NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 with Core i7-4770K at ultra quality Benchmarks

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Title
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
Price
$549
Release Year
2014
Series
GTX 980
Maximum Temperature
81 C
Max Noise Level
48.1 dB
Minimum Power Supply
515W
Benchmark CPU
Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz ($284.99)
Benchmark Quality Settings
Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance
80.9 FPS
Average 1440p Performance
57.3 FPS
Average 4K Performance
33.8 FPS
Memory
4 GB
Overall (GPU+CPU+Settings) Score
68/100

Game Performance (FPS) at ultra quality settings

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Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
35 FPS
2018 Battlefield V
70 FPS
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
86 FPS
2018 Final Fantasy XV
61 FPS
2018 Forza Horizon 4
73 FPS
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
52 FPS
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
51 FPS
2017 Dawn of War III
78.6 FPS
2017 Destiny 2
98 FPS
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
105 FPS
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
60 FPS
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
58 FPS
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
45 FPS
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
52 FPS
2016 Battlefield 1
90.6 FPS
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
47.4 FPS
2016 Doom
110.2 FPS
2016 F1 2016
78.7 FPS
2016 Hitman
64.2 FPS
2016 Overwatch
163 FPS
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
82.8 FPS
2016 The Division
71.1 FPS
2016 Total War: Warhammer
73.8 FPS
2015 DiRT Rally
103.9 FPS
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
68.6 FPS
2015 The Witcher 3
61.8 FPS
2015 Total War: Attila
54.4 FPS
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
124.9 FPS
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
88.2 FPS
2014 Far Cry 4
81.9 FPS
2014 GRID Autosport
121.6 FPS
2014 Shadow of Mordor
93.6 FPS
2014 The Talos Principle
102.2 FPS
2014 Thief
82.5 FPS
2013 Battlefield 4
94.4 FPS
2013 Bioshock Infinite
130.4 FPS
2013 Company of Heroes 2
68.4 FPS
2013 Crysis 3
103.6 FPS
2013 GRID 2
141.1 FPS
2013 Metro: Last Light
84.4 FPS
2013 Total War: Rome 2
89 FPS
2008 Crysis: Warhead
85.1 FPS

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Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
28 FPS
2018 Battlefield V
49 FPS
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
60 FPS
2018 Final Fantasy XV
43 FPS
2018 Forza Horizon 4
62 FPS
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
34 FPS
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
41 FPS
2017 Dawn of War III
52.2 FPS
2017 Destiny 2
84 FPS
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
68 FPS
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
44.1 FPS
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
45 FPS
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
38.5 FPS
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
43 FPS
2016 Battlefield 1
66.9 FPS
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
32.5 FPS
2016 Doom
73.6 FPS
2016 F1 2016
67.5 FPS
2016 Hitman
47.2 FPS
2016 Overwatch
112 FPS
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
56.1 FPS
2016 The Division
53.8 FPS
2016 Total War: Warhammer
52.4 FPS
2015 DiRT Rally
71.4 FPS
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
46 FPS
2015 The Witcher 3
45.6 FPS
2015 Total War: Attila
36.3 FPS
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
93.8 FPS
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
59.3 FPS
2014 Far Cry 4
58.8 FPS
2014 GRID Autosport
92.9 FPS
2014 Shadow of Mordor
65.3 FPS
2014 The Talos Principle
71.8 FPS
2014 Thief
56.1 FPS
2013 Battlefield 4
60.8 FPS
2013 Bioshock Infinite
85.1 FPS
2013 Company of Heroes 2
44.1 FPS
2013 Crysis 3
65.7 FPS
2013 GRID 2
101.2 FPS
2013 Metro: Last Light
70 FPS
2013 Total War: Rome 2
57.8 FPS
2008 Crysis: Warhead
53.9 FPS

3840x2160

Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
20 FPS
2018 Battlefield V
28 FPS
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
32 FPS
2018 Final Fantasy XV
26 FPS
2018 Forza Horizon 4
41 FPS
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
18 FPS
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
26 FPS
2017 Dawn of War III
27 FPS
2017 Destiny 2
42 FPS
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
37 FPS
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
25.4 FPS
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
25 FPS
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
30.9 FPS
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
34 FPS
2016 Battlefield 1
35.9 FPS
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
16.8 FPS
2016 Doom
38.6 FPS
2016 F1 2016
38.2 FPS
2016 Hitman
26.2 FPS
2016 Overwatch
58 FPS
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
28 FPS
2016 The Division
33.2 FPS
2016 Total War: Warhammer
28.8 FPS
2015 DiRT Rally
38.2 FPS
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
36.5 FPS
2015 The Witcher 3
26.1 FPS
2015 Total War: Attila
34.2 FPS
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
52.5 FPS
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
39.9 FPS
2014 Far Cry 4
31.2 FPS
2014 GRID Autosport
53.5 FPS
2014 Shadow of Mordor
40.5 FPS
2014 The Talos Principle
39.5 FPS
2014 Thief
47.9 FPS
2013 Battlefield 4
44.3 FPS
2013 Bioshock Infinite
57.5 FPS
2013 Crysis 3
31.2 FPS
2013 GRID 2
53.3 FPS
2013 Metro: Last Light
37.3 FPS
2013 Total War: Rome 2
49.1 FPS
2008 Crysis: Warhead
50.2 FPS

Questions and Answers

  • Question: Reading alot (too much actually) I realized that beside the Pascal technology, the 980 will be far way faster than a GTX 1060. In Italy they are sold at the same price more or less (weird country ikr). Should I buy the 980 ( NOT ti) in your opinion?

    Source http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html

    Answer: Before releasing of 1060, its not suitable to say that it will be faster/equal to 980. If it comes to equal in performance and price is same or even little more than 980 then you have to go with 1060, as it will be energy effeicent because of new technology and may have some other features too. Also, it can become reality that 1060 comes with high performance.

  • Question: After months of waiting for the GPU craze to die down, I've finally gotten a chance to grab a GPU to finish my 1st PC build. Now comes the hard part, I'm trying to decide between a Gtx 1060 6gb or Gtx 980, both preowned.

    The 980 is 0, and the 1060 is 0 Asus dual 6gb OC. The 1060 has warranty still.

    I would grab the 980 since it's cheaper, but it seems like it will result in greater energy bills.
    I pay around 17C /kWh. And I have a Ryzen 6 1600, with one hard drive, and a Gigabyte Gaming 3 mobo, with a 520W PSU. Not sure if it's worth getting the 1060 over the 980 or vice versa. If I get the 980 how much greater bills can I expect to incur? I read that the 980 is around 175W.

    Thank you very much!

    Answer: It's a no brainer to me. The 1060 is a newer, faster card that runs cooler, uses less power and has more VRAM. And it's still under warranty? For more? Why would you even consider the older card?

    https://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/1777?vs=1716

  • Question: So I was planning to buy a GTX 1060 3GB card for about 225. But somebody on craigslist near me is selling a gently used 980 (non ti) for 250. I think I may be able to talk them down to 225.

    Which do you recommend? 980 or 1060 3GB for the same price.

    Also if you know of a better deal for the money, please share.

    Answer: 100% go for the GTX 980. The 3GB frame buffer on the 1060 is very meh, it get's filled up really quickly so the 980 has a lot longer life capacity.

    Now if we were talking gtx 1060 6GB cards, then it would be hard to choose.

  • Question: I can purchase a second hand Galax GTX 980 4GB H.O.F Edition (only a year old and kept in great condition) for the same price as a Palit GTX 1060 3GB.

    Am I right in saying that the Galax 980 is the best choice? (The design on it is much better too)

    Answer: Yeah the 980 would be better. I would get a 1060 6gb over either though.

  • Question: Hello everybody! I got a question. What graphics card should I buy if I'll overclock it to sure? I know that stock 980 is a bit better than stock 1060, but if I OC both what card beat the other? And by the way, they cost the same in my country.
    Current set up:
    i7-4930k
    Asus x79 deluxe
    32gb DDR3

    Answer: I've got a GTX 980 and a GTX 1060 3GB. But I assume you mean the GTX 1060 6GB. Tom's Hardware ranks them in the same tier, so I doubt you could tell much difference. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gpu-hierarchy,4388.html
    My 980 beats my 3GB crippled 1060, but I'd suspect the 6GB version would be much faster. I'd go with the 1060. Newer, better DX12, more VRAM. Greater OC potential.

Compare against Competitors

GTX 980 Specifications

Board Design

Board NumberPG401
Length10.5 inches 267 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors2x 6-pin
Slot WidthDual-slot
TDP165 W

Clock Speeds

Boost Clock1216 MHz
GPU Clock1127 MHz
Memory Clock1753 MHz 7012 MHz effective

Graphics Card

Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 900
Launch Price549 USD
ProductionEnd-of-life
Release DateSep 19th, 2014

Graphics Features

CUDA5.2
DirectX12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL1.2
OpenGL4.6
Shader Model6.1
Vulkan1.1.82

Graphics Processor

ArchitectureMaxwell 2.0
Die Size398 mm²
GPU NameGM204
GPU VariantGM204-400-A1
Process Size28 nm
Transistors5,200 million

Memory

Bandwidth224.4 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit
Memory Size4096 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5

Render Config

ROPs64
SMM Count16
Shading Units2048
TMUs128

Theoretical Performance

FP32 (float) performance4,981 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance155.6 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate77.82 GPixel/s
Texture Rate155.6 GTexel/s