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cmcg513

49 months ago

Hey all, quick question for you guys. I currently have a GTX 960 and I'm thinking I want to increase my GPU performance (I want 2560x1440, as close to as possible 60 FPS on more demanding games on ultra, or close to, settings). Right now I'm thinking of upgrading just one more tier to the 970, which would put me in the 300-350 USD price range. I'm wondering if you could give me an idea of how much of a performance boost I could expect from going form the 960 to the 970? Would it make sense to just save money for another month or two so I can get a 980 (500ish price range)?

I appreciate any thoughts y'all have. Thanks and Happy New Year!

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor Purchased For $217.25
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard Purchased For $109.99
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory Purchased For $49.99
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory Purchased For $39.99
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $89.99
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $52.99
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 960 4GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card Purchased For $241.14
Case Corsair Air 240 MicroATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $97.96
Power Supply SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply Purchased For $69.99
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) Purchased For $117.30
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter Purchased For $37.24
Case Fan Corsair SP120 57.2 CFM 120mm Fans Purchased For $20.99
Monitor Acer K272HULbmiidp 60Hz 27.0" Monitor Purchased For $219.99
Monitor AOC I2757FH 60Hz 27.0" Monitor Purchased For $166.19
Keyboard Logitech Wireless Combo MK270 Wireless Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse Purchased For $23.98
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1554.98
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-05 00:15 EST-0500

Comments

  • 49 months ago
  • 3 points

You can expect a pretty huge jump in performance(~60%) when going 960 → 970. Although, at 2K resolution, a gtx 970 won't hold up against 60fps/Ultra. For 2K resolution and gaming 60FPS/Ultra(Dependent on game), I would recommend saving for a gtx 980 or a r9 Fury ; if you want a cheaper alternative a r9 390x would suffice.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for this man! Sorry I took ages to respond haha. At any rate, I'm taking your advice and I'm just going to save the extra 200 to get myself the 980.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

At 2K a GTX 970 will do very very well, its very capable of doing 60FPs on ultra settings. You don't need a R9 Fury or anything for 1080P/2K.

Edit: Did you mean 2K (1080P) or 2.5K (1440P)?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

1440P. I was thinking about consistent 60FPS on a wider array of games.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

For me, I'm looking for 1440p

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

a 970 does pretty good on gta5 at 4k on medium

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

My gtx 970 at 1080p for new demanding titles could deliver a constant 120-144fps on medium res and some settings on high, or high res and other setting on medium to low depending on the game. So for a 1440p you should be able to maintain 60fps, depending on the game you might have to make adjustments and find a balance in visual quality and performance. A 970 is capable but if you get a 980 or 390x and above then yes it would give you the extra performance but at a higher price. The 970 does have a large performance increase of 40-60% depending on the game. Ive just sold my 970 to a colleague to replace his 960. He saw what it could do and wanted it. So i got a 980ti, But the 970 was great price to performance, used it for 10months. Great card.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

1440p... Ultra? Or what? You could play on lower settings on a 970 @ 60hz, but for anything more, you might want want a better card. If your PSU pushed about forty more watts, then I'd say grab a 390x (oh, shut up, elitists) for $400, and you'd get performance between a 970 and a 980. Though, looking at your PSU, that might be pushing it a bit. Or you could do what one of my friends did for a while and grab an old PSU from a different computer if you don't mind the tackiness and you have one laying around.

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