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 Zotac's flagship GeForce GTX 980 Ti using the "Amp! Extreme" branding. The card comes with a nice triple-slot all-metal cooler, large GPU overclock out of the box, and overclocked memory.
With a retail price of $680, the ZOTAC GTX 980 Ti Amp! Extreme is also cheaper than competing models, like the MSI GTX 980 Ti Lightning for a whopping $100 more.
GTX 780 Ti
|Radeon R9 |
|Radeon R9 |
GTX 980 Ti
|ZOTAC GTX 980 |
Ti Amp Extreme
GTX Titan X
|Shader Units||1664||2816||2816||2880||2048||3584||4096||2816||2816||3072||2x 2816|
|Graphics Processor||GM204||Hawaii||Hawaii||GK110||GM204||Fiji||Fiji||GM200||GM200||GM200||2x Hawaii|
|Memory Size||4096 MB||4096 MB||8192 MB||3072 MB||4096 MB||4096 MB||4096 MB||6144 MB||6144 MB||12288 MB||2x 4096 MB|
|Memory Bus Width||256 bit||512 bit||512 bit||384 bit||256 bit||4096 bit||4096 bit||384 bit||384 bit||384 bit||2x 512 bit|
|Core Clock||1051 MHz+||1000 MHz||1050 MHz||876 MHz+||1126 MHz+||1000 MHz||1050 MHz||1000 MHz+||1253 MHz+||1000 MHz+||1018 MHz|
|Memory Clock||1750 MHz||1250 MHz||1500 MHz||1750 MHz||1750 MHz||500 MHz||500 MHz||1750 MHz||1805 MHz||1750 MHz||1250 MHz|