Release date: Q3 2014.


Release date ≤ Q2 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 104,094 user samples
98,858 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 68% EVGA(3842 2983)
Worst Bench: 53% Gigabyte(1458 3686) ≥ 4GB
Poor: 53% Great: 68%
SPEED RANK: 48th / 621
5,236 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 1% Sapphire(174B 6000) 1GB
Worst Bench: 1% Sapphire(174B 3000) 1GB
Poor: 1% Great: 1%
SPEED RANK: 519th / 621
Effective 3D Speed
Effective 3D Gaming GPU Speed
60.6 % Insanely faster effective speed.
1.02 %
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones)
239 fps Insanely better texture detail.
5.08 fps
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere)
166 fps Insanely faster multi rendering.
3.52 fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy)
221 fps Insanely faster NBody calculation.
2.5 fps
Avg. Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm)
152 fps Insanely faster complex splatting.
3.71 fps
Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones)
270 fps Insanely better peak texture detail.
5.55 fps
Render target array GShader (Sphere)
179 fps Insanely faster peak multi rendering.
4.2 fps
NBody particle system (Galaxy)
243 fps Insanely faster peak NBody calculation.
2.7 fps
Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm)
169 fps Insanely faster peak complex splatting.
4.4 fps
Market Share
Based on 19,429,740 GPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.56 % Insanely higher market share.
0.05 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
97 % Hugely more popular.
52 %
59 Months Slightly more recent.
64+ Months
Locally-deformable PRT (Bat)
275 fps Insanely better peak lighting effects.
4.4 fps
High dynamic range lighting (Teapot)
240 fps Insanely better peak reflection handling.
5.7 fps
Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat)
243 fps Insanely better lighting effects.
3.95 fps
Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot)
216 fps Insanely better reflection handling.
4.53 fps

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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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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