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October 13, 2023

Cheap GeForce GTX 980 Ti

After Nvidia’s ferocious $1000 Titan X hit the market last month, it was only a matter of time before they introduced a junior version based on the same GM200 GPU to fill that chasm between it and the vanilla GTX 980. Today, that card is here in the form of the $649 GeForce GTX 980 Ti.

As expected, the GTX 980 Ti is pretty much identical to its more expensive sibling in terms of underlying GPU performance. Nvidia has also kept the same high-quality chassis and excellent cooler, as well as the same six and eight-pin power input arrangement. Similarly, the GDDR5 memory is still capable of pushing a 4K frame buffer and Nvidia’s PhysX-based effects engine can still provide an immersive gaming experience.

The only thing Nvidia changed here is the price tag, which they trimmed by a fair amount to bring it down to a more reasonable level for most consumers. The GTX 980 Ti is definitely a good choice if you’re looking for a top-notch graphics card that will handle multi-monitor and high resolution gaming.

There’s a ton of great options for anyone shopping around for a new GPU in this price range. On Newegg, for example, you can pick up a Radeon RX 580 for $170 which is 169% faster according to userbenchmark and will last you at least three years in most games. If you want to push 4K gaming, however, you’re going to need something more powerful than a GTX 980 Ti.