Gigabyte almost sticks to Nvidia's reference outputs. Power Consumption Results The Windforce cooler performed excellent throughout our testing phase and had no problem keeping temperatures in check — even when the card was overclocked. Special Fin Architecture The special design of unequal fin height not only enhances the turbulence between the fins, but also results in a lower noise level and better cooling capacity. Of course, this was just a reference video card and it was yet to see the potential from actual retail custom video cards. You can manually adjust and set the fan speed or create your own profile.
Altfel, placa opreste coolerele cand este in idle, deci nu o auzi. Fan Speed Control — Manual Performance and Overclocking Test System Here are the components used in our test system. The single 6mm copper heatpipe makes a 180° turn and passes through the top portion of the aluminum fin stack. Msi Gaming 6G V323-001R 36 dBa 2 - 3 Tied. Also worth noting is that the card defaults to the Gaming Mode speeds. At that speed, the card was completely stable and flew right through our suite of benchmarks. Please remember that every video card is different and the overclock we achieve here is not necessarily what you will be able to achieve.
This is a nice feature to have when performing less demanding tasks as the card will operate silently. It is easy to use, and we will show it on the overclocking page. The fans spin up when the temperature hits a certain level. The fins on the heatsink are aluminum. Overclocking enthusiasts can take advantage of the voltage features, and can manually adjust the power target. Obviously the product has been trimmed down a tiny bit, but trust us when we say, there's plenty performance to be found.
Personally I have the 970 G1 and it's great, nice and quiet and runs mega fast, I can imagine the 980 would be that much better. It worked very well as we started down the overclocking path and had everything we needed to get the most performance possible from the card. Around back, we see a detailed features list much like we discussed above. Msi Gaming 6G V323-001R - 1. Today we have our first evaluation, and many more to come, of a custom retail video card with a factory overclock and custom cooling. I have no data regarding its noise and temperature performance. Additional product branding and a multilingual list of the main features are found on the box sides.
That brought our memory frequency to 8. So Nvidia certainly is doing something right. I would go for Gigabyte as the coolest temp but, like the Strix, the other side of the coin is that the Gigabyte is the noisiest! Since video cards are usually fan-side down in cases, this allows you to look throw a windowed case and at once glance see if the fans are spinning or stopped. Here are a few pictures taken from various angles. Specs-for-specs these are my compiled findings of some of the 980 Ti available in the market: Highest Core Clock Speed Reference: 1. One big difference between the two custom video cards is the expansion of display output connections, which we will talk about. Armed with a totally custom design, two 8-pin power feeds and an all new WindForce based cooler this Maxwell based high-end card hauls azzz! Though this slide doesn't show it, the heatplate and heatpipes are all copper.
Before we fire up this article a small advice, grab a cup of coffee as this review is in-depth and extensive. Those massive heatpipes jut out of the front and lend an air of menace to the card. Do you know anything about that card at all? What you set, you see in-game. It represents the highest factory overclock, and the best potential for overclocking performance. As we move into the features, the big hitter here is the Windforce 3X 600W cooling solution.
The three fans measure right at 80mm, and you can see the strips on the curved fan blade design in the last two pictures below. The colours are deep and rich and are a nice addition if you have a case with a large side window. Gigabyte clearly has the least temps in that same limited comparison. But don't let that put you off. Build quality is very good as the cooler is manufactured from decent brushed metal that has very little flex. With the unique blade fan design, the air flow is split through and guided smoothly through the fan by special 3D stripe curve design.
It seemed like an amazing deal. Of course, higher numbers usually read better, but be wary of falling into the 'phase trap. Personally I would go the G1 gaming 1. Fan Stop and Indicators - We put the fan stop and indicator features under its own category since this is a feature in-itself unique to custom video cards only. The metal shroud is perforated at many points, more for style than substance, but this does mean that most of the hot air is recirculated into the chassis, so ensure you have good front-to-back cooling in your case. It's not that the card can't go any higher, but it is done to keep the product in line power consumption wise. This not only provides an effective heat dissipation capacity but also enables higher performance due to a lower temperature.
Cooling is based on composite heat pipes: 5 x 8mm and 1 x 6mm. Just so I can get some help deciding You're welcome! I'll repost my previous answers to the questions about the 980 Ti in another thread: 2. The special fin design basically means the fins are arranged in a staggered height pattern, which is said to result in less turbulence and lower noise. There are six composite heat pipes that make up the heatsink. There are five 8mm and one 6mm heat pipes that improve heat dissipation by up to 29%. The most power usage recorded at the wall was 477 Watts with the card overclocked.