Gigabyte GTX 980 Ti G1 Gaming 6 GB Review 47

Gigabyte GTX 980 Ti G1 Gaming 6 GB Review

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A Closer Look


Gigabyte's cooler uses six heatpipes and a copper baseplate for as much heat transfer as possible from the GPU to the heatsink.


You will find an illuminated WindForce logo on the card's side. The default color is an elegant white, but it can be changed in Gigabyte's overclocking software.


Power delivery requires two 8-pin PCI-Express power connectors. This configuration is specified for up to 375 W power draw.


Gigabyte is using the same NCP8114 voltage controller as on the GTX 980 Ti reference design. The controller has no support for I2C, so there is no advanced monitoring, but VID-based voltages can be monitored and controlled through NVIDIA's driver.


The GDDR5 memory chips are by Hynix and carry the model number H5GQ4H24MFR-R2C. They are specified to run at 1750 MHz (7000 MHz GDDR5 effective).


NVIDIA's GM200 graphics processor is the company's new flagship GPU. It is produced on a 28 nm process at TSMC, Taiwan, with a transistor count of 8.0 billion and a die-size of 601 mm².
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