GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 980 vs 780 Ti among Desktop GPUs


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Performance per Watt

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Noise and Power

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Overall Score

Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980  based on its benchmarks and noise and power.

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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 clock speed 1,127 MHz vs 875 MHz Around 30% higher clock speed
Higher pixel rate 77.82 GPixel/s vs 52.5 GPixel/s Around 50% higher pixel rate
Better 3DMark06 score 17,512 vs 15,619 More than 10% better 3DMark06 score
More memory 4,096 MB vs 3,072 MB Around 35% more memory
More render output processors 64 vs 48 16 more render output processors
Higher turbo clock speed 1,216 MHz vs 1,020 MHz Around 20% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly lower TDP 165W vs 250W Around 35% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 780 Ti

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Much higher memory bandwidth 336 GB/s vs 224.4 GB/s Around 50% higher memory bandwidth
Many more texture mapping units 240 vs 128 112 more texture mapping units
Higher texture rate 210 GTexel/s vs 155.6 GTexel/s Around 35% higher texture rate
More shading units 2,880 vs 2,048 832 more shading units
Wider memory bus 384 bit vs 256 bit 50% wider memory bus

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 980 vs 780 Ti

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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GPU Boss always misleading people. infact, GPU Boss is the best site for misinformation and wrong articles as well as wrong reviews and comparisons. when the hell on earth did GTX 980 got 8GB of memory???? and when the hell did the gtx 970 got better than gtx 780ti? its only found on
LOLz I love that you think you have some supercomputer too thats just so silly this fictitious world you live in
its amazing how you speak of games ignoring a processor lolz you are fucking retarded man all 4 cores are active it seems to be fore every game I have played so I have no idea what you are talking about saying mine are tens of thousands of times further apart than yours dude you have no comprehension of how computers work!
Actually jackass I just bought a Msi Gaming R9 280x youre retarded and what do you mean by trying to get brave why dont you jump off a cliff see if that works?
Actually you got me fucked up I was merely trying to smooth over our conversation but I see how much of an ass you are so forget it
You Must be an Nvidia fan Boy I have a Msi Gaming R9 280x its faster than the 970 however they are pretty even tierd cards I say the 970 would be more powerful if not for the nerfed Ram just wait you are already reaching the limits of the 970 all I have to do is crossfire when I reach mine and I can even use a HD 7970ghz which is basically the card I have with the exception of drivers and seriously you were talking smack in your last message cause not once did I mention a R9 380x lolz anyways I still want a GTX 690 to match my system and that is more than enough for any games out atm its a Beast I like older Nvidia Pre TiTan
the gtx 980 is better than gtx 780 ti
HaHa I was just rereading your comments comparing us to drag racing and Le mans lolz you are Hilarious that said what is your take on turning a fury into a fury x isnt that risky it would be nice I have no plans on doing this its just silly that Amd is still pulling the same thing Ati did with nerfing their top of the line chips lolz
Oh, stop with the "Erhmagherd, maxwell is sooo power efficient" It's not. tl:dr 980 non reference (wtf buys reference card?) SLI will have WAAY higher power consumption than a single 780 Ti non ref.
Wow, you sound like a 12-year old kid bragging about his dad's birthday/christmas present. Anyways, I got my Gigabyte GTX 780 Ti GHz edition for 350 euros (basically, 370-ish USD), and the cheapest 980 here is 546 euros (~560USD), so isn't that a bargain? Oh, by the way, you're retarded :) Have a good day :D
I don't see anyone else in the class, teacher. A very small classroom indeed. I would think now that you should win the Nobel prize awards after this, for being the most * impotent * teacher on the planet. And I'm really not going to reply after this.... "Your decision to be ignorant in the face of fact is your own" I would rather have been "ignorant" from your "facts" than be taught by the likes of you... If being taught by you, I would imagine I would do more harm on this earth than do good.
*Sigh* you "win." Now please stop responding to this message.
The world doesn't revolve around the British/American's dumb-ass. Your analogies and my analogies vary. That was a sarcasm to point out your point of view.
"Except I'm stainless steel kettle..." Yea, and I'm a jellyfish.
See? When an idiot like you boasts about his/her claims, and providing said claims with a fucking WIKIPEDIA article, it's pretty much apparent who reels the ignoramus title. Here are the terms from UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS and CEO's of many companies: And my personal favorite website to thrash your "article" (pff wikipedia) "You've obviously failed your mid-terms." I would rather fail my mid-terms where misinformation is not running stagnant. At least your idea of "Mid-terms" is a viable reason to miss them.
You fucking retarded ..... Ugh.... I rest my case. "Marketing means TELLING..." That's called Advertisement.
Advertisement, NOT marketing, For fucks sake, this generation is bombarded with ignorance's who think they know everything.. Advertisement is persuasion/rattle in the bottle for the masses, Marketing means figuring out what people want.
I see what you are saying about the latency on the L1 cache yes I have seen bottlenecks on this only in Bf4 though but it is something that is game dependent and that game was not optimized for anything bascically let me put things this way I run things with the highest setting I have not experienced a stutter my cpu scores 6.9 on assesment hard drive 4.2 so I need a new ssd drive just waiting might get a stealth flash drive when I upgrade to usb 3.0 mobo but for now I need a gpu my system is more than adequate to run anything with a proper gpu ;') I dont have the issue with it rendering either because most of it is addressed in gpu I addressed more data to it but it is so old and wont even play assasins creed china lolz
they dont talk back and forth when in game they speak directly to the Gpu I have my system set up properly and while what you say may be true for older games newer games take advantage of the multiple cores the hyperthreading actually works with them but I shut it off and it is faster but yeaa all four cores are used sometimes to 100% so I am not arguing about needing an upgrade merely stating a fact if I had a new gpu my Machine would rock with windows 10 with windows 7 it is stil rocking and works satisfactorly my bottleneck is my hard drive and gpu but yes if I had a new i7 it would make a huge leap in performance no doubt
lol it came out today
You are sooo wrong it is sick you may be more powerful however I have two dual cpus and it accesses them as four logical cores or as 8 hyperthreaded I have hyperthreaded shut off because in earlier gen it just slows down computing also it does access my two cores regardless it may not use all four cores but it fully addresses the two logical processor cores and I am able to max out all cores during some activities which clearly my computer is showing its age its not even a computer its a server so why are you trying to compare it to your Pc? regardless the fact that I can play games with a server and a graphics card both a decade old that should impress you not make you feel the need to rant about how underpowered your rig is compared to what is available today
IN ways you are right and like I said I have riser boards to support mine and perhaps I was lied to I will go to dell he told me he had 8*8gb ram and it could take twice that so perhaps I was miss informed as youhave been about ram ;') Ram speed is something that is fast enough that cpu speed is no where near fast enough to take advantage of it if I was to do anything to my computer it would be get a new one or get a card from the last year this was supported or a gtx 690 this computer is great for dx 9/ 10 and most 11 games but now it is showing its age and I am due for an upgrade however considering Ive held out 4 years for $150 I did good and the jokes on you paying all that money for a more stressful experience with new drivers
You are are an idiot I have 16gb of ram and mine supports 128gbs I have risers you have no Idea what you are even saying and no yours is roughly 1.4x as fast as mine because I have 2 dual gore 3ghz xeon processors and you just have a bunch of bs so keep talking wasting your breath because you jealous you dont have the knowledge you need to succeed in life
I will get a new Machine when I get the money for the time being mine works and you miss the whole point I work on computers yes I play games and I need an upgrade however there is no point on wasting money on a machine that is not any better than mine sandy bridge na I am waiting for something truly next gen and dx12 will work regardless the companies are just pissed but there is nothing they can do to stop the future so Nvidia best get out of the way with their bullshit products and stop holding back we need something truly revolutionary and Amd has our back for now so where is nvidia and Intel I expect to take over the graphics game if Nvidia doesnt get their shit straight! It appears they have became greedy and you as well running a gtx970 lame what is wrong with you! supporting them with the vram you are not future proofed that is for certain should have waited for a r380x or better yet 390x a real beast the 970 is a joke can barely play current games lame!
WoW you say I dont know as much as I think I do lolz you are sooo silly I work on computers I run a beast a precision 690 with a gtx 260 I need and upgrade but trust me when it comes to new tech I know and I also am blown away that Moores Law is still in effect I just cant wait untill Dx12 comes out then I will make a special computer with an Amd and Nvidia Machine that will have the best performance and most settings options due to the crazy architecture of the DX12
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