If you want the same amount of Maxwell Streaming Multiprocessors and ROP units as a GTX 980 as well as that last 500MB of RAM to run at full speed then you will need to pay for a GTX 980. One choice is Gigabyte's GTX 980 G1 Gaming which will cost you $580, around $240 more than a GTX 970 but the premium can be worth it if you need the power. [H]ard|OCP took the already overclocked card from a boost GPU frequency of 1329MHz and RAM of 7GHz all the way to a boost of 1513MHz with RAM topping out at 8.11GHz. That overclock had a noticeable effect on performance and helped the card garner an Editors Choice award. See it in action here.
"Today we have the GIGABYTE GTX 980 G1 GAMING, which features the WINDFORCE 600W cooling system and a high factory overclock. We will make comparisons to the competition, find out how fast it is compared to a GTX 980, and you won't believe the overclock we achieved! We will make both performance and price comparisons."
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“One choice is Gigabyte’s GTX
“One choice is Gigabyte’s GTX 980 G1 Gaming which will cost you $580, around $240 more than a GTX 970 but the premium can be worth it if you need the power.”
G1 GAYMAN is a friggin’ PIECE
G1 GAYMAN is a friggin’ PIECE OF TRASH in comparison to the GODLIKE TOP TIER TRINITY – Zotac’s “AMP Extreme”, Galaxy’s HOF, Colorful’s “iGame KUDAN”.
There’s also BRETTY GUD “iChill Herculez X4 Air Boss ULTRA” from Inno3D.
Four cards that are MUCH better than the crap from Gnilobait, MSi, and Anus.
Yeah, I agree, you should
Yeah, I agree, you should really stop being a crybaby.
I was referring to you
I was referring to you asswipe.
Why are you always talk to
Why are you always talk to yourself while standing in front of a mirror? You need to go see a doctor, m8.
Yes indeed, the screams of a
Yes indeed, the screams of a baby who can’t afford a 980. Ignore the child.
Thanks for the heads up.
Thanks for the heads up. Still, $580 for a flagship gpu is too much, and $580 for a faux flagship card is ridiculous. I say that because Nvidia is holding off releasing their real flagship until AMD’s next architecture is released.
Well that is not the problem
Well that is not the problem of the 980 itself, it’s the problem of noVideo being nGreedy.
It’s a problem of AMD sucking
It’s a problem of AMD sucking and not being remotely competitive.
Either way your getting a GTX
Either way your getting a GTX 980 that’s going to perform the same as or better than a reference design and they’re by no means crap, personally I bought the G1 gaming GTX 980 solely because I think it looks way better and more ‘premium’ than the other cards.
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Awwww…..what the matter?
Awwww…..what the matter?
The gtx 980 g1 is a beast is
The gtx 980 g1 is a beast is pretty much 10% better than my previous gtx 690 I’m getting a score of x6750 with a slight oc on firestrike, pretty sure I can hit 7000 mark if I try.
Update, great article by the
Update, great article by the way a must read for any gtx 980 g1 owner I’m going to try the same techniques to get similar oc.
>G1 GAYMAN is a beast
>G1 GAYMAN is a beast
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I have 2 of these beasts in
I have 2 of these beasts in SLI. I love the cards! Gigabyte made up for those crappy 780ti Ghz editions I had to RMA.
Every time you kiddos say “G1
Every time you kiddos say “G1 GAYMAN” and “beast” in one sentence, I crack up so friggin’ hard.
Is there no moderator here?,
Is there no moderator here?, or are the trolls allowed to have free reign?
Said an obvious troll with a
Said an obvious troll with a name “Anonymous” (which clearly denotes you as a typical 4channer ass-wipe).
PLease shut your fucking
PLease shut your fucking mouth already…
techpowerup has also tested
techpowerup has also tested this card and got some interesting results. Depending on the games ability to scale. It was keeping up and surpassing the 295×2 and the 690 with way less power consumption. They also tested the games at different resolutions. Here’s a link http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Gigabyte/GeForce_GTX_980_G1_Gaming/1.html