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 GTX TITAN X (Pascal)
    210%
  • GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
    207%
  • GeForce GTX TITAN X
    198%
  • Radeon RX Vega 64
    170%
  • GeForce GTX 1080
    168%
  • GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
    156%
  • Radeon RX Vega 56
    144%
  • GeForce GTX 1070
    140%
  • Radeon R9 FURY X
    126%
  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    126%
  • Radeon R9 FURY
    116%
  • Radeon R9 Nano
    110%
  • Radeon R9 390X
    105%
  • Radeon RX 580
    104%
  • Radeon R9 390
    100%
  • GeForce GTX 980
    100%
  • Radeon RX 480
    97%
  • Radeon RX 570
    96%
  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    95%
  • Radeon RX 470
    88%
  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    87%
  • GeForce GTX 970
    80%
  • GeForce GTX 780 Ti
    76%
  • GeForce GTX TITAN
    71%
  • Radeon R9 380X
    69%
  • Radeon R9 280X
    59%
  • GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
    57%
  • Radeon R9 380
    50%
  • Radeon R9 285
    49%
  • Radeon RX 460
    48%
  • GeForce GTX 1050
    43%
  • GeForce GTX 960
    40%
  • Radeon R9 370
    31%
  • GeForce GTX 950
    29%

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 570GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
GeForce GTX 980GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9GbpsRadeon RX 580Radeon RX 570GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
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Shader units20481280230420481152
ROPs6448323248
Graphics processorGM204GP106EllesmereEllesmereGP106
Process size28 nm16 nm14 nm14 nm16 nm
Memory4096 Mb GDDR5 (1753 MHz
7012 MHz effective)
6144 Mb GDDR5 (2256 MHz
9024 MHz effective)
8192 Mb GDDR5 (2000 MHz
8000 MHz effective)
4096 Mb GDDR5 (1650 MHz
6600 MHz effective)
3072 Mb GDDR5 (2002 MHz
8008 MHz effective)
Memory bus width256 bit192 bit256 bit256 bit192 bit
Memory bandwidth224.40 Gb/s216.60 Gb/s256.00 Gb/s211.20 Gb/s192.20 Gb/s
Release date19 Sep 201420 Apr 20171 Apr 20171 Apr 201718 Aug 2016

Benchmarks

Sniper Elite 4

  • Radeon RX 580
    80
  • Radeon RX 570
    74
  • GeForce GTX 980
    73
  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    70

FPS (higher is better)

Sniper Elite 4

  • Radeon RX 580
    58
  • Radeon RX 570
    54
  • GeForce GTX 980
    53
  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    52

FPS (higher is better)

Sniper Elite 4

  • Radeon RX 580
    34
  • Radeon RX 570
    32
  • GeForce GTX 980
    32
  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    29

FPS (higher is better)

Rise Of The Tomb Raider

  • Radeon RX 580
    80
  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    78
  • GeForce GTX 980
    76
  • Radeon RX 570
    71

FPS (higher is better)

Rise Of The Tomb Raider

  • GeForce GTX 980
    56
  • Radeon RX 580
    54
  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    52
  • Radeon RX 570
    48

FPS (higher is better)

Rise Of The Tomb Raider

  • Radeon RX 580
    28
  • GeForce GTX 980
    28
  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    26
  • Radeon RX 570
    25

FPS (higher is better)

Gears of War 4

  • Radeon RX 580
    87
  • GeForce GTX 980
    85
  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    83
  • Radeon RX 570
    81

FPS (higher is better)

Gears of War 4

  • Radeon RX 580
    56
  • GeForce GTX 980
    55
  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    54
  • Radeon RX 570
    52

FPS (higher is better)

Gears of War 4

  • Radeon RX 580
    27
  • GeForce GTX 980
    26
  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    26
  • Radeon RX 570
    25

FPS (higher is better)

Ashes Of The Singularity

  • Radeon RX 580
    58
  • Radeon RX 570
    53
  • GeForce GTX 980
    50
  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    49

FPS (higher is better)

Doom (2016)

  • Radeon RX 580
    138
  • Radeon RX 570
    133
  • GeForce GTX 980
    132
  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    122
  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    119

FPS (higher is better)

Doom (2016)

  • Radeon RX 580
    86
  • GeForce GTX 980
    83
  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    80
  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    76

FPS (higher is better)

Doom (2016)

  • GeForce GTX 980
    45
  • Radeon RX 580
    43
  • Radeon RX 570
    40
  • GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB 9Gbps
    39
  • GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB
    37

FPS (higher is better)