Gigabyte G1 GTX980 Super Overclock Review

Test Setup, Power Draw and Temperatures

Gigabyte G1 GTX980 Super Overclock Review

Test Setup

Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX980 SOC
Intel Core i7-4960X @ 4.4GHz
ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
Corsair Dominator Platinum 2133
Corsair AX1500i
Corsair Neutron GTX
Corsair H100i
Windows 7 x64 

Power Draw

Despite the monster overclock in place on the Windforce, the power demands are still less than the GTX780Ti. All the benefits of frame-chomping goodness without the enormous electricity bill to go along with it.

Gigabyte G1 GTX980 Super Overclock Review

Temperatures

This redesigned Windforce cooler not only looks great but keeps the card cool and quiet too. It hits all the targets you'd want of a cooler and brings the Windforce back amongst the greats of the breed.

Gigabyte G1 GTX980 Super Overclock Review

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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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