NVIDIA’s GeForce 900 Series has been a long time coming and gamers have anxiously awaited it. NVIDIA has been using the Kepler architecture for quite sometime and when Maxwell was introduced last year we only saw the entry-level and budget friendly cards. When we finally got word that we would be seeing performance segment Maxwell cards let’s just say we got excited. Today we will be looking at our first review of a GeForce 900 series card and it comes in the form of the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 G1 Gaming. For starters the GeForce GTX 970 has 1664 CUDA cores, 104 texture units, 64 ROPs and packs 4GB of GDDR5 memory. Normally this card would have speeds of 1050 MHz core and 1178 MHz boost, but Gigabyte has overclocked their version to speeds of 1178 MHz core and 1329 MHz boost. On top of that Gigabyte has implemented their latest WindForce 3X cooler on the card to give you the best cooling possible. Let’s get this card on the bench and see what it can do!
Coloful has launched their flagship GeForce GTX 980 iGame graphics card. This card come with one of the best cooling solutions and most muscular VRM solutions we have seen on a GeForce GTX 980.
Galaxy has just launched their single-slot GeForce GTX 750 Ti Razor graphics card in Europe under their Galax brand. This single-slot card uses a nickel-plated copper channel heatsink, which cools the GPU, memory, and VRM. The single-slot design makes it perfect for small form factor and HTPC builds.
NVIDIA’s budget-friendly GeForce GTX 960 graphics card is said to be postponed till Q1 of 2015 as reported by Hermitage Akihabara. The reason for NVIDIA delaying the release of the GTX 960 is strong sales of both the GeForce GTX 980 and GeForce GTX 970.
NVIDIA recently unleashed an onslaught on the gaming world, an onslaught named Maxwell. We launched the new graphics architecture during GAME24, an unprecedented 24-hour celebration of gaming. And it blew away gamers across the globe. We held onto one big secret, which we’re revealing today: the introduction of the GeForce GTX 970M and GeForce GTX 980M notebook GPUs.
With NVIDIA’s new second-generation Maxwell-based graphics cards out for a few weeks we were waiting for the insane overclocks and benchmarks scores and now we have a world record 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme score by a heavily overclocked GeForce GTX 980.
Don’t get your hopes up NVIDIA is not coming out with an AIO cooling version of their GeForce GTX 980 graphics card. Japanese system builder Sycom decided to take matters into their own hands and have cut a corner out of the shroud on a reference GeForce GTX 980, removed the heatsink and replaced it with the Asetek 740GN water cooling unit.
We had mentioned that NVIDIA could be possibly be working on a higher-end graphics card in the 900 series after the GTX 980. Word that MSI was holding off on releasing the GTX 980 Lightning card backed up the rumors of a higher-end card. Well it looks like we do have some leaked details on NVIDIA’s GM200 GPU which these high-end cards will be based off of!
If you have a multi-GPU setup using NVIDIA cards you know an eyesore can be the SLI bridges. Well for those who want to clean those up and also add some bling to their cases NVIDIA has announced LED SLI bridges. These will be available exclusively through the NVIDIA Store.
With the launch of their GeForce GTX 980 and GeForce GTX 970 NVIDIA has discontinued three of their top-selling graphics cards the GeForce GTX 780 Ti, GeForce GTX 780, and GeForce GTX 770. At $549 the GeForce GTX 980 takes over the spot of the GeForce GTX 780 Ti / 780 and it is cheaper to make.
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