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Your thoughts on a 980ti for £200

Like the title suggests I found someone selling an MSI 980ti 6gb card for £200, I was wondering if this was worth it, I know it preforms the 1060 and 1070 but it takes a lot more power should this be an issue? Also it might be a little louder I think and I also wanted to paint the red accents all black, this requires disassembling the card which I have no experience doing. What are your thoughts is it worth it? Should I be worried about higher bills due to the higher power consumption and noise?
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    A 980TI actually performs just a little shy of a 1070, better than a 1060.
    A 1060 is more 980 territory (3GB variant a little worse than a 980, 6GB a bit better).

    The minimum I can find a 1070 for in the UK is 340GBP, for a 150W TDP
    https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/4fyxFT/zotac-geforce-gtx-1070-8gb-mini-video-card-zt-p10700g-10m

    A 980TI is a 250W TDP card, so 100W difference.

    100W x 24 hours x 365 / 1,000 = 876 KwH - if used 100% load, 24/7 for a year.
    The average cost of a KwH is right around 12 pence.

    So your "additional" cost of running would be roughly 105 GBP annually...... if you ran at 100% load 24/7.
    Since most peoples usage would only realistically be anywhere close to "100% load" a few hours a day at best, and add a couple more for 'averaging' out moderate use, say 6 hours a day 100% load (or 1/4 of the 100% load 24/7 cost).

    A realistic, annual cost of running increase would be more in the 25GBP .... annually!

    So yeah, a 980TI for 200GBP would totally be "worth it" IMO.
    Right at 1070 performance, with 4-5 years worth of utility bills before you even spend the 140GBP difference in price via electricity.
    Reply to Barty1884
  2. The 980ti performs very similarly to the 1070 and is much better than the 1060. Given the current GPU prices today, 200 is a very good deal compared to the 1070 which has similar performance. I would go for it.
    Reply to feelinfroggy777
  3. Yeah £200 for a 980 ti is a good option, assuming you have a suitable PSU.
    Reply to RobCrezz
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