ASUS GTX980 SLI Review

Test Setup and Power Draw

ASUS GTX980 SLI Review

Test Setup

2x ASUS GTX980
Intel Core i7-4960X @ 4.4GHz
ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
Corsair Dominator Platinum 2133
Corsair AX1500i
Corsair Neutron GTX
Corsair H100i
Windows 7 x64

ASUS GTX980 SLI Review     ASUS GTX980 SLI Review 

Power Draw

The two important questions are how hot they get - 80° with GPU Boost - and how much power they draw. Given that a single GTX780Ti drew nearly 500W then the efficiency of the GTX980 comes into play with our entire system drawing a mere 545W from the wall. If that doesn't make you sit up and take notice, as well as making the Electricity profiteers sweat, then we don't know what will.

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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
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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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