Average Bench: 77.8% (13th of 541)

Based on 30,015 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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Good average bench

The Nvidia GTX 980 averaged 22.2% 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. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 167fps
Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 251fps

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia GTX 980 is 28.4%. 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) 215fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 221fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 30,015 samples)
Min Avg Max
189 Lighting 251 349
186 Reflection 215 241
208 Parallax 241 275
74.1% 236 fps
Min Avg Max
154 MRender 167 183
198 Gravity 221 249
140 Splatting 154 170
84.7% 180 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
EVGA(3842 1982) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 1506 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 382.33
Lighting 242
Reflection 225
Parallax 246
73% 238 fps
MRender 171
Gravity 225
Splatting 158
87% 185 fps
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,719,843 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 30,015 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
MSI(1462 3170) 18% 78% ± 11%
MSI GTX 980 4GB GAMING
GTX 980 GAMING 4G
EVGA(3842 2983) 17% 79% ± 12%
EVGA GTX 980 4GB SC ACX 2.0
04G-P4-2983-KR
Nvidia(10DE 1116) 12% 75% ± 13%
Asus(1043 8518) 11% 77% ± 9%
EVGA(3842 2982) 4% 79% ± 4%
Asus(1043 8506) 4% 78% ± 8%
ASUS GTX 980 4GB STRIX OC
STRIX-GTX980-DC2OC-4GD5
MSI(1462 3177) 3% 75% ± 8%
Gigabyte(1458 3685) 3% 83% ± 10%
Gigabyte(1458 367C) 2% 81% ± 5%
Gigabyte(1458 367D) 2% 80% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 3669) 2% 80% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 3672) 2% 83% ± 6%
EVGA(3842 2986) 2% 82% ± 2%
PNY(196E 1116) 2% 82% ± 7%
Nvidia(10DE 13C0) 1% 78% ± 15%
Zotac(19DA 1370) 1% 72% ± 4%
Gainward(10B0 13C0) 1% 77% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 1982) 1% 76% ± 5%
EVGA(3842 2981) 1% 71% ± 9%
Palit(1569 13C0) 1% 80% ± 10%
MSI(1462 3176) 1% 78% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 36DA) 1% 77% ± 11%
HP(103C 2B49) 1% 72% ± 3%
Asus(1043 8513) 1% 78% ± 2%
Asus(1043 850A) 1% 84% ± 7%
Zotac(19DA 2368) 1% 83% ± 3%
Asus(1043 8504) 1% 72% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 5988) 1% 87% ± 5%
EVGA(3842 2980) 0% 72% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 5987) 0% 83% ± 10%
Asus(1043 8519) 0% 71% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 366E) 0% 91% ± 15%
Asus(1043 8583) 0% 71% ± 0%
Sapphire(174B 1370) 0% 70% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 3686) 0% 71% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 1989) 0% 84% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 3988) 0% 85% ± 0%
Device(0000 0000) 0% 72% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 3696) 0% 79% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 2989) 0% 51% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 3673) 0% 81% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 2984) 0% 72% ± 0%
MSI(1462 3178) 0% 76% ± 0%
Device(107D 2761) 0% 73% ± 0%
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Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

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 Comments

Added 2 years ago.

Poor

14 hrs ago.

meatspin.com


Poor

3 days ago.

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


Poor

4 days ago.

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


Liked

2 days ago.

Comment 

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 month ago.

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


Outstanding

2 years ago.


Poor

15 months ago.

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


Outstanding

17 months ago.

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


Good

11 months ago.

cheers


Excellent

8 months ago.

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


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