Average Bench: 78% (12th of 540)

Based on 29,647 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 22.0% 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) 165fps
Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 256fps

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia GTX 980 is 49.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Nvidia GTX 980 performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 214fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 219fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 29,647 samples)
Min Avg Max
169 Lighting 256 435
161 Reflection 214 244
175 Parallax 238 274
74.5% 236 fps
Min Avg Max
143 MRender 165 182
181 Gravity 219 248
136 Splatting 153 170
83.7% 179 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Gigabyte(1458 366E) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 1493 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 378.78
Lighting 273
Reflection 228
Parallax 249
79% 250 fps
MRender 169
Gravity 237
Splatting 162
86% 189 fps
Gigabyte(1458 3685) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 1468 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 381.65
Lighting 258
Reflection 216
Parallax 241
75% 239 fps
MRender 168
Gravity 225
Splatting 155
85% 183 fps
Palit(1569 13C0) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 1392 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 381.65
Lighting 254
Reflection 215
Parallax 239
74% 236 fps
MRender 165
Gravity 218
Splatting 152
84% 178 fps
MaxC: 1455 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 381.65
Lighting 248
Reflection 216
Parallax 236
73% 233 fps
MRender 171
Gravity 224
Splatting 154
86% 183 fps
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,452,523 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 29,647 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
MSI(1462 3170) 20% 78% ± 11%
MSI GTX 980 4GB GAMING
GTX 980 GAMING 4G
EVGA(3842 2983) 14% 76% ± 15%
EVGA GTX 980 4GB SC ACX 2.0
04G-P4-2983-KR
Nvidia(10DE 1116) 13% 74% ± 15%
Asus(1043 8518) 9% 73% ± 14%
Gigabyte(1458 367C) 4% 82% ± 13%
EVGA(3842 2982) 4% 86% ± 14%
Gigabyte(1458 3669) 3% 79% ± 16%
Zotac(19DA 1370) 3% 80% ± 13%
Gigabyte(1458 366E) 2% 85% ± 9%
Asus(1043 8506) 2% 76% ± 11%
ASUS GTX 980 4GB STRIX OC
STRIX-GTX980-DC2OC-4GD5
EVGA(3842 2986) 2% 86% ± 19%
MSI(1462 3176) 2% 80% ± 10%
MSI(1462 3177) 2% 76% ± 6%
Asus(1043 850A) 2% 80% ± 18%
Zotac(19DA 2368) 1% 80% ± 4%
Nvidia(10DE 13C0) 1% 80% ± 2%
Gainward(10B0 13C0) 1% 79% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 3685) 1% 80% ± 7%
EVGA(3842 3988) 1% 85% ± 2%
Palit(1569 13C0) 1% 77% ± 6%
Gigabyte(1458 3672) 1% 81% ± 5%
Asus(1043 8504) 1% 86% ± 15%
EVGA(3842 2980) 1% 71% ± 5%
EVGA(3842 1989) 1% 88% ± 13%
Device(0000 0000) 1% 80% ± 7%
PNY(196E 1116) 1% 76% ± 6%
Gigabyte(1458 367D) 1% 83% ± 3%
EVGA(3842 2981) 1% 73% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 3686) 1% 83% ± 3%
Asus(1043 8583) 0% 72% ± 2%
HP(103C 2B49) 0% 68% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 2988) 0% 84% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 2989) 0% 104% ± 29%
Gigabyte(1458 3673) 0% 80% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 36DA) 0% 82% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 5988) 0% 86% ± 0%
Dell(1028 068B) 0% 73% ± 0%
Asus(1043 8519) 0% 62% ± 0%
Asus(1043 8511) 0% 68% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 1980) 0% 73% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 1982) 0% 78% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 3696) 0% 80% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 36CC) 0% 90% ± 0%
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Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

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Added 2 years ago.

Good

3 days ago.

meatspin.com


Poor

10 hrs ago.

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


Good

8 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

5 days ago.

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


Outstanding

2 years ago.


Poor

14 months ago.

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


Outstanding

16 months ago.

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


Good

10 months ago.

cheers


Excellent

7 months ago.

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


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