GTX 980 reference will it stick around for long??

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GTX 980 reference will it stick around for long??

?GTX 980 reference design is nice. but will it stick around for long though ?
Hey guys I have been planning to buy one of these GPUs but I also plan to buy a second one next year for an SLI configuration.
I really like the reference design. My question is if the reference design is gonna disappear as the new cooler versions come in?
I really do not want to have 2 different looking cards on my system.

What do you guys think, does anyone have any idea?

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I'm pretty sure you will be able to find a reference one in a year, and if not there will always be a few available in the market here at Sweclockers and most likely any other 2nd hand market for computer hardware.

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I'd say go with an aftermarket cooler.
I bought a GTX 780 with the reference cooler when it launched and now more than 1 year later there's no reference card to buy in any store in Sweden and there are very few being sold used.

I guess I will find my 2nd reference card some time but it will be hard.

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Thanks for the answer guys.
I mean it should be on better demand having the backplate and all
plus Ive heard that it cools well too.

The thing is that it just goes super well with my current build. It would be a shame if they stop selling it.
I love the led which I was planing to mod btw.

heres an example
https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=4CE2D04ABEAD30B2!203&au...