GeForce GTX 980 Ti 

Released June, 2015
  • 1 GHz
  • 6 GB GDDR5
9.1 Out of 10

Thanks to the overclock out of the box, its gaming price/performance ratio is better than with the GTX 980 Ti reference or GTX 980.
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During gaming, the Gigabyte GTX 980 Ti G1 Gaming uses quite a bit more power than the reference design, but it makes up for that with much higher performance.
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GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the GeForce GTX 980 Ti among Desktop GPUs over $400


GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more


GeForce GTX 980 Ti
T-Rex, Manhattan, Sky Diver Factor and Fire Strike Factor


GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more


GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more

Noise and Power

GeForce GTX 980 Ti
TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more


Overall Score

GeForce GTX 980 Ti

Benchmarks Real world tests of the GeForce GTX 980 Ti

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 980 Ti
781.78 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 1080
1,040.25 mHash/s
795.04 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 980 Ti
219.5 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 1080
240.36 mPixels/s
226.95 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 980 Ti
GeForce GTX 1080

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 980 Ti
GeForce GTX 1080

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

GeForce GTX 980 Ti

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

GeForce GTX 980 Ti

Unigine: Heaven 4.0

GeForce GTX 980 Ti

Battlefield 4

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Reviews Word on the street for the GeForce GTX 980 Ti

ZOTAC overclocked their card out of the box with a relatively small overclock compared to other cards we've reviewed so far.

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The increase is relatively small compared to the performance gained, which has the card tie with the GTX 980 Ti reference design for the 2nd best efficiency spot.
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It takes advantage of DirectX 11 and is fairly heavy on modern high-end GPUs, even if it's well-optimized for mainstream hardware.
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With the performance improvements from the overclock taken into account, the card actually delivers better performance-per-watt than the reference design.
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Fan noise during serious gaming is also much lower than with the NVIDIA reference design, but at 37 dBA, far from whisper quiet.
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A modern open-world game imagining of the post-apocalyptic cult-classic, Mad Max presents a richly detailed and hauntingly beautiful depiction of the Wasteland that includes several locations from the original movies.
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Fan noise has traditionally been a strong suit of the MSI Gaming Series graphics cards.
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Thanks to the overclock out of the box, Palit's gaming price/performance ratio is better than with the GTX 980 Ti reference or GTX 980.
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Fan settings seem carefully fine-tuned to the capabilities of the cooler, which results in fantastic gaming noise levels of only 31 dBA—nearly whisper quiet.
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The GPU can address the entire 6 GB of memory at a consistent speed.
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The card features 6 GB of memory, half that of the GTX Titan X, but at 288 GB/s, the memory bandwidth is the same.
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The chip is wired to 6 GB of GDDR5 memory across its 384-bit interface and can address all of it at a consistent bandwidth.
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What I find surprising is that the Furmark result is the same as for the NVIDIA reference design, which suggests that MSI did not increase the power limit of their board, but why even bother changing to a 6+8 to a 8+8 pin power input configuration if the power limit hasn't been increased?
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Furmark maximum power is the same as with the reference design, though, so MSI did not increase the board's power limit, which would have made sense given they changed the board power input to dual-8-pin.
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This configuration is specified for up to 450 W power draw.
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Specifications Full list of technical specs


GPU brand Nvidia
GPU name GM200
Market Desktop
Clock speed 1,000 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,076 MHz
Is dual GPU No
Reference card None

raw performance

Shading units 2,816
Texture mapping units 176
Render output processors 96
Pixel rate 96 GPixel/s
Texture rate 176 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 5,632 GFLOPS


Memory clock speed 1,753 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 7,012 MHz
Memory bus 384 bit
Memory 6,144 MB
Memory type GDDR5

noise and power

TDP 250W
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very big TDP: what should i do? Is to put a cpu cooler on it like twin frozr or cooler master. After some time, when nVidia cards evolves we're gonna fry eggs on it's very big(and hot) die.
this card is outdated make room in your pc's for Nvidia GTX 1080 and the 1070 1060 1050 card's are coming
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Of course performance is all that "matters" but it matters most for where each INDIVIDUAL needs it. A GPU that has the best performance in gaming may be important to you, whereas someone else may find the most important place for great performance is in video editing, and another may need it for 3d rendering...and so on. That's why these reviews are important. If all you're interested in is stats on a box, then wtf are you even doing here looking at this?
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295X2 is currently not the best card it was a while back but now it isn't the only future proof card that i had really noticed is the GTX Titan Black edition with 12GB GDDR5 memory
OMG guys calm down this is like a Nvidia and AMD fan boy's(and girls) fighting for their own cards, each card has their own pros and cons like AMD started off firstly with HBM while Nvidia still didn't and they are apparently going to start with it in the next generation of their cards. When thinking about a GPU we should always consider about the factors that would be affecting performance, but even performance is not always the main need, we should also have a higher memory bandwith for loading down extra details thhis would be extremely useful for people who are doing Auto Cad 3D or even MAYA, in the final stages will all ROP's, CUDA Cores or Shader Cores, TMU's etc.... will come into handy so of course everything should be considered as for the 295X2 yes indeed it was a powerful card that came out but still the GTX 980 managed to beat it, due to the unhandled balancing of the crossfire link between the 2 Cards.
Dumbass that thinks Performance is all that matters.
Um wot. Performance is all that matters " The Shading Units and ROP's and TMU's is what matters." Dumbass that contributes to performance. Performance is a sum. Not a contributor
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You stupid? I've had experience with both of these cards and the 295x2 stuttered like forest gump while the 980 Ti was more stable at higher loads. Not to mention the 295x2 is exactly that...a dual GPU...and at the end of the day you are still comparing the power of a dual GPU to a single GPU... Not even in the same class Sherlock. Not a fanboy for Nvidia or Radeon but I know the more reliable and stable card when I see it and this time around the 980 Ti seems to be more worth the investment. Please pull your head out of your @ss.
Wot?(British Version) Whaat?(US Version)
Supposing it's sarcastic comment, up voted.
You stupid? Performance doesn't matter, The Shading Units and ROP's and TMU's is what matters.
So much better minimum fps, no stuttering, lower wattage, better drivers, and max fps are just a few behind the 295x2. How again is the 295x2 the better card??
better than the 295x2 pffff nvidia pays well
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