NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti

Compare NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8 GB vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6 GB, specs and GPU benchmark score. Which is the better graphics card for the money?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

71 %
18% slightly better overall score
60 %

Flux Core frame rate

Volumetric ray casting test, a computationally expensive method of rendering high-quality scenes

85 FPS
18 FPS slightly higher Flux Core frame rate
67 FPS

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

69 FPS
15 FPS slightly higher Electron frame rate
54 FPS

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

53 FPS
7 FPS slightly higher City frame rate
46 FPS

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

55 FPS
12 FPS slightly higher Clouds frame rate
43 FPS

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (CUDA) score

CUDA compute benchmark

38% slightly higher Geekbench (CUDA) score

Geekbench (Metal) score

Metal compute benchmark

13% slightly higher Geekbench (Metal) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

31% slightly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

8% slightly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

17% slightly higher 3DMark Graphics score


Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,607 MHz
49% significantly higher core clock speed
1,076 MHz

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,683 MHz
56% significantly higher boost clock speed
1,076 MHz


Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

8 GiB
33% slightly more memory
6 GiB

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

256 Bit
384 Bit
49% significantly larger memory bus width

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

256 GB/s
337 GB/s
31% slightly higher memory bandwidth


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

180 W
38% slightly lower TDP
250 W

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

108 Gigapixels/s
4% slightly higher pixel rate
103 Gigapixels/s

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

256 Gigatexels/s
35% slightly higher texture rate
189 Gigatexels/s

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

35% slightly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

15% slightly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

15% slightly more texture mapping units

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

49% significantly more render output processors

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

51st of 526
59th of 526

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

November 2017
June 2015

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


DirectX Support

Maximum version of DirectX supported


OpenGL Support

Maximum version of OpenGL supported


GeForce GTX 1070 Ti vs GeForce GTX 980 Ti benchmarks

In our benchmarks, the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti beats the GeForce GTX 980 Ti in gaming performance.

Our database shows that the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti has a significantly higher core clock speed. This is the frequency at which the graphics core is running at. While not necessarily an indicator of overall performance, this metric can be useful when comparing two GPUs based on the same architecture. In addition, the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti also has a significantly higher boost clock speed: the maximum frequency the chip can reach if power delivery and thermals allow.

As stated by the manufacturer, the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti has slightly more memory with 8 GiB of memory compared to 6 GiB. Memory size doesn't directly affect performance, but too little memory will certainly degrade gaming performance.

In addition, the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti has a slightly lower TDP at 180 W when compared to the GeForce GTX 980 Ti at 250 W. TDP (Thermal Design Power) measures total heat output from the chip.

In terms of raw gaming performance in our GPU benchmark, the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti is better than the GeForce GTX 980 Ti.


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