GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Effective Memory Clock
Black / Silver
- 4-way SLI Capable
- 3-way SLI Capable
- 2-way SLI Capable
Expansion Slot Width
2 PCIe 8-pin
- 335 points
- 53 months ago
from completed build PROJECT: JETTE - $4K Workstation/Gaming PC (First time build)
Pros When the computer is not under a heavy load the fans do not spin it is inaudible and silent! This is an awesome feature that you do not get with a stock cooler. Also the factory overclock is awesome. This is my favorite after market designed graphics card; I have to give this +1 for aesthetics.
CONS It't pretty expensive.(about $50 more than the stock card) This next thing isn't really a con for me but for people that have smaller builds this is a Huge card it is very large and will not be compatible with some cases. I don't believe I would able to use two of my drive bays on the bottom but I don't plan to so it doesn't affect me at all. I still give this product 5 stars!
- 134 points
- 32 months ago
from completed build Old Glory - Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX TG
was a monster at it's time. High clocks and biggest cooling known to man. Still is a fantastic card if you can find one. Literally zotac makes some good cards.
- 59 points
- 55 months ago
from completed build ZOTAC GTX 980 ti amp! Extreme
Can't emphasize how quiet this GPU is when is not under load. It's literally inaudible! The fans only trigger if temp is above 60°C therefore, if you are not playing something 'heavy' it won't make any sort of noise. Idle temperatures are sitting at 59/60°C. Don't know if it's associated with the factory overclock or not, but it differs from what I read in several review (33-39°C). Maybe, I lack the knowledge to optimize it properly (IF YOU HAVE ANY TIPS PM OR COMMENT) If If set GPU's fans in a 1:1 profile, idle temperatures sit around 43-46°C. In this scenario, you can definitely hear the GPU but nothing outrageous. Just a slight "humming".
UPDATE: 144hz refresh rate doesn't allow the GPU to run at low memory clock. Changed to 120hz when not gaming and temps are around 33-35ºC (IDLE).
Performance wise: Holy ****. Holy ****. I can ran Witcher 3 ultra settings/1440p with continuous 80-87 fps. At this stage the fans are too noisy for my standards. Nonetheless, I use open-back headphones and can't hear them on top of my music or games.
Since this is a LARGE and VERY HEAVY card, there is a slight drop. Just make sure you mount it in a fashion that compensates the drop. Additionally, I manage to support it with my sleeved cable (notice how strategically I have put a zip tie around the cable and positioned them close to the case's base). I will find an alternative to provide some additional support. I will update this build when I find a decent solution.
SLI? I dont know about this one. This stuff is so thick....but it will definitely fit but I would have concerns regarding airflow. I don't think this card would be a great choice if you need to SLI or plan to in the future. Unless...you use a PCI-E flexible extension cable.
- 13 points
- 50 months ago
from completed build Plain and Simple All Around PC Build
IT'S SO BIG AND HEAVY...BUT IT'S ALSO SO COOL, LITEARALLY AND FIGURATIVELY. Before this build I use to play on my laptop and I can only really play DotA and Tomb Raider since my laptop can't handle any other game. I can even just get 24 fps in DotA even though it's not a hard game to run and don't even ask me how I was able to play Tomb Raider on that laptop. But holy crap of macaroni and framerates this card can run everything I throw at it so far. It doesn't even get more than 70 C at full synthetic load. Great in benchmarks and real world performance. I can finally play those games I bought from all those Steam sales. Will overclock in the near future.
- 4 points
- 6 months ago
from completed build work in progress...
FOR $200 REFURBISHED OFF OF ZOTAC'S WEBSITE, couldn't resist. It's 'DA BOMB as they say. Comes previously overclocked out of the box. AWESOME. ZOTAC ALSO HAS 1080ti's FOR LIKE $400 OFF THEIR WEBSITE. If you go over there right now and buy them all up for mining...@#$%
- Intel Core i7-5960X
- GeForce GTX 980 Ti (x3)
- Intel Core i7-5820K
- GeForce GTX 980 Ti
- Intel Core i7-6700K
- GeForce GTX 980 Ti (x2)