Asus GeForce GTX 980 4GB STRIX DirectCU II OC

Video Card

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NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 980 is one of the first high-performance graphics cards using their new Maxwell GPU architecture. The main thrust with this new design is efficiency, rather than a big increase in performance. Still, in game tests it matches or beats the previous generation GTX 780 Ti - but at a lower price point. The GTX 980 also reaches that level of performance with much lower power usage and heat output than the 700-series, though: 80 watts less than the 780 Ti at maximum load! That translates directly to lower temperatures and quieter operation.

In addition to its great efficiency, the GTX 980 inherits other features common to the GeForce line. It is excellent at maintaining good frame-rates in games, not dipping too low even in graphics-laden titles, and includes support for CUDA, DX11, and NVIDIA's 3D Vision technology. Finally, it supports up to 4 usable display outputs across five physical connections: DVI, HDMI, and three DisplayPorts.

This particular variant of the GTX 980 uses a dual-fan cooling setup, rather than the reference NVIDIA design. This means increased cooling for the card and reduced noise levels, but most of the heat from the card is vented inside the computer rather than being exhausted out the back. It also comes slightly overclocked by the card manufacturer.

Model: Asus STRIX-GTX980-DC2OC-4GD5

Specifications

Chipset Manufacturer nVidia
Product Line GeForce
Motherboard Connection PCI Express 3.0 x16
Maximum DisplayPort Resolution 4096x2160
Maximum Monitors Supported 4
HDCP Compliant Yes
GPU Specifications
Core Speed 1178 MHz
Boost Speed 1279 Mhz
Stream Processors 2048
Memory Specifications
Video Memory 4GB
Memory Type GDDR5
Memory Speed 3505 MHz
Memory Bus Width 256-bit
Bandwidth 224.3 GB/s
Additional Information
Cooling System Open Air Type
DirectX Support DirectX 11.2
OpenGL Support 4.4
Outputs
Port 1 Dual-Link DVI
Port 2 HDMI
Port 3 DisplayPort
Port 4 DisplayPort
Port 5 DisplayPort
Power Connectors
Plug 1 6-pin PCI-E
Plug 2 6-pin PCI-E
Dimensions
Length 288.6 mm (11.4 in)
Height 134.4 mm (5.3 in)
Width 40.9 mm (1.6 in)