65points

MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti

68points

MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gaming Golden Edition

MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti
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MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti vs MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gaming Golden Edition

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MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gaming Golden Edition
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MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gaming Golden Edition

Why is MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti better than MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gaming Golden Edition?

  • 2mm narrower
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    275mmvs277mm
  • 31mm shorter
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    110mmvs141mm

Why is MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gaming Golden Edition better than MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti?

  • 190MHz faster GPU clock speed
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    1190MHzvs1000MHz
  • 18.2 GPixel/s higher pixel rate
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    114.2 GPixel/svs96 GPixel/s
  • 1.07 TFLOPS higher floating-point performance
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    6.7 TFLOPSvs5.632 TFLOPS
  • 33.4 GTexels/s higher texture rate
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    209.4 GTexels/svs176 GTexels/s
  • 21MHz faster memory clock speed
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    1774MHzvs1753MHz
  • 84MHz higher effective memory clock speed
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    7096MHzvs7012MHz
  • 4GB/s more memory bandwidth
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    341GB/svs337GB/s
  • 215MHz faster GPU turbo speed
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    1291MHzvs1076MHz

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General info

1.Thermal Design Power (TDP)

250W

250W

The thermal design power (TDP) is the maximum amount of power the cooling system needs to dissipate. A lower TDP typically means that it consumes less power.
2.number of transistors

8000 million

8000 million

A higher transistor count generally indicates a newer, more powerful processor.
3.semiconductor size

28nm

28nm

Small semiconductors provide better performance and reduced power consumption. Chipsets with a higher number of transistors, semiconductor components of electronic devices, offer more computational power. A small form factor allows more transistors to fit on a chip, therefore increasing its performance.
4.PCI Express (PCIe) version

3

3

Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) is a high-speed interface standard for connecting components, such as graphics cards and SSDs, to a motherboard. Newer versions can support more bandwidth and deliver better performance.
5.width

275mm

277mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
6.height

110mm

141mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.

Performance

1.GPU clock speed

1000MHz

1190MHz

The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.
2.pixel rate

96 GPixel/s

114.2 GPixel/s

The number of pixels that can be rendered to the screen every second.
3.floating-point performance

5.63 TFLOPS

6.7 TFLOPS

Floating-point performance is a measurement of the raw processing power of the GPU.
4.texture rate

176 GTexels/s

209.4 GTexels/s

The number of textured pixels that can be rendered to the screen every second.
5.GPU memory speed

1753MHz

1774MHz

The memory clock speed is one aspect that determines the memory bandwidth.
6.shading units

2816

2816

Shading units (or stream processors) are small processors within the graphics card that are responsible for processing different aspects of the image.

Memory

1.effective memory speed

7012MHz

7096MHz

The effective memory clock speed is calculated from the size and data rate of the memory. Higher clock speeds can give increased performance in games and other apps.
2.maximum memory bandwidth

337GB/s

341GB/s

This is the maximum rate that data can be read from or stored into memory.
3.RAM

6GB

6GB

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
4.memory bus width

384bit

384bit

A wider bus width means that it can carry more data per cycle. It is an important factor of memory performance, and therefore the general performance of the graphics card.
5.version of GDDR memory

5

5

Newer versions of GDDR memory offer improvements such as higher transfer rates that give increased performance.

Ports

1.has an HDMI output
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MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gaming Golden Edition
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
2.DisplayPort outputs

3

3

Allows you to connect to a display using DisplayPort.
3.DVI outputs

1

1

Allows you to connect to a display using DVI.
4.mini DisplayPort outputs

0

0

Allows you to connect to a display using mini-DisplayPort.

Features

1.DirectX version

12

12

DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
2.OpenGL version

4.5

4.5

OpenGL is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
3.OpenCL version

1.2

1.2

Some apps use OpenCL to apply the power of the graphics processing unit (GPU) for non-graphical computing. Newer versions introduce more functionality and better performance.
4.Supports multi-display technology
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MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gaming Golden Edition
The graphics card supports multi-display technology. This allows you to configure multiple monitors in order to create a more immersive gaming experience, such as having a wider field of view.
5.Supports 3D
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MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gaming Golden Edition
Allows you to view in 3D (if you have a 3D display and glasses).
6.supported displays

4

4

Using multiple displays you can create a larger workspace, making it easier to work across multiple apps.

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