NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Officially Launching on 2nd June At Computex – Brings Competitive Graphics Performance To GeForce

Hassan Mujtaba
Posted May 27, 2015
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NVIDIA’s latest GeForce GTX 980 Ti graphics card has been officially confirmed to launch on 2nd June at the Computex 2015 event. NVDIA seems to be holding a big event at the show to launch their competitive, high-performance, GM200 based graphics cards to GeForce users which will be shown off at the event and live streamed to public via Twitch.

NVIDIA Launching Competitive GM200 Based, GeForce GTX 980 Ti Graphics Card at Computex

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti is going to be the fastest GeForce 900 series cards aside from the Titan X which leads the whole Maxwell pack with an insane core count and 12 GB of GDDR5 VRAM. The $999 US price is quite high and not all people can pay that much for a graphics card (even though the Titan X sold more than the Titan *Original* and even the GTX 690 graphics card. Many GeForce gamers have been demanding for a card that is more optimized in terms of price and performance compared to the Titan X. Back with Kepler generation, users got the GeForce GTX 780 Ti which was better in all ways possible than the GTX Titan and just a few bits slower than the Titan Black. The latest GTX 980 Ti which launches next week is going to be a similar solution that will perform similar to the Titan X but has specifications optimized to deliver lower purchase prices.

So specifications, we all need to hear the juicy specifications for this card. The GTX 980 Ti rocks a GM200 core, the specific SKU is codenamed GM200-310 and is a cut down chip that features 2816 CUDA Cores as mentioned in the latest leaks which seem very true. The only site reporting specifications aside from the one leaked by HW Battle is GDM.OR.JP who have rumored a 3072 Core count for the 980 Ti but we don’t think they are correct. So in terms of specifications, we get 2816 cores, 176 texture mapping units and possibly 96 ROPs unless NVIDIA has a new *feature* like the GTX 970 inside their 980 Ti. If so, then NVIDIA might want to come clear with the specs prior to shipping them out to review sites which I believed they did to avoid any backslash from the community in the future.

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The card does feature a 6 GB GDDR5 VRAM compared to 12 GB GDDR5 on the Titan X. The 6 GB VRAM is more sensible for a gaming card and the memory runs along a 384-bit bus interface that is clocked at 7 GHz to pump out 336 GB/s bandwidth. The core clock is maintained at 1000 MHz and 1076 MHz boost clock. The final clocks and specifications might differ since the GPU-z version does not yet supports the GTX 980 Ti. As for design, the card features a 8+6 Pin power connector configuration and has DVI, HDMI, 3x Display ports for display outputs. NVIDIA is using the reference NVTTM Maxwell revision cooler which has a decent package to cool down the card but to be honest, NVIDIA has to change the cooler scheme sooner or later since it is getting a bit boring looking at that design since the past two years. Custom designs will be available and shown off during the launch event at Computex.

Many thanks to our community fellow Kenneth Cheung for the tip! 

Note: The following post has been removed from NVIDIA’s Taiwan page.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti GPUz and Synthetic Benchmarks (Image Credits To Hardware Battle):

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Preliminary Specifications:

CardNVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan XNVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 TiNVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
GPU28nm GM200-40028nm GM200-31028nm GM204-400
CUDA Cores307228162048
TMUs192176128
ROPs969664
Core clock1002 MHz1000 MHz1127 MHz
Boost Clock1089 MHz1076 MHz1215 MHz
Memory Clock1753 MHz1753 MHz1753 MHz
Memory Bus384-bit384-bit256-bit
Memory12GB GDDR56GB GDDR54GB GDDR5
Bandwidth336 GB/s336 GB/s224 GB/s
TDP250W250W165W
Power Connectors1x 6pin; 1x 8pin1x 6pin; 1x 8pin2x 6pin
Display Outputs1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DP1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DP1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DP
MSRP$999 US$699 US$549 US
RX 480 and GTX 1060 DX12 and Vulkan Overclocked Results

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