Question GTX 980ti worth buying now?

khaled_82

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Hello, I found a used GTX 980ti for 200$ and was thinking of my whole system. be enough to play all latest games from 2018-2021 at 1080p (144Hz) or 1440p (144Hz) settings?

My computer specs:

i7-980x (12M Cache, 3.33 GHz ) (NO OC)
GIGABYTE X58A-UD7
G.Skill 16GB DDR3-2133 memory
SSD 256 GB WD 1 TB
Corsair RM1000i PSU
Windows 10 Pro Professional

Please don't suggest me a new PC because i dont have alot of money.

Any help would be appreciated! Thanks in advance!.
 

poorbugger

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A gtx 980 ti in 2020 is still quite powerful. The only drawback of it is that the power consumption of the card is so high which causes the card to generate a lot of heat. It will win a normal gtx 1660 by about 5 to 10% but loses to a gtx 1660 super. A gtx 1660 super is about 250usd and consumes a lot less power than the gtx 980 ti.
 
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Rae Nelvin

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A GTX 980 ti is rather old you will get a 1660 ti for 100 $ plus or the same money GTX 1650
No don't buy GTX 1650. Rather buy RX 570 than that card. Better buy GTX 1650 Super that has better technology (GDDR6) which will gives better performance for around 20$ish than the GTX 1650 (GDDR5).
 
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The 980ti is a good deal. The 980ti performs about 30% better than the 1650 Super. When comparing the 980ti with the 1660ti, they are both about equal, with the 980ti performing slightly better in some games, and the 1660ti performing slightly better in others. The 1660ti costs $270, while the used 980ti costs $200. I feel like the 980ti is the logical choice. I personally got lucky a couple of months ago, and found a MSI manufactured 980ti that has a Corsair liquid cooler on it, and came with a factory-overclock for $190, and to me, it was an obvious choice. And, since the 980ti is somewhat older than the 1660ti, the 980ti will bottleneck your first-gen i7 less than the 1660ti would. One thing to note is that the 980ti takes so much power it is ridiculous (250 watts max), but for you it would not be an issue with your 1000 watt power supply. The 980ti will be able to handle newer titles at 1080p @ 144hz, 1440p @ 60hz. Also notable is that the 980ti was the first "real" 4k card. It will be able to run most pre-2015 games at 4k 60hz.
 
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