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Anandtech also has a similar review. The conclusion is that with mobile phone chips taking all the 20 nm manufacturing capacity, this was the best that nVidia could with the 28 nm process. The results on the GTX 980 are disappointing and the price is not "around $450-500" as was rumored. I'll wait until the 20 nm Maxwells are out next year.

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I was about to post some questions on the 980, as I just saw it on OC3D.

 

Everyone was talking about the 8series, but all of a sudden it is the 9series instead?

 

So 4gb as opposed to the "possible" 780ti with 6gb's?

 

Looks like a good upgrade from my 680, or should I wait for a 980ti if it is planned?

 

Looking at getting the ROG SWIFT PG278Q

http://www.asus.com/ae-en/Monitors/ROG_SWIFT_PG278Q/

 

Thanks for any insight.

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Maybe what the rumors really meant were that when people see that the GTX 980 isn't all that great, the price will drop to $450. The lesson to take away from this is that the desktop PC market is still in decline.

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Probably. According to the reviews, the GTX 980 and 970 are targetted at people who presently have GTX 500 and GTX 600 series cards. The GTX 760 is just a little slower the what I have, a GTX 680. I would consider both new Maxwell cards a step up for either of us.

 

On the other hand, neither is what I would call a flagship video card, so if you are looking for the ultimate in performance in either XP10 or P3d 2.3, you probably should wait and see what nVidia has planned for 2015.

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Well I was saving up for a Titan Black Edition which is $1000 but it looks like this new 980 stomps it in every test and it still has a nice 4 gig memory pool while the Titan has 6... I wonder what I should get now?  T_T   So confused on these...

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Probably. According to the reviews, the GTX 980 and 970 are targetted at people who presently have GTX 500 and GTX 600 series cards. The GTX 760 is just a little slower the what I have, a GTX 680. I would consider both new Maxwell cards a step up for either of us.

 

On the other hand, neither is what I would call a flagship video card, so if you are looking for the ultimate in performance in either XP10 or P3d 2.3, you probably should wait and see what nVidia has planned for 2015.

Thanks, we'll see the results of their performance soon.

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970 looks pretty good to buy, but all wait as it like making chocolate chip cookies the first batch normally bug here and there.  Still, $330 for 970 that cheaper than the 770 when it came out. The 970 GPU is trickle down technology 101% its 780 with better power efficiency. The titan who needs it when a 980 save lots of $$$ in energy costs and psu required to feed it. 

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Wow the 970 looks really good for the price.  Almost the same performance as the 780.  I was waiting for the prices on the 780 to drop but now I am thinking the move to the 970 might be just as good for FSX (or P3D).   Looking forward to some reviews.

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970 is basically 780 performance at lower cost and less power. No brainer really.

 

980 beats the 780 Ti by 10% or so. If you have the money, go for it.

 

Bang for buck, its hard to look past the 970 really......

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If you use multiple monitors or a 4k screen you might want to wait for the 8GB versions of these cards, due out soon.  Also, AMD's response in the form of the 390x should be out shortly as well (announcement perhaps later this week).  If nothing else, it should help drive down the cost of the 980 (although the 970 is priced almost perfectly).  I'm in a bit of a holding pattern myself, would like to see 3x 980 8GBs under water in my system but would also like to see a price drop before I go down that road.  Otherwise I'll just wait for the big Maxwell chips to come out and go with 2 of those.  

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http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nvidia-geforce-gtx-980-970-maxwell,3941.html

 

 

Some very interesting technology in the 980 / 970 geared toward SSAA on older games.  This may be or significant assistance to FSX (and maybe P3D).  The reviewers at Tom's did not have a chance to test it out so hopefully someone here that gets one of these cards soon can do so.  I was also wondering why the 970 performs almost the same as the 780 but when you look at the detailed specs is seems like a much lesser card....turns out the new chip works much faster & more efficiently to give that performance.  

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just got my gtx 980 and installed it. so far its a little disappointing. this could be a driver issue from my previous installation. I am uninstalling / reinstalling latest drivers. hopefully this will help!

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just got my gtx 980 and installed it. so far its a little disappointing. this could be a driver issue from my previous installation. I am uninstalling / reinstalling latest drivers. hopefully this will help!

 

Can you elaborate on the issues you are seeing and what video card you are coming from?

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just got my gtx 980 and installed it. so far its a little disappointing. this could be a driver issue from my previous installation. I am uninstalling / reinstalling latest drivers. hopefully this will help!

 

It would be helpful to know which card you are moving up from.

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It would be helpful to know which card you are moving up from.

gtx 770 2gb. single monitor 24 inch 1920X1200.  reinstalled latest drivers, deleted shader files too. I am not seeing much improvement. Pretty disappointed to be honest, was expecting much more.... btw I have a 4770k @4.6ghz as well.

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I think that is probably because the 770 is already a pretty good card and given that FSX is mostly processor limited you only get so much out of the new card.  I would think you can increase your visuals by running higher cloud sizes, etc.,  but would not get too much in the way of framerates.

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I was looking hard at a couple of 970's or 980's with the hopes that they'll actually provide a much needed punch in the arm for my P3Dv2.3.   I get good frames with the 770 2gig I have but it is impossible to fly with good frames on a triple monitors.  I have to fly on one at the moment.   As P3D is much more GPU focused I am hoping to see far better results that our friend is reporting in FSX.  *crosses fingers*

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I was looking hard at a couple of 970's or 980's with the hopes that they'll actually provide a much needed punch in the arm for my P3Dv2.3.   I get good frames with the 770 2gig I have but it is impossible to fly with good frames on a triple monitors.  I have to fly on one at the moment.   As P3D is much more GPU focused I am hoping to see far better results that our friend is reporting in FSX.  *crosses fingers*

Im using p3dv2.3! 

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