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I'm trying to decide what to do about graphics cards in building a PC.
These are the current best options I've read about, but I'm open to others if they exist... Please tell me what you would choose.
- Radeon Sapphire or XFX R9 295x2 for around $700
- GeForce GFX 970 x2 using SLI for around $700
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_970_SLI/22.html says the Radeon is 6% faster, it appears particularly using 4K (the 970 has it beat more often at 1080p), but also says it uses much more power. What is better, 6% worse performance, or significantly better power performance?
- 1x GFX 980 for around $600
The two first choices apparently perform much better than the one GFX 980, so I'm conflicted. I've been advised not to mess with SLI or crossfire, but my main reason currently for building a PC is because I want to get as close as possible to maxing Witcher 3, so I need all the performance I can get. I assume Witcher 3 will have SLI support so... I'm very tempted to go that route.
Unless, that is, there is a better option than the GFX 980 for around $700?
What do you guys think I should do? I could also SLI two GFX 780 TI's, which apparently still outperform GFX 970's, except they're hard to find now and still more expensive than the 970s I think. Plus they're older so I don't know if they'll still have driver support?
What should I go with? And what are the best mother boards for these cards?