Average Bench: 96.2% (16th of 592)

Based on 75,374 user benchmarks.  Device: 10DE 17C8 Models: NVIDIA Graphics Device, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti

The new GTX 980 Ti shares the same board as the more expensive Titan-X but with various restrictions including a reduced number of CUDA cores (3072 to 2816, -8.3%). Although the 980 Ti has the same 384-bit memory bandwidth as the Titan-X it only has 6GB of GDDR5 vs. 12GB in the Titan-X. So far we only have one user benchmark from a pre-release unit of the GTX 980 Ti so the following benchmarks are provisional. Comparing the Titan-X and 980 Ti shows that the Ti only lags by around 8%, which is in line with the CUDA core counts on the two cards. On the other hand comparing the GTX 980 and GTX 980 Ti shows that the Ti is around 16% faster. We don't have reliable prices for the GTX 980 Ti yet so a precise value rating isn't possible but as a card aimed at resolutions greater than 1080p it will struggle to match the GTX 970 for the vast majority of users. [May '15 GPUPro]

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Excellent average bench

The Nvidia GTX 980 Ti averaged just 3.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Nvidia GTX 980 Ti near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 313fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 279fps

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia GTX 980 Ti is 51.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Nvidia GTX 980 Ti performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 277fps
Avg. Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm) 193fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 75,374 samples)
Min Avg Max
143 Lighting 313 403
143 Reflection 277 320
143 Parallax 317 379
97.2% 302 fps
Min Avg Max
143 MRender 189 215
143 Gravity 279 325
143 Splatting 193 224
95.4% 220 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 398.11
Lighting 396
Reflection 310
Parallax 379
120% 361 fps
MRender 227
Gravity 344
Splatting 221
115% 264 fps
Asus(1043 854F) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1666 MHz, MLim: 1825 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 391.24
Lighting 374
Reflection 344
Parallax 380
116% 366 fps
MRender 216
Gravity 346
Splatting 238
116% 267 fps
CLim: 1544 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 391.1
Lighting 343
Reflection 308
Parallax 363
108% 338 fps
MRender 204
Gravity 314
Splatting 196
104% 238 fps
CLim: 1544 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 398.11
Lighting 341
Reflection 305
Parallax 340
105% 329 fps
MRender 205
Gravity 308
Splatting 205
104% 239 fps
Gigabyte(1458 36DE) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 398.11
Lighting 314
Reflection 272
Parallax 305
96% 297 fps
MRender 182
Gravity 275
Splatting 198
94% 218 fps
MSI(1462 3235) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 397.93
Lighting 294
Reflection 267
Parallax 308
92% 290 fps
MRender 182
Gravity 267
Splatting 194
92% 214 fps
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,274,435 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 75,374 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $650 @ launch in May '15)
EVGA(3842 4995) 14% 96% ± 10%
EVGA GTX 980 Ti 6GB ACX SC+ ACX 2.0+ w/BP
06G-P4-4995-KR
MSI(1462 3232) 10% 100% ± 15%
MSI GTX 980 Ti 6GB Gaming
GTX 980TI GAMING 6G
BHPhotoUS $61523 months
EbayUS $1,2114 mins
Asus(1043 855B) 6% 107% ± 7%
Gigabyte(1458 36B6) 6% 101% ± 13%
Gigabyte GTX 980 Ti 6GB GV-N98TG1
GV-N98TG1 GAMING-6GD
AmazonUS $6902 months
Gigabyte GTX 980 Ti 6GB Windforce 3X OC
GV-N98TWF3OC-6GD
Nvidia(10DE 1151) 5% 95% ± 13%
Zotac(19DA 1396) 4% 98% ± 26%
MSI(1462 3233) 4% 96% ± 12%
MSI GTX 980 TI 6GB OC GOLDEN LE
GTX 980Ti GAMING 6G GOLDEN EDITION
AmazonUS $5506 months
EbayUS $1,36023 mins
EVGA(3842 1996) 4% 94% ± 20%
EVGA(3842 4996) 3% 101% ± 16%
Zotac(19DA 1394) 3% 82% ± 23%
Gigabyte(1458 36CB) 3% 87% ± 20%
EVGA(3842 4998) 3% 100% ± 16%
Asus(1043 8546) 3% 92% ± 19%
ASUS GTX 980 Ti 6GB
GTX980TI-6GD5
BHPhotoUS $6602 years
AmazonUS $7432 years
Asus(1043 855C) 2% 82% ± 25%
Asus(1043 8548) 2% 101% ± 16%
EVGA(3842 4993) 2% 91% ± 18%
Gigabyte(1458 36DD) 2% 100% ± 11%
Gigabyte(1458 36B7) 2% 102% ± 4%
EVGA(3842 4992) 2% 92% ± 15%
EVGA GTX 980 Ti 6GB SC
06G-P4-4992-KR
MSI(1462 3230) 1% 82% ± 28%
MSI(1462 3235) 1% 94% ± 16%
EVGA(3842 0998) 1% 86% ± 32%
EVGA GTX 980 Ti 6GB Classified Gaming ACX 2.0+
06G-P4-0998-KR
AmazonUS $56012 months
Gigabyte(1458 36E6) 1% 91% ± 5%
Nvidia(10DE 17C8) 1% 100% ± 6%
MSI(1462 3236) 1% 100% ± 9%
EVGA(3842 4990) 1% 93% ± 13%
EVGA(3842 4991) 1% 92% ± 3%
HP(103C 2B62) 1% 91% ± 2%
PNY(196E 1511) 1% 86% ± 13%
Gigabyte(1458 36CF) 1% 106% ± 6%
MSI(1462 3250) 1% 109% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 4997) 1% 100% ± 2%
Asus(1043 854F) 1% 103% ± 2%
Gainward(10B0 17C8) 0% 95% ± 9%
Gigabyte(1458 36D0) 0% 95% ± 3%
Device(0000 0000) 0% 89% ± 16%
Gigabyte(1458 36CD) 0% 91% ± 2%
Sony(104D 90AC) 0% 106% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 5998) 0% 104% ± 1%
Asus(1043 854B) 0% 96% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 3998) 0% 74% ± 30%
Asus(1043 8549) 0% 86% ± 7%
MSI(1462 3251) 0% 103% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 36DE) 0% 105% ± 0%
Sapphire(174B 1394) 0% 92% ± 0%
Asus(1043 8550) 0% 91% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 4994) 0% 98% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 3997) 0% 110% ± 0%
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Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $85

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 Comments

Added 3 years ago.

Poor (edit your comment) Add link

3 days ago.

Still a great GPU, its last generation but still holds it's own in all new AAA titles. I'd buy the Hybrid version for increased hardware life! Reference runs about 80 C and the Hybrid only runs at 50 C, HUGE DIFFERENCE!

Comment 

Excellent price/performance ratio. It is similar performance to the $1000 Titan X for $350 less.—Jun '15

Comment 

titan X like performance for 3/5ths the price—May '16


Excellent

10 days ago.

why they lie? 980 ti is better than even gtx 1080


Good

4 days ago.

Great graphics card, amazing quality, amazing gaming experience, not as expensive as 1080ti and the 1080 ti is only abou %50 better, for gamers looking for great experience but with a budget limit, amazing card!


Excellent

10 days ago.

ye


Excellent

6 days ago.

I have it and it's a fantastic card


Good

1 month ago.

I take it on second hand in a cheap price and... is the beast


Good

18 days ago.

amazing card. replaced 2x780ti in SLI with single 980ti and its awesome. keep up the good work. AMD cards 'move to trashbin'


Poor

21 days ago.

Monster of a GPU, got one when it came out to play the Witcher 3 on QHD and the performance was godly!


Excellent

9 days ago.

ddfdd


Poor

3 months ago.

Had two very happy years with one of these. Great card.


Excellent

2 months ago.

my evga gtx 980 ti burnt down recently


Good

6 months ago.

Awesome performance, but price is way too high


Outstanding

3 years ago.


Good

27 days ago.

Very expensive due to it's release date


Terrible

9 months ago.

very high price & low energy efficiency


Good

10 months ago.

1080ti wannabe xdxdxdlmao


Poor

8 months ago.

outdated for the price


Good

13 months ago.

Overkill performance and price, price too...


Excellent

10 months ago.

Bought used for £250 and considering it's significantly cheaper than the GTX 1070 and outperforms it in most cases, I've got to say this graphics card is an absolute bargain at the moment. Shame I only have the reference model...


Outstanding

7 months ago.

I can get to 1540mhz/4050mhz on the MSI´s Sea Hawk version of the card at super low temperatures. Compared to a newer 1070 in gaming, an overclocked 980ti can match, and even surpass an OCed 1070 in many cases. Video editing/production really shows the raw horsepower of a 980ti, where its performance is tied neck-to-neck to a 1080. The only 2 downsides are the higher TDP and lower Vram. An absolute beast of a GPU!


Excellent

2 years ago.

Runs great. Gets hot and the reference cooler brings her back down. OC'ed to get some really impressive performance. No complaints, although it is a bit expensive, still a good value!


Outstanding

16 months ago.

Amazing card! Got Strix OC for 300eur brand new...absolute steal. After overclocking it just destroys gtx 1070 and veeery close to 1080(8% better than average mobile 1080 according to userbenchmark). Runs hella cool considering fan speed, never over 40% , everything under that is whisper quiet and temps are max 75C after very long gaming. Only downside is coil whine which is unbearable in some games without Vsync.


Excellent

8 months ago.

Beats the 1070 even in 2017, and with both overclocked it still wins. Comes rather close to the 1080 as well.


Outstanding

2 years ago.

This GPU is a BEAST! At 1080p, this card just embarasses video games. Unless your gaming at 144Hz, get a 1440p or higher resolution monitor for this card. You'll be maxing out every game for the forseeable future. 10/10 Would game.


Outstanding

2 years ago.

Incredible ability to overclock. Some question the ability of async with this card but hopefully it can be software implemented.


Excellent

10 months ago.

Feel the power, not the empty bank account. You can find this card used for $280- $360 as of 8/24/17 and its PLENTY of power for 1080p gaming, i did a bit of OC and playing Rise of the Tomb Raider in 4K on high settings and maintaining 60 fps.... ON 4K...... so, keep an eye out for them as bleeding edge nerds (like im trying to be lol) and Etherium miners are dumping these for cheap right now... They are made for OC and putting up with a lot of stress, so its hard to find one that doesn't work. so unless you see the PCIe pins are burned (yes that has happened) or some other physical damage is obvious, jump on one!!!!


Excellent

14 days ago.

High-end budget card


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