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MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gaming 6G Video Card Review

By: Anthony Garreffa | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Aug 10, 2015 2:12 pm
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: MSI

The Packaging

 

MSI doesn't stray too far away from the packaging on its other GAMING video cards, with the GTX 980 Ti Gaming 6G receiving the usual red and black styled box with a the MSI dragon on the front.

 

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The front of the box, with the aforementioned red and black style and MSI dragon.

 

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On the back, we have a rundown of all of the features to expect from the MSI GTX 980 Ti Gaming 6G, such as the Torx fans, SuperSU PIPE, Zero Frozr, and the Gaming App that MSI wants you to use to overclock the card.

 

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Here's the internal packaging, keeping your new video card nice and safe.

 

 

Detailed Look

 

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From the front of the card, we can see that MSI has used a new nickel-plated copper base plate that connects to the SuperSU PIPE underneath (behind the fans). The card is cooled by two Torx fans, which are beautifully silent under load.

 

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MSI continues the use of a back plate on the GTX 980 Ti Gaming 6G, using the MSI dragon once again. The back plate has holes on it, which will let out a fair amount of heat, too.

 

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Display connectivity is great, with 3 x DisplayPort, 1 x HDMI 2.0, and 1 x DVI.

 

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At the bottom of the card, we can see the elaborate heat sink and its various heat pipes running to the GM200 GPU and VRMs.

 

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Another shot of the card, this time from the top. We can see the heat pipes running from the GM200 GPU to the VRMs, as well as the 2 x 8-pin PCIe power connectors.

 

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A closer look at the 2 x 8-pin PCIe power connectors.

 

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The MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gaming 6G has two SLI connectors for a maximum of 4-way SLI.

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