In September 2014, Nvidia launched the second take on the Maxwell GPU architecture. This latest version of Maxwell promises better performance, lower power consumption, and more advanced rendering features. Gigabyte’s flagship video card is the Gigabyte GTX 980 G1 Gaming. Gigabyte claims their GPUs have been selected to ensure the best overclocking and the 600-watt cooler that sits up top should keep it cool enough to make it last. In fact, the GTX 980 G1 comes from the factory with a 1228/1329 MHz (core/boost) overclock compared to the reference design at 1126/1216 MHz.
Packaging and Accessories
The external packaging for the GTX 980 G1 is black and trimmed in Nvidia green. The back of the box features text and images that explain why Gigabyte feels their GTX 980 is above and beyond the competition.
Under the card is the included accessories. The accessories include two 2-pin Molex to 8-pin PCI-E adapters for the consumers that maynot have a power supply with PCI-E connectors, a quick start guide, and a driver CD that includes Gigabyte’s OC Guru II overclocking software
|GPU||GeForce GTX 980|
|Core Base Clock||1228 MHz (std. 1126)|
|Core Boost Clock||1329 MHz (std. 1216)|
|Memory Clock||7010 MHz|
|Memory Size||4096MB GDDR5|
|Bus Type||PCI Express 3.0|
|Memory Type||GDDR5 128Mx32|
|HDMI||2.0 *1 (support [email protected])|