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Windows 7: GTX 960 vs 970 vs 980

26 Sep 2015   #1
MrMii Win 7

Windows 7 Professional x64 (SP1)
 
 
GTX 960 vs 970 vs 980

Another GPU question. As much as I'd love to nab a 970 or sell one of my lungs for a 980, I feel they're just too expensive right now. What I'm wondering is, would a 960 with 4GB suffice for good performance? (In my case, good is better than 40 FPS in Skyrim on low, aiming for 60 in Skyrim and Saints Row IV with at least medium to high settings, preferably high)


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26 Sep 2015   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I would think a 4 GB 960 will be fine, they are SLI ready so you can always get another later and you`re set for a long time. (nevermind on sli your board only has 1 PCI -E slot)

EVGA - Products - EVGA GeForce GTX 960 4GB FTW ACX 2.0+ - 04G-P4-3969-KR

EVGA - Products - Graphics - GeForce 900 Series Family - GTX 960


I recommend EVGA, no tax and shipping is a mere $5

Having more memory also helps the video card, I would seriously consider adding another set of Gskill 2 x 4 GB, the same exact set you have now.

G.SKILL - High performance gaming DDR3 and DDR4 memory, SSD, gaming keyboard, mouse, headset , SD card.
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26 Sep 2015   #3
MrMii Win 7

Windows 7 Professional x64 (SP1)
 
 

Yeah, another mobo is definitely not on my list right now... But honestly a 960 doesn't sound like it'd be that bad. In my opinion, it probably would get like 3-5 less frames than a 970. Then again I'm completely unsure about that.
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26 Sep 2015   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

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26 Sep 2015   #5
MrMii Win 7

Windows 7 Professional x64 (SP1)
 
 

Off topic: How do you make your signature image big like yours? My new one is over 300 pixels larger and looks the same size as my older one. And it's also wider by over 500.
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26 Sep 2015   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I didn`t make it

Also, give the black theme a try if you haven`t yet, it`s the bomb !!!

You change the theme down the bottom there
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26 Sep 2015   #7
MrMii Win 7

Windows 7 Professional x64 (SP1)
 
 

Well then, nvm on that xD Back to topic now xD
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26 Sep 2015   #8
MrMii Win 7

Windows 7 Professional x64 (SP1)
 
 

Would you think my current 500w PSU could handle a 960? (since it requires at least a 400w supply and draws 120) It does happen to have two PCIe 6+2 pin connectors.
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26 Sep 2015   #9
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

It will be fine.

What EVGA model is it ? It should be labeled right on the power supply, you need to put that in your specs.
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26 Sep 2015   #10
MrMii Win 7

Windows 7 Professional x64 (SP1)
 
 

I believe it's the EVGA 100-W1-500-KR 500W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified (got that from my PCPartPicker build) I'd have to look inside my case to be sure though.
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