Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 (Reference) GPU

SKU: GeForce GTX 980

The GeForce GTX 980 is the world’s most advanced GPU. Powered by next-generation NVIDIA® Maxwell architecture, it delivers incredible performance, unmatched power efficiency, and cutting-edge features.


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GTX 980 Engine Specs:
CUDA Cores2048
Base Clock (MHz) 1126
Boost Clock (MHz)1216
Texture Fill Rate (GigaTexels/sec)
GTX 980 Memory Specs:
Memory Clock 7.0 Gbps
Standard Memory Config 4 GB
Memory Interface GDDR5
Memory Interface Width 256-bit
Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec)224
GTX 980 Technology Support:
NVIDIA SLI® ReadyYes (4-way)
NVIDIA G-Sync™-Ready Yes
NVIDIA GameStream™-ReadyYes
GeForce ShadowPlay™Yes
NVIDIA GPU Boost™2.0
Dynamic Super ResolutionYes
NVIDIA GameWorks™ Yes
Microsoft DirectX12 API
Bus Support PCI Express 3.0
OS Certification Windows 8 & 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Linux, FreeBSD x86
Display Support:
Maximum Digital Resolution
Maximum VGA Resolution 2048×1536
Standard Display Connectors
Dual Link DVI-I, HDMI 2.0, 3x DisplayPort 1.2
Multi Monitor4 displays
Audio Input for HDMI Internal
GTX 980 Graphics Card Dimensions:
Height 4.376 inches
Length 10.5 inches
Thermal and Power Specs:
Maximum GPU Tempurature (in C)
98 C
Graphics Card Power (W)165 W
Minimum System Power Requirement (W)
500 W
Supplementary Power Connectors2x 6-pin PCIE
[/nextpage] [nextpage title=”Review Links” ] [box type=”shadow” ]From Hardware BBQ:

Like I said, Zotac 780Ti is an overclocked version of its reference counterpart, and on top of it, it has a much higher TDP compared to GTX 980 reference. It’s a no-brainer that people will be picking up GTX 980 over GTX 780Ti. Things changed. When usually cards come out, a good amount of people would buy the previous generation which would usually have a price cut. In this case, you’ll end up thinking if it’s even worth it. If a reference card has 250w TDP, imagine a non-reference counterpart. You also have to consider that the bus bandwidth is 256-bit, Vs. 384-bit. Nvidia holds the ground nicely even as a reference version.
[/box] [box type=”shadow” ]From TechPowerUp!:

To me, the GeForce GTX 980 is the best reference design graphics card to launch in a while. NVIDIA has successfully addressed the most important challenge in today’s GPU design, which is power consumption.

Score: 9.6 out of 10[/box] [box type=”shadow” ]From Benchmark Reviews:

In conclusion, GeForce GTX 980 is the energy-efficient version of GTX TITAN with a decisive lead beyond what AMD’s Radeon R9 290X can produce. Even if it were possible for the competition to retool and overclock R9 290X to reach similar frame rate performance, which it’s not, temperatures and noise would still very heavily favor GeForce GTX 980. There is a modest price difference between them, but quite frankly, the competition doesn’t belong in the same class and will likely see major price reductions to remain relevant.

Score: 9.1 out of 10[/box] [box type=”shadow” ]From TweakTown:

As of now, with the R9 290X 4GB being priced how it is, I’d be hard press to recommend it over this new NVIDIA GPU. Yes, video cards with upgraded coolers are going to cost a little bit more, but in the end, people don’t want a card that is nearly 12 months old, when they can get something that is only 12 hours old.

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