Average Bench: 100% (5th of 542)

Based on 45,468 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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Outstanding average bench

The Nvidia GTX 980 Ti averaged 0.1% higher 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. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 195fps
Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 319fps

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia GTX 980 Ti is 36.8%. 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) 286fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 293fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 45,468 samples)
Min Avg Max
193 Lighting 319 376
222 Reflection 286 327
262 Parallax 327 381
96.9% 311 fps
Min Avg Max
171 MRender 195 217
254 Gravity 293 330
168 Splatting 200 230
101% 230 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 382.53
Lighting 487
Reflection 262
Parallax 333
127% 361 fps
MRender 180
Gravity 268
Splatting 190
94% 212 fps
CLim: 1663 MHz, MLim: 1827 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 376.53
Lighting 357
Reflection 341
Parallax 380
110% 359 fps
MRender 228
Gravity 334
Splatting 242
119% 268 fps
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 382.5
Lighting 331
Reflection 298
Parallax 330
99% 320 fps
MRender 200
Gravity 302
Splatting 215
105% 239 fps
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 382.53
Lighting 320
Reflection 290
Parallax 327
97% 313 fps
MRender 199
Gravity 294
Splatting 212
104% 235 fps
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 382.53
Lighting 317
Reflection 295
Parallax 328
97% 313 fps
MRender 197
Gravity 292
Splatting 212
103% 234 fps
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 382.53
Lighting 302
Reflection 264
Parallax 305
91% 290 fps
MRender 180
Gravity 270
Splatting 179
93% 210 fps
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 4,087,480 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 45,468 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
EVGA(3842 4995) 14% 98% ± 10%
EVGA GTX 980 Ti 6GB ACX SC+ ACX 2.0+ w/BP
06G-P4-4995-KR
Asus(1043 855B) 8% 101% ± 15%
MSI(1462 3233) 7% 101% ± 9%
MSI GTX 980 TI 6GB OC GOLDEN LE
GTX 980Ti GAMING 6G GOLDEN EDITION
AmazonUS $699.991 month ago.
EbayUS $951.9519 mins ago.
MSI(1462 3232) 7% 102% ± 16%
MSI GTX 980 Ti 6GB Gaming
GTX 980TI GAMING 6G
BHPhotoUS $614.9911 months ago.
EbayUS $782.5436 mins ago.
Gigabyte(1458 36B6) 6% 105% ± 17%
Gigabyte GTX 980 Ti 6GB GV-N98TG1
GV-N98TG1 GAMING-6GD
AmazonUS $799.996 mins ago.
Gigabyte GTX 980 Ti 6GB Windforce 3X OC
GV-N98TWF3OC-6GD
Nvidia(10DE 1151) 4% 100% ± 12%
EVGA(3842 1996) 4% 101% ± 16%
Zotac(19DA 1396) 4% 112% ± 5%
EVGA(3842 4992) 4% 100% ± 13%
EVGA GTX 980 Ti 6GB SC
06G-P4-4992-KR
EVGA(3842 4996) 3% 99% ± 15%
Gigabyte(1458 36DD) 3% 103% ± 20%
EVGA(3842 4998) 3% 106% ± 23%
Zotac(19DA 1394) 3% 95% ± 4%
MSI(1462 3230) 3% 96% ± 6%
Asus(1043 855C) 3% 96% ± 20%
MSI(1462 3235) 2% 100% ± 5%
Gigabyte(1458 36CB) 2% 91% ± 11%
Asus(1043 8548) 2% 100% ± 13%
Nvidia(10DE 17C8) 2% 94% ± 18%
Asus(1043 854B) 1% 99% ± 4%
Asus(1043 8549) 1% 76% ± 38%
EVGA(3842 4993) 1% 95% ± 7%
EVGA(3842 4990) 1% 98% ± 8%
MSI(1462 3236) 1% 97% ± 15%
Gigabyte(1458 36B7) 1% 104% ± 3%
EVGA(3842 4991) 1% 90% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 36CD) 1% 83% ± 29%
Asus(1043 8546) 1% 100% ± 21%
ASUS GTX 980 Ti 6GB
GTX980TI-6GD5
BHPhotoUS $659.9914 months ago.
AmazonUS $742.9914 months ago.
Gigabyte(1458 36CF) 1% 114% ± 31%
HP(103C 2B62) 1% 89% ± 6%
Dell(1028 1151) 1% 99% ± 10%
PNY(196E 1511) 1% 93% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 3998) 1% 94% ± 16%
Device(1B4C 1151) 0% 102% ± 11%
MSI(1462 3231) 0% 119% ± 3%
MSI(1462 3250) 0% 106% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 4997) 0% 120% ± 15%
Asus(1043 8550) 0% 120% ± 0%
Asus(1043 854F) 0% 108% ± 1%
Gainward(10B0 17C8) 0% 87% ± 0%
Asus(1043 8565) 0% 109% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 3994) 0% 101% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 0998) 0% 107% ± 0%
EVGA GTX 980 Ti 6GB Classified Gaming ACX 2.0+
06G-P4-0998-KR
AmazonUS $559.982 days ago.
EVGA(3842 4999) 0% 78% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 36E6) 0% 95% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 4994) 0% 106% ± 0%
PNY(196E 1133) 0% 98% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 3996) 0% 106% ± 0%
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Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $183

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 Comments

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14 hrs ago.

Fast and very good.

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


Good

2 days ago.

Perfect for a 2k system


Excellent

1 day ago.

very nice


Good

3 days ago.

If you can find one for around $80 less than a 1070 then seriously consider it. for 1440p this a strong performing card (mine hits solid 90 fps in AAA maxed) and will get you easily to 144hz at 1080p.


Poor

12 days ago.

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


Good

6 days ago.

Excellent for Planetside 2


Good

22 days ago.

Awesome performance, but price is way too high


Outstanding

2 years ago.


Good

1 month ago.

Overkill performance and price, price too...


Outstanding

12 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 it´s 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

21 months 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

4 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.


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

16 months ago.

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


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