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 60.27 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA TITAN V.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 980 Ti's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Perfomance to price
35.33
 
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
 
Code name
GM200
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
2 June 2015
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$649
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price
$679.99
 
of 4095.95 (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 (Radeon Pro Duo)
CUDA cores
2816
 
Core clock speed
1000 MHz
 
Boost Clock
1075 MHz
 
Transistor count
8,000 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
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)
 
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 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
7.0 GB/s
 
of 14000
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
12.0 (12_1)
 
OpenGL
4.5
 
of 4.6

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
60.21
 
 
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
11343
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
18470
 
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 (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
0.53
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Fortnite (2018)
ultra / 1080p
88
 
4k / 2160p
32
 
Ghost Recon Wildlands (2017)
low / 720p
156
 
medium / 1080p
88
 
high / 1080p
82
 
ultra / 1080p
49
 
4k / 2160p
33
 
Mass Effect Andromeda (2017)
high / 1080p
76
 
ultra / 1080p
70
 
4k / 2160p
33
 
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) (2017)
ultra / 1080p
72
 
4k / 2160p
26
 
Resident Evil 7 (2017)
4k / 2160p
47
 
Battlefield 1 (BF1) (2016)
ultra / 1080p
115
 
4k / 2160p
55
 
Civilization VI (2016)
ultra / 1080p
87
 
4k / 2160p
78
 
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (2016)
high / 1080p
72
 
ultra / 1080p
41
 
4k / 2160p
25
 
Dishonored 2 (2016)
ultra / 1080p
72
 
4k / 2160p
37
 
Doom (2016)
low / 720p
173
 
medium / 768p
176
 
high / 1080p
134
 
ultra / 1080p
127
 
4k / 2160p
46
 
Far Cry Primal (2016)
low / 720p
154
 
medium / 1080p
126
 
high / 1080p
112
 
ultra / 1080p
83
 
4k / 2160p
40
 
Mirror's Edge Catalyst (2016)
high / 1080p
105
 
ultra / 1080p
95
 
4k / 2160p
38
 
Overwatch (2016)
high / 1080p
256
 
ultra / 1080p
154
 
4k / 2160p
87
 
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)
low / 768p
224
 
medium / 768p
163
 
high / 1080p
103
 
ultra / 1080p
88
 
4k / 2160p
41
 
The Division (2016)
low / 720p
240
 
medium / 768p
173
 
high / 1080p
96
 
ultra / 1080p
76
 
4k / 2160p
40
 
Titanfall 2 (2016)
ultra / 1080p
116
 
4k / 2160p
62
 
Watch Dogs 2 (2016)
ultra / 1080p
56
 
4k / 2160p
34
 
XCOM 2 (2016)
medium / 1080p
103
 
high / 1080p
85
 
ultra / 1080p
41
 
4k / 2160p
25
 
Fallout 4 (2015)
ultra / 1080p
106
 
4k / 2160p
46
 
GTA V (2015)
ultra / 1080p
68
 
4k / 2160p
79
 
Just Cause 3 (2015)
low / 768p
166
 
medium / 768p
153
 
high / 1080p
116
 
ultra / 1080p
103
 
4k / 2160p
48
 
Rainbow Six Siege (2015)
low / 768p
321
 
medium / 768p
275
 
high / 1080p
192
 
ultra / 1080p
164
 
4k / 2160p
67
 
The Witcher 3 (2015)
ultra / 1080p
59
 
4k / 2160p
44
 
Battlefield 4 (2013)
ultra / 1080p
136
 
4k / 2160p
70
 
Crysis 3 (2013)
ultra / 1080p
81
 
Tomb Raider (2013)
ultra / 1080p
219
 

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 FURY X, which is slower by 3% and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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