Real World Speed
Performance profile from 180,651 user samples
143,101 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 73% EVGA(3842 2978) ≥ 4GB
Worst Bench: 52% Asus(1043 8508)
Poor: 52% Great: 73%
SPEED RANK: 28th / 540
37,550 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 122% EVGA(3842 4995)
Worst Bench: 61% Zotac(19DA 1396) ≥ 4GB
Poor: 61% Great: 122%
SPEED RANK: 6th / 540
Effective 3D Speed
Effective 3D Gaming GPU Speed
63.9 % -57% 101 % Much faster effective speed.
+57%
Parallax
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones)
197 fps -65% 326 fps Much better texture detail.
+65%
MRender
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere)
151 fps -28% 194 fps Faster multi rendering.
+28%
Gravity
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy)
186 fps -56% 291 fps Much faster NBody calculation.
+56%
Splatting
Avg. Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm)
127 fps -57% 200 fps Much faster complex splatting.
+57%
Parallax
Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones)
224 fps -72% 385 fps Much better peak texture detail.
+72%
MRender
Render target array GShader (Sphere)
164 fps -36% 223 fps Much faster peak multi rendering.
+36%
Gravity
NBody particle system (Galaxy)
208 fps -61% 334 fps Much faster peak NBody calculation.
+61%
Splatting
Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm)
143 fps -64% 234 fps Much faster peak complex splatting.
+64%
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
157 fps -28% 200 fps Better Counter-Strike: Global Offensive fps.
+28%
Overwatch
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
99.8 fps -23% 123 fps Better Overwatch fps.
+23%
Grand Theft Auto V
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
58.4 fps -42% 83.1 fps Much Better Grand Theft Auto V fps.
+42%
Battlefield 1
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
70.2 fps -29% 90.4 fps Better Battlefield 1 fps.
+29%
Fallout 4
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
64 fps -55% 99.4 fps Much Better Fallout 4 fps.
+55%
Battlefield 4
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
94.1 fps -49% 140 fps Much Better Battlefield 4 fps.
+49%
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
59.6 fps -29% 76.7 fps Better Rise of the Tomb Raider fps.
+29%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
53 fps -60% 84.7 fps Much Better The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt fps.
+60%
League of Legends
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
237 fps -23% 292 fps Better League of Legends fps.
+23%
Market Share
Based on 3,477,286 GPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
4.4 % Hugely higher market share.
+267%
1.2 % -267%
Value
Value For Money
88.5 % Better value.
+17%
75.9 % -17%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
97 % -1% 98 % +1%
Price
Price (score)
$225 Much cheaper.
+60%
$560 -60%
Age
Newest
31 Months -26% 23 Months More recent.
+26%
Lighting
Locally-deformable PRT (Bat)
230 fps -95% 448 fps Hugely better peak lighting effects.
+95%
Reflection
High dynamic range lighting (Teapot)
198 fps -67% 331 fps Much better peak reflection handling.
+67%
Lighting
Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat)
200 fps -62% 325 fps Much better lighting effects.
+62%
Reflection
Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot)
177 fps -62% 286 fps Much better reflection handling.
+62%
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The new GTX 980 Ti shares the same board as the more expensive Titan-X but with various restrictions including a reduced number of CUDA cores (3072 to 2816, -8.3%). Although the 980 Ti has the same 384-bit memory bandwidth as the Titan-X it only has 6GB of GDDR5 vs. 12GB in the Titan-X. So far we only have one user benchmark from a pre-release unit of the GTX 980 Ti so the following benchmarks are provisional. Comparing the Titan-X and 980 Ti shows that the Ti only lags by around 8%, which is in line with the CUDA core counts on the two cards. On the other hand comparing the GTX 980 and GTX 980 Ti shows that the Ti is around 16% faster. We don't have reliable prices for the GTX 980 Ti yet so a precise value rating isn't possible but as a card aimed at resolutions greater than 1080p it will struggle to match the GTX 970 for the vast majority of users. [May '15 GPUPro]

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Graphics Card Rankings (Price vs Performance) April 2017 GPU Rankings.

Welcome to our graphics card comparison. We calculate effective 3D speed which measures performance for recent games. Effective speed is adjusted by cost to yield value for money. Calculated values don't always tell the whole picture so we check them against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors and more to bring you the definitive list of top GPUs. Share your opinion by voting. [GPUPro]

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