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Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 980Ti SOC GPU Review

  1. Introduction, Packaging and Specifications
  2. Closer Look
  3. Utility and Manual Overclocking
  4. Test Bench and Testing Methodology
  5. 3DMark (2013) Benchmark
  6. 3DMark 11 Benchmark
  7. OpenGL Benchmark- Cinebench 11.5 and R15
  8. Heaven 4.0 Benchmark
  9. Hitman Absolution
  10. Shadow of Mordor
  11. GTA V Benchmark
  12. GRID Autosport Benchmark
  13. GPU Computation Benchmark
  14. Folding at Home and LuxMark OpenCL Benchmark
  15. Preset Profiles and Overclocking Impressions
  16. Conclusion
  17. Online Purchase Links


The card performs at its best with ultra high/Ultra settings. As expected, it trades blows with Zotac GTX 980Ti Extreme AMP! Edition. Zotac’s variant, however, is bit longer and occupies three slots. Sure, Zotac does have more clock speed on default compared to the G1 Gaming variant. Zotac did achieve a little bit more than G1 gaming.

Which then comes down to the cost. In Newegg, Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 980Ti SOC costs US$ 669.99 and Zotac GTX 980Ti Extreme AMP! Edition also costs US$ 699.99. You should know that the second DVI port on the G1 Gaming enables its user to have one of the two video output configuration to run a four-screen setup. If you plan on building a mini-ITX setup, G1 Gaming would probably be more case-friendly than the Zotac variant. Zotac also provides more warranty period once its registered after purchase.

Either way, both are pretty good cards, coincidentally having the same price tag.  If you’re going to make a real choice, it’s probably going to be more favourable towards the G1 Gaming because of the dual-slot cooling unit. However, if you can play the waiting game, you could wait for the next generation Nvidia Pascal lineups.

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