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philip June 1, 2015

Video cards using the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti chipset are available for purchase starting today. We're adding in all the cards as they become available on retail. (Click here for all GTX 980 Ti based video cards on PCPartPicker.)


  GTX 980 Ti Titan X GTX 980
GPU GM200 GM200 GM204
CUDA Cores 2816 3072 2048
Base Clock 1000 MHz 1000 MHz 1126 MHz
Boost Clock 1075 MHz 1075 MHz 1216 MHz
Memory Clock 7000 MHz 7000 MHz 7000 MHz
Memory Bus Width 384-bit 384-bit 256-bit
Memory 6 GB 12 GB 4 GB
TDP 250W 250W 165W
Launch Price $650 $999 $549


Official specs at NVIDIA


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mauriciomdea 1 Build 65 points 47 months ago

6GB or 5.5GB?

xolot1 1 Build 9 points 47 months ago

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Calipha_Dah_Boss 3 points 47 months ago

6.144MB's (6.1GB's)

190n 2 Builds 2 points 46 months ago

It's 6Gb - 6 gigabits - so 6GB/8 = 750MB

mauriciomdea 1 Build 2 points 46 months ago

It was a joke dude...

190n 2 Builds 2 points 46 months ago

Yeah, I know.

That was intended as a joke.

Growliff1234 1 point 47 months ago


ILM126 1 point 46 months ago


Kimchi 25 points 47 months ago

AMD We're still waiting..

Rashiq 8 points 47 months ago

Nvidia has turned into a biatch after the 600 series and the fact that amd is cutting slack isn't helping either.

After the 690 the green team released the titans to throne the 1k$ flagship gpu throne. Gone are the days of nvidia dual gpus {which actually performs whole lot better (think sli 980s) in sli supported games (I only trust quadros for my workstations, not titans)}

But buying titans have its perks. Say people who bought 780tis (Especially sli) will be running into problems with heavily modded Skyrim, modded GTA 5, Witcher 3 and future AAA titles. Where as Titans and Titan black users can reap the benefits of their extra 250$ investment thanks to none other than 6GB of vram. People probably think they will never need 12 GB ram but that's what people said about 80MB hdd and 128KB rams. Time will come (probably less than a year) where 6 GB is not enough for ultra gaming. Would you want your 650 dollar investment to not matter in a year?

AMD always made an conscious effort to'future proof' their gpus by staying ahead in vrams. Look at the r9 295x2. It still beats the Titan X. The only thing wrong with it is that most games favor the green team and red team gpus don't perform consistently i.e a large variance in frame rates.

Kimchi 2 points 47 months ago

Nvidia is just really expensive, and they haven't even lowered the price of they 780 ti's and 290x outperforms the 780 ti and almost out performs a 970 because 3.5 gigs of vram, while AMD is making gpus with higher ram even though it runs really hot and loud. The 295x2 is slowly dropping in price while the Titan Z is still in the $1,000 and it just tells me that nvidia wants to be a money *****.

Rashiq 2 points 47 months ago

I really hope the r9 390x outperforms or at least matches the titan X or 980 ti, comes with 8 GB HBM at a price of 700$ or less. (It's what we all want) My patience is running out. Titan Z can die (RIP).

Kimchi 2 points 47 months ago

yes pls

chaoticbrain 2 points 47 months ago

Supposedly, their high end card is going to be the "fury" and "fury x"? And the 390x will just be a modified 290x.

But ya, lets hope it's better. I have a feeling their going to release the "fury" with 4GB and it will slower than the 980Ti, but maybe their next card with 8hbm will be faster.

Rashiq 2 points 47 months ago

If rumors are correct and the AMD's flagship does come out with 4GB HBM it still should be faster than the 980ti since rumors indicate HBM is twice as fast then GDDR5 so amd's flagship would have an effective 8GB ram. By the rate at which rumor mill spins on the internet I might have acquire a salt mine just to go through the day.

If 390X is a modified 290x then it being slower than the 980ti is acceptable. If 'fury x' is slower then that's just sad and I gonna end up buying nor nvidia (because http://www.pcgameshardware.de/The-Witcher-3-PC-237266/Specials/Grafikkarten-Benchmarks-1159196/ a 780 performs worse than 960 ) or amd.

I really hope the Kepler being left to dust due to driver issues. I just hope its some fking management issue and not done on purpose. I had high hopes for amd to rock the monopoly of nvidia and intel but that's easier said then done and it doesn't look like they are even trying.

TackyGrizzlyBear 1 point 46 months ago

r9 295x2 is dual gpu though.

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philquin24 1 Build 3 points 47 months ago

sighs If only they can make something that will kick Intel and Nvidia off their backsides, making them to work harder to give us better improvments on new things. Competition is important :)

Kimchi 2 points 47 months ago

Yea, AMD really needs to step up their game

TackyGrizzlyBear 1 point 46 months ago

Intel is so far ahead on their manufacturing processes that AMD will have to pull of a miracle to catch up. Intel is currently using a 14nm manufacturing process developing 10nm and 7nm manufacturing where on the other hand, AMD is just starting development on 20nm and 14nm

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MicahCerrone 7 points 47 months ago

So its basically a slightly-nerfed Titan X for, like, $350 less...

JAShadic 4 points 47 months ago

And a Titan Z for $850 less...

...Without the extra 6GB of VRAM...

...And without an extra GPU...

piemancoder 8 points 47 months ago

That extra 6GB was completely useless anyways, so it is better.

EDIT: It's not useless, it's for bragging rights and Alienware marketing.

JAShadic 3 points 47 months ago


Another use for the extra is to run 3 4k displays in surround, but let's face it. Who has the desk space for all those monitors? Oh that and you'll probably get like 15FPS on Crysis at low settings, and 2 FPS on minesweeper.

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MicahCerrone 1 point 47 months ago

I think you mean $850 more than the 980 Ti.

JAShadic 2 points 47 months ago

I think we both mean the same thing. I meant that the 980 Ti is a Titan Z for $850 less. But it both has the same definition.

MicahCerrone 1 point 47 months ago

Oooh, I just interpreted it wrong.

geogeodude 6 points 47 months ago

Goodbye, Titan X.

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DopeTech 1 Build 2 points 47 months ago

Someone got burned I see..

Take it like a man..

auldae 1 Build 4 points 47 months ago

Currently in Ti denial stage. Looking at my 980 saying, 'GM204 has to be better, right?'

mjaj 1 Build 2 points 47 months ago

it has to be i mean its 4 more GMs, right?


Axxents 4 points 47 months ago

Ah just paint the 980 red and it's faster, r-right?

Sev-07 5 points 47 months ago

3x more faster if it's red :p

RedCometCharAznable 3 points 45 months ago

hell yeah

gorgomomo 0 points 47 months ago

Im in the same position :(

DopeTech 1 Build 2 points 47 months ago

From what Im hearing, this is going to be the best choice for enthusiasts. Cant think of anything that's better. Almost 20% faster than the 980, dayyum.

iAmAnnon 4 points 47 months ago

It actually seems to perform very close to the Titan - as within a few frames. From what I've gathered its due to the fact the 980 Ti has a lot more room to boost - while the Titan throttles much more.

JAShadic 2 points 47 months ago

According to this image from NVIDIA, I don't think the Titan has a chance against the 980 Ti, as it is around a year-a year and a half old.

As for the Titan Z, this is basically the Maxwell equivalent, just $850 less.

And if you meant the Titan X, then yes you are correct.

iAmAnnon 1 point 47 months ago

Yeah, I meant the Titan X, thanks for the catch.

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iAmAnnon 2 points 47 months ago

Here's just one benchmark that says it does. https://youtu.be/VQou5h0Zh2k?t=5m40s

LeMonarque 3 Builds 1 point 47 months ago

How about 3 of them versus 2 Titan X? Not always, due to varied scaling and SLI compatibility, but much of the time, it does stand a pretty clear chance against and over the Titan X.

vekspec 3 Builds 1 point 47 months ago

well if you go SLI, two 970s in SLI at ~$600 will get 5-20% better FPS according to some benchmarks. http://www.pcgamer.com/nvidia-geforce-gtx-980-ti-review/

all depends though. according to the article, this aint the best Price-Perf card... "Out of the bunch, the 970 remains the price/performance king"

DopeTech 1 Build 1 point 47 months ago

I'd argue however that the 10-20% improvements you will might see in some games (some games run better on 980ti) isnt really worth the added card. I'd say the 980ti, if it was a tad cheaper, would be the perfect single card to have.

vekspec 3 Builds 2 points 47 months ago

yes true true. I think the article was pointing out that people with a 970 shouldn't go buy a single 980 Ti but rather buy another 970 to SLI, be a better investment, but coming from a 600/700 series, definitely better buy.

I would absolutely agree that they should lower the price. but i'm sure they will when the R9 300s come out to compete.

mjjobson 1 point 47 months ago

You're always going to have the issue with SLI profiles though...

970 is deffinetly one of the best bang for your buck cards at the moment though.

vekspec 3 Builds 1 point 47 months ago

I don't use SLI profiles though lol I like to tweak myself, not have someone provide me with presets lol

Mark_Uzamaki 1 point 47 months ago

The 980 TI is almost on par with the Titan X, and slightly better by a few frames. Since they are both neck to neck to each other. Same components, only difference is memory.

Antocharles360 2 points 47 months ago

Waits.... for an rgb logo Windforce g1 edition with back a backplate.

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Niyawa 1 point 47 months ago

This does make me wonder what's the point of the Titan X right now. Unlike previously whereas the selling point was the huge memory buffer and compute performance, now there's just a 12GB VRAM which I dare say not even AAA developers will put to use for a long time. Maybe NVidia just wants to make sure people expect this new $999 price segment to be a thing so they can squeeze bigger margins from individuals who can afford it.

Regardless. If AMD's new card is a Titan killer as they've been hyping everyone for the last while, and is appropriately priced ($850 or so) we could see a quick price drop of the 980 Ti to around $540-560 just like the 780 Ti last year. In spite of that, I don't see things getting all that interesting until Pascal comes along, but that's a talk for next year I suppose.

TechyinAZ 14 Builds 1 point 46 months ago

From what NVidia has said, the TITAN X is still a very viable option and designed for gamers and renderers that use the 12GB. Some people REALLY need 12GB for what they are doing.

So the TITAN X isn't competition for the GTX 980 TI since it's designed for different users.

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piemancoder 1 point 47 months ago

It's like Nvidia pulled another GTX 970 trick on us, but with the titan x and on purpose.

RandomASCII 1 point 47 months ago

Depending on what the benchmark results end up being, this could be a really nice piece for those of us who don't want to spend a thousand dollars on a GPU for the newest variant of the Titan. The specs make it sound like that'll be the case, but we'll have to see for ourselves.

MrFriendism 1 point 47 months ago

Any cheap seller for 980 ti?

auldae 1 Build 1 point 47 months ago

No, but I have a bridge I could sell you.

patrick77 1 Build -2 points 47 months ago

this is a high end card from nvidia that just came out. your funny. **** ain't cheap if anything AMD will be cheaper than nvidia although you may pay for it in power strokes non- existant beard pondering the question

Ian_H. 1 point 47 months ago

Any chance that the 980's price will drop in the near future?

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SHOCKOPS 1 Build 1 point 47 months ago

In Germany the prices starts at 700€ = ~766$, I will wait till there are more Benchmarks and tests on both cards 980ti and R9 390X.

NeoKorean 1 Build 1 point 47 months ago

Crap I'm not sure whether I should wait for the next 1000s series or get a 980 ti now. I hope my 770 can last another year

joeh4384 5 Builds 1 point 47 months ago

I want to see the high end custom editions like the Lightning, Galaxy Hall of Fame etc of the 980ti. I am sure they will easily oc past Titan X's.

ILM126 1 point 46 months ago

Yes! Now I have something that I can throw my wallet at!

(As if I have any money :P)

Hussein.H 1 point 46 months ago

980Ti... Wow. I wonder when AMD will make their stand to this brilliant 900 series.

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beardofsocrates 1 point 46 months ago

Any idea when the ASUS Strix 980 ti will be released?

TheAmorphousStalker 1 Build 1 point 45 months ago

If AMD doesn't step up in cooling performance or driver configuration, it's gonna lose it all to Nvidia.

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philip staff submitter 10 Builds 1 point 47 months ago

None of the 980 Ti cards are 16" long. Where are you seeing that information?

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philip staff submitter 10 Builds 2 points 47 months ago

The 16" is for the packaging.

kenderkenobi 1 Build 0 points 47 months ago

:: face ::

:: palm::


philip staff submitter 10 Builds 2 points 47 months ago

No worries - Amazon can be confusing. Sometimes their dimensions are for the product, sometimes for the packaging. It can be a tossup.

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Ryo_Hyamaru 1 Build 1 point 47 months ago

Titan x

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jackophant 2 points 47 months ago

Normally in the UK you can see an announced price of $500, but it will end up being £500. It's like tech companies don't even know what exchange rates are, just change the currency sign.

mjjobson 1 point 47 months ago

You need to add the VAT to the dollar figure...

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auldae 1 Build 1 point 47 months ago

NVIDIA is an American corporation after all. I bet we rip you guys off on corn and crap too. But we also kindly let you folks move here if you want, so you really can't complain.

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auldae 1 Build 3 points 47 months ago

But it does. Round up some of your mates and make some better cards over there. I'll pay more for foreign over domestic if it's better - just like everyone else does.

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