ASUS GTX 980 Ti STRIX Gaming 6 GB Review 74

ASUS GTX 980 Ti STRIX Gaming 6 GB Review

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NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 980 Ti was released just a few weeks ago. It is built on the same GM200 GPU as the GeForce Titan X, but has fewer shaders (2816 vs 3072). While the GTX 980 Ti's GPU is still produced on a 28 nanometer process at TSMC in Taiwan, it comes with the fantastic power efficiency optimizations of the NVIDIA Maxwell architecture, which promises lower power draw, higher performance, and reduced fan noise all at the same time.

Our review of the reference design GTX 980 Ti revealed that it is barely slower than the Titan X, which means custom designs could surpass Titan X performance at a much lower price point.

Today, we are reviewing the ASUS GTX 980 Ti STRIX, one of the most anticipated custom designs for the GTX 980 Ti. ASUS is using their large triple fan DirectCU III cooler we've seen on other recent models before. The card comes with a large overclock of 1190 MHz on the GPU; memory is overclocked, too, to 1800 MHz.

The ASUS GTX 980 Ti STRIX can be found online for $670, which is a $20 premium over NVIDIA's MSRP for the GTX 980 Ti.

GTX 980 Ti Market Segment Analysis
R9 290
GTX 970
R9 290X
GTX 780 Ti
GTX 980
GTX 980 Ti
980 Ti STRIX
GTX Titan X
R9 295X2
Shader Units256016642816288020482816281630722x 2816
ROPs64566448649696962x 64
Graphics ProcessorHawaiiGM204HawaiiGK110GM204GM200GM200GM2002x Hawaii
Transistors6200M5200M6200M7100M5200M8000M8000M8000M2x 6200M
Memory Size4096 MB4096 MB4096 MB3072 MB4096 MB6144 MB6144 MB12288 MB2x 4096 MB
Memory Bus Width512 bit256 bit512 bit384 bit256 bit384 bit384 bit384 bit2x 512 bit
Core Clock947 MHz1051 MHz+1000 MHz876 MHz+1126 MHz+1000 MHz+1190 MHz+1000 MHz+1018 MHz
Memory Clock1250 MHz1750 MHz1250 MHz1750 MHz1750 MHz1750 MHz1800 MHz1750 MHz1250 MHz
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