Gigabyte NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 with WINDFORCE 3X Cooler

Gigabyte NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 with WINDFORCE 3X Cooler

Gigabyte NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 with WINDFORCE 3X Cooler


Product Highlights

  • 1178 MHz Core - Boostable to 1279 MHz
  • 2048 CUDA Cores
  • 4GB GDDR5 vRAM
  • NVIDIA Maxwell Architecture
  • DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 2.0, DVI Outputs
  • Supports 4K Resolution @ 60 fps
  • Supports 4 Simultaneous 2K Displays
  • WINDFORCE 3X Cooling System
  • PCI Express 3.0 x16 Interface
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  • 1Description

Play games and render graphics at 4K resolution with the Gigabyte NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980. This card features Gigabyte's WINDFORCE 3X cooling system. This proprietary cooling system uses three large fans with swept blades to whisk away hot air and lower the GPU's internal temperature.

The GeForce GTX 980 has 4GB of GDDR5 vRAM coupled to 2048 CUDA GPU cores. The cores are arranged using NVIDIA's Maxwell architecture for efficient operation. Graphics intensive programs can utilize the Maxwell architecture's parallel configuration of the CUDA cores to speed up render times and other tasks that benefit from parallel processing.

Operating at full tilt, the GeForce GTX 980 can output 4K (4096 x 2160) resolution at up to 60 fps. With that resolution you can drive one 4K display or use NVIDIA's Surround and take advantage of multiple outputs for an immersive gaming experience. Surround displays games on up to three 2K (2048 x 1080) monitors and can utilize one more 2K monitor for auxiliary tasks. 4K resolution can be output from any one of the three DisplayPort 1.2 ports or the HDMI port.

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 30% 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 accessory display to get access to your email, web, and other applications.
SLI Ready
With NVIDIA SLI technology you benefit from improved performance scaling by implementing AFR (Alternate Frame Rendering) using multiple graphics cards to split the computing load.
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.
PCI Express 3.0
This card is designed for the PCI Express 3.0 bus architecture, offering high data transfer speeds for games and 3D applications. It also maintains backwards compatibility with existing PCI Express motherboards.
UPC: 818313022516
In the Box
Gigabyte NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 with WINDFORCE 3X Cooler
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Chipset GeForce GTX 980
    Clock Speed 1178 MHz
    1279 MHz with boost
    CUDA Cores 2048
    Memory 4 GB GDDR5
    Memory Bit Width 256-bit
    Memory Clock 7000 MHz (effective)
    1752 MHz (actual)
    Power Requirement 600 watt power supply or greater
    Multi-Screen Display Yes, 4 concurrent
    NVIDIA 3D Surround
    Outputs 1 x Dual-Link DVI-I
    1 x Dual Link DVI-D
    1 x HDMI
    3 x DisplayPort 1.2
    Maximum Resolution Digital: 4096 x 2160
    Analog: 2048 x 1536
    Power Input 2 x 8-pin PCI power input
    DirectX 12
    OpenGL 4.4
    Bus Type PCI Express 3.0 x16
    Minimum System Requirements Drivers for: Microsoft Windows Vista, 7, or 8 - 32 or 64-bit
    1 x Free PCI-E x16 slot for electrical interface
    2 x PCI-E slots physical space
    Dimensions Height: 5" / 129 mm
    Length: 12.3" / 312 mm
    Width: 1.7" / 43mm
    Form Factor ATX
    Dual Slot
    Weight Not specified by manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.9 x 9.3 x 3.8"

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