Featuring factory GPU overclocking up to 1317 MHz, MSI's Gaming 4G edition of the GeForce GTX 980 Graphics Card lends itself to high-resolution gaming and graphics rendering. The GTX 980 also features 4GB of GDDR5 vRAM and 2048 CUDA cores configured using NVIDIA's Maxwell architecture. The Maxwell architecture allows the GPU to operate using less power and generates less heat than the previous generation Kepler architecture.
The MSI GTX 980 can be easily configured with free software for optimal operation in different scenarios. For global settings, you can take advantage of the Gaming App, which gives you general parameters for your card to operate under. If you want more control over the card's operation, the Afterburner software allows you access to fine adjustments for overclocking, fan speed, and component voltages. These parameters can also be viewed and changed wirelessly from your iOS or Android smartphone with a separately available app.
With its Twin Frozr V cooler, the MSI GTX 980 keeps quiet and cool even when extensively overclocking the GPU. The Twin Frozr V cooler uses two large fans to whisk away hot air and lower the GPU's internal temperature.
Using its DisplayPort 1.2 output, the MSI GTX 980 can support resolutions up to 4096 x 2160 at 60 fps. This resolution can be used to drive a single 4K display or, with NVIDIA's Surround feature, take advantage of multiple outputs for an immersive gaming experience. Surround allows you to view games on up to three 2K (2048 x 1080) displays and also allows you to utilize one more 2K monitor for auxiliary tasks.