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Worth Upgrading GTX 980 to GTX 980ti for Playing at 2560x1440p @144hz?

I'm trying to figure out if it's worth upgrading my EVGA GTX 980 to a GTX 980ti card for my Acer IPS panel that I'm running at 2560x1440 @144hz for gaming. I'm running an i7-4790k and playing games like BF3 on High (not ultra) settings, I'm averaging around 60-65 fps. I'm not sure how much better a Ti card would be for the cost. The cost isn't as much a concern compared to the return on investment performance wise. I don't want to flush the money down the toilet if the performance gain would be minimal. I normally run EVGA cards, would there be a better one? Any feedback is greatly appreciated!
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    Just wait for pascal, your GPU is already very powerful as it is. Pascal will release in the next 2 months.
  2. You'd see about a 15-20% improvement, but in games supporting SLI (which is growing and getting better all the time), that would offer the best boost in performance with where you're at now, 50%+.

    The true Pascal replacement for the 980ti will not come until next year, and the 1080 that does come this year will probably be about the same performance-per-dollar as the 980ti....a bit more money for a bit more performance (this is an educated guess though). Again hypothesizing, you may get something like a 33% increase in performance with waiting for a 1080 coming from a 980.
  3. 24% on average.
    https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_980_Ti_Lightning/23.html

    Other:
    TWEAKING can make a much bigger difference. For example:

    1) Drop to 1080p if the higher framer rate is better than the visual improvements (not all games look significantly better above 1080p).

    2) Some settings are extremely demanding with minimal visual benefits

    3) *If you want VSYNC to avoid screen tearing then I suggest learning how to apply "Half Adaptive VSYNC" from the NVidia Control Panel. For example:

    a) VSYNC OFF
    b) Tweak so game is above 72FPS most of the time (90%?)
    c) NCP-> Manage 3D settings-> add game-> VSYNC, Half Adaptive.. SAVE
    d) Confirm you get SCREEN TEAR (not stutter) if dropping below 72FPS
    e) change settings if screen tearing too annoying

    Other:
    I only get 2/3rds the performance of a GTX980 (GTX680) in Battlefield 3 yet my settings are almost maxed at 1080p. I'm getting a mostly solid 60FPS experience. I use Adaptive VSYNC so occasionally I see a small amount of screen tearing (which would be constant with VSYNC OFF anyway).

    To me, spending more money for THIS game would be a huge waste.

    GSYNC??
    If you don't have GSYNC then I'd eventually upgrade to that.

    *If you DO have GSYNC then ignore my Adaptive VSYNC info. Simply put your game to ULTRA settings then if needed drop the resolution or a few other settings if you'd like higher frame rates. I consider 50FPS average the minimum for most games but that is pretty smooth with GSYNC.

    **Either way, I would wait and upgrade to an NVidia Pascal with specs similar to THIS:

    a) 8GB VRAM
    b) 1.25X or greater than GTX980Ti performance (in DX11 games, possibly better still in DX12)
  4. I want to thank all of you for taking the time to provide great feedback. Its been a big help. If the cost of the equivalent new card is close to a $1000, then I'll probably just go ahead now and buy the Ti card now and sell my 980 on eBay to offset the cost. Not sure I want to spend that much on a new card. I can pick up another Ti card down the road when they come down in cost.
  5. photonboy said:
    24% on average.
    https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_980_Ti_Lightning/23.html

    Other:
    TWEAKING can make a much bigger difference. For example:.......


    I appreciate you providing all this really good information. I'm definitely going to try your recommendations. I'm waiting for BF5 to come out later this year but for now seem to enjoy BF3 more than BF4.
  6. photonboy said:
    24% on average.
    https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_980_Ti_Lightning/23.html

    Other:
    TWEAKING can make a much bigger difference. For example:.......


    I appreciate you providing all this really good information. I'm definitely going to try your recommendations.
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