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KFA2 GeForce GTX 980 ‘8Pack Edition’ 4096MB

We tested all the solutions today at 1080p, 1600p and 4K resolutions. We didn’t have time to retest all the hardware with the latest drivers, so we have clearly marked which solutions are tested with which drivers.
8pack card in system
If you want to read more about this, or are interested in buying the same Kitguru Test Rig, check out our article with links on this page. We are using an Asus PB287Q 4k and Apple 30 inch Cinema HD monitor for this review today.

KFA2 GeForce GTX 980 ‘8Pack Edition’ 4096MB (1,304mhz core / 1,753mhz memory) – Nvidia Forceware 350.12

Comparison cards:
Nvidia GTX Titan X (1,000mhz core / 1,753mhz Memory) – Nvidia Forceware 347.88
Nvidia GTX Titan Z (706mhz core / 1,753 mhz memory) – Nvidia Forceware 347.88
Sapphire R9 295X2 (1,018mhz core / 1,250 mhz memory) – Catalyst 15.3 beta
Asus GTX980 ROG Platinum (1,241mhz core / 1,753 mhz memory) – Nvidia Forceware 347.09
Gigabyte GTX980 G1 Gaming (1228mhz core / 1,753 mhz memory) – Nvidia Forceware 347.09
Inno3D GTX980 ‘iChill Herculez X4 Air Boss Ultra (1266 mhz core / 1753 mhz memory) – Nvidia Forceware 347.09
MSI GTX980 Gaming 4G (1216mhz core / 1753 mhz memory) – Nvidia Forceware 347.09
Asus GTX980 Strix (1178mhz core / 1753 mhz memory) – Nvidia Forceware 347.09
Asus GTX780 Ti Direct CU II OC (954mhz core / 1750 mhz memory) – Nvidia Forceware 347.09
Nvidia GTX980 Reference (1126 mhz core / 1753 mhz memory) – Nvidia Forceware 347.09
Galax GTX970 OC Silent ‘Infinity Black Edition’ (1178 mhz core / 1753mhz memory) – Nvidia Forceware 347.09
Palit GTX970 Jetstream OC (1152mhz core / 1753 mhz memory) – Nvidia Forceware 347.09
MSI GTX970 Gaming 4G (1140 mhz core / 1753 mhz memory) – Nvidia Forceware 347.09
Palit GTX780 6GB (902 mhz core / 150 2mhz memory) – Nvidia Forceware 347.09
Asus GTX970 StriX OC (1114 mhz core / 1753 mhz memory) – Nvidia Forceware 347.09
Asus R9 290 Direct CU II OC (1000 mhz core / 1260 mhz memory) – Catalyst 14.12
OCUK GTX970 ‘Nvidia 970 Cooler Edition’ (1051 mhz core / 1753 mhz memory) – Nvidia Forceware 347.09

Software:
Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit
Unigine Heaven Benchmark
Unigine Valley Benchmark
3DMark Vantage
3DMark 11
3DMark
Fraps Professional
Steam Client
FurMark

Games:

Grid AutoSport
Tomb Raider
Metro Last Light Redux
Thief 2014

All the latest BIOS updates and drivers are used during testing. We perform generally under real world conditions, meaning KitGuru tests games across five closely matched runs and then average out the results to get an accurate median figure. If we use scripted benchmarks, they are mentioned on the relevant page.

Game descriptions edited with courtesy from Wikipedia.

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