Average Bench: 96.6% - 9th / 533

Based on 24,208 user benchmarks.  Device: 10DE 13C0 Model: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980

The Nvidia GTX 980 is the new top end Maxwell based Nvidia GPU. The Maxwell architecture offers significantly higher clock for clock performance when compared to Kepler based cards from the previous generation. Comparing the GTX 980 and GTX 970 shows that the 970 only lags by around 17% in terms of performance but it's priced nearly 40% lower making the GTX 970 far better value for money card. Even though the GTX 970 beats the 980 in terms of value, the 980 still destroys previous generation cards. Comparing the GTX 980 and 780 Ti shows that the Newer 980 offers around 14% better performance at a 25% price discount. Nvidia have changed the price/performance landscape with their new Maxwell architecture and now pose a serious threat to AMDs high end GPU market share. The new GTX 980/970 cards replace the now discontinued GTX 780 Ti, 780 and 770. [Sep '14 GPUPro]

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Excellent average bench

The Nvidia GTX 980 averaged just 3.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Nvidia GTX 980 near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 236fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 218fps
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Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia GTX 980 is 25.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Nvidia GTX 980 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 212fps
Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 248fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 24,208 samples)
Min Avg Max
167 Lighting 248 395
172 Reflection 212 241
175 Parallax 236 274
65.1% 232 fps
Min Avg Max
143 MRender 164 180
182 Gravity 218 249
131 Splatting 151 168
128% 178 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
MSI(1462 3177) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 1545 MHz, MaxM: 1790 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 378.66
Lighting 264
Reflection 231
Parallax 244
68% 246 fps
MRender 172
Gravity 237
Splatting 162
137% 190 fps
MaxC: 1455 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 378.66
Lighting 255
Reflection 223
Parallax 246
68% 241 fps
MRender 171
Gravity 226
Splatting 156
133% 184 fps
MaxC: 1443 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 378.66
Lighting 252
Reflection 222
Parallax 241
66% 238 fps
MRender 171
Gravity 227
Splatting 156
133% 185 fps
MaxC: 1455 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 378.66
Lighting 243
Reflection 218
Parallax 228
63% 230 fps
MRender 163
Gravity 222
Splatting 150
129% 178 fps
Asus(1043 8504) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 1392 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 378.66
Lighting 228
Reflection 208
Parallax 232
64% 223 fps
MRender 162
Gravity 206
Splatting 146
124% 171 fps

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,897,055 GPUs tested.

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Based on statistics from 24,208 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
MSI(1462 3170) 18% 97% ± 7%
MSI GTX 980 4GB GAMING
GTX 980 GAMING 4G
EVGA(3842 2983) 14% 99% ± 13%
EVGA GTX 980 4GB SC ACX 2.0
04G-P4-2983-KR
Nvidia(10DE 1116) 12% 96% ± 8%
Asus(1043 8518) 12% 95% ± 9%
Asus(1043 8506) 5% 96% ± 5%
ASUS GTX 980 4GB STRIX OC
STRIX-GTX980-DC2OC-4GD5
BHPhotoUS $361.958 months ago.
NeweggUS $523.986 months ago.
AmazonUS $553.9711 mins ago.
Gigabyte(1458 367C) 3% 100% ± 2%
MSI(1462 3177) 3% 95% ± 12%
EVGA(3842 2986) 2% 105% ± 5%
Gigabyte(1458 3669) 2% 96% ± 28%
Asus(1043 8504) 2% 93% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 2982) 2% 94% ± 19%
Gigabyte(1458 3685) 2% 91% ± 24%
Gigabyte(1458 367D) 2% 104% ± 6%
EVGA(3842 2981) 2% 91% ± 10%
MSI(1462 3176) 2% 99% ± 7%
Asus(1043 850A) 2% 95% ± 12%
Nvidia(10DE 13C0) 1% 97% ± 16%
PNY(196E 1116) 1% 96% ± 4%
Gainward(10B0 13C0) 1% 104% ± 5%
Asus(1043 8513) 1% 96% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 3672) 1% 100% ± 2%
Zotac(19DA 2368) 1% 102% ± 9%
Zotac(19DA 1370) 1% 93% ± 10%
EVGA(3842 2980) 1% 80% ± 27%
Gigabyte(1458 36DA) 1% 99% ± 3%
EVGA(3842 1989) 1% 103% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 366E) 1% 103% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 1982) 1% 99% ± 4%
Palit(1569 13C0) 1% 97% ± 3%
Dell(1028 068B) 0% 86% ± 4%
Gigabyte(1458 3697) 0% 99% ± 2%
MSI(1462 3178) 0% 97% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 2984) 0% 94% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 3676) 0% 94% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 3686) 0% 109% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 3988) 0% 105% ± 0%
HP(103C 2B49) 0% 93% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 36A3) 0% 96% ± 0%
Asus(1043 86E8) 0% 93% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 3696) 0% 24% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 2988) 0% 109% ± 0%
Zotac(19DA 1372) 0% 95% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 3673) 0% 97% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 3698) 0% 95% ± 0%
Device(107D 2761) 0% 21% ± 0%
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4 hrs ago.

Pretty good on benchmark scores, Runs fairly silent


Poor

1 day ago.

Perfect! bought one new for 200$ and it delivers :)


Good

15 days ago.

Can perform well in nearly all of the games in Ultra or Very High settings


Liked

1 day ago.

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The Geforce gtx 980 is an amazing graphics card. in fact, one of the best that i have ever seen. it has outstanding performance and low heat output. i personally have the Asus Strix edition, and cannot recommend this card enough. the only downside is it's high price tag. but, if you have a lot of money to spend on your ultimate computer, i think you should go for this card, or the Ti edition.—Sep '15


Good

1 day ago.

best quality price performance support size style and name of oldies 9800gtx like new 10 times better beast !!!


Outstanding

2 years ago.


Poor

12 months ago.

Guys, Ebay US shown weird prices, $59.99 please fix that


Outstanding

14 months ago.

Best GFX I ever have had! Much much better than R9 290X


Good

8 months ago.

cheers


Excellent

5 months ago.

Get one of these used - very powerful and capable GPU. Rocks my Nuclear Submarine!


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