Gigabyte G1 GTX980 Super Overclock Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

Gigabyte G1 GTX980 Super Overclock Review


So far the Maxwell GPUs have proven themselves to be as fast as a Kepler GPU card, with far better power consumption and better overclocking potential.

This overclocking capability has taken something we liked at first because of the energy efficiency and taken it to new heights, with the ASUS Strix topping many of our charts when overclocked.

Enter the Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX980 Super Overclock which aims to take the fierce overclock the GTX980 is capable of and apply it at the factory, allowing you to own a card capable of enormous performance whilst retaining the warranty.

Add into this the Windforce cooler and all the potential is there for a very good card indeed.

Technical Specifications

We know how many people either buy a "fast out of the box" card, or just prefer something that's quick but doesn't require any manual fettling. For those of you who fall into that category the Gigabyte G1 SOC should definitely tick your boxes, with a huge factory overclock in place, ensuring it should be just the thing for the plug and go brigade.

ChipsetGeForce GTX 980
Core ClockBase / Boost clock 1228 / 1329 MHz
Process Technology28 nm
Memory Clock7Gbps
Memory Size4 GB
Memory Bus256 bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Card BusPCI-E 3.0
Digital max resolution4096 X 2160
Analog max resolution2048 x 1536
I/ODual-link DVI-I / DVI-D / DisplayPort*3 / HDMI*1
Card sizeL=312mm, W=129mm, H=43mm
Power requirement600W(with two 8-pin external power connectors)


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Most Recent Comments

14-10-2014, 10:58:35

i know just before release people were talking about how these cards 970/980 werent really that much better than the old 780's and may even be worse in some cases..

but damn these cards are beasts.
they are at a great price point, performance even from a stock 970 is excelent..

I find it hard to think of any reason why some one would buy anything other than a 970 "possibly a 980" if they were buying a new gpu now.
i would like to think amd will come back with something. but i really dont know what they could bring out that could compete at this price/performance level.Quote

14-10-2014, 11:05:21

Looks awesome, but I think the backplate is a little overdone.Quote

14-10-2014, 16:43:51

I will have three of these little guys arriving on Thursday!Quote

14-10-2014, 16:55:22

Originally Posted by shambles1980 View Post
I find it hard to think of any reason why some one would buy anything other than a 970 "possibly a 980" if they were buying a new gpu now....
There are some undeniably cheap 780's about OCUK have the DCUii at £229, i'd definitely go for that over a 970 and to be fair you could kind of get two for 980 money. In a few weeks time i'm sure the story will be different but right now I can see other options.


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