With Computex just around the corner, NVIDIA decided that it was a good idea to show off its latest flagship GPU ahead of the Taiwan tech trade show, the brand new NVIDIA GTX 980Ti, based off the same processor that powers the company’s ultra-high-end GPU, the GTX Titan X.
The card features 6GBs of GDDR5 memory, and is powered by the same GM200 graphics processor that is used in the Titan X. As a matter of fact, the GTX 980 Ti pretty much shares a lot of the specs of the Titan X, including processor speed, which is set at 1.0GHz, memory speed which is set at 7.0GHz, memory bus width at 384bit, as well as transistor count of 8.0 billion.
The difference between the two cards can be seen at the number of CUDA cores and Texture Units both these cards have, with the 980 Ti featuring 2816 CUDA cores and 176 texture units versus the Titan X’s 3072 and 192 cores and units respectively.
The 980 Ti is geared towards the niche super high-end gaming market, and with that in mind, it is pushing the support for the new DirectX 12 API support, which includes features such as Volume Tiled Resource, Conservative Raster, Tiled Resource, and Ray Traced Shadows, amongst others.
With a TDP of 250W, your PC will also see less power consumption, which is great as your GPU will not generate obscene amounts of heat just to push more pixels to the screen.
Industry analysts are predicting there will be more than 350 million PCs running Windows 10 within the first year of its release. That’s a lot of potential gamers. And with more than 100 developers working on DX12 games, now’s the perfect time to get ready.