Average Bench: 97.2% (19th of 596)

Based on 90,414 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 2.8% 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) 311fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 284fps

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia GTX 980 Ti is 47%. 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) 281fps
Avg. Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm) 196fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 90,414 samples)
Min Avg Max
143 Lighting 311 376
156 Reflection 281 325
168 Parallax 321 380
97.4% 305 fps
Min Avg Max
143 MRender 192 219
180 Gravity 284 329
143 Splatting 196 229
97.1% 224 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CLim: 1544 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 416.94
Lighting 330
Reflection 305
Parallax 369
106% 335 fps
MRender 203
Gravity 305
Splatting 206
103% 238 fps
EVGA(3842 4999) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 416.94
Lighting 316
Reflection 296
Parallax 327
99% 313 fps
MRender 199
Gravity 298
Splatting 210
102% 236 fps
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 416.94
Lighting 316
Reflection 295
Parallax 328
99% 313 fps
MRender 198
Gravity 291
Splatting 194
99% 228 fps
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 416.94
Lighting 272
Reflection 288
Parallax 325
90% 295 fps
MRender 197
Gravity 292
Splatting 201
100% 230 fps
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 416.34
Lighting 218
Reflection 206
Parallax 308
78% 244 fps
MRender 180
Gravity 267
Splatting 185
91% 211 fps
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 Game FPS Estimates

Average fps @ 1080p with maximum detail settings for 12 popular games:

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive: 207 fps Grand Theft Auto V: 81 fps PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds: 81 fps Overwatch: 122 fps League of Legends: 231 fps Fortnite: 124 fps Battlefield 1: 98 fps The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt: 84 fps World of Warcraft: 97 fps DOTA 2: 154 fps World of Tanks: 115 fps Battlefield 4: 123 fps

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,992,728 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 90,414 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $650 @ launch in May '15)
EVGA(3842 4995) 14% 95% ± 13%
EVGA GTX 980 Ti 6GB ACX SC+ ACX 2.0+ w/BP
06G-P4-4995-KR
Gigabyte(1458 36B6) 10% 104% ± 7%
Gigabyte GTX 980 Ti 6GB GV-N98TG1
GV-N98TG1 GAMING-6GD
AmazonUS $6907 months
Gigabyte GTX 980 Ti 6GB Windforce 3X OC
GV-N98TWF3OC-6GD
MSI(1462 3232) 9% 98% ± 13%
MSI GTX 980 Ti 6GB Gaming
GTX 980TI GAMING 6G
MSI(1462 3233) 7% 97% ± 18%
MSI GTX 980 TI 6GB OC GOLDEN LE
GTX 980Ti GAMING 6G GOLDEN EDITION
AmazonUS $55011 months
Asus(1043 855B) 6% 105% ± 8%
Zotac(19DA 1396) 6% 103% ± 15%
Nvidia(10DE 1151) 5% 91% ± 16%
EVGA(3842 4996) 4% 104% ± 5%
MSI(1462 3230) 3% 93% ± 19%
Gigabyte(1458 36DD) 3% 96% ± 24%
Zotac(19DA 1394) 3% 88% ± 19%
Gigabyte(1458 36CB) 3% 91% ± 20%
Asus(1043 8548) 3% 96% ± 25%
EVGA(3842 4998) 2% 107% ± 16%
MSI(1462 3235) 2% 96% ± 11%
EVGA(3842 1996) 2% 92% ± 23%
Nvidia(10DE 17C8) 2% 93% ± 18%
Asus(1043 855C) 1% 94% ± 3%
HP(103C 2B62) 1% 90% ± 19%
EVGA(3842 4993) 1% 98% ± 6%
Gigabyte(1458 36B7) 1% 103% ± 4%
EVGA(3842 4992) 1% 97% ± 5%
EVGA GTX 980 Ti 6GB SC
06G-P4-4992-KR
Asus(1043 8549) 1% 82% ± 23%
Gainward(10B0 17C8) 1% 99% ± 10%
PNY(196E 1511) 1% 91% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 4990) 1% 90% ± 3%
MSI(1462 3236) 1% 101% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 36DE) 1% 97% ± 3%
EVGA(3842 4994) 1% 83% ± 36%
PNY(196E 1133) 1% 98% ± 2%
Asus(1043 8546) 1% 87% ± 3%
ASUS GTX 980 Ti 6GB
GTX980TI-6GD5
BHPhotoUS $6602 years
AmazonUS $7432 years
Device(0000 0000) 0% 98% ± 9%
Asus(1043 8550) 0% 66% ± 40%
Gigabyte(1458 36E6) 0% 103% ± 12%
Dell(1028 1151) 0% 98% ± 7%
Asus(1043 854F) 0% 107% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 4991) 0% 92% ± 1%
Asus(1043 854B) 0% 96% ± 4%
Gigabyte(1458 36CF) 0% 111% ± 0%
MSI(1462 3250) 0% 107% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 4997) 0% 96% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 36BA) 0% 90% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 0998) 0% 92% ± 0%
EVGA GTX 980 Ti 6GB Classified Gaming ACX 2.0+
06G-P4-0998-KR
AmazonUS $56016 months
EVGA(3842 4999) 0% 109% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 36E7) 0% 97% ± 0%
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Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $179

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,224

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 Comments

Added 3 years ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

1 day ago.

Runs fast and efficint

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

2 days ago.

Can run fortnite on Epic Settings and high Definition 1080p on 60 fps


Poor

1 month 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.

980 ti is similar to a 1070 while a rx 580 is similar to a 1060


Excellent

15 hrs ago.

I have it and it's a fantastic card


Excellent

11 days ago.

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


Excellent

5 days ago.

Best non reference card price to performance against the 1070 ti, 1080 and Rtx 2070.


Poor

1 month ago.

hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhggggggggggggg


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

7 days ago.

It's fast lol xd


Good

11 months ago.

Awesome performance, but price is way too high


Excellent

2 months ago.

Very expensive due to it's release date


Outstanding

3 years ago.


Terrible

14 months ago.

very high price & low energy efficiency


Good

15 months ago.

1080ti wannabe xdxdxdlmao


Poor

13 months ago.

outdated for the price


Good

18 months ago.

Overkill performance and price, price too...


Excellent

14 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

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 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

3 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

20 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

12 months ago.

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


Outstanding

3 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

14 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

5 months ago.

High-end budget card


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