what the actual FUCK /b?
is nvidia fucking with us? they are even laughing at us!
Except it's not. 290X is the 3rd fastest GPU, 970 is the 5th.
what about voltage and the new "driver" nvidia is putting out. I'm not really for either side since I built a PC like 2 years ago and I'm not going to switch for another 2-3 years.
>the new "driver" nvidia is putting out
they lied about that too
I bought a 970 on my new build and ya'll starting to make me feel riped-off.
I had previously checked the benchmark tests for it and it seemed to have a decent performance to cost ratio.
Explain to me how I got ripped off. Did they really gimp the more recent 970s?
>Did they really gimp the more recent 970s?
They were always gimped. Nvidia lied about it and hoped no one would find out before the next gen were released.
lol, fucking idiot.
regardless of the overkill or not, 4gb is going to be the new standard, and the majority of the community is still on 1080p.
plus, purests will continue to dump money to maintain 1080p max settings zero dips, especially if you're running 120+ hz and/or DSR.
>modded a game to the point where the textures and stuff need 4Gb vram
>msaa, af, shader
stuff you don't know on consoles
I use the hq texture pack and a ton of mods i found in threads.
Skyrim runs full hd on 55-65 fps but there are micro freezes sometimes.
>purests will continue to dump money to maintain epeen
Did you really justify spending more money on an overkill gpu and playing pretend instead of getting an actual high rez monitor?
Whoever is telling you the 970 is the best GPU on the market is retarded.
295X2 is basically 2 290X's in 1 card. They're about $750 ea.
It doesn't matter to most people because the 970 still performs as it does on benchmarks made prior to this controversy. People bought the 970 based on those benchmarks, and as long as the 970 continues to meet those benchmarks, I'll be happy with it.
The 295x2 is the best GPU out at the moment, but you'll only need one unless you're running games at stupid resolutions with insane graphics. SLI titan blacks would be very powerful too.
If you can hang on a couple of months AMD are releasing their 300 series which are rumored to be pretty good, especially the 390x
Uhh probably not. That would basically be 4 290X's crossfired. They start to run into hitching when you have that many GPU's.
One would be sufficient. Spend the money from the extra 295X2 on a 4k Monitor instead to view all the glory.
ATI is finally countering the nvidia slander? Nice I guess
what youre doing is called projection. you hate your 1080p display but cannot afford another one, hence the insane assumption that everybody does.
I dont work...i said i make. I receive money dumbass. Hmmm some people are well off then others? I recieve 3.5k - 4k every two weeks. Stay mad. Anyways. Im thinking of upgrading my cpu cause im running a i7 4770k.
>comparing a dual gpu to single gpu
i bet you think of yourself as a geeky person who knows a bit about computers, amirite
Yah, I stay mad in my sub penthouse downtown vanvouver....I don't know anybody who doesn't still live with parents that has a roomate that has made anything of themselves.
Stay 15 brah!
No and no
But to be truthful I have not tried to use the card to its potential yet, only run basic games like League and Planetside2. I'll try ray tracing rendering and see how it performs then.
I kind of bought it with future generations of games in mind and I'd be very sad if it didn't deliver what was promised by the benchmarks.
>Whats matters in this discussion
The 970 is completely in line with price vs performance ratios of other nvidia cards. If you prefer Nvidia, this means you weren't ripped off, you got the performance you paid for.
>We understand there have been some questions about how the GTX 970 will perform when it accesses the 0.5GB memory segment. The best way to test that is to look at game performance. Compare a GTX 980 to a 970 on a game that uses less than 3.5GB. Then turn up the settings so the game needs more than 3.5GB and compare 980 and 970 performance again.
The other point of contention is comparing the card versus its competition, the R9 290x.
If you bother taking a look at multiple benchmarks at multiple resolutions, you will clearly find that the 970 pulls ahead in some benchmarks and the 290x pulls ahead in others. While the 290x has slightly better performance overall in 4k scenarios, BOTH cards under perform in 4k.
SLI / Crossfire comparisons are stupid, imo. Both are annoying as fuck to deal with (drivers issues on new games, poor scaling, etc). You really shouldn't jump into the world of multi gpu's if you aren't knowledgeable (plus have lots of money to burn).
>you're an nvidia fanboy
As of today, yup. I have a nvidia 770 which I bought after having two amd 6870's, before that a ati 4870, and before that an nvidia 8800gts. As of right now, my opinion leans towards nvidia. They have more image quality settings and (in my experience) slightly better drivers. BOTH companies have a long history of shitty drivers though.
All of the idiots here who have a superficial knowledge of computer hardware are hilarious, especially given that >50% of you are running on laptop and can only play LoL or tf2 or some dating sim.
>i'm going to assume the formatting of this is shit, don't bother bitching about it
We're always hiring, I own one of the weeds franchises. If you pop by all the locations, and are polite and dress well you will probably get a callback.
We get LOTS of calls and applications, but you would be surprised how many people show up in a fucking t shirt because its a dispensary.
Faggots need to get a real card. 12 gb of graphics goodness.
Whoever said live with roomates like ateenager?
Who the fuck lives with roomates from 13-19??
Look at all these fuckin streamer people.
Some have a lot of money. Live with LOTs of people.
Always has been. All Nvidia has is some over-hyped proprietary software shit.
Shit they go on about like Gsync has been open source and free for forever for AMD or Nvidia to use.
yea im pissed my original plan was to get a second 970 at some point but fuck it im going r9295x2 as soon as i have the cash.
im not really one of those niggers who picks a "team" but nvidia have been gay so..
only childeren get AMD because their dad owns their computer and keeps their software updated
it must be awesome being 12 years old and ignorant of everything, adn just being able to follow your 12 year old friends' recommendations :/
What I'm hearing is "I'm to stupid to install a driver by myself"
r issues in linux simply you're probably an incompetent moron and should not be using it in the first place.
If you can't fix you
12 year olds have xbox
real men have Radeon
I agree. Kids love their AMD poverty hardware with no drivers.
>b-but my mantle
Mantle is a desperate attempt to win over the PC gamers. When real PC gamers know to go nvidia for the day one drivers and better support.
>buy r9 290 for $200 used
>buy watercooling kit $150?
>overclock the fuck out of it
>significantly better than gtx 970, possibly even 980
>way less noise, heat dumped away from case
Owner of 2 watercooled xfire 6990's and a 7990. I will never buy AMD again. Fast cards when they work... Worst driver support imaginable.