Niche products compared to the reason you're buying a GPU in the first place, and a potential £100 saving when used on new products? Yes, that bloody well seals the deal. Because we were talking about the 980. More power translates to....comparable performance for way higher price. Well done. Half the power my ***. It's lower than the 290X and I never denied that, but under full load it's no where near half the amount. http://www.anandtech.com/show/8568/the-geforce-gtx-970-review-feat-evga/15 No he can't afford that. He's already stated he doesn't have that kind of budget. The Titan is the absolute max he could get with his budget and get good gaming and DP performance, and only refurbished version at that. As for overpriced, You seem to be confusing AMD with Nvidia. 290X are cheaper than the vast majority of Nvidia's lineup. The 290X will equal or beat the 970 in gaming and outright beat it at DP. Why not wait for GM200? Already covered that multiple times. We don't know price or performance of any new products. If you are right and the first model released with be the DP one I have doubts he will be able to afford that either, but Nvidia could still surprise us on price. Costs pretty much the same, barely uses less power as I've pointed out, CUDA is not better or worse than OpenCL (though I do acknowledge he does want to test out CUDA). Both perform well. He can't afford a full GM200 from his own estimation. For the price of the two 970s he can get two 290X, smash them at DP, equal or outperform them in games, absolutely smash them at higher res and get a bucket load of extra games to boot. Only issue is power but the difference at full load is more than made up by other savings, such as the games, he will make. None of this is still relevant and never will be relevant to your initial speculating based on nothing statement.