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Asus GeForce GTX 980 Strix DirectCU II OC HDMI 3xDP 4GB vs. Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3070 Vision OC 2xHDMI 2xDP 8GB + 9

DirectX
12.0
12 Ultimate
12.0
12 Ultimate
12 Ultimate
12.0
12.0
12 Ultimate
12 Ultimate
12.0
12 Ultimate
OpenGL
4.4
4.6
4.6
4.6
4.6
4.6
4.6
4.6
4.6
4.6
4.6
Operating system
Linux, Windows Vista, Windows 7, FreeBSD, Windows 8, Windows 10
Linux, Windows 10
Windows 7, Windows 10
Linux, Windows 10
Linux, Windows 10
Windows 7, Windows 10
Linux, Windows 7, Windows 10
Linux, Windows 10
Linux, Windows 10
Windows 7, Windows 10
Linux, Windows 7, Windows 10
Support for multiple graphics cards
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Multi-GPU technology
3-Way SLI, SLI, 4-Way SLI
2-Way NVLink
Vulkan
1.2
1.2
1.2
1.2
1.2
1.2
1.2
1.2
1.2
1.2
1.2
DisplayPort
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
DisplayPort version
1.2
1.4a
1.4
1.4a
1.4a
1.4
1.4
1.4a
1.4a
1.4
1.4
Number of DisplayPort outputs
3 ​
2 ​
3 ​
3 ​
3 ​
1 ​
3 ​
3 ​
2 ​
3 ​
3 ​
Type of DisplayPort connector
Standard
Standard
Standard
Standard
Standard
Standard
Standard
Standard
Standard
Standard
DVI
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Dual Link
1 ​
1 ​
Single Link
0 ​
0 ​
Number of DVI outputs
1 ​
1 ​
HDMI
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HDMI version
2.0
2.1
2.0b
2.1
2.1
2.0b
2.0b
2.1
2.1
2.0b
2.0b
Number of HDMI outputs
1 ​
2 ​
1 ​
2 ​
3 ​
1 ​
1 ​
2 ​
2 ​
1 ​
1 ​
Type of HDMI connector
Standard (Type A)
Standard (Type A)
Standard (Type A)
Standard (Type A)
Standard (Type A)
Standard (Type A)
Standard (Type A)
Standard (Type A)
Standard (Type A)
Standard (Type A)
Other connectors
VirtualLink (USB Type C)
VGA outputs
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
Length
288.6 mm
286 mm
225.65 mm
320 mm
290 mm
151 mm
240 mm
320 mm
282 mm
204 mm
292 mm
Number of slots
2 ​
2 ​
2 ​
2.5 ​
2 ​
2 ​
2.7 ​
2 ​
2 ​
Features
VR ready
VR ready, Backplate
VR ready, Backplate
VR ready, Backplate
VR ready, Backplate
VR ready, Backplate
VR ready, Backplate
VR ready
VR ready, Backplate
VR ready
Aftermarket cooler (non reference cooler)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Cooling
Active
Active
Active
Active
Active
Active
Active
Active
Active
Active
Number of fans
2 ​
3 ​
2 ​
3 ​
3 ​
1 ​
2 ​
3 ​
2 ​
2 ​
Semi-passive (passive at low efficiency)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Factory overclocked
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Low profile
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
PCI Express channels
x16
x16
x16
x16
x16
x16
x16
x16
x16
x16
x16
PCI Express version
PCI-E 3.0
PCI-E 4.0
PCI-E 3.0
PCI-E 4.0
PCI-E 4.0
PCI-E 3.0
PCI-E 4.0
PCI-E 4.0
PCI-E 4.0
PCI-E 3.0
PCI-E 3.0
Unified Shading architecture
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unified Shaders
2048
5888
1408
10496
5888
896
2560
8704
1408
2304
Maximum resolution
4096x2160
7680x4320
7680x4320
7680x4320
7680x4320
7680x4320
4096x2160
7680x4320
7680x4320
7680x4320
7680x4320
Number of supported monitors
4 ​
4 ​
4 ​
4 ​
4 ​
3 ​
4 ​
4 ​
4 ​
4 ​
4 ​
Memory acceleration
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Memory bandwidth
224 GB/s
448 GB/s
336 GB/s
936 GB/s
448 GB/s
128 GB/s
448 GB/s
760 GB/s
360 GB/s
336 GB/s
448 GB/s
Memory capacity
4GB
8GB
6GB
24GB
8GB
4GB
8GB
10GB
12GB
6GB
8GB
Memory interface
256 bit
256 bit
192 bit
384 bit
256 bit
128 bit
256 bit
320 bit
192 bit
192 bit
256 bit
Memory speed (Effective frequency)
7010 MHz
14000 MHz
14000 MHz
19500 MHz
14000 MHz
8000 MHz
14000 MHz
19000 MHz
15000 MHz
14000 MHz
14000 MHz
Memory type
GDDR5
GDDR6
GDDR6
GDDR6X
GDDR6
GDDR5
GDDR6
GDDR6X
GDDR6
GDDR6
GDDR6
Release year
2014
2020
2019
2020
2020
2019
2019
2020
2021
2019
2018
Supplementary power connector
1x8-pin
1x6+1x8-pin
1x8-pin
2x8-pin
2x8-pin
No
1x6+1x8-pin
2x8-pin
1x8-pin
1x8-pin
1x6+1x8-pin
Boost mode
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Processor speed (Boost)
1304 MHz
1815 MHz
1830 MHz
1845 MHz
1695 MHz
1905 MHz
1800 MHz
1815 MHz
1620 MHz
Processor speed
1140 MHz
1500 MHz
1530 MHz
1395 MHz
1500 MHz
1485 MHz
1650 MHz
1440 MHz
1530 MHz
1410 MHz