EVGA GTX 980Ti Classified - RushKit

EVGA GTX 980Ti Classified - RushKit

EVGA GTX 980Ti Classified - RushKit

EVGA GTX 980Ti Classified - RushKit

 

It has been a long time since we have seen an EVGA product come into the OC3D office, but the time has come for a fresh start and a new look at what EVGA has to offer, starting off with EVGA's GTX 980Ti Classified. 

From the outside the EVGA Classified box is rather plain, but the product inside is certainly a force to be reckoned with, with some of the highest clocks we have seen in GTX 980Ti at stock. Let's have a look inside. 

  

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Moving inside the box we see that this GPU is well packaged, with he GPU being supported at all sides by some soft foam and being protected inside a nice anti static bag. Alongside the GPU we have all the typical additions that we see beside a GPU, with two 2x6-pin to 8-pin PCIe power adapters (both of which are braided black) and a DVI to VGA adapter, though we wouldn't recommend using them. 

Right now this EVGA GTX 980Ti Classified is among the highest clocked GTX 980Ti's out there, with very similar clock speeds to ASUS' Gold award winning GTX 980Ti Strix, meaning that this GPU will get very similar performance to most overclocked GTX 980Ti GPUs at stock.

Below is the GTX 980Ti Classifieds full specifications, showing a highly overclocked GPU core.

 

- GeForce 980Ti
- GPU: GeForce 980Ti
- Core Base Clock: 1190MHz 
- Core Boost Clock: 1291MHz 
- Memory Clock: 7010MHz 
- Memory Size: 6144MB GDDR5 
- Bus Type: PCI Express 3.0 
- Memory Bus: 384-bit 
- CUDA Cores: 2816 
- DirectX 12: Yes 
- DVI Port: 1x Dual-Link DVI, 3x DisplayPort & 1x HDMI 
- DisplayPort: Yes 
- HDCP: Yes 
- HDMI: Yes 
- Power: 2 x 8-Pin
- 600W PSU Required 
- 250W TDP 
- Dimensions: L=282mm, W=110mm, H=43mm 
- Warranty: 5yr (Product Registration Required!)

 

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We can see that this GPU is cooled by EVGA's ACX 2.0+ cooler, which uses two fans to keep this GPU cool and quiet. As you can also see, this GPU is taller than your average GPU, which allows EVGA to add additional power circuitry to this GPU and  allowing this GPU to feature a beefed up version of their ACX cooler.

These two factors should allow this GPU to perform much quieter under load and to potentially achieve some higher overclocks, though this all depends on the silicon lottery.  

 

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Moving to the rear of this GPU we can see that this GPU has full cover backplate, which is a great improvement over Nvidia's reference design, which leaves the user with a bare PCB. 

EVGA's backplate is mostly black and plain, with the exception of the bottom right hand side of the PCB, beside where the PCIe power plugs are, which has an EVGA Classified logo, which simply looks lush. The only thing that ruins the look of the rear of this GPU the single sticker which sits beside the SLI fingers, adding a set of ugly bar codes and item numbers to the otherwise amazing aesthetics of the card.  

 

EVGA GTX 980Ti Classified - RushKit 

The rear IO of this GPU is the same as any standard GTX 980Ti, with 3 DisplayPorts, one HDMI 2.0 and a single DVI-D port. This will allow this GPU to be connected to up to four 4K monitors, which is simply insane.  

 

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Conclusion

It has been a long time since we have reviewed an EVGA product, but we are certainly glad that we have been sent their GTX 980Ti Classified. Despite it's rather plain looking exterior this GPU proudly sports similar specifications of any other high end GTX 980Ti, doing so with a mere 2 fan cooling solution.  

We are very much looking forward to testing EVGA's GTX 980Ti Classified, not only because it has a chance of topping our single GPU performance charts, but because we really want to see how well EVGA's dual fan ACX+ cooler is capable of cooling this highly clocked GTX 980Ti.

We are expecting to see great things from EVGA's GTX 980Ti Classified, it has the looks, it has the clock speeds and it has the cooling capacity, but you will have to wait for our full review to see how well these factors merge together. 

 

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