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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) (compare) 4096 @ 1126 - 1228 (Boost) MHz2x 256 Bit @ 3500 MHz
GeForce GTX 980 Ti (compare) 2816 @ 1000 - 1200 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 7000 MHz
GeForce GTX 980 2048 @ 1126 - 1216 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 3500 MHz
GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop) (compare) 2048 @ 1126 - 1228 (Boost) MHz256 Bit @ 3500 MHz
GeForce GTX 970 (compare) 1664 @ 1050 - 1178 (Boost) MHz224 + 32 Bit @ 3500 MHz
GeForce GTX 960 (compare) 1024 @ 1127 - 1178 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 3500 MHz
GeForce GTX 950 (compare) 768 @ 1024 - 1188 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 3300 MHz
CodenameGM204
ArchitectureMaxwell
Pipelines2048 - unified
Core Speed1126 - 1216 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed3500 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory4096 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 12 (FL 12_1)
Transistor Count5200 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-...

Benchmarks

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

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.

Ark Survival Evolved

Ark Survival Evolved

2017
low 1280x720
118  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
57.2  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
39.7  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
26.7  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
9.4  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Additional Benchmarks
Medium Preset (100 % Resolution Scale) 1366x768
88.2
F1 2017

F1 2017

2017
low 1280x720
230  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
143  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
117  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
75  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
34  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Medium Preset 4xAF 1366x768
175
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds
low 1280x720
129  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
92.9  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
79.4  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
55.8  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
19.8  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Medium Preset 1366x768
128
Dirt 4

Dirt 4

2017
low 1280x720
332  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
163  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
105  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
69.1  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
38.3  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Medium Preset 4xAF 1366x768
240
Rocket League
low 1280x720
250  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
231  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
156  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
70.1  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Additional Benchmarks
Performance 1920x1080
250
Prey

Prey

2017
low 1280x720
144  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
143  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
135  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
131  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
41  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Medium Preset 4xAF FXAA 1366x768
144
Warhammer 40.000: Dawn of War III
low 1280x720
168  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
68.2  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
46.6  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
41  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
14.5  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Medium / On (100 % Gameplay Resolution) MediumAA 1366x768
95.1
Mass Effect Andromeda
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