Evga 980 Ti Acx Cooler Vs Evga 980 Ti Superclocked Acx Cooler?

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  1. JoeyMartin1958

    JoeyMartin1958 Geek Trainee

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    Hello all,

    Just two quick questions here. I have decided that I am going to be selling my GTX 780 and upgrading to a 980 ti. Looking at the different 980 ti models though, I'm left with a debate between two.
    The EVGA 980 ti w/ ACX Cooler (Priced at $649.99 on amazon)
    And the EVGA 980 ti Superclocked w/ ACX Cooler (Priced at $679.99 on amazon)
    Upon looking at the specs, the only real difference I see is a slightly higher clock speed. Is this boost in clock speed worth the $30.00? I know it's not a big price difference but I'd prefer to not waste my money on something that would give be a boost of under 5fps.
    My second question involves the PSU of my system.
    I currently have this card. Both the 780 and 980 ti have TDPs of 250 Watts. I have a 600w PSU (this one) currently and am not having any issues with it. I still would plan on upgrading my PSU later this year for one of a higher quality, but is it neccesary to upgrade now due to a higher power consumption of this card?

    To summarize my questions:

    1. 980 ti ACX vs 980 ti superclocked ACX, is the Superclock worth it for $30.00?
    2. Would there be an increase in Power consumption when going from the 780 to the 980ti? I currently have a 600W PSU.

    Thank you all so much!
  2. Wicked Mystic

    Wicked Mystic Big Geek

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    980Ti offers way too little to justify high price. I suggest that you check first what AMD's just announced cards have to offer or go cheaply and get AMD Radeon 290X for around 300$. At that price, I see no reasons to consider 980Ti. Both cards are very old tech (28nm, that is 3,5 years old!) so spare money for something new (14nm/16nm cards, 20nm, was skipped because Apple bought all manufacturing capacity).

    1. No, as already stated, there is no sense buying 980Ti. Either 300$ for R9 290X, quite a steal or check AMD's just announced new cards (and if nothing spectacular there wait for new tech).

    2. Nothing spectacular I expect. Your PSU has triple +12V rails. Just make sure you use same connectors that are currently in use and probably there is no problems.

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