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Nvidia unveils its all-new GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 graphics processors

Michael Brown | Sept. 22, 2014
The new GPUs are faster, consume less power, and promise to make games more realistic.

Despite the lower power consumption, Nvidia says the GTX 980 will deliver 5 teraflops of single-precision compute performance, compared to 3- and 4TFLOPs for the GTX 680 and -780, respectively (a teraflop is one trillion floating-point operations per second). The new GTX 970, meanwhile, has a TDP of 145 watts and delivers 4TFLOPs of compute performance. Thanks to the lower TDPs, reference-design cards will have two 6-pin power connectors to supplement the power the cards draw from the PCIe bus.

In the wake of this product launch, Nvidia is discontinuing its GeForce GTX 780Ti, GTX 780, and GTX 770. The suggested retail price for basic boards based on its GeForce GTX 760 has been reduced to $219. 

 

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