EVGA GTX980Ti Classified ACX 2.0 Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

EVGA GTX980Ti Classified ACX 2.0 Review

Introduction

The Classified brand from EVGA has long been a byword for quality products capable of producing results that are on the leading edge of current hardware.

When it comes to hardware at the top of the evolutionary pile the GTX980Ti is one of the first things we think of, so a hardcore version of a GPU which is already pretty hardcore only whets our appetite still further.

EVGA provide a couple of things which, beyond any performance considerations, should at least open your eyes if you were unaware. We don't often talk about RMAs here at OC3D but if you've ever brought a couple of computers worth of parts you're almost certain to have needed to replace one of the bits within their warranty. EVGA take this to the extreme by sending you a replacement product before you've returned the broken one and not demanding you have never tampered with the seals. In short you can buy a Classified, fit a waterblock, need to RMA it and put the original cooler back on without them complaining you've broken the 'warranty void if..' seal.

If that doesn't pique your interest then your interest can't be piqued.

Technical Specifications

As befits a Classified model, the top of the EVGA range, it comes with some blistering speeds out of the box. EVGA have applied some heavy factory overclocking so that the Classified ends up running at 1291MHz. Add to that the ACX 2.0+ cooler which combines a MOSFET heatspreader, straight heatpipes and double ball-bearing fans to keep everything as cool and quiet as possible. As we all know low temperatures allow the nVidia GPU Boost 2.0 technology to overclock the card still further. Wrapping things up the Classified has EVGA's excellent 3 year RTB warranty - no need to argue with the retailer - and Step-Up program which allows you to part-exchange your GPU for a better model in the future.

  • Base Clock: 1190 MHZ
  • Boost Clock: 1291 MHz
  • Memory Clock: 7010 MHz Effective
  • CUDA Cores: 2816
  • Bus Type: PCI-E 3.0
  • Memory Detail: 6144MB GDDR5
  • Memory Bit Width: 384 Bit
  • Memory Speed: 0.28ns
  • Memory Bandwidth: 336.5 GB/s
  • Height: 5.94in - 150.88mm
  • Length: 11in - 279.4mm
  • Width: Dual Slot
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Most Recent Comments

05-10-2015, 05:41:22

Dicehunter
Great review, I got this card 4 days ago, Brilliant piece of kit, Was also able to reach 1500/8000 stable, Quite refreshing coming from the Fury X which didn't overclock so well.Quote

05-10-2015, 21:00:53

TheHunter
Evga needs to do some more homework, all 980Ti ACX are above 75C or near 80C..Might as well get stock cooler then..


So far Zotac amp Extreme and GB wf3x are the coolest.Quote

06-10-2015, 05:48:52

Dicehunter
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheHunter View Post
Evga needs to do some more homework, all 980Ti ACX are above 75C or near 80C..Might as well get stock cooler then..


So far Zotac amp Extreme and GB wf3x are the coolest.
If you do a 1:1 fan curve on the classy it rarely goes over 66'c and it's still very quiet which surprised me Quote

06-10-2015, 07:31:01

AlienALX
The trade off is always usually noise. If a cooler is better it usually needs to make more noise to do so.Quote

06-10-2015, 07:48:08

Dicehunter
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
The trade off is always usually noise. If a cooler is better it usually needs to make more noise to do so.
In this case it doesn't though, Honestly I can have the cooler run at 60% and it's still incredibly quiet Quote
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