Avenger2000
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Is the Nvidia GTX 980 Ti compatible with my Alienware Area 51 R2?

Are there any issues with swapping my GTX 980 card with a 980 TI card?  I am looking at only one card and not a SLI configuration.  Are there any issues with card size or a need for special driver updates? Thanks.

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RE: Is the Nvidia GTX 980 Ti compatible with my Alienware Area 51 R2?

It should work, but the performance difference is marginal compared to your current card.  IMHO, not worth the cost when you already have a 980.

Alienware 15

I7-4710HQ @ 3.50 GHz
16GB RAM
128GB M.2 + 1TB Samsung EVO PRO 850
4GB NVidia GTX 980M
ASUS VG248QE Monitor
Razer DeathStalker Keyboard
Logitech G700s Mouse

Avenger2000
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RE: Is the Nvidia GTX 980 Ti compatible with my Alienware Area 51 R2?

Thanks.  bur I just want confirmation from Dell or someone that uses the card that it is compatible.

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Avenger2000
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RE: Is the Nvidia GTX 980 Ti compatible with my Alienware Area 51 R2?

Does no=one have a 980 Ti yet?  Or otherwise, can someone from Dell please comment?

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CTopher84
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RE: Is the Nvidia GTX 980 Ti compatible with my Alienware Area 51 R2?

I have a 980TI and before, had a 980 GTX (in the graphics amp for an alienware 15). You should have no problems just get the most current driver on nvidia's site since you are going form a 980 to the Ti.

http://www.geforce.com/drivers

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Avenger2000
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RE: Is the Nvidia GTX 980 Ti compatible with my Alienware Area 51 R2?

Thanks for the info concerning the graphics amplifier but I would feel more at ease if someone actually used the card in the Area 51 R2.  I've been reading that the card runs hotter so I'm wondering if there will be any issues.

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CTopher84
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RE: Is the Nvidia GTX 980 Ti compatible with my Alienware Area 51 R2?

It's a reference model right now. Of course it's going to run hotter since all cards are the same with different branding and no "extra" cooling like some cards have. The worst issue you are going to have is it runs a little warm (which is not going to cause any issues). You are worrying too much over nothing. It will work and you will be fine.

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denny1514
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RE: Is the Nvidia GTX 980 Ti compatible with my Alienware Area 51 R2?

Ask yourself sir, why wouldn't it work?

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Avenger2000
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RE: Is the Nvidia GTX 980 Ti compatible with my Alienware Area 51 R2?

You can also ask yourself while using two Titans in SLI mode don't work. It should but it doesn't. I just wanted some kind of confirmation but all is silent here.
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schneeball
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RE: Is the Nvidia GTX 980 Ti compatible with my Alienware Area 51 R2?

Hi,

i am running 3 way SLI with 980ti's no issues at all! temps just slightly above 70c when fully loaded.


Hope this helps

Snowy.

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