM

R9 290 series is/will/has be dropping too.

295X2 also stripped $500 off.

 

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#26 Mr.Twinkie

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Posted 21 October 2014 - 07:21 PM

So how's it looking now guys?

 

I noticed a 280X for 310 bucks at MSY... Go for it or wait for GTX 770 to drop further for greater value?

 

I do want a upgrade that can last a few years....


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Posted 21 October 2014 - 10:36 PM

well gtx970 is here and its a good alternative to 290 with much lower power use and a similar price point but you would need to stretch to $419

but nothing else has really changed

 

gtx770 isnt as good as 280x imo due to less vram


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Posted 22 October 2014 - 12:49 AM

My BF4 memory usage jumped from 1.8gb with my 2gb gtx760 to 3.4gb with my 4gb gtx 970. I use a mix of low/ultra as i don't like too much visual clutter or fx blocking my visual target acquisition. It's a bit of an elitist way of running the game but even with texture quality on low my 970 still get around 3.2-3.4gb of its vram used up.


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Posted 22 October 2014 - 07:15 AM

Gtx 970 should last you years 


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Posted 22 October 2014 - 08:12 AM

An i7 860 wouldn't bottleneck a 970 would it?

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#31 Dasa

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 12:44 PM

i7 860 would be fine with it

some games like arma the cpu will be the limit but in most the gtx970 will still be your limit especially if you oc the cpu


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Posted 22 October 2014 - 04:32 PM

i7 860 would be fine with it

some games like arma the cpu will be the limit but in most the gtx970 will still be your limit especially if you oc the cpu

What if I don't wanna OC the CPU???


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#33 Dasa

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 06:10 PM

then there may be a few more games that dont reach that buttery smooth 60fps than there would be otherwise


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Posted 08 November 2014 - 01:15 PM

Hmmm given how amazing I've been hearing about the GTX 970. Is it really a revolutionary architecture? And can it fit in an Antec 902 case (V1)?

 

The whole AMD vs Nividia debate is so confusing. People say ludicrous things on opposite ends but in the end it seems AMD is hotter and less quiet but offers better price/performance ratio with Nividia more well optimised for games and more quieter and power friendly.

 

Anyone care to give in some thought?


Edited by Mr.Twinkie, 08 November 2014 - 03:21 PM.

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#35 Dasa

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Posted 08 November 2014 - 02:03 PM

gtx970 is no faster than last gen its no revolution just good evolution as far as power use goes


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Posted 23 November 2014 - 03:31 PM

Any chance there can be a price drop for the GTX 970 before new years?


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#37 Dasa

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Posted 23 November 2014 - 03:42 PM

its going up in price due to the au $

there is a chance amd will release a more powerful card but i wouldnt expect much to change with gtx970 price


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Posted 23 November 2014 - 04:12 PM

To be honest, I expect no release from AMD until at least next year. If they were going to release, they should have done so already in order to make the most of the holiday sales. So far, there's nothing to be added here.


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Posted 23 November 2014 - 05:41 PM

While I love the 970, I really interested in seeing what the new memory tech from AMD will be able to do.   I'd wait the month just to see and maybe grab the after holiday deal? 


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