Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti – ultimate 4K gaming GPU

Nvidia has released the specifications of its latest gaming graphics powerhouse – the GeForce GTX 980 Ti – while hardware reviewers have put forward results of tests conducted on the GPU.

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti follows the recent release of the GTX 960, 970, 980, and Titan X cards, and is being punted by Nvidia as delivering “an unbeatable 4K and virtual reality experience”.

4K gaming – 3840 x 2160 – and virtual reality are the latest benchmarks in PC gaming, and Nvidia’s $649 GTX 980 Ti is set to target those who want both. South African retailers did not have pricing listed at the time of publication.

The specifications of the GTX 980 Ti are detailed in the table below.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti
CUDA Cores 2816
Base Clock 1000MHz
Boost Clock 1075MHz
VRAM 6GB GDDR5
Memory Interface Width 384-bit
Maximum Digital Resolution 5120 x 3200
Maximum VGA Resolution 2048 x 1536
Multi-Monitor 4 displays
Power Requirement 250W
Minimum System Power 600W
Dimensions 115 x 266 x dual-width
Max GPU Temperature 92C

Gaming frame rate in 4K

Nvidia’s promise of “new levels of performance and capabilities” was tested by Eurogamer’s Digital Foundry, which put the card in a gaming rig sporting an Intel Core i7-4790K (overclocked to 4.6GHz) and 16GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM.

The card’s frame rate performance is detailed in the table below.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti – 4K (3840 x 2160)
GTX 980 Ti – FPS
GTX 980 Ti Overclocked – FPS
The Witcher 3, High, HairWorks Off, Custom AA 36.9 40.7
Battlefield 4, High, Post-AA 61.0 69.6
Crysis 3, High, SMAA 52.5 59.7
Assassin’s Creed Unity, Very High, FXAA 26.5 29.0
Far Cry 4, Very High, SMAA 47.1 50.9
COD Advanced Warfare, Console Settings, FXAA 86.9 96.9
Ryse: Son of Rome, Normal, SMAA 41.7 45.6
Shadow of Mordor, High, High Textures, FXAA 54.8 59.7
Tomb Raider, Ultra, FXAA 61.3 66.0

GTX 980 Ti – Images

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The card’s announcement video is embedded below.

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