Average Bench: 77.7% (40th of 643)

Based on 168,544 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]

Good average bench

The Nvidia GTX 980-Ti averaged 22.3% 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) 310fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 287fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia GTX 980-Ti is just 19.7%. 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) 281fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 322fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 168,544 samples)
Min Avg Max
216 Lighting 310 364
226 Reflection 281 316
256 Parallax 322 372
81.4% 304 fps
Min Avg Max
163 MRender 192 212
242 Gravity 287 320
163 Splatting 195 222
77.9% 224 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Zotac(19DA 1396) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1581 MHz, MLim: 1905 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 451.67
Lighting 341
Reflection 304
Parallax 367
90% 337 fps
MRender 207
Gravity 314
Splatting 215
85% 246 fps
Gigabyte(1458 36B7) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1544 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 456.38
Lighting 334
Reflection 295
Parallax 357
88% 329 fps
MRender 202
Gravity 307
Splatting 206
83% 238 fps
EVGA(3842 4998) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1582 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 452.06
Lighting 338
Reflection 304
Parallax 329
89% 324 fps
MRender 202
Gravity 303
Splatting 216
82% 240 fps
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 456.38
Lighting 310
Reflection 295
Parallax 325
81% 310 fps
MRender 200
Gravity 294
Splatting 202
80% 232 fps
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 456.38
Lighting 301
Reflection 281
Parallax 313
79% 298 fps
MRender 191
Gravity 280
Splatting 203
76% 225 fps
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,278,397 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 168,544 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $650 @ launch in May '15)
EVGA(3842 4995) 13% 76% ± 4%
EVGA GTX 980 Ti 6GB ACX SC+ ACX 2.0+ w/BP
06G-P4-4995-KR
MSI(1462 3232) 8% 79% ± 6%
MSI GTX 980 Ti 6GB Gaming
GTX 980TI GAMING 6G
MSI(1462 3233) 8% 79% ± 4%
MSI GTX 980 TI 6GB OC GOLDEN LE
GTX 980Ti GAMING 6G GOLDEN EDITION
AmazonUS $6902 months
Nvidia(10DE 1151) 6% 75% ± 6%
Asus(1043 855B) 5% 83% ± 4%
Gigabyte(1458 36B6) 5% 80% ± 7%
Gigabyte GTX 980 Ti 6GB GV-N98TG1
GV-N98TG1 GAMING-6GD
AmazonUS $60014 months
Gigabyte GTX 980 Ti 6GB Windforce 3X OC
GV-N98TWF3OC-6GD
EVGA(3842 4996) 5% 81% ± 4%
EVGA(3842 1996) 4% 79% ± 5%
Zotac(19DA 1394) 4% 73% ± 5%
Nvidia(10DE 17C8) 3% 76% ± 8%
Zotac(19DA 1396) 3% 82% ± 11%
EVGA(3842 4998) 2% 83% ± 5%
Asus(1043 855C) 2% 72% ± 6%
EVGA(3842 4993) 2% 75% ± 9%
Gigabyte(1458 36CB) 2% 76% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 4992) 2% 77% ± 3%
EVGA GTX 980 Ti 6GB SC
06G-P4-4992-KR
Asus(1043 8548) 2% 86% ± 4%
Gigabyte(1458 36DD) 2% 83% ± 8%
Gigabyte(1458 36B7) 2% 83% ± 5%
EVGA(3842 4991) 2% 73% ± 3%
MSI(1462 3236) 2% 80% ± 2%
Asus(1043 8546) 1% 71% ± 11%
ASUS GTX 980 Ti 6GB
GTX980TI-6GD5
BHPhotoUS $6604 years
AmazonUS $7434 years
Asus(1043 8549) 1% 70% ± 10%
MSI(1462 3230) 1% 71% ± 8%
HP(103C 2B62) 1% 71% ± 2%
MSI(1462 3235) 1% 78% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 4990) 1% 73% ± 4%
Dell(1028 1151) 1% 77% ± 5%
Asus(1043 854F) 1% 86% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 36CD) 1% 70% ± 7%
Gainward(10B0 17C8) 1% 75% ± 4%
Gigabyte(1458 36CF) 1% 70% ± 15%
MSI(1462 3250) 1% 87% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 4999) 1% 79% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 36E6) 1% 69% ± 8%
PNY(196E 1511) 1% 69% ± 4%
Asus(1043 8565) 0% 87% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 4994) 0% 81% ± 2%
PNY(196E 1133) 0% 73% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 36D0) 0% 51% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 3994) 0% 83% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 0998) 0% 85% ± 0%
EVGA GTX 980 Ti 6GB Classified Gaming ACX 2.0+
06G-P4-0998-KR
AmazonUS $5603 years
Dell(1028 068B) 0% 76% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 5998) 0% 86% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 3998) 0% 73% ± 0%
Asus(1043 854B) 0% 76% ± 0%
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Gaming 69%
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Desktop
Desktop 89%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $220

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 Comments

Added 5 years ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

3 days ago.

Planing to buy one (or two) because of the Great Performance on the Cheap.

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


Poor

7 days ago.

still great with huge boosts of performance while overclocking, especially over 1400 MHz as stock is around 1050 MHz.


Excellent

1 month ago.

I've had this for around 4 years. Still works like the first day and can run games on ultra (for example overwatch or battlefield 1) perfectly


Excellent

3 months ago.

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


Terrible

9 days ago.

Lol, this thing goes toe-to-toe with the 2060 Super lmao


Terrible

1 month ago.

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


Good

20 days 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

7 months ago.

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


Terrible

1 month ago.

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


Good

2 months ago.

Its the best, priceworth, great performance for the price


Excellent

1 month ago.

Reference versions of this card have performance similar to Gtx 1070s, while board partner models such as the Asus Strix one can stretch this card to its limits, making it reach Gtx 1080 / RX 5600 XT levels of performance. Right now a 980ti can be found for a fraction of its original cost and the excellent coolers that these cards have, combined with their relatively abysmal cryptomining capabilities make it so that a budget conscious buyer can still squeeze a lot of life from this old Nvidia flagship.


Good

9 days ago.

Been using for years now and it has never let me down so far


Excellent

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

9 months ago.

Awesome performance, but price is way too high


Outstanding

5 years ago.


Excellent

3 months ago.

Very expensive due to it's release date


Excellent

6 months ago.

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


Terrible

3 years ago.

very high price & low energy efficiency


Excellent

2 months ago.

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


Poor

16 months ago.

Was never a good Idea.


Poor

15 months 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.


Good

3 years ago.

1080ti wannabe xdxdxdlmao


Excellent

14 months ago.

Old gold!


Poor

2 years ago.

outdated for the price


Good

3 years ago.

Overkill performance and price, price too...


Excellent

15 months 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

3 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

2 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

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

23 days ago.

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


Excellent

5 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

3 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

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

21 months ago.

its pretty much a 2060 without ray trace


Excellent

20 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

5 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

4 years ago.

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


Excellent

3 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

2 years ago.

High-end budget card


Good

18 months ago.

Worth every penny for 1080p gaming


Excellent

11 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

7 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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