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Get a good look at Nvidia’s GTX 980Ti

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The closer and closer we edge towards Computex next week, the more leaks start to trickle through the cracks regarding Nvidia and AMD’s latest technological beauties. Yesterday we got another look at the suspected R390x – the flagship card from the red team that will feature game changing High-Bandwidth Memory. Nvidia aren’t on that track just yet, but their 980Ti won’t be anything to scoff at.

And that’s probably going to be their big announcement next week, with a first look at the card surfacing online a full seven or so days beforehand. The 980Ti looks to be sticking with the same cooling that you’ll find on the Titan X, with the now famous black and silver colour scheme becoming a staple for the Nvidia brand. You can check it out below:

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According to Videocardz (who managed to get their hands on it early), the 980Ti will sport the same 2-pin power connections as the Titan X, while also getting rid of the backplate. This is said to improve tri-SLI airflow – if you ever even get to that point. The outputs are identical to the Titan X too – with single DVI and HDMI ports, alongside three DisplayPorts.

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In terms of performance, the 980Ti is expected to slot somewhere between the GTX 980 and Titan X – although that gap has been diminished in most recent titles already. The card should presumably come with a little more memory than the 980, feature higher clock speeds and subsequently cost a little more. I’m sure Nvidia will be generous with all the details next week.

But considering the standard GTX 980 already reaches around R10 000 locally, I shudder to think what this might cost.

Last Updated: May 27, 2015

22 Comments

  1. Some people who read this heading are going to want to puke at seeing it. Will close the tab and cry: “Away SATAN! AWAY!”

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  2. HairyEwok

    May 27, 2015 at 08:44

    The thing is AMD is going bonkers with HBM right now. It’s already confirmed that the “new” R9 300 series is a rebrand of the R9 200 with HBM. HBM is just a type of RAM, (that will affect 4k gaming at least) it’s one factor of many that affects the card but it’s the least important one. Core and shader counts, core efficiency, clock speed, amount of cache and ROPs are where the money is. And we all know Nvidia reigns king on those factors.

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    • Krabby Paddy

      May 27, 2015 at 08:48

      Soeking vir kak. People will go red seeing a comment like that … oh wait they already are.

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      • HairyEwok

        May 27, 2015 at 08:50

        Dun Dun DUNNNNNN!

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    • Pariah

      May 27, 2015 at 09:01

      It’s only the 390x that’s getting HBM. Literally, just their top-end card. Everything else is just a rebrand of the 200 series.

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      • HairyEwok

        May 27, 2015 at 09:04

        Either way this is seriously not good for AMD. I support them to a point with their competitive pricing, but only on that because it keeps the Nvidia card pricing at bay.

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        • Pariah

          May 27, 2015 at 09:09

          I agree with you. I won’t buy AMD, purely because the tech isn’t as good as Nvidia’s. But without competition, us and our wallets are all screwed.

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        • RustedFaith

          May 27, 2015 at 09:52

          ROFL

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      • Trevor Matrix

        May 27, 2015 at 09:06

        You’re back?

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    • RustedFaith

      May 27, 2015 at 09:51

      LoL isnt it a bit early for troll bait

      Before trolling try to get your facts in order otherwise it looks to obvious …

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      • HairyEwok

        May 27, 2015 at 12:10

        Trolling? I wasn’t aware that actual facts are perceived as trolling. But please do enlighten me on where my facts are incorrect and while you’re at it give your facts instead of just commenting jibber jabber.

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  3. Trevor Matrix

    May 27, 2015 at 08:52

    But can it run Crysis on Extra High, Jessica Nigri levels of beautifull?

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    • Deceased

      May 27, 2015 at 10:39

      ^ This XD

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  4. Ottokie

    May 27, 2015 at 08:54

    Lovely card, but my only gripe with these “reference cards” is the cooling, that single tunnel style fan just cant keep a card optimally cool.
    But once MSI or EVGA takes a swing at it, it becomes a true monster.

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    • HairyEwok

      May 27, 2015 at 09:02

      Nvidia reference cards actually stay cool under load, but don’t expect to overclock it and still have a low breeze coming out of your Case. MSI, EVGA, ASUS cards are ALWAYS cooler than the reference. It’s like Toyota releasing a new Tazz and you hear there’s already a upgraded version of it with a spoiler and carbon hood. Now I want to play underground T-T

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  5. Matthew Holliday

    May 27, 2015 at 09:08

    R10 000 and it doesnt even come with a back plate?
    the things like 40cm long, it needs some sort of bracing.

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    • HairyEwok

      May 27, 2015 at 09:15

      I think the reference cooler will keep it from warping XD. Also when the custom cooling comes in from MSI, ASUS, EVGA etc I’m sure they’ll back plate it.

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      • Matthew Holliday

        May 27, 2015 at 11:24

        reference cooler doesnt help it in the looks department though…
        stock nvidia box fan thing is so ugly.

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        • HairyEwok

          May 27, 2015 at 12:02

          I’m more of a performance guy than a looks guy when it comes to tech. Especially if it’s within my PC case but yeah people would agree with you the reference cooling block ugly.

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    • Ottokie

      May 27, 2015 at 10:13

      My first thought as well, “where is the back plate” for this class of card.

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    • Deceased

      May 27, 2015 at 10:40

      Phrasing…

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  6. Boomstick

    May 29, 2015 at 02:27

    The real question is will it run The Witcher 3 on ultra at 1080p even?

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