Average Bench: 77.3% (11th of 535)

Based on 26,900 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 22.6% 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) 252fps

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia GTX 980 is 35.1%. 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) 213fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 218fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 26,900 samples)
Min Avg Max
182 Lighting 252 411
177 Reflection 213 240
186 Parallax 237 272
73.7% 234 fps
Min Avg Max
145 MRender 165 183
189 Gravity 218 245
133 Splatting 151 170
83.9% 178 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
MaxC: 1443 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 378.92
Lighting 248
Reflection 218
Parallax 241
74% 236 fps
MRender 170
Gravity 225
Splatting 153
86% 182 fps
Asus(1043 8518) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 1443 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 378.66
Lighting 240
Reflection 222
Parallax 240
72% 234 fps
MRender 167
Gravity 216
Splatting 155
85% 179 fps
Nvidia(10DE 1116) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 1392 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 376.53
Lighting 223
Reflection 208
Parallax 245
70% 226 fps
MRender 162
Gravity 208
Splatting 146
82% 172 fps
Asus(1043 8518) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 1443 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 376.53
Lighting 231
Reflection 204
Parallax 230
69% 222 fps
MRender 162
Gravity 212
Splatting 146
82% 173 fps
Gigabyte(1458 3685) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 1443 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 378.78
Lighting 224
Reflection 191
Parallax 225
67% 213 fps
MRender 141
Gravity 192
Splatting 132
72% 155 fps
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,160,403 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 26,900 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
MSI(1462 3170) 19% 78% ± 12%
MSI GTX 980 4GB GAMING
GTX 980 GAMING 4G
Asus(1043 8518) 14% 76% ± 7%
EVGA(3842 2983) 12% 78% ± 14%
EVGA GTX 980 4GB SC ACX 2.0
04G-P4-2983-KR
Nvidia(10DE 1116) 11% 76% ± 16%
Asus(1043 8506) 6% 76% ± 10%
ASUS GTX 980 4GB STRIX OC
STRIX-GTX980-DC2OC-4GD5
BHPhotoUS $361.958 months ago.
NeweggUS $523.987 months ago.
AmazonUS $553.901 min ago.
Gigabyte(1458 367C) 4% 75% ± 14%
MSI(1462 3177) 2% 83% ± 12%
Gigabyte(1458 3685) 2% 79% ± 4%
EVGA(3842 2982) 2% 81% ± 11%
Gainward(10B0 13C0) 2% 69% ± 10%
Zotac(19DA 1370) 2% 78% ± 9%
Gigabyte(1458 367D) 2% 77% ± 5%
PNY(196E 1116) 2% 76% ± 4%
EVGA(3842 2986) 2% 70% ± 28%
Nvidia(10DE 13C0) 2% 84% ± 14%
EVGA(3842 2981) 1% 67% ± 14%
MSI(1462 3176) 1% 82% ± 11%
Gigabyte(1458 366E) 1% 82% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 3669) 1% 88% ± 17%
Palit(1569 13C0) 1% 77% ± 5%
EVGA(3842 2980) 1% 79% ± 14%
EVGA(3842 1982) 1% 93% ± 13%
Gigabyte(1458 3672) 1% 85% ± 13%
Gigabyte(1458 3676) 1% 72% ± 5%
Zotac(19DA 2368) 1% 87% ± 16%
Asus(1043 8504) 1% 73% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 5988) 1% 84% ± 0%
Asus(1043 8513) 1% 77% ± 1%
Asus(1043 850A) 1% 78% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 3696) 1% 77% ± 1%
Asus(1043 8583) 0% 72% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 36DA) 0% 88% ± 5%
EVGA(3842 1989) 0% 98% ± 21%
EVGA(3842 3988) 0% 85% ± 1%
HP(103C 2B49) 0% 71% ± 0%
Device(0000 0000) 0% 76% ± 8%
Gigabyte(1458 3673) 0% 70% ± 9%
Gigabyte(1458 3686) 0% 77% ± 0%
Asus(1043 8514) 0% 76% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 36A3) 0% 78% ± 0%
Zotac(19DA 1372) 0% 76% ± 0%
Asus(1043 8507) 0% 85% ± 0%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 61%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

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Added 2 years ago.

Poor (edit your comment) Add link

1 hr ago.

Pretty good on benchmark scores, Runs fairly silent


Good

20 hrs ago.

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


Poor

12 days ago.

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


Liked

10 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

10 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

13 months ago.

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


Outstanding

15 months ago.

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


Good

9 months ago.

cheers


Excellent

6 months ago.

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


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