Average Bench: 97.7% - 9th / 530

Based on 22,875 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 2.3% 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) 238fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 221fps
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Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia GTX 980 is 24.1%. 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) 214fps
Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 247fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 22,875 samples)
Min Avg Max
151 Lighting 247 358
180 Reflection 214 242
187 Parallax 238 273
65.5% 233 fps
Min Avg Max
151 MRender 166 182
198 Gravity 221 248
138 Splatting 153 170
130% 180 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
EVGA(3842 2982) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 1586 MHz, MaxM: 1792 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 376.33
Lighting 460
Reflection 234
Parallax 260
75% 318 fps
MRender 172
Gravity 236
Splatting 164
137% 191 fps
MaxC: 1531 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 376.33
Lighting 245
Reflection 228
Parallax 242
67% 239 fps
MRender 171
Gravity 228
Splatting 160
134% 187 fps
MSI(1462 3177) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 1455 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 376.19
Lighting 244
Reflection 213
Parallax 232
64% 230 fps
MRender 164
Gravity 218
Splatting 149
128% 177 fps
Nvidia(10DE 1116) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 1392 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 376.33
Lighting 376
Reflection 202
Parallax 226
65% 268 fps
MRender 161
Gravity 207
Splatting 145
123% 171 fps
EVGA(3842 2981) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 1392 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 376.33
Lighting 228
Reflection 205
Parallax 224
62% 219 fps
MRender 163
Gravity 208
Splatting 146
124% 172 fps

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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,562,168 GPUs tested.

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Based on statistics from 22,875 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
MSI(1462 3170) 19% 99% ± 6%
MSI GTX 980 4GB GAMING
GTX 980 GAMING 4G
EVGA(3842 2983) 15% 97% ± 15%
EVGA GTX 980 4GB SC ACX 2.0
04G-P4-2983-KR
Nvidia(10DE 1116) 12% 96% ± 10%
Asus(1043 8518) 10% 96% ± 6%
Asus(1043 8506) 3% 92% ± 18%
ASUS GTX 980 4GB STRIX OC
STRIX-GTX980-DC2OC-4GD5
BHPhotoUS $361.956 months ago.
AmazonUS $499.9941 mins ago.
NeweggUS $523.985 months ago.
Gigabyte(1458 367C) 3% 99% ± 9%
EVGA(3842 2986) 3% 103% ± 4%
Zotac(19DA 1370) 3% 98% ± 6%
MSI(1462 3177) 3% 101% ± 6%
Gigabyte(1458 3685) 2% 98% ± 5%
Nvidia(10DE 13C0) 2% 102% ± 9%
EVGA(3842 1982) 2% 103% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 2982) 2% 101% ± 4%
Asus(1043 8504) 2% 93% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 367D) 1% 99% ± 5%
EVGA(3842 2981) 1% 95% ± 7%
HP(103C 2B49) 1% 90% ± 6%
PNY(196E 1116) 1% 98% ± 5%
MSI(1462 3176) 1% 98% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 3669) 1% 97% ± 5%
Zotac(19DA 2368) 1% 102% ± 7%
EVGA(3842 2980) 1% 83% ± 35%
Gainward(10B0 13C0) 1% 97% ± 5%
Gigabyte(1458 366E) 1% 98% ± 5%
Asus(1043 850A) 1% 106% ± 6%
Gigabyte(1458 36DA) 1% 102% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 3672) 1% 99% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 1989) 1% 107% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 3988) 1% 99% ± 2%
Palit(1569 13C0) 1% 90% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 3676) 1% 100% ± 11%
Device(0000 0000) 0% 99% ± 12%
Asus(1043 8513) 0% 96% ± 1%
MSI(1462 3178) 0% 96% ± 2%
Asus(1043 8583) 0% 94% ± 0%
Asus(1043 8511) 0% 95% ± 0%
Zotac(19DA 1372) 0% 95% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 3696) 0% 91% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 3697) 0% 95% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 3673) 0% 100% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 2985) 0% 102% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 3698) 0% 93% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 3699) 0% 91% ± 0%
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6 hrs ago.

Maxes out almost all games


Poor

18 hrs ago.

Overpriced, cheap, might maybe recommend another gpu


Poor

14 days ago.

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


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2 years 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


Poor

11 months ago.

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


Outstanding

13 months ago.

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


Good

7 months ago.

cheers


Excellent

4 months ago.

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


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