Gigabyte GTX 980 Ti G1 Gaming 6 GB Review 47

Gigabyte GTX 980 Ti G1 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 with 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 Titan X, which means custom designs could be able to surpass Titan X performance at a much lower price point.

The first custom GTX 980 Ti design we are reviewing is the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Ti G1 Gaming. It uses a custom PCB design and comes with Gigabyte's Windforce 3X cooling solution, which should definitely be a step up from the reference design cooler. Clock speeds have been increased to 1152 MHz base and memory clock remains at 1753 MHz. With a price of $690, it is certainly not cheap and looks to be one of the more expensive GTX 980 Ti variants.

GTX 980 Ti Market Segment Analysis
R9 290
GTX 970
R9 290X
GTX 780 Ti
GTX 980
GTX 980 Ti
Gigabyte GTX
980 Ti
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+1152 MHz+1000 MHz+1018 MHz
Memory Clock1250 MHz1750 MHz1250 MHz1750 MHz1750 MHz1750 MHz1750 MHz1750 MHz1250 MHz
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