Is the GTX 970 worth the extra $80?

Duckhorse_1

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i'm currently on a budget and my current plan is to buy My GTX 960 and then the case and later upgrade my motherboard or monitor. Currently the GTX 970 is just $80 than the 960. Buying the 970 however will set me back for some time. So my question is should I buy the 960 r the 970?
 

Dustybin

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What is your current spec just out of interest. It might be worth your while to upgrade the motherboard/CPU first and then save for a GPU once the new series from NVidia and AMD are available.

I do second what Proofy said though, the 970 is worth the extra money.
 

Proofy

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GTX960: Fine for most games at 1080 resolution on a single display but it's limited 2Gb of memory is going to be an issue sooner rather than later if you're looking for very high eye candy so look out for the 4Gb versions when you come to 'add to basket'.

GTX970: The best high end part available for the money. Performance is just enormous; far too much for most games at 1080 rez unless you get really, really heavy with either DSR or AA. Expect it to last so try to go for one with a long warranty!

Conclusion: it's worth it
 

Dustybin

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What is your current spec just out of interest. It might be worth your while to upgrade the motherboard/CPU first and then save for a GPU once the new series from NVidia and AMD are available.

I do second what Proofy said though, the 970 is worth the extra money.
 

Duckhorse_1

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Thanks a bunch!!! :)

 

Dustybin

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I guess you already own the Corsair PSU? It is recommended you have a 500w PSU for the 970. I would budget for replacing it when you save for your graphics card.

Good luck with the upgrade.
 

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