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SvensktPansar #1 Posted 12 June 2015 - 12:55 PM

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Hello everyone! I've decided that I am going to upgrade my GPU's, 2 GTX 670's for a GTX 980 Ti. I'm of course not doing this just because of WoT, the reason for the upgrade being high res gaming and so on. The 2 GB of vram on the 670's ain't enough as well as the problems with SLI (WoT not supporting SLI being one of them). I am aware that WoT is a CPU heavy game, however that's not a problem as I am running a 3770K overclocked to 4.6 GhZ. I also have my game on an SSD so I've done pretty much everything I can to maximize the performance and yet I only get around 50-60 FPS....

 

So, how much of a difference will a new GPU make? What kind of FPS do you people with more powerful GPU's than a 670 get (like a 780, 970 or the AMD R9 series)? It's also entirely possible that I've forgot to mention something and so on, maybe I can do something more to squeeze out as much FPS as possible. 

 

I would appreciate some feedback, have a nice day! :) 


Edited by SvensktPansar, 12 June 2015 - 12:56 PM.


TsundereWaffle #2 Posted 12 June 2015 - 06:42 PM

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Right now the 980 Ti is one of the best graphics cards you can get so you will definitely notice changes and quite massive changes in other games than wot. But it's also expensive.

 

R9 series are also good but worse than the 980 and their cooling isn't very good.

If you have the money and other right other parts then I would definitely get the 980 Ti.



XK63 #3 Posted 22 June 2015 - 10:24 PM

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I have and i5 and a GTX 960, 8 GB RAM, WoT NOT on SSD. 70-90 FPS at MAX settings. Would not get a 980 TI, normal 980 is more than enough. If the rest of your PC is all high-end stuff, then you maybe notice the difference between the 980 and the 980 Ti.

 

Btw, WoT is NOT CPU heavy, since all the things are calculated server-side, so the russians can play on their calculaters and toasters.


Edited by XK63, 22 June 2015 - 10:25 PM.


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View PostXK63, on 23 June 2015 - 11:24 AM, said:

 

Btw, WoT is NOT CPU heavy, since all the things are calculated server-side, so the russians can play on their calculaters and toasters.

Rofl, not pc-skis? From diamond valley?



Ribba #5 Posted 23 June 2015 - 08:30 PM

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View PostXK63, on 22 June 2015 - 09:24 PM, said:

I have and i5 and a GTX 960, 8 GB RAM, WoT NOT on SSD. 70-90 FPS at MAX settings. Would not get a 980 TI, normal 980 is more than enough. If the rest of your PC is all high-end stuff, then you maybe notice the difference between the 980 and the 980 Ti.

 

 

I've just ordered me a new PC, and I have read quit a few reviews before placing my order. My original plan was the Titan X, but when the 980Ti came out a short while ago, I started digging out how it performs compared to the Titan X. The was a slight differences, but not enough for me to justify buying a Titan X.

 

But those reviews I read, they usually also had the 980 when you look at the comparison between the different cards, and there the differences was much bigger with the 980Ti vs the 980 then the difference between the Titan X and the 980Ti.

 

Of course you can argue about the value for money compared to the performance increase and if its worth it (which is a highly subjectively matter), but you will get a noticeable increase if you choose the 980Ti over the 980.



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Yes, you will. But i dont think it matters is you play Wot With 200 fps with a Ti or with 150 with a normal 980 :)

And all the games that are there atm, even the witcher 3, can be played on max with over 40 frames with the 980, so i dont see the point to buy a Ti. If the 980 isnt enough anymore, you can just buy the latest model, since you save yourself quite a bit if money from the Ti. 

Thats why i would not buy a 980 at all tbh, a 970 is enough, and then you just upgrade in a year or two, to the new model...



Ribba #7 Posted 23 June 2015 - 09:59 PM

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The price difference between the 980 and the 980Ti isn't that big and the price difference between 970 and the 980 Ti is about half. So if you are gonna buy a new semi-high end every year or every second year, you will soon end up spending more money. And you will also spend more time and at worse, getting a lot of extra trouble (for instance defect components).

 

I prefer have a PC run for 4 years without having to worry about the need for upgrading the PC. But now that we are slowly moving into UHD-gaming, the requirements are higher then what is was 4 years ago. And 4 years ago, I bought a PC that is pretty much the 2011-spec of what you are recommending today (i7-950, GTX 570, 12 GB ram), and to be honest, it doesn't perform that well any longer, and I've been avoiding high end titles until my new rig arrive later this week. I'm not gonna compromise gaming experience on triple AAA titles just to save some small change. 

 

Also, if you buy quality at the start, you will most likely spend money only once every 4th or so year, rather then spending money every year or so on a PC components.

 

Before I did give my PC's a mid-life upgrade, but as mention, there is a lot of extra bother doing this. And I've also had faulty components and components that have required a lot of extra work to make things run smoothly afterwards. But of course, mostly, it been pretty straight forward.

 

But with age, my view has changed. And now I'm of the opinion that it is better to spend a lot of money on something that your happy with rather then spending a little money on something that your not happy with. That is basically a waste of money in my opinion. 



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View PostSvensktPansar, on 12 June 2015 - 11:55 AM, said:

Hello everyone! I've decided that I am going to upgrade my GPU's, 2 GTX 670's for a GTX 980 Ti. I'm of course not doing this just because of WoT, the reason for the upgrade being high res gaming and so on. The 2 GB of vram on the 670's ain't enough as well as the problems with SLI (WoT not supporting SLI being one of them). I am aware that WoT is a CPU heavy game, however that's not a problem as I am running a 3770K overclocked to 4.6 GhZ. I also have my game on an SSD so I've done pretty much everything I can to maximize the performance and yet I only get around 50-60 FPS....

 

So, how much of a difference will a new GPU make? What kind of FPS do you people with more powerful GPU's than a 670 get (like a 780, 970 or the AMD R9 series)? It's also entirely possible that I've forgot to mention something and so on, maybe I can do something more to squeeze out as much FPS as possible. 

 

I would appreciate some feedback, have a nice day! :) 

 

Can't help you much, need more info......What is the Resolution you want to game at?....how many screens?.........60/120/144htz?....what games do you want to play?

Edited by Jaeger_Bomb_Meister, 23 June 2015 - 10:06 PM.


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Tonyb1968 #10 Posted 24 June 2015 - 06:07 AM

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The GTX 980 is serious over kill on WoT, it does run The Witcher 3 very well though ;)

 

 

LOL, negrepped by some noob with no idea about pc's :sceptic: (love the community on here for neg repping for no reason).

 

OP put your full pc specs up (mobo/mem etc) as my old 580gtx ran a higher fps than your sli setup so you may be bottle necking in your system.

 

Just for info I run an intel 2011 i7 5930, an x99 mobo, 16gb DDR4 and an MSI 980GTX 4G (4gb) twin Frozr (which has dropped in price) since i revamped my i7 2600/580gtx system last November.

 

My MSI laptop also runs a 980GTX Chip so I am well versed in how it performs (I dont just game on my machines).

 

 


Edited by Tonyb1968, 25 June 2015 - 04:26 PM.


daddlar #11 Posted 25 June 2015 - 05:27 PM

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GTX 980Ti or R9 Fury X... wait a bit for comparison results. I've not read much but they're both good at being overkill for about everything?

 

 

I play WoT on R9 290 and FX-8350. 60-100 FPS on max settings (1080p, HD-client).


Edited by daddlar, 25 June 2015 - 05:31 PM.


w00lfie #12 Posted 29 June 2015 - 09:35 PM

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no wonder i am a noob  lol. better start to save up  my £3000+ for the new  area 51 gamer comp from dell i am running an i3  with a 640 graphic card lol 

by the time i can save up for it  will be out of date.

thanks for the info .



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