The rumor mill is ablaze with details about NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce GTX 900 series. VideoCardz got its hands on performance figures of these cards and compared it with the previous generation. Unfortunately, the site was unable to confirm the final clockspeed of the GeForce GTX 980. Three different numbers are making the rounds, in one scenario the card is just a bit slower than the GeForce GTX 780 Ti in 3DMark Fire Strike while in the other two scenarios the GTX 980 is slightly faster than the GTX 780 Ti. Head over to VideoCardz to see the scores for the GeForce GTX 900M.
First of all, we have GeForce GTX 980 scores with three different clock speeds. We were unable to confirm which clock is is the actual reference clock, so we decided to post all three. However, GTX 980 running at 1127 MHz was our point of reference. I think it’s quite clear now, that GeForce GTX 980 has: 4GB GDDR5 memory, 256 bit bus and 7 GHz memory clock. Today we are adding more info about the core clock. In our chart you can see three speeds: 1127, 1178 and 1190 MHz. It doesn’t really matter which clock you choose, because 1127 MHz were already enough to outperform all current single-gpu high-end cards. Of course, once you add more juice to 780 Ti or 290X you can actually reach GTX 980 performance. However, GTX 980 at 1.19 GHz will not be easy to beat.
Just remember, this is just synthetic scenario, 4k gaming will surely show different results.
TweakTown on the other hand picked up a rumor that the GeForce GTX 980 might end up 10 percent faster than the GeForce GTX 780 Ti. The site also mentions the GTX 980 may have a 170W TDP, making it significantly more energy efficient than the GTX 780 Ti with its 250W TDP.
As always, take these rumors with a grain of salt. More details are expected at NVIDIA's GAME24 event on September 18.