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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 - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 18386     avg: 21638.5     median: 21638.5 (37%)     max: 24891 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 6453     avg: 9605.2     median: 10397.5 (39%)     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 (45%)     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.

low 1280x720
109  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
77.1  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
66.6  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
61.8  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
23.5  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Very High / On 16xAF SMAA 2560x1440
43.9
low 1280x720
236  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
112  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
91  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
79  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
23.7  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Epic 2560x1440
48.3
low 1280x720
188  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
109  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
90.2  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
81.9  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
32  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Ultra Preset 2560x1440
61.5
low 1280x720
311  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
210  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
135  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
102  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
35.9  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Very High Preset 2560x1440
68.8
low 1280x720
60  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
60  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
59.9  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
59.9  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
30.9  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Ultra Preset 2560x1440
57.4
Hitman 2

Hitman 2

2018
low 1280x720
84.9  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
75.2  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
68.9  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
67  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
22.3  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Ultra 16xAF 2560x1440
46.7
low 1280x720
158  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
85.7  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
77.1  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
70  fps    + Compare
3840x2160
22.4  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Additional Benchmarks
Very High / On 2560x1440
46.5
low 1280x720
96  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
69  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
58  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
35  fps    + Compare