NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 980 Ti was released this June. Built on the same GM200 GPU as the GeForce Titan X, it 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 Colorful iGame GTX 980 Ti, a customized, overclocked design from Colorful, one of the largest graphics card vendors in the Asia-Pacific region.
The iGame GTX 980 Ti reviewed today comes with a sizable overclock to a base clock of 1127 MHz out of the box. Memory has remained at the NVIDIA default of 1753 MHz.
Availability is limited in the West, but pricing is similar to ASUS and Gigabyte, which is why we used a price of $670 throughout this review.
GTX 980 Ti Market Segment Analysis
| ||Radeon |
GTX 780 Ti
GTX 980 Ti
|Colorful iGame |
GTX 980 Ti
GTX Titan X
|Shader Units||2560||1664||2816||2880||2048||2816||2816||3072||2x 2816|
|Graphics Processor||Hawaii||GM204||Hawaii||GK110||GM204||GM200||GM200||GM200||2x Hawaii|
|Memory Size||4096 MB||4096 MB||4096 MB||3072 MB||4096 MB||6144 MB||6144 MB||12288 MB||2x 4096 MB|
|Memory Bus Width||512 bit||256 bit||512 bit||384 bit||256 bit||384 bit||384 bit||384 bit||2x 512 bit|
|Core Clock||947 MHz||1051 MHz+||1000 MHz||876 MHz+||1126 MHz+||1000 MHz+||1127 MHz+||1000 MHz+||1018 MHz|
|Memory Clock||1250 MHz||1750 MHz||1250 MHz||1750 MHz||1750 MHz||1750 MHz||1750 MHz||1750 MHz||1250 MHz|