Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 G1 Gaming Review

October 2, 2014 | 10:59

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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 G1 Gaming Overclocking Results

With EVGA PrecisionX, we pushed the thermal and power limits to their maximums of 122 percent and 91°C respectively. With these settings, we were able to add an extra 160MHz to the core, taking it to a base clock of 1,388MHz. This is 13 percent faster than Gigabyte's frequency and 23 percent faster than a reference model. Better yet, the card was happy boosting to a massive 1,540MHz without issue, staying at this frequency constantly when under load. This is the highest frequency we've seen so far from any GTX 980 or GTX 970 card.

The memory was able to stay stable up to 7.7GHz effective, a 10 percent increase. This is exactly in line with every other GM204-based card we've seen so far, which isn't surprising given that they've all used the same Samsung memory chips. At this speed, the memory bandwidth goes from 224GB/sec to 246.4GB/sec.

Overclocking - Battlefield 4

2,560 x 1,440, DirectX 11, 'Ultra' Settings

  • AMD Radeon R9 295X2 8GB
  • Gigabyte GTX 980 G1 Gaming 4GB (OC)
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 4GB (OC)
  • Gigabyte GTX 980 G1 Gaming 4GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan Black 6GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 4GB
  • AMD Radeon R9 290X 4GB
  • MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G 4GB (factory overclocked)
    • 75
    • 91
    • 50
    • 67
    • 49
    • 66
    • 46
    • 61
    • 44
    • 54
    • 43
    • 54
    • 42
    • 57
    • 40
    • 48
    • 38
    • 50
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  • Minimum
  • Average

Overclocking - Crysis 3

2,560 x 1,440, 0x AA, 16x AF, 'Very High' Settings

  • AMD Radeon R9 295X2 8GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 4GB (OC)
  • Gigabyte GTX 980 G1 Gaming 4GB (OC)
  • Gigabyte GTX 980 G1 Gaming 4GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 4GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan Black 6GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB
  • AMD Radeon R9 290X 4GB
    • 64
    • 80
    • 49
    • 57
    • 45
    • 57
    • 43
    • 52
    • 42
    • 49
    • 39
    • 47
    • 38
    • 46
    • 36
    • 43
0
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
80
Frames Per Second
  • Minimum
  • Average

Overclocking - Unigine Valley 1.0

2,560 x 1,440, 0x AA, 'Ultra' Quality

  • AMD Radeon R9 295X2 8GB
  • Gigabyte GTX 980 G1 Gaming 4GB (OC)
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 4GB (OC)
  • Gigabyte GTX 980 G1 Gaming 4GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 4GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan Black 6GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB
  • MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G 4GB (factory overclocked)
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 3GB
  • AMD Radeon R9 290X 4GB
    • 4313
    • 3753
    • 3565
    • 3382
    • 3047
    • 3000
    • 2947
    • 2717
    • 2487
    • 2378
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