NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 and GTX 980: latest News (Specs, GPU-Z, MSI Gaming…)




GeForce GTX 980 display outputs


Update (2014.09.18 @ 20h30):

Maxwell slides part 1!


GeForce GTX 980 - MAXWELL slides

GeForce GTX 980 - MAXWELL slides

GeForce GTX 980 - MAXWELL slides

GeForce GTX 980 - MAXWELL slides

GeForce GTX 980 - MAXWELL slides

GeForce GTX 980 - MAXWELL slides

GeForce GTX 980 - MAXWELL slides

GeForce GTX 980 - MAXWELL slides

GeForce GTX 980 - MAXWELL slides

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Maxwell slides part 2!


GeForce GTX 980 - MAXWELL slides

GeForce GTX 980 - MAXWELL slides

GeForce GTX 980 - MAXWELL slides

GeForce GTX 980 - MAXWELL slides

GeForce GTX 980 - MAXWELL slides

GeForce GTX 980 - MAXWELL slides

GeForce GTX 980 - MAXWELL slides

GeForce GTX 980 - MAXWELL slides

GeForce GTX 980 - MAXWELL slides

GeForce GTX 980 - MAXWELL slides

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Update (2014.09.17 @ 12h16):

– GeForce GTX 960: sub $300 Maxwell card.

– Maxwell GM204 is a real computing monster (more results HERE):


GeForce GTX 980 - Computing

ASUS GeForce GTX 970:


ASUS GeForce GTX 970


Update (2014.09.16 @ 13h58 – via):

The GM204 GPU of the GeForce GTX 980 has:
64 ROP units – the full GK110 GPU (GTX 780 Ti) has 48 ROP units!
128 TMUs – same number than in the GTX 770.
TDP: 165W (GTX 780: 250W and GTX 770: 230W).
GPU base clock: 1126MHz
GPU boost clock: 1216MHz


Here are some higgledy-piggledy news about the upcoming GeForce GTX 970 and GTX 980 that should be launched on September 19 2014.

The GeForce GTX 980 has five display outputs: one DVI, one HDMI and three DisplayPort. Here are some more specifications of the GTX 980:

  • GPU: GM204-400 (Second Generation Maxwell architecture), 1126MHz base clock, 1216MHz boost clock, 28nm, 5.2-billion transistor
  • CUDA Cores: 2048
  • SMX: 16 (one SMX = 128 cores)
  • ROPS: 64
  • TMUs: 128
  • Memory; 4GB GDDR5 256-bit @ 1750MHz real speed or 7000MHz effective speed
  • TDP: 165W
  • Power connectos: two 6-pin
  • Price: USD $599

The GM204-400 GPU (GTX 980):


GM204-400 GPU

Here is some pictures of MSI GTX 980 Gaming with Twin Frozr V VGA cooler:


MSI GTX 980 Gaming
MSI GTX 980 Gaming

The GTX 980 reference board:


GTX 980 reference board

The PCB of the GTX 980:


GTX 980 PCB

GTX 980 PCB

The GTX 980 has a backplate in the reference board:


GTX 980 PCB




Now the specs of the GeForce GTX 970:

  • GPU: GM204-200 (Maxwell architecture), 28nm
  • CUDA Cores: 1664
  • SMX: 13 (one SMX = 128 cores)
  • ROPS: 32
  • Memory; 4GB GDDR5 256-bit
  • TDP: 150W
  • Power connectos: two 6-pin
  • Price: USD $399


GeForce GTX 970 GPU-Z

The GM204-200 GPU (GTX 970):


GM204 GPU

The 3DMark Fire Strike score of the GTX 970:


GeForce GTX 970, 3DMark Fire Strike score

Some information from the R343.91 graphics driver about the GTX 970:


GeForce GTX 970, R343.91 driver

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17 thoughts on “NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 and GTX 980: latest News (Specs, GPU-Z, MSI Gaming…)”

  1. SMiThaYe

    JegX you have typo @ “The GM240 GPU:” – it’s GM204 🙂
    And the TDP is >175W, shouldn’t be any more than this.

  2. JeGX Post Author

    Thanks, typo fixed. For the TDP, let’s wait the official launch, 175W will be likely the good value.

  3. NV

    http://videocardz.com/52362/only-at-vc-nvidia-geforce-gtx-980-final-specifications

    “What you didn’t know, is that GM204 has 64 Raster Operating Units. Yes, GM204 has 64 ROPs, that’s more than Kepler GK110.

    There are 5.2 billion transistors packed into GM204, and the GPU has a die size of 398 mm2.

    Other interesting technology is Third Generation Delta Color Compression. This technology will help increase memory efficiency, which is definitely required with 256b interface.

    The final buzzword for you is Multi-Pixel Programmable Sampling, technology improving sample randomization, and reducing quantization artifacts.

    The biggest news here is that GTX 980 has only a TDP of 165W. That’s amazing power reduction compared to 250W GK110.

    Last but not least, I can now confirm that GeForce GTX 980 has HDMI 2.0 support.”

    WOW, Maxwell is an amazing improvement.

  4. SMiThaYe

    Shame there wasn’t time for the newly announced DP1.3 (even though specs were available for several months) but have to wait for implementation and be patient for next gen and make do with HDMI 2.0.

    JeGX I know you’ve checked drivers for years, could you please quickly check on 343.91 beta (or await launch drivers) if OpenCL 1.1 on GTX 980 GM204 has LESS instructions vs 780 Gk110. Some were carried over but noticed some were missing but could easily be because an online database I checked is missing entries right now. Besides that, OCL performance is very good 😉

    And the $599 posted was at the top end of our MSRRP.

  5. JeGX Post Author

    @SMiThaYe: sorry, I can’t check OpenCL support because I don’t have a gtx 980 sample yet. I hope to get one shortly! I will release a new version of MSI Kombustor this morning so if you have a gtx 980, have a look at the two new compute tests…

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