After lots of exposures finally we know that Nvidia is going to launch it’s Second Generation Maxwell Architecture based Cards Gtx 980 and Gtx 970 on 19th September. Till now we don’t know much about the specifications of both cards, according to previous leaked comes from Geizhals revealed that the Gtx 980 would be equipped with 560 CUDA cores, 160 TMU texture units, 64 ROP units and for power dual 6pin power connector is doing the job. We also know that Nvidia on 19th September will launch the 4Gb version of both Gtx 980 and Gtx 970, latter Custom Cooler Version would be equipped with 8Gb of VRM. If we talk the performance of both bad boys we don’t have many words before the exposure of the 3DMark score leaked by Videocardz. Not only the desktop version, we will also see the mobility bad boys from GTX 900 series.
NVIDIA GTX 980 and GTX 970 3DMark Firestrike Performance Score Unveiled
For this year Gtx 980 and Gtx 970 both are High-End product from Nvidia side, and both are utilizing the second Generation of Maxwell architecture GM204 Core. Nvidia has previously shown us the impressive pros of Maxwell architecture the release of Gtx 750 and Gtx 750Ti, now players are expecting more from Nvidia.
The latest leaked comes from Videocardz site, who show us some 3DMark performance score of Gtx 980 and Gtx 970. Till now the Clock speed of both cards is not confirmed and there’s a huge variation between each speed the card was clocked at. Compared to a stock GeForce GTX 780 Ti, the GeForce GTX 980 clocked at 1127 MHz core was 10% faster. The GeForce GTX 780 Ti scored 11096 on stock while the GeForce GTX 980 scored 12328 points at 1127 MHz, 12847 points at 1178 MHz, 13005 points at 1190 MHz. If we add all those score at the highest clock speed of 1190 MHz, the GTX 980 turned out 15% faster than the GeForce GTX 780 Ti and 14% faster than the Radeon R9 290X.
After seeing those results if we made a final summary, we see that Gtx 970 scores are more surprising since the card would be available at $399 Only. Gtx 970 perform almost same as Gtx Titan and around 10% Faster than R9 290 however, can’t say if these are the reference clock speeds or overclocked. The testing setup was odd based on the Core i7-3770K rig and Core i3-4130. .