Average Bench: 80.1% (56th of 666)

Based on 174,453 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]

Very good average bench

The Nvidia GTX 980-Ti averaged just 19.9% 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) 99.6fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 98.7fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia GTX 980-Ti is just 17.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Nvidia GTX 980-Ti performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 118fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 102fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 174,453 samples)
Min Avg Max
87.9 Lighting 99.6 112
101 Reflection 118 147
89.8 Parallax 102 115
80.5% 106 fps
Min Avg Max
88.8 MRender 98.2 106
87.5 Gravity 98.7 108
78 Splatting 88.3 98.2
79.5% 95 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Asus(1043 8548) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1628 MHz, MLim: 1825 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 471.96
Lighting 114
Reflection 123
Parallax 109
92% 115 fps
MRender 105
Gravity 107
Splatting 95.5
86% 103 fps
Nvidia(10DE 1151) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1582 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 472.12
Lighting 106
Reflection 124
Parallax 110
86% 114 fps
MRender 105
Gravity 106
Splatting 97.3
85% 103 fps
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 456.71
Lighting 99.5
Reflection 116
Parallax 101
80% 106 fps
MRender 98.8
Gravity 98.5
Splatting 89.4
80% 95.6 fps
MSI(1462 3235) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 456.71
Lighting 97.5
Reflection 114
Parallax 101
79% 104 fps
MRender 98.9
Gravity 98.4
Splatting 89.4
79% 95.6 fps
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 46,358,631 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 174,453 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (MSRP ≈ $650 @ launch in May '15)
EVGA(3842 4995) 11% 78% ± 2%
EVGA GTX 980 Ti 6GB ACX SC+ ACX 2.0+ w/BP
06G-P4-4995-KR
MSI(1462 3232) 11% 81% ± 4%
MSI GTX 980 Ti 6GB Gaming
GTX 980TI GAMING 6G
Gigabyte(1458 36B6) 7% 82% ± 4%
Gigabyte GTX 980 Ti 6GB GV-N98TG1
GV-N98TG1 GAMING-6GD
AmazonUS $6002 years
Gigabyte GTX 980 Ti 6GB Windforce 3X OC
GV-N98TWF3OC-6GD
MSI(1462 3233) 7% 81% ± 4%
MSI GTX 980 TI 6GB OC GOLDEN LE
GTX 980Ti GAMING 6G GOLDEN EDITION
AmazonUS $69014 months
Nvidia(10DE 1151) 6% 75% ± 6%
Asus(1043 855B) 5% 83% ± 3%
EVGA(3842 4998) 5% 86% ± 4%
EVGA(3842 4996) 5% 84% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 1996) 4% 80% ± 4%
Zotac(19DA 1396) 3% 88% ± 4%
Gigabyte(1458 36DD) 3% 87% ± 2%
MSI(1462 3230) 2% 74% ± 4%
EVGA(3842 4992) 2% 76% ± 6%
EVGA GTX 980 Ti 6GB SC
06G-P4-4992-KR
EVGA(3842 4991) 2% 75% ± 5%
Gigabyte(1458 36CB) 2% 76% ± 5%
PNY(196E 1133) 2% 79% ± 1%
Zotac(19DA 1394) 2% 77% ± 4%
Nvidia(10DE 17C8) 2% 78% ± 3%
EVGA(3842 4993) 2% 77% ± 3%
MSI(1462 3235) 1% 76% ± 4%
MSI(1462 3236) 1% 80% ± 3%
Asus(1043 8548) 1% 86% ± 3%
Asus(1043 8546) 1% 74% ± 5%
ASUS GTX 980 Ti 6GB
GTX980TI-6GD5
BHPhotoUS $6605 years
AmazonUS $7435 years
Asus(1043 8549) 1% 75% ± 4%
EVGA(3842 4997) 1% 78% ± 9%
Asus(1043 855C) 1% 75% ± 2%
HP(103C 2B62) 1% 74% ± 0%
Asus(1043 854B) 1% 78% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 36E6) 1% 74% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 4990) 1% 73% ± 3%
Gainward(10B0 17C8) 1% 87% ± 17%
Asus(1043 8565) 0% 90% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 36DE) 0% 80% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 36B7) 0% 82% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 36CD) 0% 79% ± 0%
MSI(1462 3252) 0% 78% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 36CF) 0% 86% ± 0%
MSI(1462 3250) 0% 88% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 0998) 0% 82% ± 0%
EVGA GTX 980 Ti 6GB Classified Gaming ACX 2.0+
06G-P4-0998-KR
AmazonUS $5604 years
Device(0000 0000) 0% 77% ± 0%
Dell(1028 1151) 0% 72% ± 0%
PNY(196E 1511) 0% 74% ± 0%
Asus(1043 854F) 0% 84% ± 0%
Device(107D 2765) 0% 74% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 5998) 0% 93% ± 0%
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Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $240

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 Comments

Added 6 years ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

1 day ago.

I have had this card for around 2 weeks now and it can run almost anything I throw at it at medium settings at 1080p, great card, and good value on eBay in terms of the current market, only real downside is that it can run hot and if you don't have some sort of fan going into it it could thermal throttle

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

3 hrs ago.

Can get it for really cheap on sites like ebay


Excellent

5 months ago.

Хорошая видеокарта.Вытягивает все карты 10 серии кроме 1080 и 1080 ти


Excellent

9 months ago.

I like to Use 9 Series Graphics card Also reference Mode-Blower GPU Cooler Comfortable - 10 Series also Powerful Obviously of Price also 2 High 1070/1080ti Performance better then 900 Series . But i like 970/980ti CUDA/MemBandwidth is Perfect (Texture/Pixel Rate Perfect) Maxwell Architecture Give performance very well ... that's it


Good

19 months ago.

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


Good

1 month ago.

Got a EVGA GTX 980Ti Classified, I just love it 3


Poor

2 months ago.

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


Terrible

2 months ago.

You can get it easily for $100 - $150 for the performance of the 1660


Excellent

22 months ago.

Awesome performance, but price is way too high


Excellent

8 months ago.

If you get it used for cheap it works as a great lower mid range GPU.


Outstanding

6 years ago.


Good

2 months ago.

Very expensive due to it's release date


Average

7 months ago.

This graphic card is pretty decent, The framerates are acceptable in early 2021 although I would not recommend it for it's price, Just go buy a gtx 1060 or a gtx 1080 to save on your pocket.


Excellent

18 months ago.

Seems Gigabyte GTX 980ti is better than Asus ROG GTX 1060


Excellent

14 months ago.

top maxwell , had this gpu in 2017 run very well run games at full hd in 2020


Terrible

4 years ago.

very high price & low energy efficiency


Poor

2 years ago.

Was never a good Idea.


Good

4 years ago.

1080ti wannabe xdxdxdlmao


Excellent

2 years ago.

Old gold!


Poor

3 years ago.

outdated for the price


Good

4 years ago.

Overkill performance and price, price too...


Excellent

2 years 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

8 months ago.

Need a cheap gaming rig but don't want to compromise on performance, $180-$200 resale, picked mine up for $200 on Facebook Market Place, worth it's weight in gold with the recent GPU shortage, easily runs a lot of games at high FPS.


Good

7 months ago.

Still a great performer if a little long in the tooth, I lost the silicon lottery with mine it simply refuses to behave with even modest overclocking.


Excellent

4 years 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

3 years 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!


Good

16 months ago.

Uses a decent bit of power but, still going strong for me


Excellent

12 months ago.

Planning to buy one (or two) for the great performance.


Excellent

6 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

4 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

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

its pretty much a 2060 without ray trace


Excellent

2 years 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.


Average

3 months ago.

Pretty much GTX 1070 performance, but nearly double the power draw and 2gb less GDDR5 memory. You are better of getting the 1070 if looking for a used card in 2021, unless the 980 ti is MUCH cheaper.


Outstanding

6 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

5 years ago.

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


Excellent

4 years 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

3 years ago.

High-end budget card


Good

2 years ago.

Worth every penny for 1080p gaming


Excellent

24 months ago.

Proud owner of EVGA GTX 980 Ti Classified, gotta say I just love this card, the performance is out of this world


Excellent

19 months ago.

I have used mine for 3 years now and it is still more than enough for everything I want.


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