NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 Launched




NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980

NVIDIA has officially launched its new high-end graphics cards, the GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970, both powered by the second iteration of the Maxwell GPU. Many details (specs, benchmarks, slides, etc.) are already available in this article, so let’s recap the main and official specifications:

GeForce GTX 980 specs

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  • GPU: GM204-400 (Second Generation Maxwell architecture), 1126MHz base clock, 1216MHz boost clock, 28nm, 5.2-billion transistor
  • CUDA Cores: 2048
  • SMM (Streaming Multiprocessor Maxwell): 16 (one SMM = 128 CUDA cores)
  • FP32: 4981 GFLOPS (see comp table HERE)
  • FP64: 1/32 FP32 (see comp table HERE)
  • ROPS: 64
  • TMUs: 128
  • Memory; 4GB GDDR5 256-bit @ 1750MHz real speed or 7000MHz effective speed
  • TDP: 165W
  • Power connectors: two 6-pin
  • Price: USD $550
  • 3D APIs: OpenGL 4.5, Direct3D 12
  • GPU Computing: OpenCL 1.1, CUDA, PhysX
  • Output connectors: 3 x DisplayPort 1.2, 1 x HDMI, 1 x DVI


NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980, GPU-Z

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980, GPU-Z

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The GTX 980 official hompage is here: GeForce GTX 980 @ NVIDIA.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980

A small part of the backplate can be removed for better cooling when several GTX 980 are used in SLI:
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980

Scores

TessMark score:


NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980

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GeForce GTX 970 specs

  • GPU: GM204-200 (Second Generation Maxwell architecture), 1050MHz base clock, 1178MHz boost clock, 28nm, 5.2-billion transistor
  • CUDA Cores: 1664
  • SMM (Streaming Multiprocessor Maxwell): 13 (one SMM = 128 CUDA cores)
  • FP32: 3920 GFLOPS (see comp table HERE)
  • FP64: 1/32 FP32 (see comp table HERE)
  • ROPS: 64
  • TMUs: 104
  • Memory; 4GB GDDR5 256-bit @ 1750MHz real speed or 7000MHz effective speed
  • TDP: 145W
  • Power connectors: two 6-pin
  • Price: USD $330
  • 3D APIs: OpenGL 4.5, Direct3D 12
  • GPU Computing: OpenCL 1.1, CUDA, PhysX
  • Output connectors: 3 x DisplayPort 1.2, 1 x HDMI, 1 x DVI

The ASUS Strix GTX 970 OC GPU-Z screenshot:


NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970, GPU-Z

GeForce GTX 970 official homepage: GeForce GTX 970 @ NVIDIA


15 thoughts on “NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 Launched”

  1. John Smith

    256-bit mem – 64 ROP – 104 TMU. I don’t like it, it seems NV made another “top” GF680. I’m waiting for real top not that half-top.

  2. CashCow

    “I’m waiting for real top not that half-top.”

    I agree, but what would one expect with a lack of competition from AMD?

    NVIDIA is going to milk its cow slowly. Ship the “full” architecture as Titan/Tesla first, then ship the consumer version. It worked well for them the first time around, didn’t it?

  3. DrBalthar

    Definitely best nVidia card since 8800/9800 or best chip since G8x/G9x series

  4. Ender

    I’ve got vray 3 rt and Gygabite’s Gtx 980. It don’t work in CUDA mode, (i’ve tried with vray 3.00.03 and 3.00.07 in max 2014 and 2015).
    OpenCL mode works perfect.
    I don’t know if is something common or just me…
    We will have to wait newer versions i guess!

  5. d0ce

    I have the same problem than Ender (with v-ray 3.00.03 and 3.00.07 also tested)
    I wish I read your comment before, cos I bought my new gtx980 yesterday and doesn’t work on vray RT (CUDA) and I bought it for that 🙁

  6. Raffa

    Vray 3.0 doesn’t support 970/980 series because these GPUs use a different way to compile data.
    Probably you’ll see support in the upcoming SP.
    Didnt yet tried with 3.00.08 if they introduced this support but from changelog it doesn’t seem to be (a demo is available on chaosgroup website).

  7. Denes

    I cant believe this I just bought 3x GTX 970 and you are telling me that it doesent support the rt render.. Fuck sake… it really doesent work for me either what a fucking waste of money

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