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MSI GTX 980 Gaming 4G – MSI’s Flagship Maxwell Model Makes Its Debut!

Our Final Thoughts

When Maxwell launched I knew MSI would have its own special flavor but to say I expected this would be a lie. MSI simply knocked it out of the park with both the 970 and 980 cards as both run virtually silent on an open test bench right next to my head even under heavier extended loading. The GPU temps were nothing even close to warm which means plenty of room to push the clock while still staying plenty cool and not having to ramp the fan much if at all.

Gaming performance is off the charts literally or at least top of the charts easily besting the best cards around for the time being and that’s no easy task.

Value as in what you get for your money, well its no more than other competitors out there and even less than quite a few so value is great especially when you consider the performance and quiet you get.

All in all MSI made probably one of the best gaming cards on the market and anyone in the market for a 980 Level card would be insane not to consider the MSI Gaming model as it does its job and does it very well!

ProsCons
  • Headroom above the out of the box clock
  • excellent cooling performance
  • strong build components
  • super silent
  • low power usage
  •  Nothing

 

MSI GeForce GTX 980 Gaming 4G Very much on the heels of the Maxwell and GTX 980 launch was the partner cards and the first GTX 980 model we received much like the 970 we recently looked at is the MSI Gaming 4G edition. First of all the cooler for these cards simply look beastly but also if this card proves to be any shade as impressive as the 970 we saw before then gamers are in for a real treat. The MSI Gaming card comes to market at $579.99 at Newegg at the…

Review Overview

Performance - 9.5
Value - 9.5
Quality - 9.5
Features - 9.5
Innovation - 9

9.4

The MSI GTX 980 Gaming 4G is an amazing card with performance, thermals and acoustics all taken into consideration for an amazing gaming experience!

User Rating: 5 ( 1 votes)

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