NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 technical specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 980 sales 19 September 2014 at a recommended price of 549 USD. This is a high-end Maxwell 2.0 architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 4 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 7.0 GB/s are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 224 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is 2-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 10.5" (26.7 cm). An additional 2 6-pins power connectors are required, and power consumption is at 165 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 50.36 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA TITAN Xp.

General info

Info on video card type (desktop or notebook), its architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
 
Code name
GM204
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
19 September 2014
 
Launch price (MSRP)
549 USD
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)

Technical specs

Quantitative parameters such as shaders number, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly say of video card performance, but to be more precise you have to review it's benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2048
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
CUDA cores
2048
 
Core clock speed
1064 MHz
 
of 1607
Boost Clock
1216 MHz
 
Transistor count
5,200 million
 
of 21100 (Tesla V100 PCIe)
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
165 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
144 billion/sec
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
4,981 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on video card compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility). For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus - if the video card is inserted into the slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Bus support
PCI Express 3.0
 
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
Length
10.5" (26.7 cm)
 
Height
4.376" (11.1 cm)
 
Width
2-slot
 
Recommended system power (PSU)
500 Watt
 
Supplementary power connectors
2x 6-pins
 
SLI options
+
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on the video card - type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
7.0 GB/s
 
of 11408 (TITAN Xp)
Memory bandwidth
224 GB/s
 
of 1024 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Video connectors present on the video card. Mostly actual for desktop video cards since notebook ones' available video connectors vastly depend on the notebook model.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 
Display Connectors
Dual Link DVI-I, HDMI 2.0, 3x DisplayPort 1.2
 
Multi monitor support
4 displays
 
VGA аnalog display support
+
 
DisplayPort Multimode (DP++) support
+
 
HDMI
+
 
HDCP
+
 
Maximum VGA resolution
2048x1536
 
G-SYNC support
+
 
Audio input for HDMI
Internal
 

Technologies

Technological solutions supported by the GPU. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
3D Vision
+
 
GameStream
+
 
GeForce ShadowPlay
+
 
GPU Boost
+
 
GameWorks
+
 
H.264, VC1, MPEG2 1080p video decoder
+
 
Optimus
+
 
BatteryBoost
+
 
CUDA
+
 
SLI
+
 
GeForce Experience
+
 
Surround
+
 
Adaptive Vertical Sync
+
 

API support

APIs supported by video card, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12 (FL 12_1)
 
OpenGL
4.5
 
OpenCL
1.2
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
50.36
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
323076.00
 
 
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
85374.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Score
10397.50
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
12938.00
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
17604.50
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
37997.00
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
129.65
 
 
Unigine Heaven 4.0
1889
 
 
Passmark
9573
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
14000
 
 
Octane Render OctaneBench
96
 
 

Mining hashrate

Video card cryptocurrency mining capabilities. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
579 Mh/s
 
 
Decred / DCR (Decred)
1.74 Gh/s
 
 
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
20.28 Mh/s
 
 
LBRY Credits / LBC (Lbry)
0.18 Gh/s
 
 
Monero / XMR (CryptoNight)
0.54 kh/s
 
 
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash)
312.12 Sol/s
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

How good for gaming a particular GPU is. Gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade of the video card.
Overall gaming performance
32.85
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Resident Evil 7 (2017)
low / 720p
395.00
 
medium / 1080p
201.00
 
high / 1080p
126.00
 
ultra / 1080p
104.00
 
4k / 2160p
34.40
 
Watch Dogs 2 (2016)
low / 720p
143.00
 
medium / 768p
127.00
 
high / 1080p
72.10
 
ultra / 1080p
45.20
 
4k / 2160p
26.40
 
Dishonored 2 (2016)
low / 720p
104.00
 
medium / 768p
98.20
 
high / 1080p
67.80
 
ultra / 1080p
61.80
 
4k / 2160p
32.10
 
Titanfall 2 (2016)
low / 720p
144.00
 
medium / 768p
144.00
 
high / 1080p
101.00
 
ultra / 1080p
90.90
 
4k / 2160p
34.30
 
Civilization VI (2016)
low / 768p
89.90
 
medium / 768p
73.50
 
high / 1080p
66.20
 
ultra / 1080p
64.10
 
4k / 2160p
61.30
 
Battlefield 1 (BF1) (2016)
low / 720p
199.00
 
medium / 768p
194.00
 
high / 1080p
105.00
 
ultra / 1080p
96.90
 
4k / 2160p
39.20
 
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (2016)
low / 720p
129.00
 
medium / 768p
99.80
 
high / 1080p
57.00
 
ultra / 1080p
32.40
 
4k / 2160p
18.00
 
Overwatch (2016)
low / 720p
299.00
 
medium / 768p
298.00
 
high / 1080p
197.00
 
ultra / 1080p
116.50
 
4k / 2160p
62.30
 
Doom (2016)
low / 720p
177.00
 
medium / 768p
172.00
 
high / 1080p
104.00
 
ultra / 1080p
97.50
 
4k / 2160p
34.40
 
The Division (2016)
low / 720p
185.00
 
medium / 768p
143.00
 
high / 1080p
72.70
 
ultra / 1080p
57.70
 
4k / 2160p
27.70
 
Far Cry Primal (2016)
low / 720p
135.00
 
medium / 1080p
99.00
 
high / 1080p
88.00
 
ultra / 1080p
63.00
 
4k / 2160p
29.00
 
XCOM 2 (2016)
low / 720p
124.00
 
medium / 1080p
87.30
 
high / 1080p
65.40
 
ultra / 1080p
31.30
 
4k / 2160p
18.70
 
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
low / 768p
205.00
 
medium / 768p
135.00
 
high / 1080p
80.50
 
ultra / 1080p
72.70
 
4k / 2160p
27.90
 
Just Cause 3 (2015)
low / 768p
147.10
 
medium / 768p
135.90
 
high / 1080p
94.90
 
ultra / 1080p
84.20
 
4k / 2160p
36.60
 
Rainbow Six Siege (2015)
low / 768p
347.20
 
medium / 768p
256.40
 
high / 1080p
149.60
 
ultra / 1080p
107.60
 
4k / 2160p
50.10
 
Fallout 4 (2015)
low / 720p
148.90
 
medium / 768p
140.80
 
high / 1080p
95.60
 
ultra / 1080p
79.70
 
4k / 2160p
33.80
 
The Witcher 3 (2015)
low / 768p
213.55
 
medium / 768p
146.90
 
high / 1080p
84.90
 
ultra / 1080p
45.60
 
4k / 2160p
28.65
 
GTA V (2015)
low / 768p
139.70
 
medium / 768p
131.80
 
high / 1080p
99.30
 
ultra / 1080p
45.40
 
4k / 2160p
59.40
 
Sims 4 (2014)
low / 768p
199.30
 
medium / 768p
150.40
 
high / 1080p
113.50
 
ultra / 1080p
105.60
 
Battlefield 4 (2013)
low / 768p
179.70
 
medium / 768p
162.70
 
high / 768p
157.40
 
ultra / 1080p
93.40
 
4k / 2160p
51.00
 
Crysis 3 (2013)
low / 768p
147.40
 
medium / 768p
134.50
 
high / 768p
105.70
 
ultra / 1080p
58.30
 
Warhammer 40.000: Dawn of War III (2017)
low / 720p
168.00
 
medium / 1080p
68.20
 
high / 1080p
46.60
 
ultra / 1080p
41.00
 
4k / 2160p
14.50
 
Mass Effect Andromeda (2017)
low / 720p
160.00
 
medium / 1080p
93.90
 
high / 1080p
63.30
 
ultra / 1080p
55.80
 
4k / 2160p
24.20
 
Ghost Recon Wildlands (2017)
low / 720p
144.00
 
medium / 1080p
76.40
 
high / 1080p
70.40
 
ultra / 1080p
38.80
 
4k / 2160p
25.70
 
Far Cry 4 (2014)
low / 768p
102.40
 
medium / 768p
101.40
 
high / 1080p
68.50
 
ultra / 1080p
62.30
 

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