Average Bench: 96.7% (30th of 617)

Based on 121,804 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 3.2% 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) 309fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 284fps

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia GTX 980 Ti is 39.1%. 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) 280fps
Avg. Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm) 194fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 121,804 samples)
Min Avg Max
198 Lighting 309 369
199 Reflection 280 318
219 Parallax 319 374
96.6% 303 fps
Min Avg Max
158 MRender 192 214
213 Gravity 284 324
143 Splatting 194 225
96.7% 223 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 430.86
Lighting 324
Reflection 299
Parallax 354
104% 326 fps
MRender 198
Gravity 299
Splatting 215
102% 237 fps
CLim: 1544 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 399.24
Lighting 326
Reflection 300
Parallax 334
102% 320 fps
MRender 202
Gravity 301
Splatting 207
103% 237 fps
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 419.17
Lighting 298
Reflection 282
Parallax 312
94% 297 fps
MRender 190
Gravity 285
Splatting 193
97% 223 fps
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 430.86
Lighting 231
Reflection 258
Parallax 359
86% 283 fps
MRender 196
Gravity 289
Splatting 204
99% 230 fps
Asus(1043 855C) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1316 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 388.13
Lighting 160
Reflection 271
Parallax 303
66% 245 fps
MRender 182
Gravity 270
Splatting 172
90% 208 fps
121,804 MORE »

 Game FPS Estimates

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

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive: 200 fps Fortnite: 119 fps PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds: 81 fps Grand Theft Auto V: 80 fps League of Legends: 217 fps Overwatch: 115 fps Battlefield 1: 97 fps The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt: 83 fps DOTA 2: 153 fps World of Warcraft: 91 fps World of Tanks: 119 fps Minecraft: 241 fps

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,383,284 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 121,804 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $650 @ launch in May '15)
EVGA(3842 4995) 13% 96% ± 8%
EVGA GTX 980 Ti 6GB ACX SC+ ACX 2.0+ w/BP
06G-P4-4995-KR
MSI(1462 3232) 10% 101% ± 10%
MSI GTX 980 Ti 6GB Gaming
GTX 980TI GAMING 6G
MSI(1462 3233) 7% 92% ± 21%
MSI GTX 980 TI 6GB OC GOLDEN LE
GTX 980Ti GAMING 6G GOLDEN EDITION
AmazonUS $4804 months
Nvidia(10DE 1151) 7% 90% ± 14%
Asus(1043 855B) 7% 99% ± 18%
Gigabyte(1458 36B6) 6% 102% ± 7%
Gigabyte GTX 980 Ti 6GB GV-N98TG1
GV-N98TG1 GAMING-6GD
AmazonUS $6002 days
Gigabyte GTX 980 Ti 6GB Windforce 3X OC
GV-N98TWF3OC-6GD
EVGA(3842 4992) 5% 92% ± 18%
EVGA GTX 980 Ti 6GB SC
06G-P4-4992-KR
EVGA(3842 1996) 5% 102% ± 6%
Zotac(19DA 1396) 4% 101% ± 20%
EVGA(3842 4996) 3% 104% ± 15%
EVGA(3842 4998) 3% 106% ± 7%
Zotac(19DA 1394) 3% 94% ± 13%
Asus(1043 8548) 2% 103% ± 6%
MSI(1462 3236) 2% 94% ± 18%
Asus(1043 855C) 2% 95% ± 10%
Gigabyte(1458 36DD) 2% 97% ± 19%
Nvidia(10DE 17C8) 2% 98% ± 5%
Gigabyte(1458 36CB) 2% 91% ± 16%
MSI(1462 3230) 2% 87% ± 7%
Gigabyte(1458 36B7) 2% 101% ± 14%
EVGA(3842 4993) 1% 92% ± 6%
PNY(196E 1511) 1% 98% ± 15%
EVGA(3842 4991) 1% 85% ± 11%
MSI(1462 3235) 1% 88% ± 21%
Asus(1043 8546) 1% 91% ± 9%
ASUS GTX 980 Ti 6GB
GTX980TI-6GD5
BHPhotoUS $6603 years
AmazonUS $7433 years
HP(103C 2B62) 1% 90% ± 6%
MSI(1462 3250) 1% 104% ± 11%
Dell(1028 1151) 1% 98% ± 9%
Asus(1043 854B) 1% 95% ± 6%
Asus(1043 8549) 1% 98% ± 8%
EVGA(3842 3994) 0% 90% ± 3%
EVGA(3842 4997) 0% 95% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 4994) 0% 99% ± 7%
Asus(1043 854F) 0% 105% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 3998) 0% 91% ± 2%
Gainward(10B0 17C8) 0% 91% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 36CF) 0% 104% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 36DE) 0% 99% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 0998) 0% 101% ± 0%
EVGA GTX 980 Ti 6GB Classified Gaming ACX 2.0+
06G-P4-0998-KR
AmazonUS $5602 years
PNY(196E 1133) 0% 97% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 4990) 0% 95% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 36CD) 0% 96% ± 0%
Dell(1028 079A) 0% 98% ± 0%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
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Workstation
Workstation 66%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 103% - Outstanding Total price: $1,141

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 Comments

Added 4 years ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

2 days ago.

It Works Really Well For 4k Video Editing and Streaming, But not really made for gaming. If you want to game, get a 1070 or better.

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

13 days ago.

Its so wonderful, and works beautifully when sli-ed with another 980 ti.


Good

24 days ago.

to expensive for this price and performance!


Excellent

4 months ago.

I have it and it's a fantastic card


Good

8 days ago.

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


Good

2 months ago.

hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhggggggggggggg


Excellent

8 months ago.

Es fantastica, aguanta lo que sea, jamas un problema, aun con OC


Excellent

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

Available cheap second hand, and still would be worth it at the original price.


Poor

24 days ago.

Awesome performance, but price is way too high


Excellent

10 months ago.

Very expensive due to it's release date


Outstanding

4 years ago.


Terrible

22 months ago.

very high price & low energy efficiency


Poor

1 month ago.

Was never a good Idea.


Good

23 months ago.

1080ti wannabe xdxdxdlmao


Poor

1 month ago.

The GTX 980 Ti was Nvidia's 2015 flagship. In 2019 it hasn't aged so good. In fact, a modern card that costs half as much, the GTX 1660 Ti has nearly identical performance. And the cheapest rtx card is 15 % faster. If you still own it however, don't upgrade, there's no need. Yes, it is very poor value compared to other modern cards, but the actual performance is still great. Even though a card that costs half the price can outperform it, it's still great actual performance.


Poor

21 months ago.

outdated for the price


Good

2 years ago.

Overkill performance and price, price too...


Excellent

29 days ago.

Excellent graphics card in its day. Compared to the standard 980, this card has provided and exceeded all expectations that of a "Ti" would provide. At the time of the launch, this card was insanely powerful, considering it was launched around 4 years ago, it compares to a modern day GTX 1070, sometimes being slightly worse or in some cases, considerably better. Given the fact how good a 1070 is today, during the time this card was considered one of the best, as that's literally what it was. Today, although being an old card, this GPU is still very powerful, and has aged very well.


Excellent

23 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

20 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

2 years 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

21 months ago.

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


Excellent

6 months ago.

Its still going strong and when overclocked its staying relevant.. I mean its blowing away a 2060 thats two generations above it and is a little under the 2070.. you can find the card for around 300 while the new card will cost you double the cost until the 2070 drops in price along with a 2070 ti version coming out that ranks itself to be around what a 1080ti is then its worth it. until then hold onto the 980ti till next generation and at that point get everything thats already out on top of that next new thing nvidia will add for that card on top of better performance with ray tracing and more ram on the mid tear cards.


Outstanding

4 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

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

23 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

13 months ago.

High-end budget card


Excellent

7 months ago.

its pretty much a 2060 without ray trace


Good

4 months ago.

Worth every penny for 1080p gaming


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