GeForce GTX 980 Overview

GeForce GTX 980
Memory: 4096Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 19 Sep 2014
GeForce GTX 980

Core Configuration

GPU GM204
Architecture Nvidia_Maxwell_2_0
Shaders : TMUs : ROPs 2048 : 128 : 64
Performance 4616.00 GFLOPs

Memory Configuration

Memory Size 4096 Mb
Memory Bus Width 256 bit
Memory Speed 1753 MHz
7012 MHz effective
Memory Bandwidth 224.40 Gb/s

Summary

Relative performance

  • GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
    296%
  • GeForce RTX 2080
    243%
  • Geforce GTX TITAN Xp
    235%
  • GeForce GTX TITAN X (Pascal)
    221%
  • GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
    218%
  • GeForce RTX 2070
    189%
  • Radeon RX Vega 64
    183%
  • GeForce GTX 1080
    174%
  • GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
    160%
  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    159%
  • GeForce GTX 1070
    142%
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    128%
  • Radeon R9 FURY X
    124%
  • Radeon R9 390X
    117%
  • Radeon RX 580
    114%
  • Radeon R9 FURY
    114%
  • Radeon R9 Nano
    110%
  • Radeon RX 480
    108%
  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    100%
  • GeForce GTX 980
    100%
  • Radeon RX 570
    99%
  • Radeon RX 470
    98%
  • Radeon R9 390
    91%
  • GeForce GTX 970
    84%
  • GeForce GTX 780 Ti
    75%
  • GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
    58%
  • GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB
    55%
  • Radeon R9 285
    50%
  • GeForce GTX 1050
    48%
  • Radeon RX 460
    48%

Performance summary, based on benchmarks charts.

The GeForce GTX 980 is a graphics card released by Nvidia on 19 Sep 2014. The graphics card houses the GM204 die, based on the Nvidia_Maxwell_2_0 architecture which packs 5,200 million transistors on a 28 nm, 398 mm2 die.

GeForce GTX 980 pros and cons

Supports PhysX.
Supports G-Sync.
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).


Specifications


Compared to similar performing cards

GeForce GTX 980GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9GbpsRadeon RX 580Radeon RX 570Radeon RX 480
GeForce GTX 980GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9GbpsRadeon RX 580Radeon RX 570Radeon RX 480
compare
compare
compare
compare
Shader units20481280230420482304
ROPs6448323232
Graphics processorGM204GP106EllesmereEllesmereEllesmere
Process size28 nm16 nm14 nm14 nm14 nm
Memory4096 Mb GDDR5 (1753 MHz
7012 MHz effective)
6144 Mb GDDR5 (2257 MHz
9028 MHz effective)
8192 Mb GDDR5 (2000 MHz
8000 MHz effective)
4096 Mb GDDR5 (1650 MHz
6600 MHz effective)
8192 Mb GDDR5 (2000 MHz
8000 MHz effective)
Memory bus width256 bit192 bit256 bit256 bit256 bit
Memory bandwidth224.40 Gb/s216.70 Gb/s256.00 Gb/s211.20 Gb/s256.00 Gb/s
Release date19 Sep 201420 Apr 20171 Apr 20171 Apr 201729 Jun 2016

Benchmarks

Star Wars Battlefront II

  • Radeon RX 580
    94
  • Radeon RX 480
    88
  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    85
  • Radeon RX 570
    82
  • GeForce GTX 980
    81

FPS (higher is better)

Star Wars Battlefront II

  • Radeon RX 580
    64
  • Radeon RX 480
    59
  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    56
  • Radeon RX 570
    56
  • GeForce GTX 980
    54

FPS (higher is better)

Star Wars Battlefront II

  • Radeon RX 580
    33
  • Radeon RX 480
    29
  • Radeon RX 570
    29
  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    28
  • GeForce GTX 980
    28

FPS (higher is better)

Strange Brigade

  • Radeon RX 580
    84
  • Radeon RX 480
    77
  • Radeon RX 570
    76
  • GeForce GTX 980
    76
  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    72

FPS (higher is better)

Strange Brigade

  • Radeon RX 580
    60
  • Radeon RX 480
    55
  • Radeon RX 570
    55
  • GeForce GTX 980
    54
  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    52

FPS (higher is better)

Strange Brigade

  • Radeon RX 580
    36
  • Radeon RX 480
    33
  • Radeon RX 570
    33
  • GeForce GTX 980
    31
  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    29

FPS (higher is better)

Destiny 2

  • GeForce GTX 980
    80
  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    77
  • Radeon RX 580
    74
  • Radeon RX 570
    70

FPS (higher is better)

Destiny 2

  • GeForce GTX 980
    59
  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    56
  • Radeon RX 580
    53
  • Radeon RX 570
    51

FPS (higher is better)

Destiny 2

  • GeForce GTX 980
    34
  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    31
  • Radeon RX 580
    30

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry 5

  • Radeon RX 580
    75
  • GeForce GTX 980
    70
  • Radeon RX 480
    70
  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    69
  • Radeon RX 570
    66

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry 5

  • Radeon RX 580
    53
  • Radeon RX 480
    48
  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    47
  • GeForce GTX 980
    47
  • Radeon RX 570
    47

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry 5

  • Radeon RX 580
    27
  • GeForce GTX 980
    25
  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    24
  • Radeon RX 480
    24
  • Radeon RX 570
    24

FPS (higher is better)

Kingdom Come: Deliverance

  • Radeon RX 580
    60
  • GeForce GTX 980
    57
  • Radeon RX 480
    55
  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    54
  • Radeon RX 570
    54

FPS (higher is better)

Kingdom Come: Deliverance

  • Radeon RX 580
    36
  • GeForce GTX 980
    34
  • Radeon RX 480
    33
  • Radeon RX 570
    33
  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    32

FPS (higher is better)

Kingdom Come: Deliverance

  • Radeon RX 580
    18
  • Radeon RX 570
    16
  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    16
  • Radeon RX 480
    15
  • GeForce GTX 980
    15

FPS (higher is better)

Wolfenstein II The New Colossus

  • Radeon RX 580
    86
  • Radeon RX 480
    81
  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    66
  • Radeon RX 570
    65
  • GeForce GTX 980
    64

FPS (higher is better)

Wolfenstein II The New Colossus

  • Radeon RX 580
    59
  • Radeon RX 480
    52
  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    46
  • Radeon RX 570
    38
  • GeForce GTX 980
    35

FPS (higher is better)

Wolfenstein II The New Colossus

  • Radeon RX 580
    33
  • Radeon RX 480
    30
  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    24
  • GeForce GTX 980
    23
  • Radeon RX 570
    22

FPS (higher is better)