MSI GeForce GTX 980 GAMING 4G Specifications
GeForce GTX 980 is no longer the fastest single-GPU offered by NVIDIA, however it is without a doubt one of the most popular cards around. Radeon R9 390X is direct competitor to GTX 980, as both cards offer similar performance.
GeForce GTX 980 comes with GM204 GPU equipped with 2048 CUDA cores, 128 TMUs and 64 ROPs. All GTX 980 cards are featuring 4GB 256-bit memory configuration — higher capacities are occupied by 980 Ti (6GB) and TITAN X (12GB).
MSI GTX 980 GAMING is factory overclocked to 1216/1317 MHz, with memory speed left at stock 1753 MHz.
Card features custom made PCB with dual 8pin power connectors. The cooler is a new version of Twin Frozr V solution. The best feature of 980 GAMING is definitely the ZeroFrozr technology. Simply put it disables the fans when card is in low power state (when temperature is below 60C).
MSI GTX 980 GAMING also features HybridFrozr technology, which in my opinion is even more interesting. HybridFrozr is basically ZeroFrozr technology for each fan. In other words, while one of the fan starts spinning at 50C, the other will start at 60C. This technology was designed for two reasons: two avoid higher temperatures at idle state (thus improving environment required to sustain longer lifespan of components), and to keep card very quiet.
The only problem with Hybrid Frozr technology is that 50/60C is quite common temperature for GPU, especially during web browsing. That said those fans will start to work non-synchronously every few minutes. After using this card for few months, I can actually tell the difference which fan has just started spinning. It may sound funny, but it gets annoying over time. The good news is that Hybrid Frozr can be controlled through special MSI app called Independent Fan Control. It can be disabled with one click, which I did.
Here are the specifications of MSI GTX 980 GAMING.
|MSI GeForce GTX 980 GAMING 4G Specifications|
|GTX TITAN X||GTX 980 Ti||MSI GTX 980 GAMING||GTX 980|
|Base/Boost Clock||1000/1089 MHz||1000/1076 MHz||1216/1317 MHz||1127/1216 MHz|
|Memory Clock||1753 MHz||1753 MHz||1753 MHz||1250 MHz|
|Memory||12GB GDDR5||6GB GDDR5||4GB GDDR5||8/4GB GDDR5|
|Bandwidth||337 GB/s||337 GB/s||224 GB/s||320 GB/s|
|Power Connectors||8pin + 6pin||8pin + 6pin||8pin + 8pin||8pin + 6pin|
|Page 2||Overview HIS Radeon R9 390X IceQX² OC|
|Page 3||Overview MSI GeForce GTX 980 GAMING 4G|
|Page 4||Testing platform and methodology|
|Page 5||Test Overclocking|
|Page 6||Test Power consumption ● Temperature ● Memory Utilization|
|Page 7||Test 3DMark11 ● 3DMark ● Catzilla ● Unigine Valley ● CompuBench|
|Page 8||Test Batman: AO ● COH2 ● GRID: A. ● Hitman A. ● Metro: LL ● THIEF ● Tomb Raider ● SoM ● SE3|
|Page 9||Bonus Content Radeon R9 390X & R9 290X CrossFire mini-test|