Average Bench: 97.6% (16th of 590)

Based on 66,384 user benchmarks.  Device: 10DE 17C8 Models: NVIDIA Graphics Device, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti

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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Excellent average bench

The Nvidia GTX 980 Ti averaged just 2.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Nvidia GTX 980 Ti near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 313fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 285fps

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia GTX 980 Ti is 44.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Nvidia GTX 980 Ti performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 282fps
Avg. Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm) 197fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 66,384 samples)
Min Avg Max
162 Lighting 313 375
207 Reflection 282 327
226 Parallax 322 384
97.9% 306 fps
Min Avg Max
156 MRender 192 219
214 Gravity 285 328
157 Splatting 197 227
97.3% 225 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Nvidia(10DE 17C8) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1594 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 397.64
Lighting 344
Reflection 313
Parallax 345
106% 334 fps
MRender 206
Gravity 308
Splatting 219
106% 245 fps
Gigabyte(1458 36B7) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1544 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 397.64
Lighting 336
Reflection 302
Parallax 370
108% 336 fps
MRender 203
Gravity 310
Splatting 192
103% 235 fps
Asus(1043 855B) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1800 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 397.93
Lighting 321
Reflection 301
Parallax 331
100% 318 fps
MRender 198
Gravity 290
Splatting 188
98% 225 fps
Gigabyte(1458 36CB) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 397.93
Lighting 298
Reflection 274
Parallax 305
93% 293 fps
MRender 188
Gravity 276
Splatting 174
93% 213 fps
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,850,578 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 66,384 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $650 @ launch in May '15)
EVGA(3842 4995) 13% 92% ± 16%
EVGA GTX 980 Ti 6GB ACX SC+ ACX 2.0+ w/BP
06G-P4-4995-KR
Gigabyte(1458 36B6) 10% 100% ± 16%
Gigabyte GTX 980 Ti 6GB GV-N98TG1
GV-N98TG1 GAMING-6GD
AmazonUS $6901 month
Gigabyte GTX 980 Ti 6GB Windforce 3X OC
GV-N98TWF3OC-6GD
MSI(1462 3232) 9% 99% ± 13%
MSI GTX 980 Ti 6GB Gaming
GTX 980TI GAMING 6G
BHPhotoUS $61522 months
EbayUS $1,21114 mins
Asus(1043 855B) 7% 102% ± 14%
MSI(1462 3233) 7% 100% ± 13%
MSI GTX 980 TI 6GB OC GOLDEN LE
GTX 980Ti GAMING 6G GOLDEN EDITION
AmazonUS $5505 months
EbayUS $1,3609 mins
Nvidia(10DE 1151) 6% 90% ± 12%
Nvidia(10DE 17C8) 5% 93% ± 25%
EVGA(3842 1996) 5% 98% ± 10%
Zotac(19DA 1396) 3% 106% ± 10%
EVGA(3842 4993) 2% 101% ± 7%
EVGA(3842 4996) 2% 106% ± 5%
Zotac(19DA 1394) 2% 90% ± 11%
Asus(1043 8548) 2% 104% ± 5%
EVGA(3842 4998) 2% 100% ± 20%
EVGA(3842 4991) 2% 95% ± 4%
MSI(1462 3235) 2% 100% ± 5%
MSI(1462 3236) 2% 105% ± 9%
MSI(1462 3230) 2% 97% ± 15%
Gigabyte(1458 36B7) 2% 87% ± 24%
Gainward(10B0 17C8) 1% 102% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 36DD) 1% 111% ± 5%
Asus(1043 855C) 1% 93% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 4990) 1% 89% ± 13%
Gigabyte(1458 36CB) 1% 95% ± 12%
Asus(1043 8546) 1% 89% ± 3%
ASUS GTX 980 Ti 6GB
GTX980TI-6GD5
BHPhotoUS $6602 years
AmazonUS $7432 years
EVGA(3842 4992) 1% 99% ± 7%
EVGA GTX 980 Ti 6GB SC
06G-P4-4992-KR
Asus(1043 8565) 1% 115% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 36DE) 1% 103% ± 14%
EVGA(3842 5998) 1% 113% ± 3%
Asus(1043 8549) 1% 94% ± 5%
MSI(1462 3250) 0% 108% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 4997) 0% 58% ± 49%
EVGA(3842 0998) 0% 112% ± 4%
EVGA GTX 980 Ti 6GB Classified Gaming ACX 2.0+
06G-P4-0998-KR
AmazonUS $56011 months
Dell(1028 1151) 0% 86% ± 9%
Asus(1043 854F) 0% 106% ± 4%
Dell(1028 0790) 0% 108% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 3994) 0% 93% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 36BA) 0% 90% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 4999) 0% 102% ± 0%
HP(103C 2B62) 0% 92% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 36E6) 0% 93% ± 0%
PNY(196E 1511) 0% 90% ± 0%
PNY(196E 1133) 0% 68% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 36CD) 0% 89% ± 0%
Sony(104D 90AC) 0% 98% ± 0%
Asus(1043 854B) 0% 100% ± 0%
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Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $110

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 Comments

Added 3 years ago.

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1 day ago.

Still a great GPU, its last generation but still holds it's own in all new AAA titles. I'd buy the Hybrid version for increased hardware life! Reference runs about 80 C and the Hybrid only runs at 50 C, HUGE DIFFERENCE!

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Excellent price/performance ratio. It is similar performance to the $1000 Titan X for $350 less.—Jun '15

Comment 

titan X like performance for 3/5ths the price—May '16


Excellent

16 days ago.

Really good performance, everything is perfectly playable with WQHD, highest settings everywhere and 120fps.


Poor

7 days ago.

Great graphics card, amazing quality, amazing gaming experience, not as expensive as 1080ti and the 1080 ti is only abou %50 better, for gamers looking for great experience but with a budget limit, amazing card!


Good

29 days ago.

I take it on second hand in a cheap price and... is the beast


Good

4 days ago.

amazing card. replaced 2x780ti in SLI with single 980ti and its awesome. keep up the good work. AMD cards 'move to trashbin'


Poor

9 months ago.

Monster of a GPU, got one when it came out to play the Witcher 3 on QHD and the performance was godly!


Poor

2 months ago.

Had two very happy years with one of these. Great card.


Excellent

1 month ago.

my evga gtx 980 ti burnt down recently


Good

5 months ago.

Awesome performance, but price is way too high


Outstanding

3 years ago.


Good

8 hrs ago.

Very expensive due to it's release date


Terrible

8 months ago.

very high price & low energy efficiency


Good

9 months ago.

1080ti wannabe xdxdxdlmao


Poor

7 months ago.

outdated for the price


Good

12 months ago.

Overkill performance and price, price too...


Excellent

9 months ago.

Bought used for £250 and considering it's significantly cheaper than the GTX 1070 and outperforms it in most cases, I've got to say this graphics card is an absolute bargain at the moment. Shame I only have the reference model...


Outstanding

6 months ago.

I can get to 1540mhz/4050mhz on the MSI´s Sea Hawk version of the card at super low temperatures. Compared to a newer 1070 in gaming, an overclocked 980ti can match, and even surpass an OCed 1070 in many cases. Video editing/production really shows the raw horsepower of a 980ti, where its performance is tied neck-to-neck to a 1080. The only 2 downsides are the higher TDP and lower Vram. An absolute beast of a GPU!


Excellent

2 years ago.

Runs great. Gets hot and the reference cooler brings her back down. OC'ed to get some really impressive performance. No complaints, although it is a bit expensive, still a good value!


Outstanding

15 months ago.

Amazing card! Got Strix OC for 300eur brand new...absolute steal. After overclocking it just destroys gtx 1070 and veeery close to 1080(8% better than average mobile 1080 according to userbenchmark). Runs hella cool considering fan speed, never over 40% , everything under that is whisper quiet and temps are max 75C after very long gaming. Only downside is coil whine which is unbearable in some games without Vsync.


Excellent

7 months ago.

Beats the 1070 even in 2017, and with both overclocked it still wins. Comes rather close to the 1080 as well.


Outstanding

2 years ago.

This GPU is a BEAST! At 1080p, this card just embarasses video games. Unless your gaming at 144Hz, get a 1440p or higher resolution monitor for this card. You'll be maxing out every game for the forseeable future. 10/10 Would game.


Outstanding

2 years ago.

Incredible ability to overclock. Some question the ability of async with this card but hopefully it can be software implemented.


Excellent

9 months ago.

Feel the power, not the empty bank account. You can find this card used for $280- $360 as of 8/24/17 and its PLENTY of power for 1080p gaming, i did a bit of OC and playing Rise of the Tomb Raider in 4K on high settings and maintaining 60 fps.... ON 4K...... so, keep an eye out for them as bleeding edge nerds (like im trying to be lol) and Etherium miners are dumping these for cheap right now... They are made for OC and putting up with a lot of stress, so its hard to find one that doesn't work. so unless you see the PCIe pins are burned (yes that has happened) or some other physical damage is obvious, jump on one!!!!


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