NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 980 Ti sales 2 June 2015 at a recommended price of $649. This is Maxwell architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 6 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 7.0 GB/s are supplied, and together with 384 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 336.5 GB / s.

Compatibility-wise, this is Dual-width card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 10.5" (26.7 cm). 6-pin + 8-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 250 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 44.59 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 980 Ti's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
38.67
 
Architecture
Maxwell
 
Code name
GM200
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
2 June 2015
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$649
 
Price now
$64
 
of 10560 (Quadro GV100)

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 980 Ti's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 980 Ti's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2816
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
CUDA cores
2816
 
Core clock speed
1000 MHz
 
Boost Clock
1075 MHz
 
Transistor count
8,000 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
250 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
176 billion / sec
 
Floating-point performance
6,060 gflops
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 980 Ti's 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).
Bus support
PCI Express 3.0
 
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
Length
10.5" (26.7 cm)
 
Height
4.376" (11.1 cm)
 
Recommended system power (PSU)
600 Watt
 
Supplementary power connectors
6-pin + 8-pin
 
SLI options
4x
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 980 Ti: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
6 GB
 
Memory bus width
384 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
7.0 GB/s
 
Memory bandwidth
336.5 GB / s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 980 Ti.
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
 
HDCP
+
 
Maximum VGA resolution
2048x1536
 
G-SYNC support
+
 
Audio input for HDMI
Internal
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 980 Ti. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision
+
 
GameStream
+
 
GeForce ShadowPlay
+
 
GPU Boost
+
 
GameWorks
+
 
CUDA
+
 
SLI
+
 
GeForce Experience
+
 
Surround
+
 
Adaptive Vertical Sync
+
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 980 Ti, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12 (FL 12_1)
 
OpenGL
4.5
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 980 Ti. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

44.59

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

443119

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

98958

3DMark Fire Strike Score

14339

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

16961

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

23057

3DMark Vantage Performance

48631

Unigine Heaven 4.0

2550

Passmark

11416

Octane Render OctaneBench

126

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 980 Ti. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
784 Mh/s
 
 
Decred / DCR (Decred)
2.4 Gh/s
 
 
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
21.57 Mh/s
 
 
Monero / XMR (CryptoNight)
0.7 kh/s
 
 
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash)
461 Sol/s
 
 

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 980 Ti is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GTX 980 Ti performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 980 Ti from AMD is Radeon Vega Frontier Edition, which is slower by 1% and lower by 4 positions in our rating.

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