NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti

Discussion in 'Architecture and Products' started by Rys, May 31, 2015.

  1. pharma

    Veteran Regular

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2004
    Messages:
    2,907
    Likes Received:
    1,607
    Check out the Guru3D review.
    • Temp Target 85 Degrees C
    • CPU clock +150 MHz (from default 1152 MHz)
    • Mem clock +375 MHz
    • Voltage + 50Mv
    So his core clock is 1302 Mhz, Boost clock 1452~1477Mhz and mem clock 7818. Even though you can use Afterburner or PrecisionX, Gigabyte has their own tool called OC Guru II .

    http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/gigabyte_geforce_gtx_980_ti_g1_gaming_soc_review,35.html
     
  2. Albuquerque

    Albuquerque Red-headed step child
    Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2004
    Messages:
    3,845
    Likes Received:
    329
    Location:
    35.1415,-90.056
    Yeah, I read pretty much every review of the G1 (and the AMP! and the STRIXX) before my purchase. I'm aware of Gigabyte's OC software, although it looks like MSI Afterburner ended up being the "preferred" method by those who used both. I also saw several of the example overclocks, which is what drove my +125 core / +500 mem / 115% power initial attempt.

    Last night I also discovered that the 250mm case-side fan in my TT Armor+ case has somehow died, so I was down a considerable amount of airflow. As the G1 exhausts directly into the case, the entire lower half of the case was uncomfortably warm to my feet when I, by chance, rested the side of my foot against the side of the case. "Yeeow... WTF?" is about how it went :) It also appears that my fan controller channel died with it, as the fan doesn't power on when plugged directly into a PSU molex, and that controller channel doesn't power anything connected to it. D'oh.

    I've got a new 25cm case fan on the way, and a new fan controller for good measure. AC repair dude will be at my house today, so perhaps I'll have better OC news before the end of the week :D
     
  3. Florin

    Florin Merrily dodgy
    Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2003
    Messages:
    1,644
    Likes Received:
    214
    Location:
    The colonies
    And for another perspective; After some iterations of Nvidia cards with custom AIB coolers I specifically went for a reference card this time around. Cheapest I could find was a Zotac.

    I haven't messed with overclocking in years and the card is in fact running on an i2500 non-K (as I care more about the VT-D support) with quality but bog standard DDR3-1333. PCs are plenty quirky enough for me without pushing things :)

    Anyway I play at 2560x1440 and anything I throw at it just flies. I mostly play GTA V Online at the moment but getting started with Witcher 3 and still firing up Elite Dangerous every once in a while and everything is up to the max and smooth. Intel isn't progressing as aggressively on the performance front as it used to and it shows. Well happy with performance on my trusty old rig with the 980TI.
     
  4. pharma

    Veteran Regular

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2004
    Messages:
    2,907
    Likes Received:
    1,607
  5. gongo

    Regular

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2008
    Messages:
    582
    Likes Received:
    12
    I see an all time high interest in 980Ti...it is $649, but wow there sure is a market for such prices. It could be the most successful $649 card ever. People are thirsty for more 28nm power
     
  6. fellix

    fellix Hey, You!
    Veteran

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2004
    Messages:
    3,486
    Likes Received:
    397
    Location:
    Varna, Bulgaria
    Did AMD made a "bad" favour to Nvidia, or the 980 Ti (and vanilla 980) are flying off the shelves lately? Looks like a lot of peeps were on the fence for the Fury release.
     
  7. UniversalTruth

    Veteran

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2010
    Messages:
    1,747
    Likes Received:
    22
    AMD has nothing to do with this. No matter how great product AMD releases, the feedback is almost always negative.

    Maybe Fury X cries for a lower price - perhaps 550$ would do better.
     
  8. Florin

    Florin Merrily dodgy
    Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2003
    Messages:
    1,644
    Likes Received:
    214
    Location:
    The colonies
    I can't speak for anyone else but I bought my 980Ti the day after processing the Fury X reviews at NDA expiration.
     
  9. trinibwoy

    trinibwoy Meh
    Legend

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2004
    Messages:
    10,428
    Likes Received:
    425
    Location:
    New York
    Fury X is a decent product. Fury is even better. But there are a few things in nvidia's favor.

    - Fury came later and didn't convincingly beat the 980 Ti.
    - The 980 Ti overclocks much better.
    - AMD marketing was terrible - hyped a 4K card that isn't fast enough for 4K.
    - The AIO cooler probably turned off a lot of folks who didn't want to deal with the extra mounting requirement.
    - Maxwell enjoyed a much better reception than Hawaii did at launch and that sentiment still lingers.

    I also suspect Gameworks is more successful at strengthening the GeForce brand than the vocal minority would like to admit.
     
  10. fellix

    fellix Hey, You!
    Veteran

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2004
    Messages:
    3,486
    Likes Received:
    397
    Location:
    Varna, Bulgaria
    And probably the whole DX12 feature levels confusion tipped a bit more the scales in favour of Maxwell.
     
  11. UniversalTruth

    Veteran

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2010
    Messages:
    1,747
    Likes Received:
    22
    Do you really believe that it has to and why? I think not, it doesn't have to.
    Very strange. I have always considered an AIO cooler a more technologically advanced, innovative and attractive solution. I have no idea where exactly those folks find negativism to it.
     
  12. CarstenS

    Veteran Subscriber

    Joined:
    May 31, 2002
    Messages:
    4,797
    Likes Received:
    2,056
    Location:
    Germany
    It has to lead on some front to convince people to buy, hasn't it?

    Maybe it has to do with the pump whine?
     
  13. trinibwoy

    trinibwoy Meh
    Legend

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2004
    Messages:
    10,428
    Likes Received:
    425
    Location:
    New York
    You haven't been following the GPU market long, have you?


    It has nothing to do with being technologically advanced. With an AIO cooler, case compatibility is a concern. Installation is also not as straightforward. Simple as that.

    That may not be a problem for the hardware enthusiast crowd but it could be for those ppl who just want to stick a fast GPU into their computer and play games.
     
  14. UniversalTruth

    Veteran

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2010
    Messages:
    1,747
    Likes Received:
    22
    Ok, let's put it the other way round. If all those points were in AMD's product favour, do you honestly believe that the market would hug it ?

    I think NO, it is a predetermined choice, if you wish even on psychological level. Maybe those favours could sometime put some slight direction but do not change the whole picture.
     
  15. silent_guy

    Veteran Subscriber

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2006
    Messages:
    3,754
    Likes Received:
    1,379
    Look at market share graphs and correlate them with the competitiveness of AMD products. You may discover that, yes, more people buy AMD when they have something to good to offer.
     
  16. Razor1

    Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2004
    Messages:
    4,232
    Likes Received:
    749
    Location:
    NY, NY

    Yes during the Athlon x2, Pentium massacre AMD had close to 50% of the pc marketshare (and this was without much OEM support at the time). It doesn't matter if its from Intel, AMD, nV no one will buy non competitive parts, OEM and consumers in general.
     
    homerdog, pharma and BRiT like this.
  17. UniversalTruth

    Veteran

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2010
    Messages:
    1,747
    Likes Received:
    22
    No, that's why I said "slight direction", and you "more people". These more people were never enough to put AMD the market leader.

    Just look at the RV770, RV790 and Cypress times. At that time AMD completely destroyed, not only because they offered a new technology (which they do all the time in general) but as a bargain, their offerings were killer but still it was not enough.
     
  18. Razor1

    Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2004
    Messages:
    4,232
    Likes Received:
    749
    Location:
    NY, NY
    You have to wait at least one quarter before you see the impact of a new product line. Also you have to see what was competing with it at the time and if there were any issues of supply of either of the vendors.

    The major swings we see in the graphics market is more do to lack of availability from one or the other vendor when both are fairly competitive.

    The 4xxx series were first to GDDR5, and they did have supply issues for GDDR5 if I remember correctly.
     
    #58 Razor1, Jul 17, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2015
  19. silent_guy

    Veteran Subscriber

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2006
    Messages:
    3,754
    Likes Received:
    1,379
    If you expect market shares to flip around overnight just because one has a faster part than the other, you're going to be waiting a long time.

    You are remembering things incorrectly. RV770, 790, and Cypress were fantastic pieces of silicon in terms of the numbers that I like so much (perf/W, perf/mm2 etc.) They were the Maxwells of their day. But if they were ever absolute king of the hill in terms of absolute performance, it was never for a long time. There was always a GTX285 or GTX580 to steal the halo thunder.

    Praised by many at the time, in hindsight, the small die strategy was a huge mistake: it was executed right at the time where Nvidia had 2 consecutive architectures that were not very competitive in terms of perf/W and perf/mm2. Had AMD unleashed the max die option, they could have crushed Nvidia for 3 or 4 years.

    The current Maxwells don't have half-victory and are better at every gaming related metric both in relative and absolute terms. I can't remember when we saw this situation the last time, and the market share is moving accordingly.

    But if you really believe there are some occult psychological issues at play, you have wonder: how did that come to be? It's one thing to make a good product, it's another to make people buy it. AMD is extraordinary good at sabotaging their own products.
     
    Florin and homerdog like this.
  20. UniversalTruth

    Veteran

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2010
    Messages:
    1,747
    Likes Received:
    22
    You forget that currently R9 295X2 is the fastest and most attractive cheap solution. Small die produce excellent dual-GPU cards.
     
Loading...

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Beyond3D has been around for over a decade and prides itself on being the best place on the web for in-depth, technically-driven discussion and analysis of 3D graphics hardware. If you love pixels and transistors, you've come to the right place!

    Beyond3D is proudly published by GPU Tools Ltd.
Loading...