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 high-end Maxwell 2.0 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 2-slot 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 64.77 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 980 Ti's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Perfomance to price
30.07
 
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
 
Code name
GM200
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
2 June 2015
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$649
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price
$649.99
 
of 4762.99 (Quadro P6000)

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 (FirePro S9300 X2)
CUDA cores
2816
 
Core clock speed
1000 MHz
 
Boost Clock
1075 MHz
 
Transistor count
8,000 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
250 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
176 billion/sec
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
6,060 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

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)
 
Width
2-slot
 
Recommended system power (PSU)
600 Watt
 
Supplementary power connectors
6-pin + 8-pin
 
SLI options
4x
 

Memory specs

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
 
of 32
Memory bus width
384 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
7.0 GB/s
 
Memory bandwidth
336.5 GB/s
 
of 1024 (FirePro S9300 X2)
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
 

Video card benchmarks 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
64.77
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
443119.00
 
 
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
98958.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Score
14339.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
16961.00
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
23057.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
48631.00
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
11203.31
 
 
Unigine Heaven 4.0
2550
 
 
Passmark
11337
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
18470
 
 
Octane Render OctaneBench
126
 
 

Mining hashrate

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 (in FPS)

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 980 Ti is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance
65.96
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Fortnite (2018)
ultra / 1080p
88.00
 
4k / 2160p
32.00
 
Ghost Recon Wildlands (2017)
low / 720p
156.00
 
medium / 1080p
88.00
 
high / 1080p
82.00
 
ultra / 1080p
48.60
 
4k / 2160p
32.80
 
Mass Effect Andromeda (2017)
high / 1080p
76.00
 
ultra / 1080p
70.30
 
4k / 2160p
32.50
 
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) (2017)
ultra / 1080p
71.50
 
4k / 2160p
26.10
 
Resident Evil 7 (2017)
4k / 2160p
46.70
 
Battlefield 1 (BF1) (2016)
ultra / 1080p
115.00
 
4k / 2160p
55.10
 
Civilization VI (2016)
ultra / 1080p
87.00
 
4k / 2160p
78.00
 
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (2016)
high / 1080p
72.00
 
ultra / 1080p
41.20
 
4k / 2160p
24.80
 
Dishonored 2 (2016)
ultra / 1080p
72.00
 
4k / 2160p
36.90
 
Doom (2016)
low / 720p
173.00
 
medium / 768p
176.00
 
high / 1080p
134.00
 
ultra / 1080p
127.00
 
4k / 2160p
46.00
 
Far Cry Primal (2016)
low / 720p
154.00
 
medium / 1080p
126.00
 
high / 1080p
112.00
 
ultra / 1080p
83.00
 
4k / 2160p
40.00
 
Overwatch (2016)
high / 1080p
256.00
 
ultra / 1080p
154.00
 
4k / 2160p
87.00
 
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
low / 768p
224.00
 
medium / 768p
163.00
 
high / 1080p
103.00
 
ultra / 1080p
88.00
 
4k / 2160p
40.60
 
The Division (2016)
low / 720p
240.00
 
medium / 768p
173.00
 
high / 1080p
96.00
 
ultra / 1080p
76.00
 
4k / 2160p
39.80
 
Titanfall 2 (2016)
ultra / 1080p
116.00
 
4k / 2160p
62.00
 
Watch Dogs 2 (2016)
ultra / 1080p
55.50
 
4k / 2160p
33.90
 
XCOM 2 (2016)
medium / 1080p
103.00
 
high / 1080p
85.00
 
ultra / 1080p
41.20
 
4k / 2160p
25.00
 
Dota 2 (2015)
4k / 2160p
132.00
 
Fallout 4 (2015)
ultra / 1080p
106.00
 
4k / 2160p
46.00
 
GTA V (2015)
ultra / 1080p
68.00
 
4k / 2160p
79.00
 
Just Cause 3 (2015)
low / 768p
166.00
 
medium / 768p
153.00
 
high / 1080p
116.00
 
ultra / 1080p
103.00
 
4k / 2160p
48.00
 
Rainbow Six Siege (2015)
low / 768p
321.00
 
medium / 768p
275.00
 
high / 1080p
192.00
 
ultra / 1080p
164.00
 
4k / 2160p
67.00
 
The Witcher 3 (2015)
ultra / 1080p
59.30
 
4k / 2160p
44.00
 
Battlefield 4 (2013)
ultra / 1080p
136.00
 
4k / 2160p
70.00
 
Crysis 3 (2013)
ultra / 1080p
81.00
 
Tomb Raider (2013)
ultra / 1080p
219.00
 

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 R9 295X2, which is slower by 1% and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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