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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Released

philip

June 1, 2015

Video cards using the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti chipset are available for purchase starting today. We're adding in all the cards as they become available on retail. (Click here for all GTX 980 Ti based video cards on PCPartPicker.)

Specifications:

  GTX 980 Ti Titan X GTX 980
GPU GM200 GM200 GM204
CUDA Cores 2816 3072 2048
Base Clock 1000 MHz 1000 MHz 1126 MHz
Boost Clock 1075 MHz 1075 MHz 1216 MHz
Memory Clock 7000 MHz 7000 MHz 7000 MHz
Memory Bus Width 384-bit 384-bit 256-bit
Memory 6 GB 12 GB 4 GB
TDP 250W 250W 165W
Launch Price $650 $999 $549

 

Official specs at NVIDIA

 

Review Roundup:

AMD A10-7870K Godavari Release And Build Livestream

philip

May 28, 2015

Today AMD is launching the A10-7870K, a new Godavari-based APU compatible with their FM2+ platform. We'll be livestreaming a build using the A10-7870K on Periscope at 2pm CST today. Follow @PCPartPicker on Twitter to get the broadcast announcement.

  A10-7870K A10-7850K A10-7700K
Compute Cores 12 (4 CPU + 8 GPU) 12 ((4 CPU + 8 GPU) 10 (4 CPU + 6 GPU)
Max Turbo / CPU Frequency 4.1/3.9 GHz 4/3.7 GHz 3.8/3.4 GHz
GPU Frequency 866 MHz 720 MHz 720 MHz
DirectX 12 and Mantle Support Yes Yes Yes
HSA Features Yes Yes Yes
AMD FreeSync Technology Yes Yes Yes
Unlocked Yes Yes Yes

 

We have the new CPU in house and will be posting a full benchmark review in the coming days. In the meantime, here are the some reviews and announcements from around the web (updating as they roll in):

Charity:Water Completion Report #3

philip

May 2, 2015

Our third Charity:Water completion report arrived! Thanks to your support, we were able to fund a school water and sanitation project serving 198 people at the Adishimhafti School in Ethiopia, Africa.

Adishimhafti Project

This project provided a waterpoint and latrine block to the Adishimhafti School. Above is a map showing the GPS coordinates of the project pictured (14.39858, 38.85521).

You can find our previous two completion reports below, or check them out on our interactive map:

More than 50 million Ethiopians don't have access to safe water. Most rural families survive on less than five liters of water per day and walk up to four hours to collect it from open sources. 62% of Ethiopians lack clean water, and 88% lack sanitation. Projects like these make a real difference in people's lives, and I'm so happy to be able to be a part of it with you.

PCPartPicker is supported through affiliate commissions from participating retailers. We donate a portion of our earnings to charity. When you purchase components through retailer links on PCPartPicker, you're not only supporting this site - you're also helping provide clean water and sanitation to people in need. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for being a part of this and helping us make this happen.

Adishimhafti Project

Adishimhafti Project

Multi-CPU Support, ECC, Registered RAM & More

philip

May 1, 2015

Recently we rolled out a number of new feature and compatibility updates to the site.

By popular demand, we now support multi-CPU Xeon systems. With supporting motherboards and processors, you can now add multiple CPUs to your build. (Note: Opteron support isn't available yet, but it is on our roadmap.) Similarly, we've added support for registered RAM, and significantly upgraded the number of listings of ECC RAM. As with unbuffered RAM, registered and ECC RAM compatibility checking is available.

Also on the compatibility front, when evaluating power supply compatibility with video cards we now factor in the number of PCI Express power connectors. Previously if the wattage supply was sufficient but there were insufficient power connectors on the power supply, we'd recommend using a molex-to-PCIe adapter. Lately though it seems less and less video cards are shipping with those adapters, so we decided to make the compatibility stricter. Starting today, you'll see incompatibility alerts if the power supply has an insufficient number of 6, 6+2, or 8-pin PCI express power connectors for the video card(s) in your part list.

We hope you find these updates useful, and please let us know if you have any feedback or suggestions! (We also have some great stuff in the works coming soon, so stay tuned!)

Charity:Water Completion Report #2

philip

March 2, 2015

Ethiopia project

Our second Charity:Water completion report has arrived! Thanks to your support of PCPartPicker, we were able to fund a water and sanitation project serving 223 people in Ethiopia, Africa. Our first completion report for Malawi, Africa can be found here.

Ethiopia project location

This project provided a shallow borehole well and sanitation for the Timket-Keze School. Above is a map showing the GPS coordinates of the project pictured (13.63684, 38.78488).

More than 50 million Ethiopians don't have access to safe water. Most rural families survive on less than five liters of water per day and walk up to four hours to collect it from open sources. Projects like these make a real difference in people's lives, and I'm so happy to be able to be a part of it with you.

PCPartPicker is supported through affiliate commissions from participating retailers. We donate a portion of our earnings to charity. When you purchase components through retailer links on PCPartPicker, you're not only supporting this site - you're also helping provide clean water and sanitation to people in need. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for being a part of this and helping us make this happen.

Ethiopia project

Ethiopia project

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