Average Bench: 75.6% (15th of 547)

Based on 36,980 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) 245fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 216fps

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia GTX 980 is 35.9%. 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) 211fps
Avg. Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm) 150fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 36,980 samples)
Min Avg Max
143 Lighting 245 301
143 Reflection 211 241
143 Parallax 236 275
74.8% 231 fps
Min Avg Max
135 MRender 163 182
144 Gravity 216 246
126 Splatting 150 170
76.2% 176 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.0
Lighting 246
Reflection 230
Parallax 251
76% 242 fps
MRender 174
Gravity 231
Splatting 162
82% 189 fps
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 384.94
Lighting 254
Reflection 224
Parallax 250
78% 243 fps
MRender 167
Gravity 225
Splatting 155
79% 182 fps
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 387.92
Lighting 248
Reflection 216
Parallax 238
76% 234 fps
MRender 165
Gravity 220
Splatting 152
77% 179 fps
CLim: 1418 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.0
Lighting 236
Reflection 210
Parallax 253
75% 233 fps
MRender 164
Gravity 214
Splatting 148
76% 175 fps
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.0
Lighting 59.7
Reflection 59.7
Parallax 59.7
18% 59.7 fps
MRender 59.7
Gravity 59.7
Splatting 59.7
25% 59.7 fps
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 5,445,591 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 36,980 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
EVGA(3842 2983) 17% 78% ± 9%
EVGA GTX 980 4GB SC ACX 2.0
04G-P4-2983-KR
MSI(1462 3170) 16% 77% ± 8%
MSI GTX 980 4GB GAMING
GTX 980 GAMING 4G
Nvidia(10DE 1116) 11% 74% ± 13%
Asus(1043 8518) 10% 75% ± 8%
Asus(1043 8506) 4% 73% ± 16%
ASUS GTX 980 4GB STRIX OC
STRIX-GTX980-DC2OC-4GD5
Gigabyte(1458 3669) 4% 81% ± 3%
Zotac(19DA 1370) 4% 73% ± 10%
Gigabyte(1458 367C) 3% 78% ± 14%
MSI(1462 3177) 3% 71% ± 11%
Nvidia(10DE 13C0) 3% 77% ± 8%
EVGA(3842 2980) 2% 72% ± 12%
EVGA(3842 3988) 2% 76% ± 17%
Palit(1569 13C0) 2% 78% ± 2%
Asus(1043 850A) 1% 72% ± 14%
PNY(196E 1116) 1% 77% ± 4%
Gigabyte(1458 367D) 1% 79% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 2982) 1% 68% ± 24%
Gigabyte(1458 3685) 1% 71% ± 14%
EVGA(3842 1982) 1% 73% ± 13%
EVGA(3842 2984) 1% 82% ± 8%
Zotac(19DA 2368) 1% 79% ± 7%
Gigabyte(1458 3673) 1% 77% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 2986) 1% 69% ± 31%
Asus(1043 8504) 1% 66% ± 9%
EVGA(3842 2981) 1% 73% ± 1%
Gainward(10B0 13C0) 1% 82% ± 7%
EVGA(3842 5988) 1% 75% ± 15%
Gigabyte(1458 366E) 1% 85% ± 6%
Gigabyte(1458 3672) 1% 64% ± 21%
MSI(1462 3176) 0% 77% ± 1%
Sapphire(174B 1370) 0% 72% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 3686) 0% 74% ± 0%
Asus(1043 8519) 0% 72% ± 1%
Asus(1043 86E8) 0% 71% ± 3%
EVGA(3842 1989) 0% 83% ± 0%
HP(103C 2B49) 0% 70% ± 0%
Dell(1028 068B) 0% 66% ± 0%
Asus(1043 8533) 0% 81% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 3696) 0% 77% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 3697) 0% 85% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 2989) 0% 81% ± 0%
Asus(1043 8507) 0% 71% ± 0%
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Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

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 Comments

Added 3 years ago.

Poor

1 month ago.

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


Poor

17 days ago.

realy good


Good

12 days ago.

it looks very good for its price


Excellent

18 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 :)


Excellent

3 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


Good

16 days ago.

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


Excellent

17 days ago.

Love this bastard


Outstanding

3 years ago.


Terrible

1 month ago.

very high price & low energy efficiency


Poor

20 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

13 months ago.

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


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