inno3D iChill GTX980 Review
inno3D iChill GTX980
Intel Core i7-4960X @ 4.4GHz
ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
Corsair Dominator Platinum 2133
Corsair Neutron GTX
Windows 7 x64
For a change today we'll be just using the supplied software and letting it sort itself out. There are two different modes, easy which is a one click solution, and advanced which unlocks all the overclocking features to your control. Trying to give you the easiest possible demonstration we're sticking with easy mode and just clicked the 10% boost. That's it. As you can see from our GPUz screenshot the core clock hit an insane 1565MHz whilst the card remained stable this didn't actually increase the benchmarks by very much. The newer Nvidia cards can appear stable in benchmarks but you have to keep an eye on your results to watch for the peak because if you keep pushing they will actually start to drop off again even though your core clock appears to go lower. We did work on the GPU core voltage and power % usage in manual mode but we couldn't get that 10% to increase our scores as much as it should have. This point is definitely something to watch if you buy this card.
The cooler unquestionably does the job it is designed to do too, with the lowest temperatures we've seen on this generation of cards. Unbelievable performance from this cooler, fully deserving of the iChill name.