NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 vs 780 Ti

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 980 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
22.79
 
38.31
Architecture
Maxwell
 
Kepler
Code name
GM204
 
GK110
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
19 September 2014
 
7 November 2013
Launch price (MSRP)
$549
 
$699
Price now
$97
 
$52

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 980 and GeForce GTX 780 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 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2048
 
2880
CUDA cores
2048
 
2880
Core clock speed
n/d
 
875 MHz
Boost Clock
1216 MHz
 
928 MHz
Transistor count
5,200 million
 
7,080 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
165 Watt
 
250 Watt
Texture fill rate
144 billion / sec
 
210 billion / sec
Floating-point performance
4,981 gflops
 
5,345 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 980 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti 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
 
PCI Express 3.0
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
10.5" (26.7 cm)
 
10.5" (26.7 cm)
Height
4.376" (11.1 cm)
 
4.376" (11.1 cm)
Recommended system power (PSU)
500 Watt
 
n/d
Supplementary power connectors
2x 6-pins
 
One 8-pin and one 6-pin
SLI options
+
 
-

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 980 and GeForce GTX 780 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
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
3 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
384 Bit
Memory clock speed
7.0 GB/s
 
7.0 GB/s
Memory bandwidth
224 GB / s
 
336 GB / s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 980 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
Display Connectors
Dual Link DVI-I, HDMI 2.0, 3x DisplayPort 1.2
 
One Dual Link DVI-I, One Dual Link DVI-D, One HDMI, One DisplayPort
Multi monitor support
4 displays
 
4 displays
VGA аnalog display support
+
 
n/d
DisplayPort Multimode (DP++) support
+
 
n/d
HDMI
+
 
+
HDCP
+
 
+
Maximum VGA resolution
2048x1536
 
2048x1536
G-SYNC support
+
 
+
Audio input for HDMI
Internal
 
Internal

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 980 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
Blu Ray 3D
-
 
+
3D Gaming
-
 
+
3D Vision
+
 
+
GameStream
+
 
-
GeForce ShadowPlay
+
 
-
GPU Boost
+
 
+
GameWorks
+
 
-
H.264, VC1, MPEG2 1080p video decoder
+
 
-
Optimus
+
 
-
3D Vision Live
-
 
+
BatteryBoost
+
 
-
CUDA
+
 
+
SLI
+
 
+
GeForce Experience
+
 
+
FXAA
n/d
 
+
TXAA
n/d
 
+
Surround
+
 
n/d
Adaptive VSync
n/d
 
+
Adaptive Vertical Sync
+
 
n/d

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 980 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12 (FL 12_1)
 
DirectX 12 (FL 11_0), Shader 5.0
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.4
OpenCL
1.2
 
n/d

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 980 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GTX 980 39.83 +11%
GTX 780 Ti 35.89

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

GTX 980 85374 +12.8%
GTX 780 Ti 75688

3DMark Fire Strike Score

GTX 980 10398 +4.3%
GTX 780 Ti 9974

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

GTX 980 12938 +9.5%
GTX 780 Ti 11812

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

GTX 980 17605 +12.7%
GTX 780 Ti 15619

3DMark Vantage Performance

GTX 980 37997
GTX 780 Ti 38813 +2.1%

Unigine Heaven 3.0

GTX 980 130
GTX 780 Ti 143 +10%

Unigine Heaven 4.0

GTX 980 1889 +4.2%
GTX 780 Ti 1812

Passmark

GTX 980 9673 +8.8%
GTX 780 Ti 8887

Octane Render OctaneBench

GTX 980 96
GTX 780 Ti 103 +7.3%

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4541 +0%
 
4541 +0%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4541 +0%
 
4541 +0%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 980 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
579 Mh/s +79.8%
 
322 Mh/s −79.8%
Decred / DCR (Decred)
1.74 Gh/s
 
n/d
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
20.28 Mh/s
 
n/d
Monero / XMR (CryptoNight)
0.54 kh/s
 
n/d
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash)
312.12 Sol/s
 
n/d

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 980 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980

11% faster in synthetic tests
Somewhat newer (19 September 2014 vs 7 November 2013)
Cheaper ($549 vs $699)
Less power hungry (165 vs 250 watts)
Surround
NVIDIA GameStream
Adaptive Vertical Sync
SLIOptions
NVIDIAGameStreamReady
ShadowPlay (allows recording and streaming video during gaming on NVIDIA GPUs)
GameWorks
H264VC1MPEG21080pVideoDecoder
Optimus Support
NVIDIA BatteryBoost

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti

Wider memory bus (384 vs 256 bit)
More pipelines (2880 vs 2048)
Higher memory bandwidth (336 vs 224 GB/s)
Purevideo
Adaptive VSync
TXAA
SHIELD-ready
FXAA
NVIDIA Surround
SLI-ready
BluRay3D
3DGaming
3DVisionLive

So, GTX 980 or 780 Ti?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce GTX 980 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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