Gigabyte GTX 980 Ti XtremeGaming 6GB Review 39

Gigabyte GTX 980 Ti XtremeGaming 6GB Review

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NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 980 Ti was released in June last year. 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 Gigabyte GTX 980 Ti Xtreme Gaming, which is Gigabyte's most recent variant of the GTX 980 Ti it released just a few weeks ago. The card is part of Gigabyte's new Xtreme Gaming lineup set to cater to the needs of gamers and overclockers alike. Gigabyte installed a large triple-fan, triple-slot heatsink to ensure the card stays cool at all times. In terms of PCB design, the card is identical to the Gigabyte GTX 980 Ti WaterForce, just with an air cooler instead. Out of the box, the card comes overclocked to a base clock of 1216 MHz, and memory has also been overclocked to 1801 MHz. With a price of $690, the card is remarkably cheaper than the ASUS GTX 980 Ti Matrix or MSI GTX 980 Ti Lightning.

GeForce GTX 980 Ti Market Segment Analysis
GTX 970
R9 290X
R9 390X
GTX 780 Ti
GTX 980
Radeon R9
Radeon R9
Fury X
GTX 980 Ti
Gigabyte GTX 980
Xtreme Gaming
GTX Titan X
R9 295X2
Shader Units16642816281628802048358440962816281630722x 2816
ROPs566464486464649696962x 64
Graphics ProcessorGM204HawaiiHawaiiGK110GM204FijiFijiGM200GM200GM2002x Hawaii
Transistors5200M6200M6200M7100M5200M8900M8900M8000M8000M8000M2x 6200M
Memory Size4 GB4 GB8 GB3 GB4 GB4 GB4 GB6 GB6 GB12 GB2x 4 GB
Memory Bus Width256 bit512 bit512 bit384 bit256 bit4096 bit4096 bit384 bit384 bit384 bit2x 512 bit
Core Clock1051 MHz+1000 MHz1050 MHz876 MHz+1126 MHz+1000 MHz1050 MHz1000 MHz+1216 MHz+1000 MHz+1018 MHz
Memory Clock1750 MHz1250 MHz1500 MHz1750 MHz1750 MHz500 MHz500 MHz1750 MHz1801 MHz1750 MHz1250 MHz
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