MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gaming 6G Review

Published by Marc Büchel on 27.08.15
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The card


As noted earlier, the GTX 980 Ti Gaming 6G graphics card features MSI's famous Twin Frozr V cooler with a total of four heatpipes, where three measure 8mm and one comes with a diameter of 6mm. Apart from that, there are two 100mm fans which cool the large heatsink connected to the nickel-plated copper base plate. As a part of the MSI Gaming series, the this particular cooler comes with a red on black color scheme and the overall build quality of the cooler is just great.

The MSI GTX 980 Ti Gaming 6G graphics card, or to be precise our sample of it, allowed a maximum stable overclock of 1'480 MHz for the GPU and 1'800 MHz on the memory side. We used Furemark V1.11.0 Geeks3D benchmark with 15 minutes duration. With these clocks we had to feed the GPU with 1.193 Volts and the memory ran at stock voltages.

A closer look at the PCB shows that MSI equipped this card with a 8+2+1 phase digital power design. The GPU gets its current from eight phases, two phases take good care of the 6GB of GDDR5 memory and two additional phase are in charge of PLL. Once more, MSI is using high quality chokes. Checking the voltage regulation chip, we find a digital multi-phase buck controller NCP8114.


The memory chips used are made by SKHynix and carry the model number H5GQ4H24MFR. They are specified to run at 1'750 MHz (7'000 MHz effective).

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Page 2 - The card Page 12 - Sleeping Dogs
Page 3 - Photo Gallery / Delivery Page 13 - Metro Last Light
Page 4 - Test Setup Page 14 - Far Cry 4
Page 5 - 3DMark Fire Strike Page 15 - GTA V
Page 6 - Unigine Heaven 4.0 Page 16 - GRID Autosport
Page 7 - Battlefield 4 Page 17 - Power Consumption
Page 8 - Watch Dogs Page 18 - Temperatures / Noise Levels
Page 9 - Tomb Raider Page 19 - Performance Index & Price
Page 10 - Crysis 3 Page 20 - Conclusion

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