NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Video Card Roundup – ASUS, MSI and Zotac

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Closer Look – MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Gaming OC

MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gaming

Next up we have the MSI GeForce GT 980 Ti Gaming 6GB! This is a dual-slot card that features the Twin Frozr V GPU cooler with high-density heatsinks, dual TORX 100mm cooling fans, and copper heatpipes that have been nickel-plated.  The MSI GeForce GT 980 Ti Gaming 6GB has default GPU base clock of 1178MHz and a boost clock of 11279MHz.  The 6GB of GDDR5 memory on the card is clocked at an effective speed of 7096MHz. If you install the MSI software you can also run it at lower clock speeds (gaming and silent).

MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gaming OC

The MSI GeForce GT 980 Ti Gaming 6GB is the shortest card in the roundup at 269mm in length, so if you have a smaller case this could be the ideal card for you. MSI went with an 8+2 power phase design using SFC chokes, Hi-C speed caps, and Sinopower MOSFETs as part of the Military Class 4 components used on this card. The GPU cooler uses four copper heatpipes that help transfer the heat from the GPU to the two cooling fin arrays. The two double ball bearing fans on the card have are 0db models, so they’ll only spin up when the card reaches a certain operating temperature.

MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gaming Power Connectors

Along the top edge of the MSI GeForce GT 980 Ti Gaming 6GB you’ll find a pair of NVIDIA SLI multi-GPU interconnects and two rear-facing 8-pin PCIe power connectors. With the 8-pin power design it means that this card can get 375 Watts of power from the system if it is needed. Note that MSI installed small heat sinks on critical power management components to help keep them cool below the power connectors.

MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gaming OC Back

The back of the card has a full coverage black back plate with a cool looking dragon logo on it.

MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gaming Video Outputs

MSI went with three DisplayPort 1.2 outputs as well as single HDMI 2.0 and one Dual-Link DVI-D header when it comes to video outputs.

MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gaming Bottom

Here is a look at the bottom of the MSI GeForce GT 980 Ti Gaming 6GB video card.

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