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 59.45 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.

General info

Of GeForce GTX 980 Ti's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
27.15
 
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
 
Code name
GM200
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
2 June 2015
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$649
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price now
$679.99
 
of 4403.52 (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
 
of 1620 (Quadro RTX 5000)
Boost Clock
1075 MHz
 
of 1815 (Quadro RTX 5000)
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
 
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

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 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
7.0 GB/s
 
of 14000
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
12.0 (12_1)
 
OpenGL
4.5
 
of 4.6

Video card 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
58.93
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
11346
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

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.

Fortnite

2018

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980 Ti performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 980 Ti
minimum HD Graphics 4000
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

Real world test results of Fortnite on GeForce GTX 980 Ti.

ultra / 1080p
88
 
4k / 2160p
32
 

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980 Ti performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 980 Ti
minimum GeForce GTX 960
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

FPS tests

Real world test results of Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) on GeForce GTX 980 Ti.

ultra / 1080p
72
 
4k / 2160p
26
 

Overwatch

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980 Ti performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 980 Ti
minimum HD Graphics 4400
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

Real world test results of Overwatch on GeForce GTX 980 Ti.

high / 1080p
256
 
ultra / 1080p
154
 
4k / 2160p
87
 

GTA V

2015

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980 Ti performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 980 Ti
minimum GeForce 9800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

Real world test results of GTA V on GeForce GTX 980 Ti.

ultra / 1080p
68
 
4k / 2160p
79
 

Rainbow Six Siege

2015

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980 Ti performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 980 Ti
minimum GeForce GTX 460
recommended Radeon HD 7970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rainbow Six Siege on GeForce GTX 980 Ti.

low / 768p
321
 
medium / 768p
275
 
high / 1080p
192
 
ultra / 1080p
164
 
4k / 2160p
67
 

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980 Ti performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 980 Ti
minimum GeForce 6800
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Dota 2

2013

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980 Ti performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 980 Ti
minimum GeForce 8600 GT

Counter-Strike: GO

2012

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980 Ti performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 980 Ti
recommended GeForce 6600

League of Legends

2009

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980 Ti performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 980 Ti
minimum GeForce 6150
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Minecraft

2009

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980 Ti performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 980 Ti
minimum Radeon HD 2400
recommended Radeon HD 5970

Ghost Recon Wildlands

2017

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980 Ti performance compared to Ghost Recon Wildlands official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 980 Ti
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

FPS tests

Real world test results of Ghost Recon Wildlands on GeForce GTX 980 Ti.

low / 720p
156
 
medium / 1080p
88
 
high / 1080p
82
 
ultra / 1080p
49
 
4k / 2160p
33
 

Mass Effect Andromeda

2017

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980 Ti performance compared to Mass Effect Andromeda official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 980 Ti
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended Radeon RX 480

FPS tests

Real world test results of Mass Effect Andromeda on GeForce GTX 980 Ti.

high / 1080p
76
 
ultra / 1080p
70
 
4k / 2160p
33
 

Resident Evil 7

2017

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980 Ti performance compared to Resident Evil 7 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 980 Ti
minimum GeForce GTX 760
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

FPS tests

Real world test results of Resident Evil 7 on GeForce GTX 980 Ti.

4k / 2160p
47
 

Battlefield 1 (BF1)

2016

FPS tests

Real world test results of Battlefield 1 (BF1) on GeForce GTX 980 Ti.

ultra / 1080p
115
 
4k / 2160p
55
 

Civilization VI

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980 Ti performance compared to Civilization VI official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 980 Ti
minimum Radeon HD 5570
recommended Radeon HD 7970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Civilization VI on GeForce GTX 980 Ti.

ultra / 1080p
87
 
4k / 2160p
78
 

Deus Ex Mankind Divided

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980 Ti performance compared to Deus Ex Mankind Divided official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 980 Ti
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Deus Ex Mankind Divided on GeForce GTX 980 Ti.

high / 1080p
72
 
ultra / 1080p
41
 
4k / 2160p
25
 

Dishonored 2

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980 Ti performance compared to Dishonored 2 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 980 Ti
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended Radeon RX 480

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dishonored 2 on GeForce GTX 980 Ti.

ultra / 1080p
72
 
4k / 2160p
37
 

Doom

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980 Ti performance compared to Doom official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 980 Ti
minimum Radeon HD 7870
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Doom on GeForce GTX 980 Ti.

low / 720p
173
 
medium / 768p
176
 
high / 1080p
134
 
ultra / 1080p
127
 
4k / 2160p
46
 

Far Cry Primal

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980 Ti performance compared to Far Cry Primal official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 980 Ti
minimum Radeon HD 5770
recommended GeForce GTX 780

FPS tests

Real world test results of Far Cry Primal on GeForce GTX 980 Ti.

low / 720p
154
 
medium / 1080p
126
 
high / 1080p
112
 
ultra / 1080p
83
 
4k / 2160p
40
 

Rise of the Tomb Raider

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980 Ti performance compared to Rise of the Tomb Raider official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 980 Ti
minimum GeForce GTX 650
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of Rise of the Tomb Raider on GeForce GTX 980 Ti.

low / 768p
224
 
medium / 768p
163
 
high / 1080p
103
 
ultra / 1080p
88
 
4k / 2160p
41
 

The Division

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980 Ti performance compared to The Division official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 980 Ti
minimum Radeon HD 7770
recommended GeForce GTX 970

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Division on GeForce GTX 980 Ti.

low / 720p
240
 
medium / 768p
173
 
high / 1080p
96
 
ultra / 1080p
76
 
4k / 2160p
40
 

Titanfall 2

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980 Ti performance compared to Titanfall 2 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 980 Ti
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended Radeon RX 480

FPS tests

Real world test results of Titanfall 2 on GeForce GTX 980 Ti.

ultra / 1080p
116
 
4k / 2160p
62
 

Watch Dogs 2

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980 Ti performance compared to Watch Dogs 2 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 980 Ti
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended GeForce GTX 780

FPS tests

Real world test results of Watch Dogs 2 on GeForce GTX 980 Ti.

ultra / 1080p
56
 
4k / 2160p
34
 

XCOM 2

2016

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980 Ti performance compared to XCOM 2 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 980 Ti
minimum Radeon HD 5770
recommended Radeon HD 7970

FPS tests

Real world test results of XCOM 2 on GeForce GTX 980 Ti.

medium / 1080p
103
 
high / 1080p
85
 
ultra / 1080p
41
 
4k / 2160p
25
 

Fallout 4

2015

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980 Ti performance compared to Fallout 4 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 980 Ti
minimum GeForce GTX 550 Ti
recommended GeForce GTX 780

FPS tests

Real world test results of Fallout 4 on GeForce GTX 980 Ti.

ultra / 1080p
106
 
4k / 2160p
46
 

Just Cause 3

2015

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980 Ti performance compared to Just Cause 3 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 980 Ti
minimum Radeon HD 7870
recommended GeForce GTX 780

FPS tests

Real world test results of Just Cause 3 on GeForce GTX 980 Ti.

low / 768p
166
 
medium / 768p
153
 
high / 1080p
116
 
ultra / 1080p
103
 
4k / 2160p
48
 

Star Wars Battlefront

2015

FPS tests

Real world test results of Star Wars Battlefront on GeForce GTX 980 Ti.

ultra / 1080p
134
 
4k / 2160p
53
 

The Witcher 3

2015

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980 Ti performance compared to The Witcher 3 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 980 Ti
minimum GeForce GTX 660
recommended GeForce GTX 770

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Witcher 3 on GeForce GTX 980 Ti.

ultra / 1080p
59
 
4k / 2160p
44
 

World of Warships

2015

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980 Ti performance compared to World of Warships official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 980 Ti
minimum HD Graphics 4000
recommended GeForce GTX 550 Ti

FPS tests

Real world test results of World of Warships on GeForce GTX 980 Ti.

ultra / 1080p
162
 
4k / 2160p
87
 

Dragon Age: Inquisition

2014

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980 Ti performance compared to Dragon Age: Inquisition official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 980 Ti
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

Real world test results of Dragon Age: Inquisition on GeForce GTX 980 Ti.

ultra / 1080p
100
 

Battlefield 4

2013

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980 Ti performance compared to Battlefield 4 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 980 Ti
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

FPS tests

Real world test results of Battlefield 4 on GeForce GTX 980 Ti.

ultra / 1080p
136
 
4k / 2160p
70
 

Crysis 3

2013

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980 Ti performance compared to Crysis 3 official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 980 Ti
minimum GeForce GTS 450
recommended Radeon HD 5870

FPS tests

Real world test results of Crysis 3 on GeForce GTX 980 Ti.

ultra / 1080p
81
 

Tomb Raider

2013

Official system requirements

GeForce GTX 980 Ti performance compared to Tomb Raider official system requirements.

GeForce GTX 980 Ti
minimum GeForce 8800 GT
recommended Radeon HD 5870

FPS tests

Real world test results of Tomb Raider on GeForce GTX 980 Ti.

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 1% and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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