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980 vs 290x at 4k

Eric1987

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Anyone know which is faster at 4k? I don't care about the wattage I already have a 290x I am just seeing how much faster it is.
 

bystander36

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From the benchmarks I've seen, the 980 is faster. In Crossfire/SLI it may change, but for a single card, the 980 is a good bit faster.
 

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Lepton87

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How about TRI-SLI and TRI-FIRE as that is what interests true gamers or IQ junkies. I'm on the fence as what to buy, hunt for a cheap titan but I know that the new CF method is markedly better. How about tests with 3 cards? are there available somewhere, I'm actually more interested in 3x970 as with a bit of luck I won't pay for that upgrade at all. I'm interested first and formost in the resolution of 2560x1440 but also mildly interested in 4k because I'm thinking about buying such a monitor.
 
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3DVagabond

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We'll need to see SLI vs. crossfire results for 4K. Single card they trade blows, but you can get 290X's for ~$100 less.
 

wand3r3r

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http://uk.hardware.info/reviews/5623/nvidia-geforce-gtx-980-sli--3-way-sli--4-way-sli-review

SLI still has major issues with 3 and 4 card scaling.

1 = 27.6 (FPS) = 100%
2 = 52 = 88% scaling of the first card
3rd = 62 = 20% more total, = 36% scaling of the first card
4th = 71 = 14% more total, = 32% scaling of the first card

Basically cards 3 and 4 are throwing money down the drain. I'd like to see the comparable 290x tri and quad fire since I believe they usually scale a lot better.
 

amenx

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Posted this earlier. TPU's averaged performance of 17 games @ 4k. I think this is the largest number of games tested @4k in the reviews.

 

amenx

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http://uk.hardware.info/reviews/5623/nvidia-geforce-gtx-980-sli--3-way-sli--4-way-sli-review

SLI still has major issues with 3 and 4 card scaling.

1 = 27.6 (FPS) = 100%
2 = 52 = 88% scaling of the first card
3rd = 62 = 20% more total, = 36% scaling of the first card
4th = 71 = 14% more total, = 32% scaling of the first card

Basically cards 3 and 4 are throwing money down the drain. I'd like to see the comparable 290x tri and quad fire since I believe they usually scale a lot better.
SLI (or CF) scaling in new card releases can change dramatically with driver updates. As someone who always reads the driver release notes, this is the area I notice most of the improvements which build up over time. I believe Nvidias top priority for their driver teams is single card performance for the reviews and SLI after that. But anway the numbers of 3+ GPU SLI owners is probably less than 1% so I doubt it matters in the overall scheme of things
 
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NV have fixed their poor scaling at 4K with Maxwell. Its now faster than R290X.

But Tri SLI or Quad SLI seems broken.
 

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