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Nvidia’s range-topping GeForce GTX 980 and 970 crank up the clock speeds, turn down the heat

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As part of a celebration of all things PC gaming at Nvidia’s Game24 event, the GPU maker has just announced its all-new GeForce GTX 980 and GeForce GTX 970 graphics cards.

Related: Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 reviewed, benchmarked, tested, specs

These are the company’s latest high-end single-GPU cards, and they immediately replace the discontinued GeForce GTX 780Ti, GeForce GTX 780, and GeForce GTX 770. Looking to update your rig with the latest in Nvidia’s arsenal? Here’s what each card comes in the package.

GeForce GTX 980

The GeForce GTX 980, which is based on Nvidia’s Maxwell architecture, runs 2,048 CUDA cores, with a base clock of 1,126MHz, a boost clock of 1,216MHz, and a memory clock of 7,000MHz. The base and boosted clocks match what recent rumors have indicated there will be. The GeForce GTX 980 has 4 GB of GDDR5 RAM, a memory bus of 256 bits and a memory bandwidth of 224 GB/s.

So how does it compare to the 780Ti, what is the card the 980 replaces? That card, according to Nvidia’s official specifications, has 2,880 CUDA cores, but a lower basic and enhanced clock of 875MHz and 928MHz, respectively. Although it also has a memory clock of 7000MHz, the memory bus (384-bit) and bandwidth (336GB/s) are higher than on the new 980. However, the 780Ti has 3GB of GDDR5 RAM, which is 1GB less than what the base version has GTX 980.

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The 780Ti has four ports: HDMI, DisplayPort, dual-link DVI-I and dual-link DVI-D. Meanwhile, the 980 has three DisplayPort connectors, an HDMI port and a dual-link DVI port.

Perhaps most impressive is the fact that you need a lot less power to run the 980 compared to the 780Ti. The GeForce GTX 980 has a thermal power (TDP, a measure of power consumption) of 165 watts, while the 780Ti has a TDP of 250 watts. As a result of reducing power consumption, Nvidia’s minimum power requirement has dropped from 600W for the 780Ti to 500W for the GTX 980. Even if the 980 offers similar performance, that’s remarkable.

GeForce GTX 970

As you might have guessed from the name alone, the 970 is the next step up from the 980, and its specs reflect that fact.

The GeForce GTX 970, which also runs on the Maxwell architecture, has 1,664 CUDA cores, along with base and boost clocks of 1,050MHz and 1,178MHz, respectively. Like the 980, the 970 also has a memory clock of 7000MHz and has 4GB of GDDR5 RAM. That’s twice as much as the GTX 770 (2GB).

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The 970 has a 256-bit memory bus and 224 GB/s memory bandwidth, just like the 770. Like the GTX 980, it has three DisplayPort connectors, along with one HDMI and dual-link DVI ports.

The 970 is significantly more power efficient than the 770. The GeForce GTX 970 has a TDP of just 145 watts, which is almost 100 watts lower (230) than what the GTX 770 requires. As a result, Nvidia’s power recommendation drops from 600 watts with the 770 to 500 watts with the 970.

Price and release date

The GeForce GTX 980 carries an MSRP of $549. That’s about $200 cheaper compared to what you’ll pay for the GTX 780Ti, which costs roughly between $700 and $750. The AMD Radeon R9 290X, which is currently the 980’s main competitor, is generally priced around $550. However, some 290X-based cards sell for well under $500 at retail, like this one. If significantly cheaper Radeon 290X cards continue to be available in large numbers, the GTX 980 will need to offer significantly better performance compared to the 290X to attract a large audience.

As for the GeForce GTX 970, that card is priced at $329. That’s more or less what you’d pay for a GTX 770 right now, so in addition to significantly lower power consumption, the 970 will need to perform much better for the large swarms of gamers to upgrade from the 770. Additionally, you can get an AMD-based graphics card. Radeon R9 280X for about the same price, so it will be interesting to see how these two cards stack up against each other.

Also, as a result of these announcements, Nvidia is dropping the price of the GeForce GTX 760 to $219. Graphics cards based on the GTX 760 range from approximately $240 to $300.

Both the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 and GeForce GTX 970 will be available starting at 3:01 a.m. ET on Friday, September 19. You’ll be able to find them from now on at sites like Newegg, Amazon, and more.

Nvidia tells Digital Trends that it could be several hours before some variants of the 980 and 970 are available for online purchase. So if you happen to prefer Sapphire or Asus graphics cards, but only see versions from XFX, MSI and other companies, just be patient. They should all start appearing around this time soon.

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