NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Benchmark

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti GPU benchmark, specs and release date - 6 GB NVIDIA Graphics card rating. How good is the GeForce GTX 980 Ti for gaming?

GPU Benchmark Score

36 %
Good score from 6 samples
Medium uncertainty
66th of 531
70th of 531
6 benchmarks

GPU benchmarks

Here are the performance results of this graphics card in both the hardwareDB Benchmark and other benchmark utilities. Synthetic tests are an estimation of real-world performance using consistent and repeatable benchmarks.

hardwareDB Benchmark

All tests were performed at 1920 x 1080 resolution

Flux Core

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

147 FPS average
105 FPS 10% low
98 FPS 1% low


Randomly generated noise sphere test

116 FPS average
115 FPS 10% low
113 FPS 1% low


Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

99 FPS average
80 FPS 10% low
79 FPS 1% low


Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

93 FPS average
88 FPS 10% low
86 FPS 1% low

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Alternative benchmarks

Here are some benchmark results using alternative testing software

Geekbench (CUDA)

Geekbench (CUDA)

CUDA compute benchmark

Geekbench (Metal)

Geekbench (Metal)

Metal compute benchmark

Geekbench (OpenCL)

Geekbench (OpenCL)

OpenCL compute benchmark

Geekbench (Vulkan)

Geekbench (Vulkan)

Vulkan compute benchmark

3DMark Graphics

3DMark Graphics

High-end graphics benchmark


Compare these benchmarks and specs using our GPU Comparison Tool

GPU Comparison

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti compared against popular alternatives. Compare against more GPUs with our GPU Comparison Tool.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
108 %
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
85 %
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
65 %
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
51 %
AMD Radeon RX 5700
43 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
41 %
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
36 %


Core Clock 1076 MHz
Boost Clock 1076 MHz
Memory Type GDDR5
Memory Size 6 GiB
Bus Width 384 bit
Memory Bandwidth 328.71 GB/s
TDP 250 W
Floating Point Performance 6.06 TFLOP/s
Release Date 2015-06-02
PCIe Revision 3
DirectX Support 12
OpenGL Support 4.5
Pixel Rate 103.3 Gigapixels/s
Texture Rate 189.4 Gigatexels/s
Shading Units 2816
Texture Mapping Units 176
Render Output Processors 96

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti

The GeForce GTX 980 Ti is an NVIDIA GPU that was released in June 2015. This GPU is good at gaming with a score of 36% in our PC benchmark.

The GeForce GTX 980 Ti has 6 GiB of GDDR5 memory, with a total memory bandwidth of 328 GB/s. The memory bus has a width of 384 bits. More memory is beneficial when gaming at high resolutions as the memory needs to store the frame buffer and all the game textures. If you run out of memory, you will experience poor performance as the GPU needs to swap data in and out of the memory as it is used.

In terms of clock speed, the GeForce GTX 980 Ti GPU core runs at a frequency of 1076 MHz and if power and temperature permits, it can boost up to 1076 MHz. A clock speed is the frequency at which the GPU updates. A higher speed means more processing can happen per cycle. This is useful only when comparing cards of the same generation, as other architectures may process more or less per clock.

As for rendering API support, the GeForce GTX 980 Ti supports up to DirectX 12. In addition, in cross-platform titles, OpenGL 4.5 features are supported. Higher level APIs such as DirectX 12 give more control to the game developer and can allow them to improve the graphics and performance.

This chip has a Thermal Design Power of 250W: the total amount of waste heat generated. A card that runs hotter will need better cooling and will draw more power from the wall.

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