A couple of weeks ago we reviewed the latest Nvidia GTX980Ti reference card, and today we follow up with a look at the latest flagship model from one of their key partners. The ‘EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+’ is quite the mouthful, but EVGA have earned a reputation for releasing some of the finest hardware to target the enthusiast audience. This particular model ships with a 6+2 power phase, custom cooler and unlike the reference Nvidia card, EVGA have decided to fit the card with a custom backplate.
In the short time since launch, we have noticed the GTX980Ti has been warmly received by the enthusiast audience. The additional 2GB of memory over the older GTX980 will certainly help drive texture heavy titles at 4K resolutions in the coming year.
Right now AMD lovers have two high end choices. The power hungry, dual GPU R9 295X2 has been reduced in price to £499.99-£599.99 via selected retailers and there are some 8GB R9 290X cards available from companies such as Sapphire. Until AMD release their new series of cards, Nvidia have been able to run amok in the high end.
||Geforce GTX970||GeForce GTX980
||Geforce GTX 980 Ti||Geforce GTX Titan X|
|Base Clock||1126 mhz||1050 mhz||1126 mhz||1000 mhz||1000 mhz|
|GPU Boost Clock||1178 mhz||1178 mhz||1216 mhz||1075 mhz||1076 mhz|
|Total Video memory||2GB||4GB||4GB||6GB||12GB|
|Texture fill-rate||72.1 Gigatexels/Sec||109.2 Gigatexels/Sec||144.1 Gigatexels/Sec||176 Gigatexels/Sec||192 Gigatexels/Sec|
|Memory Clock||7010 mhz||7000 mhz||7000 mhz||7000 mhz||7000 mhz|
|Memory Bandwidth||112.16 GB/sec||224 GB/s||224 GB/sec||336.5 GB/sec||336.5 GB/sec|
|TDP||120 watts||145 watts||165 watts||250 watts||250 watts|
The Nvidia GTX980 Ti ships with 2816 CUDA cores and 22 SM units. The memory subsystem of the GTX980 Ti consists of six 64-bit memory controllers (384-bit) with 6GB of GDDR5 memory.
The EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+ has received a clock boost over Nvidia’s reference card, with final speeds set at 1,102 mhz/1,190mhz. This translates into a decent ‘out of the box’ clock boost, with additional headroom likely available when we get to the overclocking section later in the review.