Average Bench: 75.5% (27th of 596)

Based on 67,529 user benchmarks.  Device: 10DE 13C0 Model: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980

The Nvidia GTX 980 is the new top end Maxwell based Nvidia GPU. The Maxwell architecture offers significantly higher clock for clock performance when compared to Kepler based cards from the previous generation. Comparing the GTX 980 and GTX 970 shows that the 970 only lags by around 17% in terms of performance but it's priced nearly 40% lower making the GTX 970 far better value for money card. Even though the GTX 970 beats the 980 in terms of value, the 980 still destroys previous generation cards. Comparing the GTX 980 and 780 Ti shows that the Newer 980 offers around 14% better performance at a 25% price discount. Nvidia have changed the price/performance landscape with their new Maxwell architecture and now pose a serious threat to AMDs high end GPU market share. The new GTX 980/970 cards replace the now discontinued GTX 780 Ti, 780 and 770. [Sep '14 GPUPro]

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Good average bench

The Nvidia GTX 980 averaged 24.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Nvidia GTX 980 near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 241fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 218fps

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Nvidia GTX 980 is 20.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Nvidia GTX 980 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 212fps
Avg. Force Splatted Flocking (Swarm) 150fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 67,529 samples)
Min Avg Max
180 Lighting 241 280
183 Reflection 212 239
188 Parallax 235 269
73.9% 230 fps
Min Avg Max
146 MRender 164 179
192 Gravity 218 245
136 Splatting 150 167
76.7% 177 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 416.34
Lighting 239
Reflection 214
Parallax 254
76% 236 fps
MRender 162
Gravity 218
Splatting 149
76% 176 fps
CLim: 1405 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 398.98
Lighting 229
Reflection 197
Parallax 222
70% 216 fps
MRender 154
Gravity 208
Splatting 140
72% 167 fps
67,529 MORE »

 Game FPS Estimates

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

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive: 185 fps Grand Theft Auto V: 64 fps PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds: 71 fps Overwatch: 103 fps League of Legends: 197 fps Fortnite: 104 fps Battlefield 1: 75 fps The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt: 62 fps World of Warcraft: 74 fps DOTA 2: 143 fps World of Tanks: 109 fps Battlefield 4: 99 fps

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,992,728 GPUs tested.

 Popular Cards

Based on statistics from 67,529 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price (Approx. $500 @ launch in Sep '14)
MSI(1462 3170) 18% 76% ± 7%
MSI GTX 980 4GB GAMING
GTX 980 GAMING 4G
EVGA(3842 2983) 12% 78% ± 5%
EVGA GTX 980 4GB SC ACX 2.0
04G-P4-2983-KR
Asus(1043 8518) 12% 75% ± 6%
Nvidia(10DE 1116) 11% 73% ± 7%
Gigabyte(1458 367C) 5% 79% ± 4%
Zotac(19DA 1370) 3% 70% ± 8%
Asus(1043 8506) 3% 68% ± 16%
ASUS GTX 980 4GB STRIX OC
STRIX-GTX980-DC2OC-4GD5
Gigabyte(1458 3669) 3% 77% ± 10%
MSI(1462 3177) 3% 76% ± 2%
Zotac(19DA 2368) 3% 76% ± 7%
Nvidia(10DE 13C0) 2% 78% ± 3%
EVGA(3842 2982) 2% 79% ± 7%
EVGA(3842 2986) 2% 82% ± 7%
Gainward(10B0 13C0) 2% 77% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 3685) 1% 69% ± 23%
PNY(196E 1116) 1% 76% ± 5%
Palit(1569 13C0) 1% 65% ± 23%
Asus(1043 8504) 1% 68% ± 7%
MSI(1462 3176) 1% 83% ± 10%
Asus(1043 8513) 1% 76% ± 2%
Gigabyte(1458 366E) 1% 74% ± 15%
Asus(1043 850A) 1% 74% ± 12%
Gigabyte(1458 367D) 1% 78% ± 1%
Gigabyte(1458 36DA) 1% 82% ± 5%
EVGA(3842 2981) 1% 73% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 1982) 1% 79% ± 6%
EVGA(3842 2988) 1% 88% ± 7%
Gigabyte(1458 3696) 1% 78% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 2989) 1% 79% ± 3%
Gigabyte(1458 3672) 1% 78% ± 1%
EVGA(3842 3988) 0% 79% ± 6%
HP(103C 2B49) 0% 72% ± 1%
Asus(1043 8533) 0% 84% ± 1%
Asus(1043 8583) 0% 71% ± 0%
POV(1ACC 984A) 0% 71% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 2980) 0% 71% ± 0%
Sapphire(174B 1370) 0% 72% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 3686) 0% 76% ± 0%
EVGA(3842 1989) 0% 82% ± 0%
Device(0000 0000) 0% 72% ± 0%
Asus(1043 8519) 0% 71% ± 0%
Asus(1043 86E8) 0% 66% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 3673) 0% 76% ± 0%
MSI(1462 3178) 0% 75% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 3698) 0% 73% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 3676) 0% 75% ± 0%
Gigabyte(1458 3677) 0% 70% ± 0%
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Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

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 Comments

Added 4 years ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

3 days ago.

I Do have dual SLI so might be different with just one but i love them.


Good

25 days ago.

Can perform well in nearly all of the games in Ultra or Very High settings


Good

27 days ago.

Honestly, I'm guessing you already know this amazing Legendary Card is amazing In the meantime I'm going to go buy one for $150 from this deal I got.


Poor

26 days ago.

it looks very good for its price


Good

4 days ago.

Perhaps a bit expensive when I first got it, but so so worth it. Great video card.


Poor

2 months ago.

Perfect! bought one new for 200$ and it delivers :)


Excellent

23 days ago.

Never has let me down during the last 5 years and counting. No game is able still to stall it.


Good

24 days ago.

best quality price performance support size style and name of oldies 9800gtx like new 10 times better beast !!!


Disliked

5 months ago.

Comment 

The Geforce gtx 980 is an amazing graphics card. in fact, one of the best that i have ever seen. it has outstanding performance and low heat output. i personally have the Asus Strix edition, and cannot recommend this card enough. the only downside is it's high price tag. but, if you have a lot of money to spend on your ultimate computer, i think you should go for this card, or the Ti edition.—Sep '15


Poor

3 months ago.

try gtx 980 gtx 1060 and look at the price or try gtx 980 vs gtx 1070 and look at the price and perfomance


Outstanding

4 years ago.


Terrible

14 months ago.

very high price & low energy efficiency


Good

7 months ago.

Still holds it's value today at around $250 used.


Poor

2 years ago.

Guys, Ebay US shown weird prices, $59.99 please fix that


Excellent

19 days ago.

Amazing performance, looks, and temperatures for the money.


Excellent

12 months ago.

Still a great card for today and tomorrow. This cards true potential is never seen known of by almost all users and needs to be unlocked with time, patience, power, custom bios and nvflash which also allows you to finally delete them horrible software overclockers as software overclocking is a joke at best. For example my evga 980 ftw v1 benched at 76% @ 1080p when I first got it and with a little and a lot of cussing I've tweaked my bios with nvflash which has it running a game stable 91% @ 4k aka 2160p. Now with the right settings on pubg (I use NVidia dsr 2x or 4x over their screen scaling and shadows on ultra low as it not only looks the best but that setting drops you 20 fps alone for some reason) and NVidia container (set up for highest quality along with highest aliasing and override any app settings) I'm able to game in 4k @ 30+ fps or 1440p @ 80+ fps. I would recommend picking up the 980ti on ebay however because a month or so after I got mine they started bidding out close to the same price especially now gfx card prices have dropped. If you bid you should be able to snag a ti under $300 while I was impatient and bought this 1 bin for $275. With a custom bios I have no doubt a 980ti could game 4k at 40+ fps no problem and 2 in sli should easily give you 60+ if that's what your going for as for me I notice almost no difference between 1440p and 2160p other than frame rate so I stick to 1440p using 4x dsr which is 8192 x 4320 which is then downscaled to 1440p to produce a crisper nicer looking image allowing me to take off that frame rate killer known as screen scaling and looks about just as good or if you are running a 60hz tv or monitor you can even add a little screen scaling to it until it drops you down to that 60fps as you are only truly getting anyways and sharpen up your image that much more. If I remember correctly you take it from the 70 mark up to 80 and that puts you at 60fps in game if your settings are like mine and your game will look amazing.


Outstanding

2 years ago.

Best GFX I ever have had! Much much better than R9 290X


Excellent

5 months ago.

Haven't used it yet lmao


Excellent

2 years ago.

Get one of these used - very powerful and capable GPU. Rocks my Nuclear Submarine!


Excellent

12 months ago.

U can oc this card to 980ti and the price today is amazing dont even hesitate to buy it. it can run 4k 30fps and ultra 1080p in every game more then 60fps. if u have 144hz monitor i would still recommend it because half of the game it can hit 144fps in some secrufice to a little bit graphics.


Excellent

2 months ago.

good gpu


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