MSI GTX980 Gaming Review

Test Setup and Overclocking

MSI GTX980 Gaming Review

Test Setup

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

Overclocking

Much like all the other MSI cards we have reviewed recently we saw no benefit from playing around with the volts in afterburner. 1450MHz is not to sniffed at though, we could push further but some of the benchmark scores started to drop. Again another normal Maxwell trait that the card will easily still pass benches but the scores do tend to drop off. Strangely we did notice a few game got very little benefit from the extra MHz as you will see further on in the review. Other than the having to watch the overclock scores the 980 Gaming was very easy to eek out the extra speed from and we think if this card had of been to load of other media houses being abused its whole life we probably could have got a little more.    


  

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Most Recent Comments

02-02-2015, 07:02:53

WYP
Where is the overclocking?Quote

02-02-2015, 08:25:52

Excalabur50
I have two of these bad boys in SLI and get 145FPS nearly constant in BF4 in ULTRA everything turned on @1440p at 144hz multiplayer and couldn't be happier the only disappointment is the lack of a back plate but still a nice cardQuote

02-02-2015, 08:33:19

King of Old Old School
Quote:
Originally Posted by Excalabur50 View Post
I have two of these bad boys in SLI and get 145FPS nearly constant in BF4 in ULTRA everything turned on @1440p at 144hz multiplayer and couldn't be happier the only disappointment is the lack of a back plate but still a nice card
We are paying an arm & leg for these GPU at least they could put a back plate on or even do what EVGA does sell them as a add onQuote

02-02-2015, 14:53:58

piotrekhc
Everything ok but EVGA 980 SC cheaper and faster...Quote

04-02-2015, 12:31:28

Dicehunter
Quote:
Originally Posted by piotrekhc View Post
Everything ok but EVGA 980 SC cheaper and faster...
It all depends on silicon lottery.

I have a reference 980 that can do 1560/2100 which is far higher than the EVGA SC.Quote
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