NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 4GB

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, DX12, and NVIDIA's 3D Vision technology. Finally, it supports up to 4 usable display outputs across five physical connections: DVI, HDMI, and three DisplayPorts.
William George (Customer Service)
William George (Customer Service) Says:
The GTX 980 is a really impressive launch to me - so much so that I am strongly considering purchasing one. It would be about a 70% increase in speed over my GTX 670! The performance is increased compared to the previous generation, while they also reduced cost (compared to the 780 Ti at least), and massively lowered power consumption. This means it gives better performance per dollar and also better performance per watt. I'm not sure if there is a 'performance per watt per dollar' metric... but maybe there should be :)
Jeff Stubbers (Mr. Customer Service)
Jeff Stubbers (Mr. Customer Service) Says:
This card provides dual-link DVI-I, HDMI 2.0, & 3x DisplayPort 1.2 outputs.
The HDMI output on this graphics card is HDMI 2.0 (HDMI UHD) which can support 4096x2160p60 (p60 - 60 frames per second with video) resolution, provided your screen has an HDMI 2.0 compatible input - check with your screen manufacturer. Maximum consumer 3D resolution of this connection type is 1920x1080p60, and at 4096x2160p24.
Model: NVIDIA GTX 980

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  1126 MHz
Boost Speed  1216 Mhz
Stream Processors  2048
Memory Specifications
Video Memory  4GB
Memory Type  GDDR5
Memory Speed  7010 MHz
Memory Bus Width  256-bit
Bandwidth  224.3 GB/s
Additional Information
Cooling System  Loud Fan and Heatsink
DirectX Support  DirectX 12
CUDA Support  5.2
OpenGL Support  4.4
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
Length  266.7 mm (10.5 in)
Height  111.15 mm (4.4 in)

Maximum displays using Nvidia Surround: 3

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