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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Image NVIDIA GM204 Image
The GeForce GTX 980 is a high-end graphics card by NVIDIA, launched in September 2014. Built on the 28 nm process, and based on the GM204 graphics processor, in its GM204-400-A1 variant, the card supports DirectX 12.0. The GM204 graphics processor is a large chip with a die area of 398 mm² and 5,200 million transistors. It features 2048 shading units, 128 texture mapping units and 64 ROPs. NVIDIA has placed 4,096 MB GDDR5 memory on the card, which are connected using a 256-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 1127 MHz, which can be boosted up to 1216 MHz, memory is running at 1753 MHz.
We recommend the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 for gaming with highest details at resolutions up to, and including, 5760x1080.
Being a dual-slot card, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 draws power from 2x 6-pin power connectors, with power draw rated at 165 W maximum. Display outputs include: 1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort. GeForce GTX 980 is connected to the rest of the system using a PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. The card measures 267 mm in length, and features a dual-slot cooling solution. Its price at launch was 549 US Dollars.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name: GM204
GPU Variant: GM204-400-A1
Architecture: Maxwell 2.0
Process Size: 28 nm
Transistors: 5,200 million
Die Size: 398 mm²

Graphics Card

Released: Sep 19th, 2014
Production Status: Active
Launch Price: 549 USD
Bus Interface: PCIe 3.0 x16

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock: 1127 MHz
Boost Clock: 1216 MHz
Memory Clock: 1753 MHz
7012 MHz effective

Memory

Memory Size: 4096 MB
Memory Type: GDDR5
Memory Bus: 256 bit
Bandwidth: 224.4 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units: 2048
TMUs: 128
ROPs: 64
SMM Count: 16
Pixel Rate: 72.1 GPixel/s
Texture Rate: 144.3 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance: 4,616 GFLOPS

Board Design

Slot Width: Dual-slot
Length: 10.5 inches
267 mm
TDP: 165 W
Outputs: 1x DVI
1x HDMI
3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors: 2x 6-pin
Board Number: PG401

Graphics Features

DirectX: 12.0
OpenGL: 4.5
OpenCL: 1.2
CUDA: 5.2
Shader Model: 5.0

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Reviews

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Retail boards based on this design

Name GPU Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
ASUS GTX 980 1127 MHz 1753 MHz
ASUS STRIX GTX 980 DirectCU II OC 1178 MHz 1753 MHz Boost Clock: 1279 MHz, 11.36 inches
ASUS STRIX GTX 980 DirectCU II OC SP 1241 MHz 1753 MHz Boost Clock: 1342 MHz, 11.36 inches
ASUS ROG Matrix GTX 980 1127 MHz 1753 MHz 11.7 inches
ASUS ROG Matrix GTX 980 Gold Edition 1317 MHz 1753 MHz Boost Clock: 1431 MHz, 11.7 inches
ASUS ROG Matrix GTX 980 Platinum 1241 MHz 1753 MHz Boost Clock: 1342 MHz, 11.7 inches
ASUS ROG POSEIDON GTX 980 1127 MHz 1753 MHz 11.3 inches
ASUS ROG POSEIDON GTX 980 Platinum 1178 MHz 1753 MHz Boost Clock: 1279 MHz, 11.3 inches
Colorful iGame GTX 980 1127 MHz 1753 MHz
ELSA GTX 980 1127 MHz 1753 MHz
ELSA GTX 980 S.A.C 1152 MHz 1753 MHz Boost Clock: 1253 MHz, 10.51 inches
EVGA GTX 980 1127 MHz 1753 MHz
EVGA GTX 980 1127 MHz 1753 MHz
EVGA GTX 980 ACX 2.0 1127 MHz 1753 MHz
EVGA GTX 980 CLASSIFIED ACX 2.0 1291 MHz 1753 MHz Boost Clock: 1393 MHz, 11 inches, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
EVGA GTX 980 CLASSIFIED ACX 2.0 Rev. 2 1291 MHz 1753 MHz Boost Clock: 1393 MHz, 11 inches, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
EVGA GTX 980 CLASSIFIED Kingpin ACX 2.0+ 1304 MHz 1753 MHz Boost Clock: 1418 MHz, 11 inches, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x mini-DisplayPort
EVGA GTX 980 FTW ACX 2.0 1279 MHz 1753 MHz Boost Clock: 1380 MHz, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
EVGA GTX 980 Hybrid 1291 MHz 1753 MHz Boost Clock: 1393 MHz
EVGA GTX 980 Hydro Copper 1291 MHz 1753 MHz Boost Clock: 1393 MHz
EVGA GTX 980 Superclocked 1241 MHz 1753 MHz Boost Clock: 1342 MHz
EVGA GTX 980 Superclocked ACX 2.0 1266 MHz 1753 MHz Boost Clock: 1367 MHz
Gainward GTX 980 1127 MHz 1753 MHz
Gainward GTX 980 1127 MHz 1753 MHz 11.024 inches
Gainward GTX 980 Guan Yu 1202 MHz 1753 MHz Boost Clock: 1304 MHz
Gainward GTX 980 Phantom 1203 MHz 1800 MHz Boost Clock: 1304 MHz, 10.78 inches
GALAX GTX 980 1127 MHz 1753 MHz
GALAX GTX 980 1127 MHz 1753 MHz 11.06 inches
GALAX GTX 980 HOF 1304 MHz 1753 MHz Boost Clock: 1418 MHz, 12.13 inches
GALAX GTX 980 HOF V2 1266 MHz 1753 MHz Boost Clock: 1367 MHz, 12.13 inches
GALAX GTX 980 HOF WaterCooled 1304 MHz 1753 MHz Boost Clock: 1418 MHz, 12.13 inches
GALAX GTX 980 SOC 1228 MHz 1753 MHz Boost Clock: 1329 MHz, 11.06 inches
GIGABYTE GTX 980 1127 MHz 1753 MHz
GIGABYTE GTX 980 G1 Gaming 1228 MHz 1753 MHz Boost Clock: 1329 MHz, 12.28 inches, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
GIGABYTE GTX 980 WaterForce 1228 MHz 1753 MHz Boost Clock: 1329 MHz, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
GIGABYTE GTX 980 WindForce 3X 1127 MHz 1753 MHz 12.28 inches, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
GIGABYTE GTX 980 WindForce 3X OC 1178 MHz 1753 MHz Boost Clock: 1279 MHz, 12.28 inches, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
GIGABYTE GTX 980 WindForce 3X OC 1203 MHz 1753 MHz Boost Clock: 1304 MHz, 12.28 inches, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
GIGABYTE GTX 980 XTREME 1241 MHz 1775 MHz Boost Clock: 1342 MHz
Inno3D GTX 980 1127 MHz 1753 MHz
Inno3D GTX 980 OC 1152 MHz 1753 MHz Boost Clock: 1253 MHz, 10.47 inches
Inno3D iChill GTX 980 Black 1304 MHz 1820 MHz Boost Clock: 1418 MHz, 10.47 inches
Inno3D iChill GTX 980 HerculeZ X3 Air Boss 1228 MHz 1753 MHz Boost Clock: 1329 MHz, 11.81 inches
Inno3D iChill GTX 980 HerculeZ X4 Air Boss 1228 MHz 1753 MHz Boost Clock: 1329 MHz, 11.81 inches
Inno3D iChill GTX 980 HerculeZ X4 Air Boss DHS 1304 MHz 1820 MHz Boost Clock: 1418 MHz, 11.81 inches
Inno3D iChill GTX 980 HerculeZ X4 Air Boss Ultra 1266 MHz 1800 MHz Boost Clock: 1367 MHz, 11.81 inches
KFA2 GTX 980 8PACK HOF 1304 MHz 1753 MHz Boost Clock: 1418 MHz, 12.13 inches
Leadtek WinFast GTX 980 1127 MHz 1753 MHz
Leadtek WinFast GTX 980 Hurricane 1152 MHz 1753 MHz Boost Clock: 1253 MHz, 11.65 inches
MSI GTX 980 1127 MHz 1753 MHz
MSI GTX 980 Gaming 1216 MHz 1753 MHz Boost Clock: 1317 MHz
MSI GTX 980 Gaming LE 1152 MHz 1753 MHz Boost Clock: 1253 MHz
MSI GTX 980 OCV1 1152 MHz 1753 MHz Boost Clock: 1253 MHz
MSI GTX 980 V1 1127 MHz 1753 MHz
Palit GTX 980 1127 MHz 1753 MHz
Palit GTX 980 JetStream 1127 MHz 1753 MHz 11.024 inches, 1x DVI 1x mini-HDMI 3x mini-DisplayPort
Palit GTX 980 Super JetStream 1203 MHz 1800 MHz Boost Clock: 1304 MHz, 11.024 inches, 1x DVI 1x mini-HDMI 3x mini-DisplayPort
Palit GTX 980 Trio 1127 MHz 1753 MHz 11.024 inches
PNY XLR8 GTX 980 1127 MHz 1753 MHz
Point of View GTX 980 1127 MHz 1753 MHz
ZOTAC GTX 980 1127 MHz 1753 MHz
ZOTAC GTX 980 AMP! Edition 1165 MHz 1753 MHz Boost Clock: 1266 MHz
ZOTAC GTX 980 AMP! Extreme Edition 1291 MHz 1800 MHz Boost Clock: 1393 MHz
ZOTAC GTX 980 AMP! Omega Edition 1202 MHz 1762 MHz Boost Clock: 1304 MHz