Lets face it 4K gaming right now is out of the question for many, but 2560×1440 (1440p) gaming is quite popular still and with the arrival of the powerful single card the GTX TITAN X priced at $1000 many have wondered if its price is worth it, considering that there are other cheaper options such as an SLI configuration.
The guys at Digital Foundry have stepped up to provide us some benchmark compirsons between the GeForce GTX TITAN X vs SLI GTX 980 SLI vs GTX 970 SLI at 1440P
When we said a “cheaper” option to the GTX TITAN X we could save roughly $350 dollars by opting for two GeForce GTX 970 in SLI. While the GTX 980 SLI setup involves a little extra more money, about $100 more.
The tests revealed that the GeForce GTX Titan X, even with OC, offers a very similar performance to the GTX 970 SLI setup in games like Assassins Creed Unity or Battlefield 4 meanwhile performance in less demanding games like COD Advanced Warfare gets 50 FPS over the GTX 980 SLI configuration.
But its also true that in more demanding games like Far Cry 4 or Ryse: Son of Rome’s The GTX 980 SLI is unmatched. Its also worth mentioning the fact that we rarely have seen the GTX TITAN X benchmarked with OC.
If we are to considering the difference in price between the GTX 970 SLI / GTX 980 vs the TITAN X, the Nvidia GeForce GTX TITAN X is not a bad choice for the most demanding gamers, and you don’t have to deal with annoying driver issues that some SLI configurations. Things will get more interesting once the new AMD Radeon graphics cards come out, PC gamers who are money aware should wait until June when we see new cards hitting the market to make their final decision.