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Release date ≈ Q4 2018.

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Real World Speed
Performance profile from 120,620 user samples
9,846 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 7% MSI(1462 7B48) 1GB
Worst Bench: 6% Legend(17AA 313A) 1GB
Poor: 6% Great: 7%
SPEED RANK: 268th / 621
110,774 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 66% Asus(1043 8518) ≥ 4GB
Worst Bench: 54% EVGA(3842 2983)
Poor: 54% Great: 66%
SPEED RANK: 48th / 621
Effective 3D Speed
Effective 3D Gaming GPU Speed
6.81 % 60.1 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+783%
Parallax
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones)
26.5 fps 239 fps Hugely better texture detail.
+802%
MRender
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere)
25.5 fps 166 fps Hugely faster multi rendering.
+551%
Gravity
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy)
22.2 fps 219 fps Hugely faster NBody calculation.
+886%
Splatting
Avg. Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm)
37.7 fps 152 fps Hugely faster complex splatting.
+303%
Parallax
Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones)
28.9 fps 270 fps Hugely better peak texture detail.
+834%
MRender
Render target array GShader (Sphere)
28.8 fps 177 fps Hugely faster peak multi rendering.
+515%
Gravity
NBody particle system (Galaxy)
23.5 fps 240 fps Hugely faster peak NBody calculation.
+921%
Splatting
Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm)
40 fps 165 fps Hugely faster peak complex splatting.
+312%
Market Share
Based on 20,880,131 GPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.26 % 0.48 % Hugely higher market share.
+85%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
52 % 101 % Hugely more popular.
+94%
Age
Newest
11+ Months Hugely more recent.
+82%
61 Months
Lighting
Locally-deformable PRT (Bat)
24.8 fps 268 fps Hugely better peak lighting effects.
+981%
Reflection
High dynamic range lighting (Teapot)
33.1 fps 236 fps Hugely better peak reflection handling.
+613%
Lighting
Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat)
21.2 fps 240 fps Insanely better lighting effects.
+1,032%
Reflection
Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot)
33 fps 214 fps Hugely better reflection handling.
+548%
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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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Graphics Card Rankings (Price vs Performance) October 2019 GPU Rankings.

We calculate effective 3D speed which estimates gaming performance for the top 12 games. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield value for money. Our figures are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top GPUs. [GPUPro]

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