Average Bench: 75.9% (13th of 544)

Based on 37,590 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 24.0% 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. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 248fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 216fps

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia GTX 980 is 31.9%. 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) 212fps
Avg. Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm) 150fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 37,590 samples)
Min Avg Max
143 Lighting 248 403
161 Reflection 212 242
161 Parallax 236 273
75.4% 232 fps
Min Avg Max
135 MRender 163 179
157 Gravity 216 247
126 Splatting 150 168
76.3% 177 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 385.41
Lighting 248
Reflection 217
Parallax 238
76% 234 fps
MRender 173
Gravity 224
Splatting 153
79% 183 fps
Asus(1043 8518) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 385.41
Lighting 235
Reflection 214
Parallax 261
76% 237 fps
MRender 164
Gravity 219
Splatting 152
77% 178 fps
Nvidia(10DE 1116) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1418 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 384.94
Lighting 237
Reflection 210
Parallax 234
73% 227 fps
MRender 166
Gravity 214
Splatting 147
76% 176 fps
Gigabyte(1458 3669) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1743 MHz, MLim: 1977 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 385.69
Lighting 8
Reflection 228
Parallax 271
32% 169 fps
MRender 168
Gravity 236
Splatting 160
82% 188 fps
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 5,084,677 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 37,590 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
MSI(1462 3170) 17% 75% ± 12%
MSI GTX 980 4GB GAMING
GTX 980 GAMING 4G
EVGA(3842 2983) 15% 78% ± 10%
EVGA GTX 980 4GB SC ACX 2.0
04G-P4-2983-KR
Asus(1043 8518) 14% 74% ± 10%
Nvidia(10DE 1116) 13% 73% ± 11%
MSI(1462 3177) 4% 73% ± 11%
Gigabyte(1458 367C) 4% 79% ± 6%
EVGA(3842 2982) 3% 81% ± 15%
Asus(1043 8506) 3% 70% ± 13%
ASUS GTX 980 4GB STRIX OC
STRIX-GTX980-DC2OC-4GD5
Gigabyte(1458 3669) 3% 77% ± 18%
Zotac(19DA 1370) 2% 74% ± 11%
EVGA(3842 3988) 2% 82% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 3685) 2% 73% ± 15%
EVGA(3842 2986) 2% 79% ± 10%
Nvidia(10DE 13C0) 2% 80% ± 11%
Gigabyte(1458 3672) 1% 76% ± 14%
Gigabyte(1458 367D) 1% 79% ± 1%
PNY(196E 1116) 1% 80% ± 2%
Palit(1569 13C0) 1% 79% ± 8%
EVGA(3842 2981) 1% 76% ± 7%
MSI(1462 3176) 1% 77% ± 1%
Gainward(10B0 13C0) 1% 79% ± 4%
Zotac(19DA 2368) 1% 75% ± 8%
Asus(1043 8504) 1% 74% ± 4%
EVGA(3842 2980) 1% 68% ± 7%
Asus(1043 850A) 1% 75% ± 6%
EVGA(3842 2988) 1% 81% ± 5%
HP(103C 2B49) 0% 72% ± 1%
Asus(1043 8513) 0% 75% ± 0%
Asus(1043 86E8) 0% 72% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 1982) 0% 77% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 2984) 0% 87% ± 4%
Asus(1043 8583) 0% 71% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 36DA) 0% 83% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 3686) 0% 76% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 5988) 0% 83% ± 0%
Device(0000 0000) 0% 73% ± 0%
Asus(1043 8519) 0% 74% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 3697) 0% 77% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 3673) 0% 83% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 36CC) 0% 79% ± 0%
Device(107D 2761) 0% 73% ± 0%
Asus(1043 8507) 0% 66% ± 0%
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Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 61%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

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Poor

16 days ago.

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


Excellent

6 days ago.

realy good


Good

2 month 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.


Excellent

10 days ago.

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


Excellent

2 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


Outstanding

3 years ago.


Terrible

10 days ago.

very high price & low energy efficiency


Poor

19 months ago.

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


Outstanding

22 months ago.

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


Excellent

12 months ago.

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


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