Gigabyte Expands Xtreme Gaming Series With GTX 970, 980, 980 Ti, Titan X Cards

In September, Gigabyte launched a new GPU series -- the Xtreme Gaming lineup -- starting with an overclocked version of Nvidia's GeForce GTX 950 card. Now it's adding five more cards to the set including the GTX 970, 980, 980 Ti, and even the Titan X.

Just like the 950, these new cards already have a significant overclock speed right out of the box, blowing Nvidia's factory specs right out of the water. Even then, there's room to overclock a little more if you need the additional power.

Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming Clock Speeds

Base Nvidia Clock Speed

Boost Nvidia Clock Speed

Base Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming Clock Speed

Boost Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming Clock Speed

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 Xtreme Gaming

1050 MHz

1178 MHz

1190 MHz

1342 MHz

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Xtreme Gaming

1126 MHz

1216 MHz

1241 MHz

1342 MHz

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Ti Xtreme Gaming WINDFORCE Edition

1000 MHz

1075 MHz

1216 MHz

1317 MHz

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Ti Xtreme Gaming WATERFORCE Edition

1000 MHz

1075 MHz

1216 MHz

1317 MHz

Gigabyte GeForce GTX Titan X Xtreme Gaming

1000 MHz

1075 MHz

1165 MHz

1266 MHz

On the cooling end, four of the five cards feature Windforce 3X cooling in addition to the 3D-Active Fan system, which stops the fans spinning during light gaming sessions or when the system is idle. As an added bonus for the Titan X and 980 Ti variants, the middle fan spins in reverse, which the company said helps to dissipate heat. LED indicators are also included to give users a quick heads-up on the fan's status, however they're only included in the 970, 980, and 980 Ti models.

There's also another version of the 980 Ti featuring an all-in-one, closed-loop water-cooled solution. Not only does it cool the main GPU, but also the VRAM and MOSFET.

RGB LED lighting is also available on the card, adding another layer of personal customization, with the exception of the Titan X card, which only has one LED color. Rounding it out, all five products have a protective PCB coating in addition to a metal back plate.

Obviously, these overclocked cards will put a big dent in your finances. The GTX 970 Xtreme Gaming costs $379.99; the GTX 980 Xtreme Gaming is $529.99; the GTX 980 Ti Windforce Edition costs $699.99; and the GTX 980 Ti Waterforce Edition is $719.99. Gigabyte didn't provide an MSRP for the GTX Titan X Xtreme Gaming card. The company said Asus and EVGA have exclusive rights to variations of the GTX Titan X cards in North America.

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  • JackNaylorPE
    OK, maybe it's past my bedtime but why don't I understand this

    Quote:
    Gigabyte didn’t provide an MSRP for the GTX Titan X Xtreme Gaming card. The company said Asus and EVGA have exclusive rights to variations of the GTX Titan X cards in North America.


    How did they make a variation of the other 2 guys have exclusive rights ?
  • turkey3_scratch
    I think the variation will only be sold in Europe for the Titan X perhaps. Anywhere outside of North America.
  • thundervore
    I find it od that the 980 have higher clocks than the 980Ti version. also why is the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Ti Xtreme Gaming WINDFORCE Edition
    version on the graph twice with the same exact specs?