Testing Methodology

Although we collected frame time data in our testing, we haven't included it because it's less important for single GPU reviews. Frame time data will still be included in our CrossFireX and SLI reviews.

For this review we tested at 1366x768, 1920x1080 and 2560x1600 resolutions. We are yet to incorporate 4K resolution benchmarks in our reviews because there isn't a single GPU solution available that provides playable performance at this resolution.

System Specs

  • Intel Core i7-4790K (3.60GHz)
  • x2 4GB Crucial DDR3-2400 (CAS 11-13-13-28)
  • Asrock Z97 Extreme6 (Intel Z97)
  • OCZ ZX Series (1250W)
  • Samsung SSD 850 Pro 512GB (SATA 6Gb/s)
  • Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 (4096MB)
  • Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti (3072MB)
  • Gainward GeForce GTX 780 (3072MB)
  • Gainward GeForce GTX 680 (2048MB)
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 580 (1536MB)
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 480 (1536MB)
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
  • Nvidia GeForce 344.75 WHQL