MSI has announced the GTX 980TI Golden Edition to celebrate its successful launch of the GTX 980Ti range. Some of you might remember the eye-catching GTX 970 Golden Edition which adopted a similar aesthetic design to MSI’s latest entry in the graphics card market. This particular card features a core clock of 1190 MHz and factory overclocked boost reaching 1291 MHz.
Obviously, this can be improved further via manual overclocking and I would expect around 1450MHz on the boost clock. Although, your results may vary due to the silicon lottery. Furthermore, this compares rather nicely to the MSI Gaming 980Ti which utilizes a 1178/1279 configuration. The 980Ti Golden Edition is equipped with 6GB GDDR5 RAM operating at a speed of 7096 MHz. In terms of connectivity, the GPU has three DisplayPort connectors, HDMI and Dual Link DVI-I.
The MSI GTX 980Ti Golden Edition opts for dual 10cm Torx fans and the highly-acclaimed Twin Frozr V cooling design. This includes an all-copper heatsink and heatpipe with anti-oxidation treatment. As a result, the GPU is cool, quiet and has headroom for large core, boost and memory overclocks.
It will be interesting to see how the graphics card performs compared to other high-end models from Gigabyte, Asus, EVGA and more.
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