Average Bench: 75.7% (14th of 544)

Based on 37,671 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 24.3% 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. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 244fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 216fps

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia GTX 980 is 32.2%. 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) 211fps
Avg. Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm) 150fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 37,671 samples)
Min Avg Max
143 Lighting 244 379
156 Reflection 211 238
164 Parallax 236 273
74.6% 230 fps
Min Avg Max
141 MRender 164 182
158 Gravity 216 244
129 Splatting 150 168
76.5% 177 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Asus(1043 8504) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1552 MHz, MLim: 1832 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 384.94
Lighting 266
Reflection 235
Parallax 259
82% 253 fps
MRender 179
Gravity 241
Splatting 166
85% 195 fps
PNY(196E 1116) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1800 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 378.66
Lighting 258
Reflection 227
Parallax 249
79% 245 fps
MRender 176
Gravity 236
Splatting 160
83% 191 fps
Gigabyte(1458 366E) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 382.5
Lighting 267
Reflection 222
Parallax 244
80% 244 fps
MRender 170
Gravity 229
Splatting 156
80% 185 fps
MSI(1462 3177) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 384.94
Lighting 250
Reflection 220
Parallax 244
77% 238 fps
MRender 163
Gravity 218
Splatting 150
77% 177 fps
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 4,641,163 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 37,671 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
MSI(1462 3170) 20% 75% ± 10%
MSI GTX 980 4GB GAMING
GTX 980 GAMING 4G
EVGA(3842 2983) 18% 76% ± 10%
EVGA GTX 980 4GB SC ACX 2.0
04G-P4-2983-KR
Nvidia(10DE 1116) 14% 73% ± 8%
Asus(1043 8518) 11% 75% ± 6%
Gigabyte(1458 367C) 3% 77% ± 19%
Zotac(19DA 1370) 3% 72% ± 8%
Asus(1043 8506) 3% 69% ± 12%
ASUS GTX 980 4GB STRIX OC
STRIX-GTX980-DC2OC-4GD5
Gigabyte(1458 3669) 3% 81% ± 6%
EVGA(3842 2982) 2% 75% ± 10%
Gainward(10B0 13C0) 1% 82% ± 10%
EVGA(3842 2986) 1% 80% ± 4%
Nvidia(10DE 13C0) 1% 68% ± 19%
Gigabyte(1458 367D) 1% 82% ± 4%
MSI(1462 3177) 1% 77% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 3685) 1% 76% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 2980) 1% 71% ± 5%
Gigabyte(1458 36DA) 1% 70% ± 24%
Asus(1043 850A) 1% 81% ± 5%
Gigabyte(1458 3672) 1% 82% ± 6%
EVGA(3842 2981) 1% 72% ± 3%
PNY(196E 1116) 1% 81% ± 4%
Asus(1043 8504) 1% 78% ± 8%
MSI(1462 3176) 1% 72% ± 13%
EVGA(3842 1982) 1% 78% ± 2%
Zotac(19DA 2368) 1% 83% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 3686) 1% 79% ± 5%
EVGA(3842 3988) 1% 82% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 5988) 1% 84% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 366E) 1% 91% ± 8%
Palit(1569 13C0) 1% 78% ± 3%
HP(103C 2B49) 0% 70% ± 3%
EVGA(3842 2984) 0% 100% ± 0%
Asus(1043 851B) 0% 78% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 1989) 0% 81% ± 0%
Asus(1043 8514) 0% 78% ± 0%
Device(0000 0000) 0% 73% ± 0%
Asus(1043 8513) 0% 67% ± 0%
Zotac(19DA 1372) 0% 72% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 3696) 0% 77% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 2989) 0% 53% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 3697) 0% 75% ± 0%
MSI(1462 3178) 0% 75% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 3698) 0% 72% ± 0%
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Gaming 73%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 60%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

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Added 2 years ago.

Good

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

4 days ago.

realy good


Good

21 days ago.

it looks very good for its price


Good

2 days ago.

Perhaps a bit expensive when I first got it, but so so worth it. Great video card.


Good

2 days ago.

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


Disliked

2 months 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


Excellent

23 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

18 months ago.

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


Outstanding

20 months ago.

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


Excellent

11 months ago.

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


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