MSI GeForce GTX 980 Gaming 4G Graphics Card

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MSI GeForce GTX 980 Gaming 4G Graphics Card
Key Features
  • Factory Overclocking up to 1317 MHz
  • 2048 CUDA Cores
  • 4GB of GDDR5 vRAM
  • NVIDIA Maxwell Architecture
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.
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MSI GTX980 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Twin Frozr V Cooling
  • 3Gaming App
  • 4Afterburner Software
  • 5NVIDIA Gaming Performance Technology
  • 6NVIDIA GPU Boost 2.0
  • 7NVIDIA Surround
  • 8SLI Ready
  • 9NVIDIA CUDA Technology

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.

Twin Frozr V Cooling

Using two 4" Torx exhaust fans to pull heat from a large heatsink with SuperSU pipes, the Twin Frozr V system is quiet and allows for overclocking without overheating.

Gaming App

Offers three global presets for GPU operation in different situations. The default mode is Gaming Mode which balances performance and cooling efficiency. OC (OverClock) Mode increases performance by overclocking the GPU, however, this causes more noise because the fans have to work harder to cool the GPU. Silent Mode notches down the performance slightly from Gaming Mode to allow for nearly silent operation from the cooler.

Afterburner Software

The Afterburner software gives you precise control over almost every parameter present in your GPU. With the software you can overclock the GPU, monitor fan speed and voltage, save recall-able profiles to match your computing load, as well as customize cooling trigger points. Included with Afterburner is Predator, a software tool which allows you to capture your graphics card's output.

NVIDIA Gaming Performance Technology

  • Dynamic Super Resolution: Renders games at a higher resolution than your monitor and scales them down to the native resolution of your display for better detail rendering.
  • Multi-Frame Anti-Aliasing (MFAA): Delivers a performance boost while maintaining smooth, high-quality edges by alternating sample calculations across each frame and each pixel.
  • Adaptive Vertical Sync: Controls vertical sync based on your current frame rates for a smoother gaming experience.

NVIDIA GPU Boost 2.0

Maximizes clock speeds based on workload. Also allows control over temperature, fan speed, extra over-voltage headroom, and optimizations for water-cooling solutions.

NVIDIA Surround

With a single card you can expand your PC games across three displays in stereoscopic 3D for an "inside the game" experience. Add in a fourth auxiliary display to get access to your email, web, and other applications.

SLI Ready

NVIDIA SLI technology implements AFR (Alternate Frame Rendering) this uses multiple graphics cards to split the computing load. This improves scaling for anti-aliasing, as well as frame rates.

NVIDIA CUDA Technology

Take advantage of the GPU's processor cores to accelerate demanding tasks such as video transcoding, physics simulation, and ray tracing. Utilizing GPU processors for these tasks results in performance improvements over traditional CPUs. The GTX 980 supports DirectX 12, OpenCL, and OpenGL 4.4 allowing compatible software to benefit from GPU acceleration, taking much of the processing workload off of the CPU

MSI GTX980 Specs

GPUGeForce GTX 980
Bus TypePCI Express 3.0 x16
Memory4 GB GDDR5
Memory Bit Width256-bit
Clock SpeedOC Mode: 1216 to 1317 MHz (with boost)
Gaming Mode: 1190 to 1291 MHz
Silent Mode: 1140 to 1241 MHz
Maximum Number of Displays4
Memory Speed1752 MHz
7010 MHz effective at QDR (quad data rate)
DVI Output1 x Dual-link DVI-I
HDMI Output1 x HDMI v1.4a
DisplayPort3 x DisplayPort v1.2
Maximum ResolutionDVI / VGA: 2048 x 1536 @ 60 Hz
HDMI v1.4a: 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz
DisplayPort: 4096 x 2160 @ 60 Hz
Multi-GPU SupportUp to 3 with SLI
Power Consumption178 W (500 W minimum power supply recommended)
HDCP SupportYes
Power Input2 x 8-pin PCI power input
RAMDAC400
DirectX Version Support12
OpenGL Version Support4.4
System RequirementsComputer: Intel Core series or higher processor or compatible system
Expansion Slot: PCI Express series motherboard w/ one dual-width x16 graphics slot
Monitor: VGA Support minimum 800 x 600 resolution
Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
Optical Drive: Double speed or higher
DimensionsHeight: 5.5" / 140 mm
Length: 11" / 279 mm
Width: 1.4"/ 36 mm
Form FactorDual Slot
Weight1.7 lb / 782 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.7 x 10.6 x 3.3"
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Does this really only have hdmi 1.4? I thought all gtx 980s had hdmi 2.0?
Asked by: Josiah W.
I believe it's HDMI 2.0. I have two of these in SLI and use them for 4k and shoot for 60 FPS (definitely more than HDMI 1.4's 24 FPS).
Answered by: Cameron R.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Does it have a backplate? Is one needed?
Asked by: Travis O.
Thanks for your question Travis!This particular model does not come with a back plate.Under normal circumstances, a back plate is not needed on this model.Hope this helps!
Answered by: Tony K. MSI Expert
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Does it come with a warranty?
Asked by: Anonymous
This product has a Limited 3-Year Warranty.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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hi i have a question what is the condition of this graphics card. i dont know if is new or used.thanks
Asked by: Eloy Isabel D.
It is new. I am very pleased with it.
Answered by: Geoffrey H.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Is the coupon code for the game from nvidia in the box?
Asked by: Anonymous
No. You would need to follow the directions on the rebate (http://bhpho.to/1XFXuiI) to redeem the promotion.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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dose it come with 8 pin adapter? and metal gear solid v the phantom pain?
Asked by: marcus d.
The Graphics card would include the card, driver CD, and a users manual only.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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