Items tagged with GTX 980

NVIDIA’s power-efficient Maxwell GPU architecture is a perfect fit for the notebook market, as evidenced by the slew of strong products up and down the company’s mobile GPU line-up. But today NVIDIA is taking things is a slightly different direction at the ultra-high-end, and introducing a “new” mobile GPU, that’s not really a mobile part—the GeForce GTX 980. Notice, there’s no “M” on the end of that model number. NVIDIA is betting that the enthusiasts which are most likely to buy a notebook with a GeForce GTX 980 in it are savvy enough to understand the difference. Through some careful binning and optimizations of the components that accompany the GPU, including the memory, voltage regulation... Read more...
Dell's Alienware division has a knack for making a splash with PC system design, whether it's with their big, bad unapologetic notebooks, unique X51 small form-factor PCs, or their no-holds-barred Area-51 killer gaming rigs. In fact, for some folks, Alienware designs can be an either "you love it or hate it" affair. Full disclosure: personally, we tend to be cut from the former affectionate group of performance enthusiasts that generally favor Alienware's outside-the-box design efforts -- and oh boy, Alienware's recent redesign of the Area-51 is way outside the box.   In fact, it's not really even a box at all, it's what Dell's Alienware design team calls a "Triad" design.  With... Read more...
EVGA today announced its new GeForce GTX 980 HYBRID graphics card that is equipped with an all-in-one, self-contained water cooling unit. According to EVGA, this is the ultimate plug and play solution as no maintenance is required from the user. The water cooling solution features an intelligent wiring system so that your case doesn’t become a cluttered mess, a copper base to improve heat transfer, near silent operation, and a built-in 120mm radiator and fan. There is also additional cooling for the VRM and memory. When all is said and done, EVGA claims that its water-cooled GTX 980 card is roughly 36 percent cooler under load the competing solution using stock cooling. And whereas stock GTX... Read more...
We saw a lot of interesting hardware at PAX earlier this month, but we weren’t able to cover every single product that we saw at the time. Thankfully, we’ve had some time to refresh our memory banks and report on these two particular beauties that we saw at the EVGA booth. First up is the EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Classified ACX 2.0. The graphics card is of course built using NVIDIA Maxwell architecture which means you’ll find 2048 CUDA cores, a 1291 MHz core clock (1393 MHz Boost) and 4GB of 7010 MHz GDDR5 memory. The dual-slot graphics card also features EVGA’s ACX 2.0 cooling system, which uses swept fan blades and double ball bearings to efficiently push as much air as possible to cool the GPU.... Read more...
Dell's Alienware division has a knack for making a splash with PC system design, whether it's their big, bad unapologetic notebooks, unique X51 small form-factor PCs, or their no-holds-barred Area-51 killer gaming rigs. In fact, for some folks, Alienware designs can be an either "you love it or hate it" affair. Full disclosure: personally, we tend to be cut from the former affectionate group of performance enthusiasts that generally favor Alienware's outside-the-box design efforts -- and oh boy, Alienware's recent redesign of the Area-51 is way outside the box.   In fact, it's not really even a box at all, it's what Dell's Alienware design team calls a "Triad" design. Alienware Area-51:... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's 2.5 Geeks webcast, Andrew, Dave and Marco discuss Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (including "bendgate"), the affordable Dell Inspiron 11 2-in-1 convertible, NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 graphics cards, Intel Broadwell low-power processors, the Maingear Pulse 15 3K gaming laptop, our next giveaway and a whole lot more... Show Notes: 01:09 - New Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Pack Larger Screens and More Powerful SoC 01:15 - The Amazing Bendable iPhone 6 Plus -- Users Report Warping Of Apple's Big Boy 12:14 - Apple Joins Forces With Visa and MasterCard For NFC Powered Mobile Transactions 14:12 - Dell Inspiron 11 3000, A 2-in1 For The... Read more...
NVIDIA has lifted the embargo on its latest flagship graphics cards based on their Maxwell GPU architecture, the GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970. The two cards are somewhat similar and share the same 4GB frame buffer and GM204 GPU, but the GTX 970’s GPU is clocked a bit lower and features fewer active SMs and CUDA cores. The GeForce GTX 980’s GM204 GPU has all of its functional blocks enabled and is the full implementation of the chip, however. NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 980 And GeForce GTX 970 Maxwell Powerhouse GPUs Reviewed When you see the GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970’s specifications, you may scratch your head a bit and wonder how products with seemingly lower-end specs can replace... Read more...
A few months back, we took a look at the GeForce GTX 750 and GTX 750 Ti, which features a GPU based on NVIDIA’s bleeding-edge Maxwell microarchitecture. Although there have been a few exceptions, when one of the big GPU makers releases a next-gen GPU, they typically start at the high-end and then scale the GPU back to flesh out a top-to-bottom line-up of products, at various price points, leveraging the same core chip architecture. That wasn’t the case with NVIDIA's Maxwell, however. With Maxwell, NVIDIA took a somewhat different approach. The GeForce GTX 750 and GTX 750 Ti are low-power graphics cards targeting mainstream PC users; higher-end GPUs in NVIDIA’s product stack... Read more...