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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 980

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980

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Higher effective memory clock speed 7,012 MHz vs 6,008 MHz More than 15% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher clock speed 1,127 MHz vs 1,006 MHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Higher pixel rate 77.82 GPixel/s vs 51.46 GPixel/s More than 50% higher pixel rate
Higher turbo clock speed 1,216 MHz vs 1,072 MHz Around 15% higher turbo clock speed
Higher memory clock speed 1,753 MHz vs 1,502 MHz More than 15% higher memory clock speed
Significantly lower TDP 165W vs 250W Around 35% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 760 X2

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 X2

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Is dual GPU Yes vs No About half of graphics cards are dual GPU
Much higher memory bandwidth 384.6 GB/s vs 224.4 GB/s More than 70% higher memory bandwidth
Higher texture rate 205.8 GTexel/s vs 155.6 GTexel/s More than 30% higher texture rate
Significantly more texture mapping units 192 vs 128 64 more texture mapping units
Much wider memory bus 512 bit vs 256 bit 2x wider memory bus
More shading units 2,304 vs 2,048 256 more shading units

Features Key features of the GeForce GTX 980  vs 760 X2 

memory bandwidth Rate at which data can be read from or stored in onboard memory

GeForce GTX 980
224.4 GB/s
GeForce GTX 760 X2
384.6 GB/s

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

GeForce GTX 980
77.82 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 760 X2
51.46 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

GeForce GTX 980
155.6 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 760 X2
205.8 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

GeForce GTX 980
4,981 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 760 X2
4,940 GFLOPS

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

Specifications Full list of technical specs


GeForce GTX 980  vs
760 X2 
GPU brand Nvidia Nvidia
GPU name GM204 GK104
Market Desktop Desktop
Clock speed 1,127 MHz 1,006 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,216 MHz 1,072 MHz
Is dual GPU No Yes
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 2,048 2,304
Texture mapping units 128 192
Render output processors 64 64
Pixel rate 77.82 GPixel/s 51.46 GPixel/s
Texture rate 155.6 GTexel/s 205.8 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 4,981 GFLOPS 4,940 GFLOPS


GeForce GTX 980  vs
760 X2 
Memory clock speed 1,753 MHz 1,502 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 7,012 MHz 6,008 MHz
Memory bus 256 bit 512 bit
Memory 4,096 MB 4,096 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 224.4 GB/s 384.6 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 165W 250W


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