Monday, September 15th 2014

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Specifications Detailed Some More

NVIDIA's next-generation flagship single-GPU graphics card, the GeForce GTX 980, will feature 2,048 CUDA cores, and not the previously thought of 1,920. These 2,048 will be spread across 16 Streaming Multiprocessor Maxwell (SMM) units. Its sibling, the GeForce GTX 970, in comparison, features 1,664 cores spread across 13 SMMs. The TDP of GTX 980 is rated at just around 175W, and that of the GTX 970 at 145W. In comparison, the GK104 silicon, on the GeForce GTX 770, is rated at 230W. The kicker? Both GM204 and GK104 are based on the same 28 nm silicon fab node. Both cards feature power inputs consisting of two 6-pin PCIe power connectors. NVIDIA is expected to launch the two, on the 19th of September, 2014.
Source: VideoCardz
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23 Comments on NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Specifications Detailed Some More

#1
night.fox
wow just 175w. i wonder about performance
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#2
JoePesci
I hope that their big chip will show a similar TDP improvement compared to the GK110 (Titan).
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#4
fartfartfart
So we know the 980 has a bit more performance than the 780 Ti.

Will the much lower TDP allow for even more performance from overclocking?
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#5
TheHunter
13SMX with 3.8tflops and ~15-20% slower then 780GTX according to 3dmark2011, now full with 16SMX so ~ 4.5tflops I wouldn't expect any real magic, its still mid-range performance chip after all.. Im still believing that rumor that said 980GTX will land between 780 4.5tflops and 780Ti with 5.1tflops.


Kinda lame they made a whole new line with one chip again, but yeah double profit is nice for them :p
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#6
buildzoid
fartfartfart
So we know the 980 has a bit more performance than the 780 Ti.

Will the much lower TDP allow for even more performance from overclocking?
That is pretty unlikely but there are 750Tis that hit 1400mhz on air so it could be possible.
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#7
TheMailMan78
Big Member
I wonder if it will be worth trading in my 670's. My gut says no but, we will see! Keep the info coming BTA!
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#8
Popocatepetl
Just another proof how poorly designed previous generations of NVidia GPUs were (T, F, K).

Now it's AMD's turn to play catch-up and this time they don't appear to have an answer ...
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#9
GhostRyder
Cool, cannot wait to see the performance and power usage of these cards in action. Its going to be interesting but I am more curious beyond anything how well these things are going to clock.
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#10
VulkanBros
btarunr
28 nm silicon
- jesus christ - 28 nm - come on GPU makers - move on
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#11
Marty 1480
VulkanBros
- jesus christ - 28 nm - come on GPU makers - move on
It is not their fault. It is TSMC and Apple's fault for buying up all the early 20nm production for their shiny new toy.
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#12
HumanSmoke
Fairly low TDP all things considered.
So, smaller bandwidth, bus width, ROP, TMU, and core count WRT the 780Ti but claws back performance due to high core speed and a much higher boost. Should be good up to 1600p, but I remain sceptical for higher resolutions.

Nice fit using the Titan/780/780Ti/770 reference cooler. If it can (mostly) keep a 250W card relatively in check thermally, it shouldn't have any problem with a 175W board. Throttling issues should be non-existent at stock even with a relaxed fan profile, and should provide a nice platform for overclocking depending upon input power.
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#13
arbiter
Popocatepetl
Just another proof how poorly designed previous generations of NVidia GPUs were (T, F, K).

Now it's AMD's turn to play catch-up and this time they don't appear to have an answer ...
wow really? gonna go there fanboy?
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#14
rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
HumanSmoke
Nice fit using the Titan/780/780Ti/770 reference cooler. If it can (mostly) keep a 250W card relatively in check thermally, it shouldn't have any problem with a 175W board. Throttling issues should be non-existent at stock even with a relaxed fan profile, and should provide a nice platform for overclocking depending upon input power.
I agree. There's really no reason for non-reference coolers with this. I have the Titan-like reference cooler on my GTX 780. which supposedly puts out more heat, and it remains at 30 idling, and never climbs above 55 when gaming. And on top of that, my 780 is the quietest thing in my case! Of course, it probably helps that I have a Sniper case with phenomenal airflow too. Anyway, point being that this cooler should do perfectly on the 980.
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#15
bim27142
Goodness gracious?! A very powerful GPU at under 200 watts! I foresee a lot of "buy n sell" activities soon... ;)
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#16
RejZoR
Who cares about TDP. Make it have same TDP as old gen and crank up performance to max. Damn. If GTX980 will really be landing between 780 and 780Ti, that would be the lamest GPU release ever for a high end.
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MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
RejZoR
Who cares about TDP. Make it have same TDP as old gen and crank up performance to max. Damn. If GTX980 will really be landing between 780 and 780Ti, that would be the lamest GPU release ever for a high end.
Its still mid range die Maxwell though, so really is the successor to the gtx770/680 on gk104, gtx980/970 being on gm204. The true successor to the 780/780ti will follow on GM200/210. Prob be a 980Ti or some shit. Or on a whole new naming scheme.
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#18
Lionheart
Dat power consumption :D Now we wait for performance :rolleyes:

Seriously Arbiter gtfo! Lmao
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#19
N3M3515
MxPhenom 216
Its still mid range die Maxwell though, so really is the successor to the gtx770/680 on gk104, gtx980/970 being on gm204. The true successor to the 780/780ti will follow on GM200/210. Prob be a 980Ti or some shit. Or on a whole new naming scheme.
Wow.....replacement for a card that is 2.5 years old, and even more shokingly, only 30% performance increase in over two whole years :(
Gone are the years where one would see a 70% perf increase in a year and a half.

I can safely hang on to my 280X for 2 more years i think, if i want to see a real change when i upgrade.
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MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
N3M3515
Wow.....replacement for a card that is 2.5 years old, and even more shokingly, only 30% performance increase in over two whole years :(
Gone are the years where one would see a 70% perf increase in a year and a half.

I can safely hang on to my 280X for 2 ore years i think if a want to see a real change when i upgrade.
It is still on the same 28nm node, so that "30%" boost is not all that bad when taking into account its just a new architecture, and while being on the same 28nm node, power consumption is so much less.
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#21
N3M3515
MxPhenom 216
It is still on the same 28nm node, so that "30%" boost is not all that bad when taking into account its just a new architecture, and while being on the same 28nm node, power consumption is so much less.
That sounds so nice indeed, but you see, my pocket cares about performance for money, if they managed to get 30% from 28nm is irrelevant to me as a customer.
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#22
Prima.Vera
fartfartfart
So we know the 980 has a bit more performance than the 780 Ti.

Will the much lower TDP allow for even more performance from overclocking?
Where and how do we know that? Some leaks?

The 780 Ti has 2880 cores compared to 2048 of the 980.
So, different architecture then?
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#23
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
Prima.Vera
Where and how do we know that? Some leaks?

The 780 Ti has 2880 cores compared to 2048 of the 980.
So, different architecture then?
Jesus where have you been? Pretty sure everyone of these articles on the internet that talk about these cards mention Maxwell architecture, I guess if you didn't know, 780Ti use Kepler architecture.
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