Gigabyte GTX980Ti G1 Gaming Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

Gigabyte GTX980Ti G1.Gaming Review

Introduction

The GTX980 G1.Gaming card somewhat flew under the radar. In a world of cards with more attention grabbing names the average person passed it by. Maybe Gigabyte aren't as well known for their high-end GPUs as they are for their motherboards. It was, however, a monster of a card. Easily amongst the best GTX980s both in terms of low-noise and excellent cooling, and the subsequent performance gains that brought.

The GTX980Ti is undoubtedly the best graphics card around at the moment. You can throw anything you care to think of in its path and ploughs through it all with gleeful abandon.

Combining the excellence of the G1.Gamings predecessor, and the already brilliant Maxwell architecture, should lead today's review to be a wealth of superlatives and jaw-dropping moments. So put down your breakfast and let's find out if that is the case.

Technical Specifications

Like so many graphics cards the specifications are only a part of the picture. With the underpinnings of any card adhering to the manufacturers, in this case nVidia, specifications the only area for partners to flex their muscles is the core speeds, and the G1.Gaming has some good, if not spectacular, out of the box MHz ratings. With a monstrous triple-fan cooler in place we know we can do better than that.

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Most Recent Comments

09-11-2015, 12:24:22

Master&Puppet
I've had this card a little while and it's a solid performer. Good clocks and a quality cooler. Absolutely no complaints.

I bought the ek waterblock recently and I'm looking forward to seeing what it does under water.Quote

11-11-2015, 05:29:56

MiNo
Why is it, that the 'Vanilla' / Reference 980TI's can end up number 2 and number 3 in the lists for the 4K test and the Watchdogs test?

How can it beat the 'extreme cards' ?Quote

11-11-2015, 05:31:43

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by MiNo View Post
Why is it, that the 'Vanilla' / Reference 980TI's can end up number 2 and number 3 in the lists for the 4K test and the Watchdogs test?

How can it beat the 'extreme cards' ?

Silicone lottery.Quote

11-11-2015, 06:03:11

MiNo
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Silicone lottery.
Thanks.

TBH I did not know the difference by winning the lottery could outperform the gains from £100 extra spend on a 'top' card

Would be interesting to see ~20 identical cards being tested to fully understand how much of a difference it can make.Quote

11-11-2015, 06:09:06

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by MiNo View Post
Thanks.

TBH I did not know the difference by winning the lottery could outperform the gains from £100 extra spend on a 'top' card

Would be interesting to see ~20 identical cards being tested to fully understand how much of a difference it can make.

Still a 980 Ti core in the middle, the top cards add longevity and better overclocking for poorer binned / silicone lottery GPU's. The higher end cards do have muych better components and cooling. Doesnt always mean its going to be the best overclocking card on the planet.Quote
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