How Does the EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+ Stack Up?
Comparing the EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+ against the reference GTX 980 Ti from NVIDIA is the best way of showing you what EVGA has accomplished with the card, but as usual, we've included a slew of video cards to compare against, including the new HBM-based Radeon R9 Fury X from AMD. Can the EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+ compete with AMD's latest and greatest? Let's find out.
Performance at 1080p
To be honest, I wasn't expecting much out of the EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+ over the reference GTX 980 Ti from NVIDIA at 1080p, but let's see what performance we get at the Full HD resolution. Starting with Battlefield 4, as we always do, we're hitting a ceiling of close to 200FPS on the Medium preset. On the Ultra preset (minus AA), we see great performance, barely beating out the reference GTX 980 Ti.
Nothing interesting with GRID: Autosport at 1080p, but the Metro: Last Light results were great - it beat out the reference GTX 980 Ti and Titan X with a huge 114FPS average. In Shadow of Mordor the EVGA cards beats the entire pack of cards to date.
The same can be said for Thief and Tomb Raider, with the EVGA card kicking some more ass with 109FPS in Thief and 144FPS in Tomb Raider. More than playable. BioShock: Infinite sees the EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+ winning once again, with 129FPS average.
Performance at 1440p
This is where I expected the EVGA card to begin its real take off in performance, with Battlefield 4 results seeing the EVGA card winning once again. 141FPS average at 2560x1440 on the Ultra preset (minus AA) is nothing short of awesome.
GRID and Metro results were about as we expected, beating the reference GTX 980 Ti and even the Fury X with its new HBM. The EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+ also beat out the reference GTX 980 Ti by a decent 17%.
Performance at 4K
Most people buying the EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+, I would suspect, are gunning for 2560x1440 or 4K. So here we are with 4K results, with the overclocked EVGA card taking out Battlefield 4 once again. The Ultra preset (minus AA) sees a huge 84FPS average.
GRID: Autosport reaches 100FPS average with the EVGA GTX 980 Ti which is just great, while Metro reaches new heights of 77FPS thanks to the tweaking EVGA has performed to this card. Simply magic. On Shadow of Mordor at 4K, the EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+ loses to the Fury X, but only by 2FPS.
Thief and Tomb Raider scores on the EVGA card are great once again, with the EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+ equal to the AMD Radeon R9 Fury X on Tomb Raider with 95FPS at 4K. The Titan X dominates BioShock: Infinite though, with 120FPS compared to 102FPS on the EVGA card.
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- Page 1 [Introduction, Quick Specs and Availability & Price]
- Page 2 [Packaging & Detailed Look]
- Page 3 [Card Specifications & Cooling Setup]
- Page 4 [Testing Method & Test System Configuration]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - Synthetic]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - 1080p]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - 1440p]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - 4K]
- Page 9 [Performance Summary]
- Page 10 [Overclocking, Power Consumption and Sound Testing]
- Page 11 [What's Hot, What's Not & Final Thoughts]
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