NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Review – The new generation of gaming will now meet their partner in crime, the seriously powerful NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980. It is dubbed the most advanced GPU in the world, and with its power and features, it does little to proven itself otherwise. The device itself maintains the traditional design and style from its predecessors like the GeForce GTX 780 Ti, with its silver and black theme and its name being obviously visible to users.
For ports, it comes ready with a dual-link DVI-I, HDMI 2.0, and three DisplayPort 1.2. Like NVIDIA’s other flagships that came before it, this beast will take the space of two PCIe slots. For the most advanced GPU in the world, it definitely comes with a plethora of new features that has not been featured in previous generations such as Dynamic Super Resolution features, which upscales your games even if you don’t have the highest end displays, it will bring the image quality of your games to near 4K level.
This device also features the new MFAA sampling feature which delivers an additional 30 percent increase in performance by alternating sample calculations across each frame and pixel for smoother results. It also incorporates the VGXI feature which makes use of all available light source and renders it back to provide an image with livelier colours and provide lifelike modelling. Additionally, this graphics card can support up to four simultaenous monitors for intense gaming sessions.
If it was any consolation to the benchmark tests, they really tried to push the device to its limit but failed miserably, as the GeForce GTX 980 slaughtered the tests with ease, scoring superbly high scores on all areas. When it came to field tests, we tested the device with games such as Crysis 3, Project RaceRoom, and Sleeping Dogs.
The colours were vivid, and amazing on this device, the gameplay was smooth at maximum settings with minimal disturbances on all areas. The device performed well even during the more graphically intense scenes which previously had posed a problem for previous graphic cards.
All in all, this is one powerhouse of a graphics card, and the title of most advanced definitely will not come cheap. However, for those who wants to play all the newest games effortlessly on the most updated graphic card to date, then the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 will definitely be worth every penny.
- Powerful performance
- Tons of new features
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Specifications
- Core Clock: 1,126MHz
- Boost Clock: 1,216MHz
- Memory Size: 4GB GDDR5
- Ports: 1x Dual link DVI-I, 1x HDMI 2.0, 3x DisplayPort 1.2