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GTX 960 or 970


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Hey Gang;

It's that time again,  purchase of a new video card is emminent.  I have been looking online and while I am tempted to get the 970  card (I know you'll laugh IronMike), I am hesitant due to the cost,  I find it difficult to be able to justify $505.00 after taxes for a video card  when I can get the 960 for 304.99 taxes in.  Gang I would like if possible some non-partisan advice here.  I am replacing my GTX 560 Ti. 

 

Yours Brian

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Mike  already seen this, not helpful.... : BURN :

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Hi Brian,

 

I now got the 750 TI, not the very latest I know but heaps of VRAM and runs Lockon real smooth.(Single player)

Was not all that expensive. Some good deals around. However I got mine retail.

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960 is a midrange card. It's ok. It's a bit worse than my GTX 770. And my 770 is pretty good for DCS for example. The GTX 970 is considerably better. As in ~50% better frames/s in games.

 

At the end of the day, it's all about your budget. 960 will be a decent performer for most of your uses.

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I went from a gtx570 to a gtx980 and in dcs it didn't make a whole lot of difference as dcs is held back by not utilising all the cores on the cpu... but in newer games the gtx980 has made a massive difference but to be honest I don't know if I needed such a expensive gpu... I say if you can get a gtx970 that would be your best bet.

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Well gang,  I appreciate all the help.  in the end it came down to budget restrictions and I opted for the 960  specifically http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487091which I gained an additional $25.00 off by using my Visa so total cost was $286.33 shipping and taxes in.  I am nown in the process of saving for new mainboard and processor (probably in December LOL).  Again thanks for the input. 

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