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Sep
18
2014

3-Way SLI NVIDIA GTX 980 Review: Benchmarks at 4K

3-Way SLI NVIDIA GTX 980 Review: Benchmarks at 4K

Introduction and Specifications

Powered by the new Maxwell architecture, the NVIDIA GTX 980 is the world's most advanced and efficient graphics card. According to NVIDIA, the GPU found in the GTX 980 is aimed to be the, "engine of next-generation gaming." It is also the first GPU capable of rendering indirect light using VXGI for more realistic game environments.

As far a specifications go, the GeForce GTX 980 features 2048 CUDA cores and 4 GB of GDDR5 memory with a GPU base clock of 1127 MHz while the GTX 780 Ti features 2880 CUDA cores, a GPU base clock of 875 MHz and 3 GB of memory.

Benchmarks

From the power test, you can see the the new Maxwell based GTX 980 is definitely more power efficient than any other graphics card currently out on the market. The GTX 980 consumed 13 less watts at idle and 97 watts less at load compared to the GTX 780 Ti. We also had the system bench running a 5960X at 4.6 GHz.

Temperature

Power Draw (Watts)

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