Average Bench: 97.5% (21st of 599)

Based on 101,334 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 2.5% 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) 313fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 287fps

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia GTX 980 Ti is 39.5%. 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) 283fps
Avg. Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm) 195fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 101,334 samples)
Min Avg Max
177 Lighting 313 370
214 Reflection 283 322
216 Parallax 322 378
97.7% 306 fps
Min Avg Max
144 MRender 192 214
214 Gravity 287 326
143 Splatting 195 225
97.3% 224 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
EVGA(3842 4996) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1582 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 390.77
Lighting 335
Reflection 301
Parallax 332
103% 323 fps
MRender 196
Gravity 308
Splatting 207
103% 237 fps
CLim: 1544 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 417.71
Lighting 322
Reflection 298
Parallax 325
100% 315 fps
MRender 197
Gravity 299
Splatting 188
100% 228 fps
Asus(1043 855C) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1316 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 417.35
Lighting 296
Reflection 271
Parallax 336
96% 301 fps
MRender 183
Gravity 274
Splatting 188
93% 215 fps
Gigabyte(1458 36BA) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 417.71
Lighting 302
Reflection 273
Parallax 305
94% 293 fps
MRender 183
Gravity 278
Splatting 191
94% 217 fps
MSI(1462 3230) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 417.35
Lighting 279
Reflection 258
Parallax 286
87% 274 fps
MRender 176
Gravity 259
Splatting 180
89% 205 fps
101,334 MORE »

 Game FPS Estimates

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

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive: 201 fps PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds: 80 fps Grand Theft Auto V: 81 fps Fortnite: 121 fps League of Legends: 227 fps Overwatch: 116 fps Battlefield 1: 97 fps The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt: 84 fps DOTA 2: 154 fps World of Warcraft: 91 fps World of Tanks: 119 fps Battlefield 4: 123 fps

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 13,884,064 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 101,334 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $650 @ launch in May '15)
EVGA(3842 4995) 12% 93% ± 17%
EVGA GTX 980 Ti 6GB ACX SC+ ACX 2.0+ w/BP
06G-P4-4995-KR
Gigabyte(1458 36B6) 9% 97% ± 17%
Gigabyte GTX 980 Ti 6GB GV-N98TG1
GV-N98TG1 GAMING-6GD
AmazonUS $6909 months
Gigabyte GTX 980 Ti 6GB Windforce 3X OC
GV-N98TWF3OC-6GD
MSI(1462 3233) 8% 97% ± 15%
MSI GTX 980 TI 6GB OC GOLDEN LE
GTX 980Ti GAMING 6G GOLDEN EDITION
AmazonUS $55013 months
MSI(1462 3232) 7% 100% ± 5%
MSI GTX 980 Ti 6GB Gaming
GTX 980TI GAMING 6G
Zotac(19DA 1396) 7% 102% ± 18%
EVGA(3842 1996) 7% 95% ± 19%
Asus(1043 855B) 6% 102% ± 14%
Nvidia(10DE 1151) 4% 90% ± 11%
EVGA(3842 4996) 3% 105% ± 6%
EVGA(3842 4992) 3% 91% ± 12%
EVGA GTX 980 Ti 6GB SC
06G-P4-4992-KR
EVGA(3842 4998) 3% 101% ± 15%
Nvidia(10DE 17C8) 3% 95% ± 9%
Asus(1043 854F) 2% 105% ± 4%
Zotac(19DA 1394) 2% 94% ± 6%
Asus(1043 8548) 2% 104% ± 5%
Asus(1043 855C) 2% 93% ± 7%
Gigabyte(1458 36CB) 2% 97% ± 7%
Gigabyte(1458 36DD) 2% 107% ± 4%
Asus(1043 8546) 1% 94% ± 9%
ASUS GTX 980 Ti 6GB
GTX980TI-6GD5
BHPhotoUS $6602 years
AmazonUS $7432 years
MSI(1462 3230) 1% 93% ± 18%
Gigabyte(1458 36B7) 1% 101% ± 8%
MSI(1462 3235) 1% 103% ± 6%
MSI(1462 3236) 1% 87% ± 27%
EVGA(3842 0998) 1% 105% ± 5%
EVGA GTX 980 Ti 6GB Classified Gaming ACX 2.0+
06G-P4-0998-KR
AmazonUS $56019 months
PNY(196E 1511) 1% 103% ± 11%
EVGA(3842 4993) 1% 111% ± 16%
EVGA(3842 4991) 1% 87% ± 5%
Asus(1043 854B) 1% 87% ± 38%
Asus(1043 8549) 1% 79% ± 17%
Gainward(10B0 17C8) 1% 96% ± 6%
Asus(1043 8565) 1% 111% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 36CF) 1% 100% ± 3%
MSI(1462 3250) 1% 98% ± 3%
HP(103C 2B62) 1% 98% ± 9%
Gigabyte(1458 36E6) 1% 102% ± 18%
EVGA(3842 4997) 0% 100% ± 17%
EVGA(3842 4999) 0% 102% ± 4%
Device(0000 0000) 0% 88% ± 2%
PNY(196E 1133) 0% 97% ± 2%
EVGA(3842 4990) 0% 95% ± 11%
Gigabyte(1458 36D0) 0% 96% ± 0%
MSI(1462 3252) 0% 90% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 3994) 0% 90% ± 0%
Sapphire(174B 1394) 0% 97% ± 0%
Dell(1028 1151) 0% 91% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 36CD) 0% 95% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 3996) 0% 90% ± 0%
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Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $182

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $1,227

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 Comments

Added 3 years ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

3 days ago.

It has great performance and works great with my HTC Vive!

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

1 day ago.

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


Good

3 days 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

1 month ago.

its pretty much a 2060 without the ray tracing


Excellent

1 day ago.

I've been owning a 980 Ti since two or three months after its release, I'm still using it in January 2019 and run most top ends games smoothly. Only console ports (GTA V or MHW) that are badly optimized struggle here and there but overall even these games run smoothly.


Excellent

11 days ago.

I have it and it's a fantastic card


Excellent

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhggggggggggggg


Excellent

10 days ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

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


Good

2 days ago.

Good


Good

13 months ago.

Awesome performance, but price is way too high


Excellent

4 months ago.

Very expensive due to it's release date


Outstanding

3 years ago.


Terrible

16 months ago.

very high price & low energy efficiency


Good

17 months ago.

1080ti wannabe xdxdxdlmao


Poor

15 months ago.

outdated for the price


Good

20 months ago.

Overkill performance and price, price too...


Excellent

17 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

14 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

23 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

15 months ago.

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


Excellent

4 days 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

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

17 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

7 months ago.

High-end budget card


Excellent

1 month ago.

its pretty much a 2060 without ray trace


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