Monday, June 1st 2015

GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gaming G1 Pictured

GIGABYTE displayed its latest WindForce 3X VGA cooler design at Computex, which makes its debut with the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gaming G1 graphics card. This 3-slot cooler packs enough metal to cool the GeForce GTX 980 Ti with its three fans completely stopped, when the GPU is below a 65°C temperature threshold. The underlying heatsink design consists of two independent aluminium fin stacks, with 8 mm thick copper heat pipes meeting at the GPU base, where they make direct contact with the GPU die. A base-plate cools the memory and VRM. Three 100 mm fans ventilate the heatsink, which are topped off by a two-tone metal shroud. The card features six display outputs including two DVI, three DisplayPort 1.2, and an HDMI 2.0; and supports up to five displays at a time. This card will be formally launched a little later, as the company launched its GTX 980 Ti with a reference-design board.
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15 Comments on GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gaming G1 Pictured

#2
mroofie
Vayra86, post: 3290062, member: 152404"
Aesthetics.... meh?
Looks much better than the usual all black!!
:D
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#3
Vayra86
To me it looks like a sick zebra.
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#4
WaroDaBeast
Funny how you guys comment on this card's look, but haven't said anything about ventilation. I mean... no holes at all?
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64K
WaroDaBeast, post: 3290302, member: 69310"
Funny how you guys comment on this card's look, but haven't said anything about ventilation. I mean... no holes at all?
Yeah, I noticed that. It just blows all the heat into your case. If they would do away with the DVI connectors then there would be some room to at least vent part of the heat out the back of the card but obviously it would need a different fan shroud too.
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jabbadap
Well it does not have blower type fans anyway, so you should have good case cooling with it anyway.

I wonder if it has same type custom bios tdp:s as former G1:s have(gtx970 G1 has tdp set to 250W and gtx980 G1 has tdp set to 300W in bios).
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WaroDaBeast
jabbadap, post: 3290397, member: 148195"
Well it does not have blower type fans anyway, so you should have good case cooling with it anyway.

I wonder if it has same type custom bios tdp:s as former G1:s have(gtx970 G1 has tdp set to 250W and gtx980 G1 has tdp set to 300W in bios).
That's absolutely true. Still, I prefer having as many holes as possible at the back of my tower. Hell, I'd even put a fan there if I could shave off a few degrees.
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Vayra86
WaroDaBeast, post: 3290507, member: 69310"
That's absolutely true. Still, I prefer having as many holes as possible at the back of my tower. Hell, I'd even put a fan there if I could shave off a few degrees.
If I hold my hand over the air outlet on my open-air TwinFrozR, I hardly feel any hot air coming out. The airflow is just not directed that way.

In a standard casefan setup, with intake front and outtake at the top-rear, or with intakes bottom and outtake rear, the airflow is upward, skipping the PCI slots altogether. Open-air coolers also blow upward.

You might even shave off a few degrees by having more of a windtunnel-effect with a closed slot in the back.
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WaroDaBeast
Vayra86, post: 3291079, member: 152404"
If I hold my hand over the air outlet on my open-air TwinFrozR, I hardly feel any hot air coming out. The airflow is just not directed that way.

In a standard casefan setup, with intake front and outtake at the top-rear, or with intakes bottom and outtake rear, the airflow is upward, skipping the PCI slots altogether. Open-air coolers also blow upward.

You might even shave off a few degrees by having more of a windtunnel-effect with a closed slot in the back.
I guess this is still a weird thing in my mind because of all the videocards I've had before that did have holes. Ah, familiarity will be my downfall.
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#10
john sieve
Whats the specs on this thing? wanting to know if i should go this route or the asus strix. i think if it has 2 8-pin power connectors, it will tell me more. hoping to seem some aggressive OOB clocks
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#11
bubbleawsome
Would look great in a white or white/black setup.
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#12
Kepe
If you look at the direction of the heatsink fins, you'll notice they're pointing towards the sides of the card, so the airflow from the fans will be directed according to that. Even if there were holes in the end-plate, there wouldn't be any airflow unless you have a positive pressure in your computer case.
I had a Gigabyte GTX 560Ti OC that had its heatsink fins turned 90 degrees so that they were pointing along the long edge of the card, and the fans were even tilted a little bit towards the rear of the card to direct the airflow towards the back. When playing something, there was quite a bit of airflow coming straight out of the case via the holes in the end-plate. I've been wondering why no one does this anymore. All the custom coolers I've seen in recent years have their heatsink fins pointed at the sides, preventing any airflow from coming out the perforated end-plate.

You can kind of see the angled heatsink and fans in this picture:
http://www.hardocp.com/image.html?image=MTMwOTQ3NDE4NmRLR2szUnhrZ0dfMV8xM19sLmpwZw==
The heatsink itself was made with the same angles so the the fans can sit right on top of it. There's a visible step in the heatsink between the two fans, which can be seen in some pictures.
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#13
rogerthat1945
Anyone with any sense might already be using a vented case if they plan to buy this terrific Gaming card. I hope to be at the front of the queue when they arrive in Japan.
My iNNo 3D iChiLL GTX780 (which this card somewhat resembles) can then take a backseat and find a use as dedicated PhysX.
So looking forward to this.
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#14
Vayra86
Rofl, 780 as dedicated PhysX card. Overkill much?

Better off buying an old card for that and selling off the 780.
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