Nvidia GTX 980 Ti Revealed and Priced

While it has been rumored and semi-confirmed for quite some time now, Nvidia has finally revealed the details of their GTX 980 Ti model, along with a release date scheduled within the next month. For the expensive, yet somewhat low price for what you’re getting, of $649, PC gamers will be able to upgrade to Nvidia’s incredibly powerful new GPU. This card, at least from early benchmarks, rivals Nvidia’s own Titan X, which costs a staggering $999.

If you’re looking for a new graphics card to power The Witcher 3 or the upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight (which both come free with the purchase of this model), and are willing to drop the price of potentially one month’s rent, then the Ti is an excellent choice. Check below for the base specs, with other “OC” models mainly having higher clock speeds:

  • CUDA Cores: 2816
  • Base Clock Speed: 1000 MHz
  • Boost Clock Speed: 1075 MHz
  • Texture Fill Rate: 176 GigaTexels/s
  • Memory Clock: 7.0 Gbps
  • Memory Bandwidth: 336.5 GB/s
  • Memory: 6GB DDR5
  • Memory Interface Width: 384-bit
  • Max Resolution: (Digital) 5120×3200, (Analog) 2048×1536
  • Display Connectors: Dual Link DVI-I, HDMI, 3x DisplayPort 1.2
  • Maximum GPU Tmpeature: 92 C
  • GPU Power: 250 W
  • Minimum System Power Requirements: 600 W

This comes on the heels of AMD supposedly revealing and releasing their next lineup of video cards. AMD has barely shown anything from their 300 series, mainly just confirming the existence and some of the specs you can expect. No prices for these have been announced, but it will be difficult to beat what Nvidia has laid down. Hopefully HBM (High Bandwidth Memory) will pan out for AMD as the marketshare has become increasingly uneven.