Average Bench: 75.4% (28th of 595)

Based on 70,765 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 24.5% 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) 245fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 216fps

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia GTX 980 is 29.6%. 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) 149fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 70,765 samples)
Min Avg Max
159 Lighting 245 299
162 Reflection 211 237
173 Parallax 236 271
74.7% 231 fps
Min Avg Max
143 MRender 163 179
168 Gravity 216 242
130 Splatting 149 166
76.1% 176 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Gigabyte(1458 367C) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 411.63
Lighting 255
Reflection 223
Parallax 240
77% 239 fps
MRender 169
Gravity 227
Splatting 156
80% 184 fps
Zotac(19DA 1370) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1500 MHz, MLim: 1770 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 399.24
Lighting 246
Reflection 225
Parallax 243
76% 238 fps
MRender 170
Gravity 226
Splatting 158
80% 185 fps
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 411.63
Lighting 240
Reflection 226
Parallax 242
74% 236 fps
MRender 170
Gravity 223
Splatting 161
80% 185 fps
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 411.63
Lighting 247
Reflection 217
Parallax 238
75% 234 fps
MRender 169
Gravity 225
Splatting 151
79% 181 fps
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 399.7
Lighting 242
Reflection 214
Parallax 237
74% 231 fps
MRender 167
Gravity 219
Splatting 151
78% 179 fps
70,765 MORE »

 Game FPS Estimates

Average fps @ 1080p with maximum detail settings for 12 popular games:

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive: 184 fps Grand Theft Auto V: 65 fps Overwatch: 104 fps League of Legends: 197 fps PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds: 72 fps Battlefield 1: 76 fps Fortnite: 106 fps The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt: 61 fps DOTA 2: 143 fps World of Warcraft: 75 fps World of Tanks: 108 fps Battlefield 4: 99 fps

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 10,956,776 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 70,765 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $500 @ launch in Sep '14)
MSI(1462 3170) 18% 75% ± 9%
MSI GTX 980 4GB GAMING
GTX 980 GAMING 4G
Asus(1043 8518) 15% 74% ± 7%
EVGA(3842 2983) 14% 80% ± 8%
EVGA GTX 980 4GB SC ACX 2.0
04G-P4-2983-KR
Nvidia(10DE 1116) 11% 72% ± 7%
Gigabyte(1458 367C) 5% 75% ± 16%
Asus(1043 8506) 4% 75% ± 14%
ASUS GTX 980 4GB STRIX OC
STRIX-GTX980-DC2OC-4GD5
Gigabyte(1458 3669) 3% 82% ± 6%
EVGA(3842 2982) 3% 81% ± 10%
Gigabyte(1458 3685) 3% 76% ± 3%
Zotac(19DA 1370) 2% 74% ± 4%
Nvidia(10DE 13C0) 2% 75% ± 4%
MSI(1462 3177) 2% 71% ± 10%
Gigabyte(1458 3672) 1% 75% ± 6%
EVGA(3842 2986) 1% 74% ± 12%
MSI(1462 3176) 1% 81% ± 10%
Gainward(10B0 13C0) 1% 78% ± 3%
Asus(1043 850A) 1% 80% ± 6%
Zotac(19DA 2368) 1% 78% ± 12%
Asus(1043 8504) 1% 72% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 367D) 1% 74% ± 7%
Gigabyte(1458 36DA) 1% 80% ± 4%
Gigabyte(1458 3686) 1% 78% ± 5%
EVGA(3842 3988) 1% 77% ± 7%
Asus(1043 8513) 1% 79% ± 4%
Gigabyte(1458 3698) 1% 71% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 2980) 1% 78% ± 11%
Nvidia(10DE 0000) 1% 10% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 1982) 1% 77% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 2981) 0% 69% ± 2%
HP(103C 2B49) 0% 68% ± 8%
Device(0000 0000) 0% 77% ± 1%
MSI(1462 111B) 0% 71% ± 0%
PNY(196E 1116) 0% 72% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 1989) 0% 79% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 5987) 0% 75% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 5988) 0% 79% ± 0%
Asus(1043 8519) 0% 72% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 366E) 0% 76% ± 0%
Palit(1569 13C0) 0% 75% ± 0%
Zotac(19DA 1372) 0% 70% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 3673) 0% 76% ± 0%
MSI(1462 3178) 0% 72% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 36CC) 0% 65% ± 0%
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Desktop
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Workstation
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

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 Comments

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4 days ago.

WHY IS IT SO FREAKING EXPENSIVE


Good

21 hrs ago.

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


Good

5 days ago.

Honestly, I'm guessing you already know this amazing Legendary Card is amazing In the meantime I'm going to go buy one for $150 from this deal I got.


Excellent

1 month ago.

it looks very good for its price


Good

3 days ago.

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


Poor

30 days ago.

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


Excellent

9 months ago.

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


Disliked

3 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


Poor

1 month ago.

try gtx 980 gtx 1060 and look at the price or try gtx 980 vs gtx 1070 and look at the price and perfomance


Outstanding

4 years ago.


Terrible

12 months ago.

very high price & low energy efficiency


Good

5 months ago.

Still holds it's value today at around $250 used.


Poor

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

10 months ago.

Still a great card for today and tomorrow. This cards true potential is never seen known of by almost all users and needs to be unlocked with time, patience, power, custom bios and nvflash which also allows you to finally delete them horrible software overclockers as software overclocking is a joke at best. For example my evga 980 ftw v1 benched at 76% @ 1080p when I first got it and with a little and a lot of cussing I've tweaked my bios with nvflash which has it running a game stable 91% @ 4k aka 2160p. Now with the right settings on pubg (I use NVidia dsr 2x or 4x over their screen scaling and shadows on ultra low as it not only looks the best but that setting drops you 20 fps alone for some reason) and NVidia container (set up for highest quality along with highest aliasing and override any app settings) I'm able to game in 4k @ 30+ fps or 1440p @ 80+ fps. I would recommend picking up the 980ti on ebay however because a month or so after I got mine they started bidding out close to the same price especially now gfx card prices have dropped. If you bid you should be able to snag a ti under $300 while I was impatient and bought this 1 bin for $275. With a custom bios I have no doubt a 980ti could game 4k at 40+ fps no problem and 2 in sli should easily give you 60+ if that's what your going for as for me I notice almost no difference between 1440p and 2160p other than frame rate so I stick to 1440p using 4x dsr which is 8192 x 4320 which is then downscaled to 1440p to produce a crisper nicer looking image allowing me to take off that frame rate killer known as screen scaling and looks about just as good or if you are running a 60hz tv or monitor you can even add a little screen scaling to it until it drops you down to that 60fps as you are only truly getting anyways and sharpen up your image that much more. If I remember correctly you take it from the 70 mark up to 80 and that puts you at 60fps in game if your settings are like mine and your game will look amazing.


Outstanding

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

3 months ago.

Haven't used it yet lmao


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

11 months ago.

U can oc this card to 980ti and the price today is amazing dont even hesitate to buy it. it can run 4k 30fps and ultra 1080p in every game more then 60fps. if u have 144hz monitor i would still recommend it because half of the game it can hit 144fps in some secrufice to a little bit graphics.


Excellent

26 days ago.

good gpu


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