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MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gaming 6G Video Card Review (Page 2)

By Anthony Garreffa on Aug 10, 2015 09:12 am CDT
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.


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


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.


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

Detailed Look


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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


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

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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