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NVIDIA GTX 980 Ti Review Round-Up

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The biggest news in gaming announced at Computex so far has been NVIDIA’s launch of the GTX 980 Ti at a surprisingly low $649 price tag. Initial rumours suggested that MSRP was going to be around $800 but the lower price is even made surprising by the fact that the GTX 980 has also been lowered now to $499 which is great news for those looking to upgrade. If you bought a GTX 980 a few weeks ago however, I feel really sorry for you. The GTX 980Ti is similar to the TITAN X, both based on the GM200 GPU but obviously some parts will be truncated, with the GTX 980Ti having 256 less cores and 16 less texture units since two of the SMM engines are disabled. Memory is similar at 6GB running at 7000MHz on a 384-bit bus and a 1000MHz core clock.

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For a quick comparison, check out the table below:

 NAME GTX 980 Ti TITAN X GTX 980 TITAN Black R9 290X R9 295X2
GPU GM200 GM200 GM204 GK110 Hawaii XT 2x Hawaii
GPU Cores 2816 3072 2048 2880 2816 2x 2816
Rated Clock (MHz) 1000 1000 1126 889 1000 1018
Texture Units 176 192 128 240 176 2x 176
ROP Units 96 96 64 48 64 2x 64
Memory (MB) 6144 12288 4096 6144 4096 2x 4096
Memory Clock (MHz) 7000 7000 7000 7000 5000 5000
Memory Interface 384-bit 384-bit 256-bit 384-bit 512-bit 2x 512-bit
TDP (watts) 250 250 165 250 290 500
Transistor Count 8.0B 8.0B 5.2B 7.1B 6.2B 2x 6.2B
Process 28nm 28nm 28nm 28nm 28nm 28nm
MSRP (current) $649 $999 $499 $999 $329 $619

Here is a list of launch-day retail models and their specs:

ASUS GTX980TI-6GD5 1000/1076/7010 MHz Reference
ASUS POSEIDON-GTX980TI-P-6GD5 TBA DirectCU H2O
ASUS TBA TBA DirectCU 2
EVGA 06G-P4-1996-KR 1140/1228/7010 MHz EVGA Hybrid
EVGA 06G-P4-4990-KR 1000/1076/7010 MHz Reference
EVGA 06G-P4-4991-KR 1000/1076/7010 MHz Reference
EVGA 06G-P4-4995-KR 1102/1190/7010 MHz ACX 2.0
EVGA 06G-P4-4992-KR 1102/1190/7010 MHz Reference
EVGA 06G-P4-4993-KR 1102/1190/7010 MHz ACX 2.0
EVGA 06G-P4-4997-KR 1152/1241/7010 MHz ACX 2.0
EVGA 06G-P4-4998-KR TBA ACX 2.0
EVGA 06G-P4-4999-KR 1140/1228/7010 MHz EKWB Block
EVGA 06G-P4-5997-KR TBA ACX 2.0
EVGA 06G-P4-5998-KR TBA ACX 2.0
Galax TBA 1000/1076/7010 MHz Reference
Gigabyte GV-N98TD5-6GD-B 1000/1076/7010 MHz Reference
Inno3D TBA 1000/1076/7010 MHz Reference
Inno3D TBA TBA HerculeZ X3
Inno3D TBA TBA HerculeZ X3 Air Boss
Inno3D TBA TBA HerculeZ X4 Air Boss
Inno3D TBA TBA Accellero Hybrid S
MSI GTX 980 TI 6GD5 1000/1076/7010 MHz Reference
Zotac ZT-90501-10P 1000/1076/7010 MHz Reference
Zotac ZT-90503-10P 1051/1140/7010 MHz EXO Fan
Zotac ZT-90505-10P 1253/1355/7210 MHz Exo Fan
Zotac TBA 1051/1140/7010 MHz Arctic Storm

Here are all the available reviews so far (full reviews with benchmarks) – Updated 7:00PM EST 6/1/2015:

These are articles with no benchmarks (so far), will be updated when and if they do update:

 

 

Ron Perillo

Ron is a non-binary tech writer that presently identifies as a reviewer but is currently transitioning toward modding.

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