EVGA’s latest GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 graphics cards featuring the new ACX 2.0 cooler are now available. The company has released several models of the GTX 980 and GTX 970 with varying clock speeds. Most of the new GTX 980 and GTX 970 feature a new cooler design called EVGA ACX 2.0, built with optimized Swept fan blades, double ball bearings and an extreme low power motor. The ACX 2.0 delivers more air flow with less power, providing additional power for the GPU. Check out the different GTX 980 and GTX 970 with ACX 2.0 below, including their prices and where to buy.
EVGA GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 Features
The new EVGA GeForce GTX 970 is powered by the next-generation NVIDIA Maxwell architecture, giving you incredible performance, unmatched power efficiency, and cutting-edge features.
Maxwell is the most advanced GPU architecture ever made, designed to be the engine of next-generation gaming. Inspired by light, it was designed to solve some of the most complex lighting and graphics challenges in visual computing. For the first time, gaming GPUs can dynamically render indirect light using the new VXGI (Voxel Global Illumination technology. Scenes are significantly more lifelike as light interacts more realistically in the game environment.
EVGA ACX 2.0
This card features EVGA ACX 2.0 cooling. With optimized Swept fan blades, double ball bearings and an extreme low power motor, EVGA ACX 2.0delivers more air flow with less power, unlocking additional power for the GPU.
Dynamic Super Resolution Technology
Enable the detail of 4K monitors, on a 1080P display. DSR produces smoother images by rendering a game at a high resolution, then downscaling it to the native resolution of the display using advanced filtering.
Super-Smooth and Stutter-Free
GeForce GTX 970 cards support tear-free, super-fast NVIDIA G-Sync monitor display technology, including 4K. Together, these technologies provide the most immersive and competitive gaming experiences possible.
- NVIDIA Dynamic Super Resolution Technology
- NVIDIA SLI Ready
- NVIDIA MFAA Technology
- NVIDIA CUDA Technology
- NVIDIA GameWorks Technology
- NVIDIA GameStream Technology
- NVIDIA Adaptive Vertical Sync
- NVIDIA Surround Technology
- NVIDIA GPU Boost 2.0
- NVIDIA G-SYNC Ready
- OpenGL 4.4 Support
- OpenCL Support
- HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2 and Dual-link DVI
- Microsoft DirectX 12
- PCI Express 3.0
- EVGA ACX 2.0 Cooling
- Triple BIOS Ready (GTX 970 FTW Version Only)
- Double BIOS Ready (GTX 970 SSC Version Only)
- 1.215v+ Voltage Boost (GTX 970 FTW and SSC Versions Only)
EVGA GeForce GTX 970 Specifications
|Specifications||GTX 970 FTW ACX 2.0||GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0||GTX 970 Superclocked ACX 2.0||GTX 970 ACX 2.0|
|Graphics Engine||NVIDIA GTX 970||NVIDIA GTX 970||NVIDIA GTX 970||NVIDIA GTX 970|
|Base Clock (MHz)||1216||1190||1165||1050|
|Boost Clock (MHz)||1367||1342||1317||1178|
|Texture Fill Rate (GT/s)||126||124||121||109|
|Memory Size||4GB GDDR5, 256 bit||4GB GDDR5, 256 bit||4GB GDDR5, 256 bit||4GB GDDR5, 256 bit|
|Memory Speed||7010 MHz (Effective)||7010 MHz (Effective)||7010 MHz (Effective)||7010 MHz (Effective)|
|Memory Bandwidth||224.3 GB/s||224.3 GB/s||224.3 GB/s||224.3 GB/s|
|Bus Interface||PCI-E 3.0 x16||PCI-E 3.0 x16||PCI-E 3.0 x16||PCI-E 3.0 x16|
|Output Ports||2x DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort||2x DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort||2x DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort||2x DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort|
|Max Monitors Supported||4||4||4||4|
|Max Analog Resolution||2048x1536||2048x1536||2048x1536||2048x1536|
|Max Digital Resolution||4096x2160||4096x2160||4096x2160||4096x2160|
|Width||Dual Slot||Dual Slot||Dual Slot||Dual Slot|
|Minim PSU Wattage||500W||500W||500W||500W|
|Power Connectors||2x 6-pin PCIE power||2x 6-pin PCIE power||2x 6-pin PCIE power||2x 6-pin PCIE power|
EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Specifications
|Specifications||EVGA GTX 980 Superclocked ACX 2.0||EVGA GTX 980 ACX 2.0|
|Graphics Engine||NVIDIA GTX 980||NVIDIA GTX 980|
|Base Clock (MHz)||1266||1126|
|Boost Clock (MHz)||1367||1216|
|Texture Fill Rate (GT/s)||162||144|
|Memory Size||4GB GDDR5, 256bit||4GB GDDR5, 256bit|
|Memory Speed||7010 MHz (effective)||7010 MHz (effective)|
|Memory Bandwidth||224.3 GB/s||224.3 GB/s|
|Bus Interface||PCI-E 3.0 x16||PCI-E 3.0 x16|
|Output Ports||3x DisplayPort, DVI-I, HDMI||3x DisplayPort, DVI-I, HDMI|
|Max Monitors Supported||4||4|
|Max Analog Resolution||2048x1536||2048x1536|
|Max Digital Resolution||4096x2160||4096x2160|
|Width||Dual Slot||Dual Slot|
|Minim PSU Wattage||500W||500W|
|Power Connectors||2x 6-Pin PCIE power||2x 6-Pin PCIE power|
Price and Availability
Below are the respective prices and links where you can order the EVGA GTX 980 and GTX 970 graphics cards with the new ACX 2.0 cooler.
- EVGA GeForce GTX 970 ACX 2.0 – $329.99
- EVGA GeForce GTX 970 Superclocked ACX 2.0 – $349.99
- EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0 – $359.99.
- EVGA GTX980 ACX 2.0 – $549.99
- EVGA GTX980 Superclocked ACX 2.0 – $589.99
Just a tip, if you want to save money, just get the cheaper model then overclock it later when you feel it is need. The only main difference between the Superclocked, SSD and FTW models are the clock speeds. You can easily overclock the GTX 980/970 ACX 2.0 to match their clock speeds.