NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 has 2048 CUDA cores

Published: 3 years ago

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Header

Not 1920, not 2560, but 2048 CUDAs are powering the new flagship card from NVIDIA.

GeForce GTX 980 has 16 Streaming Multiprocessors Maxwell (SMM), which give us 2048 CUDA cores in total. For comparison, GTX 970 has only 13 SMMs (1664 CUDAs), so there’s a 384 CUDA difference between these two cards.

GeForce GTX 980 is advertised as GK104 replacement, it is much more power efficient and much more powerful than first Kepler processor.

We will cover 2nd Generation Maxwell in detail very soon. Maxwell GM204 has some very neat features for gamers.

This post was only meant to confirm there are 2048 CUDAs in 980, hence not the most detailed table below.

Stay tunned.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 900
GeForce GTX 980 GeForce GTX 970 GeForce GTX 770 GeForce GTX 780Ti Radeon R9 290X
GPU Codename GM204-400 GM204-200 GK104-425 GK110-425 Hawaii XT
Unified Cores 2048 1664 1536 2880 2816
Memory Bus 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 384-bit 512-bit
Bandwidth 224 GB/s 224 GB/s 224 GB/s 336 GB/s 320 GB/s
Power Connectors 6pin + 6pin 6pin + 6pin 6pin + 8pin 6pin + 8pin 6pin + 8pin
TDP ~175W 148W 230W 250W 290W
Launch Date Sep 19th, 2014 Sep 19th, 2014 May 30th, 2013 Nov 7th, 2013 Oct 24h, 2013



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