Average Bench: 75.4% (18th of 550)

Based on 50,672 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 29.8%. 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) 149fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 50,672 samples)
Min Avg Max
177 Lighting 245 288
167 Reflection 212 240
180 Parallax 237 273
74.8% 231 fps
Min Avg Max
125 MRender 162 183
160 Gravity 216 246
118 Splatting 149 168
75.9% 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: 388.71
Lighting 264
Reflection 224
Parallax 246
80% 245 fps
MRender 172
Gravity 232
Splatting 159
81% 187 fps
Asus(1043 8518) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Lighting 247
Reflection 216
Parallax 260
78% 241 fps
MRender 168
Gravity 223
Splatting 152
78% 181 fps
MSI(1462 3177) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.31
Lighting 252
Reflection 218
Parallax 239
76% 236 fps
MRender 166
Gravity 228
Splatting 154
79% 183 fps
EVGA(3842 2982) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 390.65
Lighting 240
Reflection 226
Parallax 247
75% 237 fps
MRender 168
Gravity 220
Splatting 155
78% 181 fps
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 390.65
Lighting 233
Reflection 198
Parallax 239
73% 224 fps
MRender 163
Gravity 214
Splatting 155
76% 177 fps
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 390.65
Lighting 171
Reflection 148
Parallax 163
52% 160 fps
MRender 119
Gravity 154
Splatting 110
55% 128 fps
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 390.65
Lighting 85.3
Reflection 84.3
Parallax 83.8
26% 84.5 fps
MRender 146
Gravity 58.5
Splatting 91.6
40% 98.8 fps
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,884,501 GPUs tested.

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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
MSI(1462 3170) 18% 77% ± 6%
MSI GTX 980 4GB GAMING
GTX 980 GAMING 4G
Nvidia(10DE 1116) 14% 72% ± 10%
EVGA(3842 2983) 14% 79% ± 12%
EVGA GTX 980 4GB SC ACX 2.0
04G-P4-2983-KR
Asus(1043 8518) 12% 74% ± 11%
Gigabyte(1458 367C) 4% 80% ± 3%
MSI(1462 3177) 3% 76% ± 8%
Asus(1043 8506) 3% 76% ± 12%
ASUS GTX 980 4GB STRIX OC
STRIX-GTX980-DC2OC-4GD5
Gigabyte(1458 3685) 2% 76% ± 6%
EVGA(3842 2982) 2% 71% ± 17%
Asus(1043 850A) 2% 75% ± 13%
Zotac(19DA 1370) 2% 73% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 2981) 2% 73% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 3669) 2% 75% ± 21%
PNY(196E 1116) 2% 78% ± 4%
Gigabyte(1458 367D) 1% 80% ± 3%
MSI(1462 3176) 1% 76% ± 13%
Asus(1043 8504) 1% 74% ± 5%
Palit(1569 13C0) 1% 70% ± 22%
EVGA(3842 2986) 1% 81% ± 3%
Zotac(19DA 2368) 1% 72% ± 22%
Nvidia(10DE 13C0) 1% 77% ± 3%
EVGA(3842 2980) 1% 64% ± 21%
Gainward(10B0 13C0) 1% 75% ± 4%
EVGA(3842 3988) 1% 83% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 1982) 1% 80% ± 1%
Asus(1043 8513) 1% 67% ± 25%
Asus(1043 86E8) 1% 76% ± 7%
Gigabyte(1458 3672) 1% 79% ± 19%
Gigabyte(1458 3698) 1% 62% ± 13%
Gigabyte(1458 366E) 1% 81% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 3686) 0% 78% ± 2%
Dell(1028 068B) 0% 47% ± 41%
Asus(1043 8519) 0% 73% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 2988) 0% 76% ± 13%
Gigabyte(1458 3696) 0% 79% ± 6%
Sapphire(174B 1370) 0% 71% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 5988) 0% 100% ± 0%
Asus(1043 8511) 0% 70% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 1980) 0% 73% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 2984) 0% 90% ± 0%
MSI(1462 3178) 0% 73% ± 0%
Sony(104D 90AC) 0% 74% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 36CC) 0% 78% ± 0%
Asus(1043 8507) 0% 70% ± 0%
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Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

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 Comments

Added 3 years ago.

Poor

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

4 days ago.

its fit


Poor

3 months ago.

realy good


Excellent

9 days ago.

fucking love that shit


Good

1 month ago.

it looks very good for its price


Excellent

11 days ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

29 days ago.

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


Excellent

12 days ago.

super performens

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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

4 months ago.

very high price & low energy efficiency


Poor

23 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 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

16 months ago.

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


Excellent

3 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.


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