Today Nvidia has released it’s Maxwell Second Generation Architecture based Graphics Card Gtx 980 and Gtx 970, the new Maxwell architecture is based on lower power consumption and more thermal chip, the GM204 is the latest and improved version equipped with some new technologies. The GM204 Chips have two variants, GM204-400 is used on the Gtx 980 and the GM204-200 is fused on the GTX 970. The GM204-400 Chips of Gtx 980 fuses 2048 CUDA Cores, 128 TMUs, 64 ROPs. The core clock is maintained at 1126 MHz core and 1216 MHz boost while the Memory clocked is around 7.00 GHz Effective which pumps out 224.4 GB/s bandwidth. The power supply interface for dual 6pin design, thermal design power 165W. Apart from the default frequencies the manufacture also insures that the Graphics Cards will also entertain the enthusiast player also. Renowned GPU overclocker and record holder KingPin is back with a bang and this time he’s loaded with Nvidia Maxwell based EVGA Gtx 980.
KingPin Achieves New 3DMark Firestrike World Record: GTX 980 already Close to 2100mhz
The testing setup was odd based on the Intel Xeon E5-1660 v3 @3.0GHz , 16Gb DDR4 Ram @3126MHz. They achieved a 3DMark FireStrike Record by Overclocking an EVGA GTX 980 to a staggering 2050mhz powered by a 1600W EVGA supernova power supply. To sustain this overclock liquid nitrogen was used and the result is an impressive score of 19040 on Fire Strike and 9191 on Fire Strike Extreme.
After seeing this result, I must say that Maxwell Overclocking Potential is much better than the Kepler.