Review: Faster than Titan X
EVGA has nine different GTX 980 Ti cards, including three superclocked flavours.
EVGA GTX 980 Ti Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+ card used for this review comes with hefty factory overclock which sets the base GPU clock at 1102MHz.
Superclocked stands for super high factory overclock, the suffix ‘+’ means the card comes with backplate, and ‘ACX 2.0+’ is for a custom dual fan cooler.
The clock speed is significantly higher than the 1006MHz reference. The Boost clock is 1190MHz compared to the 1074MHz reference . Higher clocks are translated directly into higher performance making this card perfect for users who want highest performance right out of the box.
EVGA did not overclocked the memory which is left at a default 7GHz (effective GDDR5), but as you will see you can overclock the memory and GPU even further.
The reference GTX 980 Ti is priced at $650 and it gets close to the Titan X, which is priced at $999. The EVGA GTX 980 Ti Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+, which is priced at $680, outperforms the Titan X in most scenarios.
For those who came in late, the GTX 980 Ti is based on a version of the 28nm GM200 GPU, earlier seen on the GTX Titan X graphics card. The GPU packs 22 enabled SMM units for a total of 2816 CUDA cores and 176 texture units (TMUs). The CUDA core number was cut and the amount of memory was slashed to 6GB, the number of ROPs, amount of L3 cache and the memory interface remained the same as on the Titan X. The Geforce GTX 980 Ti packs 96 ROPs, 3MB of L3 cache and 6GB of memory paired with a 384-bit memory interface. The new Geforce GTX 980 Ti has the same 250W TDP and needs 8+6-pin PCI-Express power connectors.
The next image shows EVGA’s full GTX 980 Ti line-up.