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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 is a high-end desktop graphics card based on the second generation Maxwell architecture. The GM204 chip is manufactured in 28 nm at TSMC. Compared to the older GeForce GTX 780Ti, the 980 offers similar performance levels but at reduced average power consumption. The similarly named Nvidia Geforce GTX 980M for notebooks is based on the same chip, but uses less shader cores and slower clock speeds for reduced performance. Since end of 2015, the GTX 980 is also used in laptops (same chip with same clocks and branding).

The Geforce GTX 980 supports a range of unique features like CUDA, 3D Vision, PhysX, GeForce Experience, GameStream, GPU Boost 3.0, Adaptive Vertical-Sync / G-Sync, SLI, DSR, MFAA and Virtual Reality latency improvements.

ManufacturerNVIDIA
GeForce GTX 900 Series
GeForce GTX 980 SLI (Laptop) 4096 @ 1126 - 1228 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 3500 MHz
GeForce GTX 980 Ti 2816 @ 1000 - 1200 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 980 2048 @ 1126 - 1216 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 3500 MHz
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop) 2048 @ 1126 - 1228 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 3500 MHz
GeForce GTX 970 1664 @ 1050 - 1178 (Boost) MHz224 + 32 Bit @ 3500 MHz
GeForce GTX 960 1024 @ 1127 - 1178 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 3500 MHz
GeForce GTX 950 768 @ 1024 - 1188 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 3300 MHz
CodenameGM204
ArchitectureMaxwell
Pipelines2048 - unified
Core Speed *1126 - 1216 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed *3500 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory4096 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 12_1)
Power Consumption165 Watt
Transistors5200 Million
technology28 nm
FeaturesCUDA, 3D Vision, PhysX, GeForce Experience, Surround, GameStream, GPU Boost 2.0, Adaptive Vertical Sync, G-SYNC, SLI
Date of Announcement19.09.2014
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.nvidia.de/object/geforce-gtx-...
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15
Ref. Match 64Bit +
OpenGL 64Bit +
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
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100%
min: 11349     avg: 12585.2 (32%)     median: 12938 (33%)     max: 13510 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
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100%
min: 6453     avg: 9605.2 (41%)     median: 10397.5 (44%)     max: 11408 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
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100%
min: 275316     avg: 318379 (42%)     median: 318379 (42%)     max: 361442 Points
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
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100%
min: 109.1     avg: 129.7 (48%)     median: 129.7 (48%)     max: 150.2 fps
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
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100%
min: 16838     avg: 17464.5 (34%)     median: 17604.5 (35%)     max: 17811 points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
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100%
min: 12348     avg: 14002.8 (49%)     median: 14169 (49%)     max: 15325 points
3DMark Vantage
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
P Result 1280x1024 +
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit +
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Mass Effect Andromeda

Mass Effect Andromeda

2017
low 1280x720
160  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
93.9  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
63.3  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
55.8  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
24.2  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Medium Preset (Resolution Scale Mode off) FXAA 1366x768
131
Ghost Recon Wildlands

Ghost Recon Wildlands

2017
low 1280x720
144  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
76.4  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
70.4  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
38.8  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
25.7  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Medium Preset FXAA 1366x768
97.1
For Honor

For Honor

2017
low 1280x720
279  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
121  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
115  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
83.1  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
35.3  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Medium Preset 4xAF TAA 1366x768
198
Resident Evil 7
low 1280x720
395  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
201  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
126  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
104  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
34.4  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Medium / Off FXAA 1366x768
321
Watch Dogs 2
low 1280x720
143  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
127  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
72.1  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
45.2  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
26.4  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Medium Preset 1920x1080
97.3
Dishonored 2
low 1280x720
104  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
98.2  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
67.8  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
61.8  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
32.1  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Medium Preset TXAA 1920x1080
84.5
Call of Duty Infinite Warfare
low 1280x720
125  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
124  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
106  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
90.2  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
46.9  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Normal / Off 1920x1080
121
Titanfall 2
low 1280x720
144  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
144  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
101  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
90.9  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
34.3  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Medium / Disabled 4xAF 1920x1080
131
Farming Simulator 17
low 1280x720
311  fps    + Compare
med. 1366x768
269  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
246  fps    + Compare