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Emabulator 05-31-2015 04:18 PM

GeForce GTX 980 Ti – Announce Video, Review #GTX980Ti
 

The AnandTech NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti review.

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Bringing this video card review to a close, through the last 14 pages of benchmarks we have seen the same result time and time again. While on paper the GeForce GTX 980 Ti should trail the GeForce GTX Titan X by several percent, what we get in the real world is much, much closer. With an average performance deficit of just 3%, GeForce GTX 980 Ti is for all intents and purposes GTX Titan X with a different name.

Typically NVIDIA engineers a wider gap between their cards, and while there is plenty of room for speculation here as to why they’d let GTX 980 Ti get so close to GTX Titan X – and make no mistake, it is intentional – at the end of the day none of that changes the final result. With a launch price of $649, the GTX 980 Ti may as well be an unofficial price cut to GTX Titan X, delivering flagship GeForce performance for 35% less.
Click on the headline for a benchmark video by DigitalFoundry.

Emabulator 05-31-2015 04:21 PM


Anenome 05-31-2015 04:37 PM

Wow, very impressive. In 4k no less.

I just can't wait for the day when 2,000 cores is more like 200,000 cores.

Imagine two of these in SLI--what a time to be alive.

Syl 05-31-2015 04:45 PM

Can't wait to see how the AMD 390X will compare next month with its fancy new memory.

Anenome 05-31-2015 04:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Syl (Post 2377697)
Can't wait to see how the AMD 390X will compare next month with its fancy new memory.

Oh? Hadn't heard anything about that. I always do root for AMD, even if I admit Nvidia usually has them beat just 10% slicker.

http://wccftech.com/upcoming-amd-rad...p-called-fury/

Oooh, 8GB of DDR5. Crazytalk. Edit:--wait, this is not DDR5, this is HBM, high-bandwidth memory made from 3D stacked chips? Amazing.

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AMD’s upcoming flagship GPU Fiji, which is going to be the first in the world to feature the next generation stacked memory technology dubbed HBM, is evidently going to be the GPU that AMD will use to debut its new flagship branding scheme.
Whoa, check out this stat, 19 times less space:

http://i.imgur.com/j98ql0G.jpg?1

Hell, are they going to start making general RAM with this tech? [Edit: seems they cannot, since the bandwidth and latency gains come from stacking the memory directly on the logic chip itself. Thus if this tech were used for system ram it would have to be packaged directly onto the CPU itself, which I can honestly see happening.]

So cool to see, at last, the dawn of 3D chip stacking. This is honestly going to change everything. We'll eventually see this in CPUs, which instead of being chips will be cubes and will have heat-pipes literally built into the package in some form, possible in the form of solid-state carbon nanowire heat-pipes which were recently discovered to be the most effective heat-conductors of all.

Omg, a kilobit bus bandwidth???

http://i.imgur.com/KAq7N8H.jpg?1

Incredible:

http://i.imgur.com/2pgvFWH.jpg?1

This is one reason I could never kill myself, just think of all the amazing tech advances you'd miss.

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Here's one of the best ways to compare likely power, the video above you just saw was with 6gm DDR5 memory and 2816 shader cores. Now look at what the new AMD Fiji XT card is featuring:

- GPU Cores / Shaders: 4096

- Memory: 4GB Stacked HBM

- Memory Interface: 4096 Wide IO

- Compute Performance: 8.5TFLOPS

Syl 05-31-2015 04:54 PM

Nah, not the one with 8gig of DDR5. The one with 4 gigs of HBM.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/9266/amd-hbm-deep-dive
https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7790/1...2079b2eb_c.jpg

It's some crazy stuff.

Syl 05-31-2015 04:56 PM

Holy shit I didn't realize how big that image was. I forgot this forum doesn't do auto resize.
I can't edit that out, but go by this image instead.
http://images.anandtech.com/doci/926...ison_575px.png

Anenome 05-31-2015 05:15 PM

"recent slide leak which revealed the performance of AMD’s R9 390X"

http://i.imgur.com/sH6UMv4.jpg

BeachGaara 05-31-2015 06:33 PM

I'll never have $1,000 to buy a graphics card.

Emabulator 05-31-2015 06:41 PM

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Originally Posted by BeachGaara (Post 2377707)
I'll never have $1,000 to buy a graphics card.

The GTX 980Ti is only $649! er... Which is about $649 more than I have for a video card right now. Still, it's a kick ass piece of hardware.

BeachGaara 05-31-2015 07:28 PM

I neglected to mention I live in New Zealand so it'll be at least 1,000NZD.

BeachGaara 05-31-2015 07:32 PM

Did some exchanges, probably be closer to 1,200 actually. A 980 is 1,000.

92miata 05-31-2015 07:39 PM

I want to buy 2 right now but damn have to wait for AMD to see what is going on.

I think AMD has something up it's sleeve. That is why Nvidia launched this early I think.

bean19 05-31-2015 08:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Emabulator (Post 2377709)
The GTX 980Ti is only $649! er... Which is about $649 more than I have for a video card right now. Still, it's a kick ass piece of hardware.

Yeah. That was my thought. . . I'd like a kick-ass card like this but I'd really need to upgrade to a 4K monitor to get much use out of it.

Rommel 05-31-2015 08:26 PM

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Originally Posted by 92miata (Post 2377730)
I want to buy 2 right now but damn have to wait for AMD to see what is going on.

I think AMD has something up it's sleeve. Thhas up theirant is why Nvidia launched this early I think.

Wait, absolutely wait. Nvidia released a card this close or better in performance to their Titan, this comparatively low in price, intentionally. They know what AMD has up their sleeve after all this time and they wanted to get ahead of it.

Syl 05-31-2015 08:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Rommel (Post 2377738)
Wait, absolutely wait. Nvidia released a card this close or better in performance to their Titan, this comparatively low in price, intentionally. They know what AMD has up their sleeve after all this time and they wanted to get ahead of it.

The thing is that HBM, which AMD has "up its sleeve" is such an important technology increase that even Nvidia is going to start using it next year*. So Nvidia knows exactly what HBM can do because they are also going to start building cards with the technology. The thing is, HBM is an AMD made technology so AMD has a full year lead start of exclusivity on it. It's a pretty damn important thing.

Not to mention that the next generation of cards from both are finally going to be using a better manufacturing process than the 28nm they've been stuck on forever. Then also, of course, is DX12, which is going to be first and foremost on these new cards.

Short version, as fucking awesome as the 980ti is, and its really damn good, its the absolute best version of this generation of technology and the immediate successor technology is going to be a larger increase in power than probably the past couple of generations combined. So i'd wait for right now.

*Nvidia invested a ton of energy into a similar technology to HBM, but couldn't get it working right. So eventually they just gave in and decided to make HBM the next standard. Big failure for nvidia but honestly a big win for AMD and consumers in general. Less fragmentation in terms of videocards, could you imagine how much driver performance would differ game to game if the two rivals utilized completely different memory architecture?

Anenome 05-31-2015 09:23 PM

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Originally Posted by 92miata (Post 2377730)
I want to buy 2 right now but damn have to wait for AMD to see what is going on.

Scroll up a bit, we just got through geeking out about AMD's offering, announcement expected in a couple days. It's amazing.

Anenome 05-31-2015 09:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Syl (Post 2377743)
Then also, of course, is DX12, which is going to be first and foremost on these new cards.

Uh, the 970 and regular 980 will do DX12 too, with Win10 installed. You need Win10 regardless.

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Originally Posted by Syl (Post 2377743)
*Nvidia invested a ton of energy into a similar technology to HBM, but couldn't get it working right. So eventually they just gave in and decided to make HBM the next standard. Big failure for nvidia but honestly a big win for AMD and consumers in general. Less fragmentation in terms of videocards, could you imagine how much driver performance would differ game to game if the two rivals utilized completely different memory architecture?

Cool :)

Now if only they weren't locked in a patent duet and a 3rd company could compete with them.

BeachGaara 05-31-2015 10:23 PM

Really don't want Win10.

Syl 05-31-2015 10:26 PM

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Originally Posted by BeachGaara (Post 2377757)
Really don't want Win10.

Why? It's an awesome operating system so far.


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