NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 vs. GTX 960 SLI

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Maybe you’re one of the gamers out there who simply can’t have enough power coming from the graphics department or maybe you want to assemble a gaming rig with a given budget and you want to get the very maximum out of it. In both cases the following article might be interesting and it might be quite surprising to see how two GTX 960 in SLI stack up against a mighty GTX 980.

Test Setup

Motherboard
  • ASUS Maximus VII Hero (BIOS 0224)
CPU
  • Intel Core i7-4770K @ 4.0 GHz (Turbo On / HT On)
Memory
  • G.Skill Ares Dual Channel 2x8GB @ CL11-12-11-28-1T-Auto DDR3-1600 MHz
Graphics Cards
  • nVidia GeForce GTX 960 SLI
  • nVidia GeForce GTX 980
Drivers
  • Windows 7 x64 (up to date)
  • nVidia ForceWare 347.25
Games
  • Borderlands – The Pre-Sequel
  • BattleField 4
  • Watch Dogs
  • Tomb Raider
  • Sniper Elite 3
  • Crysis 3
  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  • Thief
  • GRID Autosport
  • Sleeping Dogs
  • Metro Last Light
  • Assassin¬ís Creed Unity
  • Far Cry 4
Games and OS
  • Windows 7 x64
  • All games were up to date on the
System Drive
  • OCZ Storage Solutions Arc 100 240GB
PSU
  • Seasonic Platinum SS-1000XP / 1000 Watts