NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980: specs and benchmarks
NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 980 sales 19 September 2014 at a recommended price of $549. This is Maxwell 2.0 architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 4 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 7.0 GB/s are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 224 GB/s.
Compatibility-wise, this is 2-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 10.5" (26.7 cm). Two 6-pins power connectors are required, and power consumption is at 165 Watt.
It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 47.53 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.