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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI
Cyberpunk 2077 42% 31%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 47% 36%
Genshin Impact 42% 30%
FIFA 21 71% 65%
Watch Dogs Legion 44% 33%
eFootball PES 2021 71% 65%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 41% 29%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 48% 38%
Marvel's Avengers 45% 34%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 16% 0%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI.

The GTX 1080 Ti has a 443 MHz higher core clock speed but 32 fewer Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 980. The lower TMU count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the GTX 1080 Ti manages to provide 63.2 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 1080 Ti has a 443 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 980, but the GTX 980 has 40 more Render Output Units than the GTX 1080 Ti. As a result, the GTX 980 exhibits a 6 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GTX 1080 Ti. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 1080 Ti was released over a year more recently than the GTX 980, and so the GTX 1080 Ti is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 980.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The GTX 1080 Ti has 3072 MB more video memory than the GTX 980, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The GTX 1080 Ti has 40.5 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 980, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 1080 Ti is noticeably better than the GTX 980.

The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB has 3584 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI has 4096. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 1080 Ti is 8143 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 980 is 6724. The GTX 1080 Ti having 1419 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 1080 Ti delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 980.

The GTX 1080 Ti transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 980. This means that the GTX 1080 Ti is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 980.

The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB requires 220 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI requires 350 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 1080 Ti and a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the GTX 980. The GTX 980 requires 130 Watts more than the GTX 1080 Ti to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 980 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 1080 Ti.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 33.2 FPS on Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator

33.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 62 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

62 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 76.4 FPS on Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn

76.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 77.1 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

77.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 82.1 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

82.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 83.7 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

83.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 83.9 FPS on Control

Control

83.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 85.8 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

85.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 86.6 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

86.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 88.4 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

88.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 91.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

91.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 97 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

97 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 101.5 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

101.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 102.6 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

102.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 107.8 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

107.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 115.8 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

115.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 120.9 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

120.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 121.8 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

121.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 123.2 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

123.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 123.3 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

123.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 124.9 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

124.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 125.2 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

125.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 125.4 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

125.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 125.4 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

125.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 125.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

125.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 129.6 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

129.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 133.1 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

133.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 135.1 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

135.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 139.6 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

139.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 140.5 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

140.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 152.4 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

152.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 168.5 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

168.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 193.1 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

193.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 200+ FPS on Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal

200+ FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 200+ FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

200+ FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 22.9 FPS on Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator

22.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 28.4 FPS on Control

Control

28.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 29.1 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

29.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 31.8 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

31.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 32 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

32 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 32.4 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

32.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 33.5 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

33.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 36.3 FPS on Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn

36.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 37.3 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

37.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 39.6 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

39.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 40 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

40 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 40.5 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

40.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 42 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

42 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 42.2 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

42.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 42.8 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

42.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 44.3 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

44.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 46.5 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

46.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 47.6 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

47.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 49.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

49.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 50 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

50 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 50.5 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

50.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 51.8 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

51.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 53.9 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

53.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 54.1 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

54.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 58 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

58 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 59.1 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

59.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 60.1 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

60.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 62.2 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

62.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 62.4 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

62.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 62.6 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

62.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 71.5 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

71.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 73.5 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

73.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 74.5 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

74.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 76.7 FPS on Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal

76.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 79.1 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

79.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 88.1 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

88.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 28.5 FPS on Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator

28.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 52.9 FPS on Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn

52.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 58.1 FPS on Control

Control

58.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 58.1 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

58.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 58.6 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

58.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 59.8 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

59.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 59.8 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

59.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 60.1 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

60.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 60.4 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

60.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 67.5 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

67.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 67.6 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

67.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 70.8 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

70.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 74.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

74.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 76.9 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

76.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 77.7 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

77.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 83.1 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

83.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 85.7 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

85.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 86 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

86 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 91.8 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

91.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 92.5 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

92.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 95 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

95 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 98.3 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

98.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 98.7 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

98.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 100.2 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

100.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 100.9 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

100.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 101.6 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

101.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 103 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

103 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 104.8 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

104.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 107.9 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

107.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 108.2 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

108.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 111.6 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

111.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 137 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

137 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 144.1 FPS on Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal

144.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB gets 154.9 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

154.9 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1569 MHzvs1126 MHz
Boost Clock1683 MHzvs1216 MHz
ArchitecturePascal P102Maxwell GM204-400-A1 (x2)
OC Potential - vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date05 Mar 2017vs19 Sep 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
green tick vs -
1600x900
10
green tick vs green tick
10
1920x1080
10
green tick vs green tick
10
2560x1440
10
green tick vs
9.9
3840x2160
8.1
green tick vs
7.8

GPU Memory

Memory11264 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed1390 MHzvs1753 MHz
Memory Bus352 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5XvsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth489.3GB/secvs448.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 3072 KB vs green tick 4096 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units3584vs4096
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology16nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units224vs256
Texture Rate351.5 GTexel/svs288.3 GTexel/s
Render Output Units88vs128
Pixel Rate138.1 GPixel/svs144.1 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power220 Wattsvs350 Watts
Recommended PSU600 Watts & 42 Ampsvs750 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12.1
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorAMD Ryzen R7 1700vsIntel Core i7-5820K 6-Core 3.3GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution3840x2160vs5760x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview The MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Sea Hawk X comes with preset software that enables overclock mode at the touch of a button. This boosts the clock speeds across the GPU even further than the already high-end performance on offer with this latest Pascal architecture GPU. Architecture It equips a GPU Codenamed P102, which is a first gen Pascal GPU and has 28 SM units activated, offering 3584 shader processing units, 224 TMUs and 88 ROPs. GPU The central unit runs at 1569MHz and goes up to 1683MHz in Turbo Mode. Memory The GPU accesses an 11GB frame buffer of Fast GDDR5X memory, through 352-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 1390MHz. Power Consumption With a rated board TDP of 220W, it requires at least a 550W PSU with available 8-pin and 6-pin power connectors. Performance The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MSI Sea Hawk X 11GB performance is capable of 2017 AAA gaming at the top graphical settings across all games. This GPU will deliver strong frame rates at 4K on any game at high graphics levels. System Suggestions GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is best suited for resolutions up to and including 3840x2160 (4K). We recommend a high-end processor and 16GB of RAM for optimal performance.Overview
GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI is a solution of two GeForce GTX 980 4GB put together using NVIDIA's SLI technology.

Architecture
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.

GPU
It consists of 2 GPUs codenamed GM204-400-A1 which, together, offer 4096 Shader Processing Units, 256 TMUs and 128 ROPs, on a 512-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.

Power Consumption
Power Consumption lies between 300W and 400W.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks prove that at 4K (3840x2160) GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI is over 7% faster than AMD's Radeon R9 295X2.

System Suggestions
We recommend a very strong processor (Intel Core i7 Six Core/AMD FX Eight Core) and 16GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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