GTX 970 SLI or 980 Pease Help!

xImNoah

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I currently have a 970 in my system. For Christmas i will be receiving money and want a GPU upgrade. I was wondering iff i should sell my 970 and get a 980 or get another 970. I will be able to afford both solutions and i have a good enough power supply. Any help is appreciated and i thank you in advance.
 
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It is absolutely not worth upgrading from a 970 to a 980 whatsoever. Marginal performance improvements at best, and overclocking your 970 can have it match the performance of a stock 980 on most applications. Also, selling your 970 would be a hassle and since it is used, you will not get close to what you paid originally for the card. Absolutely not a good idea to do that.

Honestly though, unless you want to play games at 4K, or game at 60 FPS on ultra detail at 1440P, you don't need two 970s either. I would save your money if I were you and put it towards another upgrade, maybe the CPU, motherboard, an SSD/an additional SSD, more RAM, a better cooling system, games/software, or save it for some other gift or aspect of your life.

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apcs13

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It is absolutely not worth upgrading from a 970 to a 980 whatsoever. Marginal performance improvements at best, and overclocking your 970 can have it match the performance of a stock 980 on most applications. Also, selling your 970 would be a hassle and since it is used, you will not get close to what you paid originally for the card. Absolutely not a good idea to do that.

Honestly though, unless you want to play games at 4K, or game at 60 FPS on ultra detail at 1440P, you don't need two 970s either. I would save your money if I were you and put it towards another upgrade, maybe the CPU, motherboard, an SSD/an additional SSD, more RAM, a better cooling system, games/software, or save it for some other gift or aspect of your life.

At this point you're going to experience diminishing returns that probably aren't worth it.

TL;DR I would honestly save your money or use it to upgrade another part of your PC. If you really want to make a GPU upgrade, get a second 970.
 
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