Gainward Has One of the Thinnest GTX 980 Ti Cards Yet
After my days with the Gainward GTX 980 Ti Phoenix 'GS', I came to really enjoy the dual-slot design. Other cards are dual-slot, but they are either taller, or just - and I mean just, over the dual-slot space. The Gainward card, on the other hand, is a unique card as it sticks to the same size as the reference GTX 980 Ti, but with some factory overclocking.
But does that factory overclocking help? Let's take a look. We won't concentrate too much on 1080p, but we'll take a deeper look at 1440p and 4K instead - after all, that's why you're spending $650+ on a new video card, right?
Performance at 1080p
Starting off with Battlefield 4 at 1920x1080, we have a huge 180FPS average, up from the 170FPS from the reference GTX 980 Ti. We have an additional 12% performance from the Gainward GTX 980 Ti Phoenix 'GS' in Metro: Last Light, while Shadow of Mordor is 8% faster.
Performance at 1440p
Back to BF4, but this time at 2560x1440, the Gainward GTX 980 Ti Phoenix 'GS' pumps out a huge 147FPS average. This is enough to enjoy a 144Hz G-Sync panel; absolutely stellar results here.
We have another 5FPS, or 7% on Metro: Last Light, while Shadow of Mordor enjoys an additional 13% performance with 94FPS average at 1440p. The AMD Radeon R9 Fury X is second-fastest in SoM, with 86FPS versus the 83FPS on the reference GTX 980 Ti. Thief has an extra 12% performance on the Gainward card at 2560x1440, while Tomb Raider boosts up by 13%.
Performance at 4K
Finishing our Battlefield 4 performance runs at 3840x2160, with the Gainward GeForce GTX 980 Ti Phoenix 'GS' pulling up 9% faster than the reference GTX 980 Ti. Metro: Last Light has an extra 11% performance out of the Gainward card when put up against the reference GTX 980 Ti.
The Gainward GTX 980 Ti Phoenix 'GS' loses to the Fury X in Shadow of Mordor at 4K, with the Gainward GTX 980 Ti Phoenix 'GS' managing 73FPS average, while the Fury X pushed it away with 78FPS. That's High Bandwidth Memory for you, folks. We see similar results in Thief, with the Fury X and reference GTX 980 Ti sitting at the same level with 48FPS average, while the Gainward card is 12% faster with 54FPS average.
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