This week Taiwan’s annual Computex convention commences. NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA)’s latest GPU (Graphic Processing Unit) known as the GeForce GTX 980 Ti is being launched. The Maxwell based GPU can operate games such as Battlefield 4 and Shadow of Mordor in 4K at maximum settings with frame-rates exceeding 30fps (frame rates per second).
According to the company, the GPU can run The Witcher 3 in 4K at 45fps.
The gadget has capabilities lying between that of the GTX980 and Titan X. The 980 Ti seems more like a watered down Titan X than a beefed 980. It contains 2816 Nvidia CUDA cores less than Titan X’s 3072 but more than the 20148 in the 980.
Features of GTX 980 Ti
It comes with 6 GB of GDDR5 VRAM that is sufficient for 4k gaming and VR activities. This is only half the VRAM (Video RAM) present in Titan X. However, it’s an improvement from the 4GB present in 980.
The GTX 980 Ti has support for Dynamic Super Resolution. Hence, if you have a 1080p monitor, you can leverage 4K power. Nvidia Game Stream and SHIELD technology can be used on this gadget.
Nvidia has endeavored to make the GTX 980 Ti 4k friendly. The GPU is specifically designed to work along with the yet to be released DirectX 12 graphics APIs(Application Programming Interface). As per Nvidia with the presence of DirectX 12, the new GPU will use its memory more efficiently when displaying complex, volumetric elements such as fluids, advanced lighting effects and more.
The second generation chip present in the gadget, delivers high-resolution performance and lighting at higher frame rates. Also, they are superior in terms of power efficiency. This gadget consumes half the power consumed by gadgets powered by the first generation chips.
Though GTX 980 Ti is clocked slower than earlier gadgets, it compensates with a superior pixel and texture fill rate and has more transistors in it. Overall, GTX 980 Ti is a less expensive version of Nvidia’s Titan X.
Sources: Theverge, digitaltrends, Cnet