Average Bench: 79% (90th of 715)

Based on 214,030 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 20.9% 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) 98.6fps
Avg. Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm) 87.9fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia GTX 980-Ti is just 17.2%. 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) 115fps
Avg. Parallax occlusion mapping (Stones) 100fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 214,030 samples)
Min Avg Max
86.4 Lighting 98.6 111
101 Reflection 115 132
88.7 Parallax 100 113
80.4% 105 fps
Min Avg Max
88.6 MRender 97 105
86.3 Gravity 97.7 107
77.4 Splatting 87.9 97.4
76.5% 94.2 fps
User Benchmarks Bench3D DX93D DX103D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Zotac(19DA 1394) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1522 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 555.85
Lighting 101
Reflection 114
Parallax 102
82% 106 fps
MRender 101
Gravity 99.8
Splatting 90.7
79% 97.2 fps
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 555.85
Lighting 93
Reflection 109
Parallax 97.4
76% 99.8 fps
MRender 92.1
Gravity 92.6
Splatting 85.5
73% 90.1 fps
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 552.44
Lighting 92.4
Reflection 109
Parallax 95.5
75% 98.9 fps
MRender 94.2
Gravity 94.9
Splatting 81.9
73% 90.3 fps
EVGA(3842 4993) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 536.99
Lighting 92
Reflection 107
Parallax 93.6
75% 97.7 fps
MRender 93
Gravity 91.9
Splatting 83.9
73% 89.6 fps
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Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (MSRP ≈ $650 @ launch in May '15)
MSI(1462 3232) 10% 80% ± 4%
MSI GTX 980 Ti 6GB Gaming
GTX 980TI GAMING 6G
MSI(1462 3233) 9% 80% ± 3%
MSI GTX 980 TI 6GB OC GOLDEN LE
GTX 980Ti GAMING 6G GOLDEN EDITION
AmazonUS $6903 years
EVGA(3842 4995) 8% 77% ± 3%
EVGA GTX 980 Ti 6GB ACX SC+ ACX 2.0+ w/BP
06G-P4-4995-KR
Gigabyte(1458 36B6) 8% 82% ± 4%
Gigabyte GTX 980 Ti 6GB GV-N98TG1
GV-N98TG1 GAMING-6GD
AmazonUS $6004 years
Gigabyte GTX 980 Ti 6GB Windforce 3X OC
GV-N98TWF3OC-6GD
Asus(1043 855B) 6% 83% ± 2%
Nvidia(10DE 1151) 4% 74% ± 5%
EVGA(3842 1996) 4% 79% ± 3%
EVGA(3842 4998) 4% 84% ± 4%
Asus(1043 855C) 4% 73% ± 2%
Asus(1043 8548) 4% 84% ± 4%
Zotac(19DA 1396) 3% 88% ± 3%
EVGA(3842 4996) 3% 81% ± 4%
Gigabyte(1458 36CB) 3% 75% ± 3%
Zotac(19DA 1394) 3% 73% ± 4%
MSI(1462 3235) 3% 74% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 36DD) 2% 86% ± 2%
Nvidia(10DE 17C8) 2% 79% ± 3%
EVGA(3842 4992) 2% 77% ± 3%
EVGA GTX 980 Ti 6GB SC
06G-P4-4992-KR
PNY(196E 1511) 2% 75% ± 4%
MSI(1462 3230) 1% 75% ± 6%
EVGA(3842 4990) 1% 72% ± 3%
MSI(1462 3236) 1% 76% ± 7%
HP(103C 2B62) 1% 73% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 4993) 1% 75% ± 4%
Gigabyte(1458 36CF) 1% 88% ± 2%
MSI(1462 3250) 1% 86% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 36E6) 1% 79% ± 10%
Asus(1043 854F) 1% 83% ± 0%
PNY(196E 1133) 1% 78% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 4991) 1% 73% ± 2%
Asus(1043 8546) 1% 72% ± 2%
ASUS GTX 980 Ti 6GB
GTX980TI-6GD5
BHPhotoUS $6608 years
AmazonUS $7438 years
Gainward(10B0 17C8) 0% 79% ± 1%
MSI(1462 3231) 0% 76% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 4997) 0% 79% ± 3%
EVGA(3842 4999) 0% 78% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 36B7) 0% 82% ± 0%
Device(0000 0000) 0% 72% ± 3%
Dell(1028 1151) 0% 72% ± 2%
Asus(1043 854B) 0% 79% ± 3%
Asus(1043 8549) 0% 75% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 0998) 0% 76% ± 0%
EVGA GTX 980 Ti 6GB Classified Gaming ACX 2.0+
06G-P4-0998-KR
AmazonUS $5606 years
Asus(1043 8550) 0% 72% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 4994) 0% 79% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 36CD) 0% 67% ± 0%
Asus(1043 854A) 0% 76% ± 0%
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1 month ago.

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Excellent price/performance ratio. It is similar performance to the $1000 Titan X for $350 less.—Jun '15

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titan X like performance for 3/5ths the price—May '16

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It is an amazing card and works amazing and is very fast even in 2022.—Jun '22


Excellent

15 days ago.

Loved my one, could play anything I want on medium settings 2k


Poor

3 months ago.

it has better proformance and is cheaper then the 1060 6gb


Good

7 months ago.

2022 and it still runs ALL GAMES PERFECTLY


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Poor

4 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


Excellent

2 years ago.

Although it is a very old card I think it is the solution to this gpu price problem we have been having for the last 2 years. It has an amazing performance and if you run on sli (. 2 gpus) it can even surpass moder graphics cards like the 2080 suoer or even the rtx 3060


Good

16 months ago.

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


Poor

16 months ago.

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


Excellent

5 months ago.

Its a good card for your first graphics card


Excellent

6 months ago.

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


Good

3 months ago.

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


Good

1 month ago.

Awesome performance, but price is way too high


Excellent

11 months ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.

Very expensive due to it's release date


Excellent

20 months ago.

Best card there is, got for about 85 bucks on eBay (Msi version) and it runs games as smooth as the pavement after a steam roller


Outstanding

9 years ago.


Poor

9 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

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

18 months ago.

Was always a good Idea.


Good

6 years ago.

1080ti wannabe xdxdxdlmao


Excellent

4 years ago.

Old gold!


Poor

6 years ago.

outdated for the price


Good

7 years ago.

Overkill performance and price, price too...


Excellent

4 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.


Good

3 years 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

3 years 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.


Excellent

6 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

6 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 years ago.

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


Poor

22 months ago.

Planning to buy one (or two) for the great performance. (It was a nice option but now not anymore.)


Excellent

8 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

7 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

6 years ago.

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


Excellent

5 years ago.

its pretty much a 2060 without ray trace


Excellent

5 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.


Outstanding

8 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

8 years ago.

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


Excellent

6 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

5 years ago.

High-end budget card


Good

5 years ago.

Worth every penny for 1080p gaming


Excellent

4 years ago.

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


Excellent

4 years ago.

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


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