Well we have been talking about both of these cards all week and now they are finally here. At NVIDIA’s Game24 event the company has launched its next-generation GeForce GTX 900 series. This series is currently made up of the flagship GeForce GTX 980 and followed by the GeForce GTX 970. Both cards are based on NVIDIA’s GM204 “Maxwell” silicon.
The GeForce GTX 980 will have 2048 CUDA cores, 128 TMUs, 64 ROPs, and a 256-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface that holds 4 GB. It will have clock speeds of 1126 MHz core, 1216 MHz boost and 7.0 GHz memory (effective).
The GeForce GTX 970 will have 1664 CUDA cores, 104 TMUs, 64 ROPs, and it will carry the same 256-bit memory interface that holds 4 GB. The GTX 970 has a core clock of 1050 MHz, boost clock of 1178 MHz and 7.0 GHz memory (effective).
Both cards have a TDP of under 170W. The GeForce GTX 980 has a starting price of $549 and the GTX 970 is at $349 to start.
We have covered both cards extensively in our GeForce 900 Series preview article.