NVIDIA’s GTX 980 Ti has sufficient energy for strong 4K gaming
Who wants a $650 video card? Just about anybody who needs to play video games in 4K at respectable body charges. That is the essential pitch for NVIDIA’s new $650 GTX 980 Ti, its newest excessive-finish video card which, naturally, packs in much more energy than final yr’s GTX 980. The brand new card sports activities 2,816 parallel processing CUDA cores and 176 texture models, round 38 % greater than the GTX 980, in addition to 2 further gigabytes of RAM giving it 6GB. It is also based mostly on NVIDIA’s new GM200 GPU, which is on the coronary heart of the corporate’s absurdly costly $1,000 Titan X card. Principally, meaning within the situations the place its former heavyweight card slows down in 4K — for instance, by operating Grand Theft Auto V — the 980 Ti ought to shine. NVIDIA says the brand new card will get round 60 FPS in GTA V, whereas many benchmarks of that recreation with the 980 see between 35 and forty five FPS. The 980 Ti can also be excellent news for anybody ready for a superb deal on the 980, since NVIDIA can also be dropping the retail worth of that card from $550 to $500.
NVIDIA claims its reminiscence bandwidth can also be 50 % quicker than its predecessor, which makes an enormous distinction when throwing large textures round. In fact, the Titan X is a fair quicker choice than the 980 Ti, however its excessive worth makes it far out of attain for many, even hardcore players.
Along with the $200 GTX 960 and the $330 GTX 970, NVIDIA now has highly effective new playing cards for players of all kinds of budgets. It is only a disgrace that we did not see a slight worth drop for the 970, which to date seems to be the most effective general worth for top-high quality 1080p gaming.