Gigabyte G1 GTX980 Super Overclock Review

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We're still unsure if we like the new logo for the Gigabyte G1 Gaming range. Once we've seen it as a duck looking to the right in profile, it's hard to unsee it. Still the box is eye catching and the swathe of black lends a purposeful look to the affair.

The Windforce cooler on the GTX980 SOC looks like the best we've seen in a long time. We've ragged on it once or twice here at OC3D, but this new generation hits all the right notes.

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The backplate is very nice, with plenty of holes for venting yet retaining the eye-catching looks of a brushed black aluminium cover with a gorgeous precision to the logo. Both the front and back of the card have lots of angles which give it a very modern, technical, look. We like it a lot and those beefy heatpipes only emphasise how nice the G1 GTX980 SOC is as a visual feast. 

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The Windforce requires 8+8 PCIe power input, which is two more than the 8+6 of the reference card. Outputs are two DVI, an HDMI and three DisplayPorts.

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14-10-2014, 10:58:35

shambles1980
i know just before release people were talking about how these cards 970/980 werent really that much better than the old 780's and may even be worse in some cases..

but damn these cards are beasts.
they are at a great price point, performance even from a stock 970 is excelent..

I find it hard to think of any reason why some one would buy anything other than a 970 "possibly a 980" if they were buying a new gpu now.
i would like to think amd will come back with something. but i really dont know what they could bring out that could compete at this price/performance level.Quote

14-10-2014, 11:05:21

MadShadow
Looks awesome, but I think the backplate is a little overdone.Quote

14-10-2014, 16:43:51

bigdaddy5414
I will have three of these little guys arriving on Thursday!Quote

14-10-2014, 16:55:22

JR23
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Originally Posted by shambles1980 View Post
I find it hard to think of any reason why some one would buy anything other than a 970 "possibly a 980" if they were buying a new gpu now....
There are some undeniably cheap 780's about OCUK have the DCUii at £229, i'd definitely go for that over a 970 and to be fair you could kind of get two for 980 money. In a few weeks time i'm sure the story will be different but right now I can see other options.

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