GTX 960 SLI or GTX 970/R9 390?

scraven41987

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I'm building a skylake gaming computer, and my budget is somewhat limited. As it stands, I can either buy one 960 now and then another in a few weeks to a month and SLI them, or wait a month or more to be able to buy a 970/390. At the moment I'm very much leaning towards the SLI setup, as I wont have to spend a month with no card and unable to play anything. from the considerable amount of research I've done dual 960's will also outperform a 970 in almost every scenario except for at 4k and with games that utilize a lot of ram, so to me that justifies the extra trouble of an SLI setup. I have a nice roomy case with great ventilation and extra fans, as well as a 750W gold + PSU, so power draw and thermal output shouldnt be much of an issue.
 

littleleo

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Suck it up and wait for the GTX 970 or the 390, black Friday is coming you may get an awesome deal. Perhaps a friend has and old card you can barrow in the mean time.
 

timbo1130

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I would wait for a GTX 970 or look into buying a used one from forums or e-bay or Craig's List. Even at 1080p video ram matters and will matter more as time goes on. I assume you want the system to last more than a year. I can also tell you that sli 970's are technically faster than a 980 ti but the experience on a 980 ti is more consistent and has better minimums. It is always better to get the more powerful card.
 

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