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Gainward GeForce GTX 980 Ti Phoenix 'GS' Video Card Review

By: Anthony Garreffa | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Sep 14, 2015 1:27 pm
TweakTown Rating: 95%Manufacturer: Gainward

This is where you can fast forward to the final section of the review, and get a quick recap and points on the Gainward GeForce GTX 980 Ti Phoenix 'GS'.

 

What's Hot

 

Another Great GTX 980 Ti: We haven't tested a bad NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti yet, with the Gainward GeForce GTX 980 Ti Phoenix 'GS' being yet another great entry into the family of GTX 980 Ti cards on the market.

 

Two-Slot Design: This is a great point for Gainward, as it means the GTX 980 Ti Phoenix 'GS' can be used in crazy 4-way SLI setups without a problem. Other cards have bulky coolers which stop them from 4-way SLI, but the GTX 980 Ti Phoenix 'GS' will be fine in 4-way SLI.

 

Unique Look: The triple-fan cooler and color scheme definitely go hand-in-hand here with the GTX 980 Ti Phoenix 'GS', but I think Gainward has pulled it off. I would've liked to have seen some different colored models on offer, though.

 

Silent Gaming: Yet another NVIDIA video card that gamers can use for silence, with the GTX 980 Ti Phoenix 'GS' being completely silent during our gaming and benchmark sessions.

 

What's Not

 

Not Much New: There's not much that Gainward does to make it stand out from the crowd, apart from the dual-slot design and the great performance. But the thing is, nearly all GTX 980 Ti cards offer great performance because that's thanks to NVIDIA making a great GPU.

 

 

Final Thoughts

 

I've reviewed a decent amount of GTX 980 Ti cards so far, with the Gainward GeForce GTX 980 Ti Phoenix 'GS' not really offering much in the way of new. That's not Gainward's fault, as there's nothing that they've done wrong here.

 

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We have a card that is more than capable of 120FPS+ performance at 1080p, close to 100FPS average at 1440p and around 80FPS average at 4K. These results are great, giving you full confidence in the Gainward GTX 980 Ti Phoenix 'GS'. Not only that, but the Gainward GeForce GTX 980 Ti Phoenix 'GS' is a dual-slot card that wins it some big points. We've had a few cards that have edged very close to being over a dual-slot card, but the GTX 980 Ti Phoenix 'GS' comfortably fits right into the dual-slot category. It's not too long, or too tall either, so you'll have no issues fitting it into your system.

 

All in all, the Gainward GeForce GTX 980 Ti Phoenix 'GS' is yet another great GTX 980 Ti, something that you can feel confident in buying and installing into your gaming rig, especially if you're going to be gaming at 2560x1440 or 4K.

Product Summary Breakdown

TweakTown award
Performance (overclocking, power)95%
Quality (build, design, cooling)99%
General Features (display outputs, etc)95%
Bundle, Packaging & Software95%
Value for Money90%
Overall TweakTown Rating95%

The Bottom Line: Yet another GTX 980 Ti that kicks ass, with Gainward putting some nice touches on their GTX 980 Ti Phoenix 'GS'. A dual-slot card that performs incredibly well, and is silent throughout those long gaming sessions.

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