Real World Speed
Performance profile from 180,743 user samples
79,409 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% MSI(1462 3176) ≥ 4GB
Worst Bench: 56% EVGA(3842 2980) ≥ 4GB
Poor: 56% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 32nd / 599
101,334 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% EVGA(3842 4993) ≥ 4GB
Worst Bench: 72% MSI(1462 3233)
Poor: 72% Great: 112%
SPEED RANK: 21st / 599
Effective 3D Speed
Effective 3D Gaming GPU Speed
74.3 % 97.5 % Much faster effective speed.
+31%
Parallax
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones)
234 fps 322 fps Much better texture detail.
+38%
MRender
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere)
163 fps 192 fps Faster multi rendering.
+18%
Gravity
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy)
215 fps 287 fps Much faster NBody calculation.
+33%
Splatting
Avg. Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm)
148 fps 195 fps Much faster complex splatting.
+32%
Parallax
Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones)
269 fps 378 fps Much better peak texture detail.
+41%
MRender
Render target array GShader (Sphere)
179 fps 214 fps Faster peak multi rendering.
+20%
Gravity
NBody particle system (Galaxy)
241 fps 326 fps Much faster peak NBody calculation.
+35%
Splatting
Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm)
166 fps 225 fps Much faster peak complex splatting.
+36%
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
185 fps 201 fps Slightly Better Counter-Strike: Global Offensive fps.
+9%
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
70 fps 80 fps Better PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds fps.
+15%
Grand Theft Auto V
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
64 fps 81 fps Better Grand Theft Auto V fps.
+26%
Fortnite
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
102 fps 121 fps Better Fortnite fps.
+18%
League of Legends
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
195 fps 227 fps Better League of Legends fps.
+16%
Overwatch
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
104 fps 116 fps Slightly Better Overwatch fps.
+12%
Battlefield 1
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
75 fps 97 fps Better Battlefield 1 fps.
+29%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
61 fps 84 fps Much Better The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt fps.
+37%
DOTA 2
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
141 fps 154 fps Slightly Better DOTA 2 fps.
+9%
World of Warcraft
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
74 fps 91 fps Better World of Warcraft fps.
+23%
World of Tanks
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
109 fps 119 fps Slightly Better World of Tanks fps.
+10%
Battlefield 4
Avg. FPS @ 1080p on Max
102 fps 123 fps Better Battlefield 4 fps.
+20%
Market Share
Based on 13,884,064 GPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.66 % 0.77 % Higher market share.
+17%
Value
Value For Money
60.4 % 74.4 % Better value.
+23%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
98 % 116 % More popular.
+18%
Price
Price (score)
$500 Slightly cheaper.
+9%
$550
Age
Newest
52 Months 44 Months More recent.
+15%
Lighting
Locally-deformable PRT (Bat)
274 fps 370 fps Much better peak lighting effects.
+35%
Reflection
High dynamic range lighting (Teapot)
235 fps 322 fps Much better peak reflection handling.
+37%
Lighting
Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat)
234 fps 313 fps Much better lighting effects.
+34%
Reflection
Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot)
209 fps 283 fps Much better reflection handling.
+35%
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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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Graphics Card Rankings (Price vs Performance) January 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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