ASUS GTX980 SLI Review

Introduction and Nerd Porn

ASUS GTX980 SLI Review

Introduction

This is the moment that you've been waiting for. If we're honest it's the moment we've been looking forward to as well.

We all know that the GTX780Ti was a beast of a card, and when we tested it in SLI with the Gainward Phantoms it found itself at the top of our graphs. A position it hasn't relinquished since then. The GTX980 is very similar in performance to the GTX780 but at a greatly reduced power draw making it the perfect choice for pairing up in SLI.

If there wasn't much to choose between the Kepler and Maxwell GPUs in raw horsepower then we can't wait to see if the refinement of both process and drivers has meant the GTX980 continues its march towards the title of 'only sensible purchase if you've got some cash to spare'.

You know what it is, and we know you're eager to see the results so let's get down to business.

Nerd Porn

We're running a pair of reference cooler models today so that we can test the worst case scenario out when it comes to both noise and temperatures as well as performance. Let's be honest though, the coolers look the business, especially side on.

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Most Recent Comments

07-11-2014, 06:24:27

Excalabur50
This might seem like a dumb question but I always thought that the SLI/X-Fire bridge had to be on the fingers closest to the I/O of a card yet in the pics you have them on the second finger or doesn't it matter? Oh and nice review BTWQuote

07-11-2014, 06:35:21

tinytomlogan
Nope it doesnt matter and if you think about it the reason I put it there is there is a vent for hot air right there, so by putting it further away it has the direct route out the vents at the back of the case like they are designed for....Quote

07-11-2014, 06:40:22

Wraith
Nice one Guv, I think the main stand point for me was that power draw! 2 cards are only 41 Watt greater than the 290X, What!!?! That is stonking efficiency.Quote

07-11-2014, 06:41:59

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wraithguard View Post
Nice one Guv, I think the main stand point for me was that power draw! 2 cards are only 41 Watt greater than the 290X, What!!?! That is stonking efficiency.
Insane isnt it.... Thats why Im going with the 980's for my next rigQuote

07-11-2014, 06:44:37

Excalabur50
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Nope it doesnt matter and if you think about it the reason I put it there is there is a vent for hot air right there, so by putting it further away it has the direct route out the vents at the back of the case like they are designed for....
Very interesting thanks for that info and i can't wait till I get my 980'sQuote
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