Omg, how did I just now find about this thread! Wooww haha. Anyways, I have a few hardware questions for you fine ladies and gentlemen. I am currently in the market for a new GPU (super excited) but:
1) Cost per perfomrance, the gtx 970 is a great choice and I do plan on getting an SLI set up which raises the question. Is 980 sli something I need to look into as well? I keep searching on google "GTX 970 sli vs 980 sli" and I keep getting comparisons of two 970s vs 1 980 and that does not help.
2) I do plan on going to 4k gaming at some point, whether that is this gen or next gen, I am unsure; however, I would love to be prepared this gen just in case. I know that the current offering is 4gb of VRAM per card, and since I am getting 2, I would essentially have 8gb. Should I perhaps wait for the 8gb versions RUMORED to come out sometime soon (waiting game... yay...).
3) I have currently $1400USD to buy 2 cards, but any savings on this would go towards a better soundcard for my pc/ps4 (tired of using that mono headset thing that comes with the ps4), and the creative blaster x7 looks promising. Also I need to continue paying off my car and any FURTHER savings will most likely go for that too.
My research thus far: a single gtx 970 cost/performance compared to gtx 980 indicates that the 980's performance puts the price around $400 which it is not at. Also the evga GTX 980 Classified is now on their website at a ridiculous mark up ($700) when I could just buy 2 gtx 970's for the same price and have MUCH better performance.
TL;DR?? gtx 970sli vs gtx 980sli. Cost? Performance? What is worth? Wait for 8gb variants?
Thanks for your help! (sorry for the long post)