Average Bench: 77.4% (12th of 542)

Based on 32,689 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 22.5% 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. 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 35.8%. 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) 214fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 219fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 32,689 samples)
Min Avg Max
202 Lighting 252 411
176 Reflection 214 240
194 Parallax 238 272
73.8% 234 fps
Min Avg Max
148 MRender 165 181
191 Gravity 219 247
138 Splatting 154 171
83.8% 179 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Nvidia(10DE 1116) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 382.53
Lighting 352
Reflection 197
Parallax 224
90% 258 fps
MRender 160
Gravity 205
Splatting 143
81% 169 fps
CLim: 1631 MHz, MLim: 1902 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 382.53
Lighting 273
Reflection 254
Parallax 271
82% 266 fps
MRender 185
Gravity 246
Splatting 177
95% 203 fps
Zotac(19DA 1370) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1609 MHz, MLim: 1863 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 382.53
Lighting 278
Reflection 244
Parallax 268
82% 263 fps
MRender 178
Gravity 250
Splatting 170
91% 200 fps
Zotac(19DA 1370) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1430 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 382.53
Lighting 234
Reflection 215
Parallax 235
70% 228 fps
MRender 161
Gravity 215
Splatting 149
82% 175 fps
CLim: 1606 MHz, MLim: 1952 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 382.53
Lighting 9.5
Reflection 249
Parallax 294
39% 184 fps
MRender 193
Gravity 248
Splatting 175
98% 205 fps
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 4,087,480 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 32,689 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
MSI(1462 3170) 20% 76% ± 11%
MSI GTX 980 4GB GAMING
GTX 980 GAMING 4G
EVGA(3842 2983) 16% 79% ± 13%
EVGA GTX 980 4GB SC ACX 2.0
04G-P4-2983-KR
Asus(1043 8518) 12% 79% ± 10%
Nvidia(10DE 1116) 11% 75% ± 9%
Gigabyte(1458 367C) 3% 84% ± 10%
Asus(1043 8506) 3% 72% ± 11%
ASUS GTX 980 4GB STRIX OC
STRIX-GTX980-DC2OC-4GD5
Zotac(19DA 1370) 3% 73% ± 6%
EVGA(3842 2982) 3% 75% ± 24%
Gigabyte(1458 3685) 3% 83% ± 10%
Gigabyte(1458 3669) 3% 85% ± 11%
EVGA(3842 2981) 2% 76% ± 10%
MSI(1462 3176) 2% 80% ± 6%
EVGA(3842 3988) 2% 89% ± 11%
Gainward(10B0 13C0) 1% 77% ± 3%
EVGA(3842 1982) 1% 77% ± 1%
PNY(196E 1116) 1% 70% ± 24%
EVGA(3842 2986) 1% 74% ± 10%
Nvidia(10DE 13C0) 1% 78% ± 3%
HP(103C 2B49) 1% 73% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 3672) 1% 78% ± 1%
Zotac(19DA 2368) 1% 83% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 367D) 1% 78% ± 4%
MSI(1462 3177) 1% 65% ± 32%
Asus(1043 8504) 1% 72% ± 7%
Asus(1043 850A) 1% 85% ± 22%
Palit(1569 13C0) 1% 59% ± 36%
Asus(1043 8583) 0% 58% ± 15%
EVGA(3842 1989) 0% 81% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 5987) 0% 93% ± 4%
EVGA(3842 2988) 0% 86% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 2980) 0% 73% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 5988) 0% 82% ± 0%
Device(0000 0000) 0% 72% ± 0%
Asus(1043 8513) 0% 76% ± 0%
Asus(1043 8519) 0% 77% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 366E) 0% 83% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 3697) 0% 80% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 2989) 0% 125% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 3673) 0% 80% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 2984) 0% 75% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 36CE) 0% 81% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 3676) 0% 74% ± 0%
Device(107D 2761) 0% 72% ± 0%
Asus(1043 8507) 0% 71% ± 0%
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Gaming 75%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

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 Comments

Added 2 years ago.

Terrible

1 day ago.

its good


Good

3 days ago.

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


Good

4 days ago.

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


Disliked

13 days 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

12 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

17 months ago.

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


Outstanding

19 months ago.

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


Excellent

9 months ago.

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


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