GeForce GTX 980 4GB is a high-end Graphics Card based on the second revision of the Maxwell architecture. It surpassed previous GeForce GTX 780 Ti and cost less. It was also much more energy efficient. Read below to know more.
The Second variant of the Maxwell Architecture, despite being also manufactured with a 28nm technology, has an extremely large L2 Cache and features a Third Generation Delta Color Compression which allows NVIDIA to produce Graphics Cards with relatively small memory data transfer rates, without causing too much impact on the overall performance. Furthermore, the Shaders have been redesigned and are both more powerful and energy efficient.
The Second Revision of Maxwell also adds VXGI (Voxel Global Illumination) which makes scenes significantly more lifelike and believable as light interacts more realistically in the game environment and the MFAA technology which provides the same effect as MSAA but at a much lower performance cost.
It equips a GPU codenamed GM204-400-A1 which has 16 SM activated and thus 2048 Shader Processing Units, 128 TMUs and 64 ROPs, on a 256-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at 1126MHz and goes up to 1216MHz, in Turbo Mode, while the memory clock operates at 1753MHz.
DirectX 12.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for SLI, VXGI, MFAA, GameStream, G-SYNC, GPU Boost 2.0, GeForce Experience, PhysX and other technologies.
The Cooling Solution consists of a Single-Fan and is identical to the one seen on GeForce GTX 780. The Card is known to run cool and has a maximum operating temperature of 98ÂºC.
With a rated board TDP of 165W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with two 6-pin connectors.
The release price of $550 is lower than of its predecessor - GeForce GTX 780 which was launched for $649.
Gaming benchmarks prove that at 4K (3840x2160) GeForce GTX 980 4GB is over 20% faster than its predecessor and even beats GeForce GTX 780 Ti in about 7%.
GeForce GTX 980 4GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1440. We recommend a Very Strong Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Should i buy this or RX 480?
Great card, but GTX 1060 has already beaten it.
Should I get this card or the 980ti? I want to max out games but I'll be mostly playing on 1080p.
Okay, when i compare it with R9 Nano, it shows 3% better and says "In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 4GB are marginally better than the AMD Radeon R9 Nano 4GB."
Hey is this a good upgrade for my sytem a GTX 980 from a GTX 770 running with a non K I7 3770?
I'm planning on switching sides for now. Can my SilverStone SST-ST50F-ES 500W handle this or nah?
Apparently, Nvidia shoved this thing into a laptop without turning it into a stove-top. http://www.pcworld.com/article/2984573/components/nvidia-hits-gaming-milestone-true-desktop-performance-in-a-laptop-with-geforce-gtx-980.html
GTX 970 SLI or GTX 980 ?? AT my location price difference is not that much
Would my CPU (i5 3350P) bottleneck this card? Also, is it worth upgrading to the GTX 980 from a GTX 770 for 60FPS on ultra settings at 1080p in all games (except for Crysis 3 - gotta be realistic).
Should I get this or GTX 970 if I OC my 2 xeons to 3.2GHz(turbo 3.46)?
Note: I will turn off the logical cores in these cpus so my psu should be still enough (650W)
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