Gtx 980 ti vs 980: Nvidia GTX 980 vs 980-Ti

GeForce GTX 980 Ti Revisited: How does it fare against the GTX 1070 and RTX 2060?

Today we’re revisiting an old friend, the GeForce GTX 980 Ti and we’re doing so with a 36 game benchmark covering the 1080p and 1440p resolutions. We’re particularly interested to see how it performs against more modern GPUs like the GTX 1070 and the GeForce RTX 2060. So in a way we suppose you could call this more of a GTX 980 Ti vs. GTX 1070 vs. RTX 2060 test.

About a year ago we reviewed the RTX 2060 for the first time. We happened to miss the official launch because Nvidia «lost» our sample in the mail but that meant we didn’t have to rush our tests and we ended up with the full hog and provided a massive 36 game test.

Looking back at that data, we found that the RTX 2060 was able to beat the GTX 1070 Ti by a slim margin, making it 13% faster than the vanilla GTX 1070. We didn’t include older GPUs at the time like the GTX 980 Ti, so the Maxwell-based flagship was absent from that feature. It will be interesting to see if those margins have changed, while also taking a look at how much faster the RTX 2060 is when compared to the GTX 980 Ti.

The GTX 980 Ti was released back in mid-2015 for $650 and the RTX 2060 in early 2019 for $350. That makes the modern Turing GPU three and a half years newer and almost 50% cheaper. The 980 Ti was a beast of a GPU, it shared the same 601mm2 die with the Titan X and although not all SM units were enabled, it still packed an impressive 2816 CUDA cores, 6GB of GDDR5 memory on a 384-bit wide memory bus, and enjoyed a memory bandwidth of 336.5 GB/s.

A year later the GTX 1070 arrived and although it packed just 1920 CUDA cores — 32% fewer than the 980 Ti — thanks to a ~60% increase in clock speed, performance ended up being very similar and this was largely due to Nvidia moving from TSMC’s 28nm process to what at the time was their latest 16nm manufacturing.

The jump to the 12nm process with the RTX 2060 was less extreme, but here we got an entirely new architecture. Notably, the RTX 2060 die is 42% larger than the GTX 1070 and although the core count has only increased by a little over 10%, the cores are much wider and support technologies such as real-time ray tracing.

Despite the massive increase in die size, Nvidia sold the RTX 2060 for a little less than the Pascal-based GTX 1070. In a way they had to, as the newer GPU had more features but was just marginally faster. Turing is the more modern architecture, featuring better support for DX12 and Vulkan. So again, it’ll be interesting to see if that margin has grown and where — in other words, which games are favoring Turing today.

Our test setup consists of the MSI GTX 980 Ti Gaming (graphics card names were a little simpler back then) pitted against the MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z and GTX 1070 Gaming X. Powering the GPU test rig is the Intel Core i9-9900K overclocked to 5 GHz with 16GB of DDR4-3400 memory. As usual, rather than having 36 individual graphs, we’ll look at about a dozen of the more interesting games and then jump into the performance breakdown graphs. For the discussion, we’ll be focusing on the 1440p results…

Benchmarks

Doom Eternal is an interesting game to start with as it makes heavy use of async compute and this is a technology neither the Maxwell or Pascal architectures were able to utilize at the hardware level.

At 1440p the key advantage the GTX 1070 has over the 980 Ti is the 8GB VRAM buffer, that and what is likely better driver optimization. The end result means the 980 Ti was almost 20% slower. However it’s the RTX 2060 and it’s more modern architecture that really excels in this title, reaching almost 100 fps on average and that meant the 980 Ti was 31% slower.

It’s also worth noting that the 2060 makes out even better at 1080p as the 980 Ti is also limited to a 6GB memory buffer. Whereas it was 18% faster than the GTX 1070 at 1440p, it’s a whopping 36% faster at 1080p as the memory constraints are less of an issue at this lower resolution.

Moving to Resident Evil 3 we find a situation where the GTX 1070 is no faster than the GTX 980 Ti. If anything, it’s a little slower. This was also the case with Resident Evil 2 — both games use the same engine and look very similar.

With 68 fps on average at 1440p, the 980 Ti fairs very well in this title. The RTX 2060 was faster, but this time by just a 13% margin, so while that is certainly progress, it’s not a ton of it.

Where we do see a significant step forward for the Turing based GPU is in Rainbow Six Siege. Here the RTX 2060 was a whopping 35% faster than the GTX 980 Ti and almost 40% faster than the GTX 1070.

Rainbow Six Siege is a compute-heavy title and previously this meant AMD’s 5th gen GCN products walked all over Nvidia’s Pascal GPUs, such as the GTX 1070. However the upgraded Turing cores tackled that weakness and now it’s Nvidia who enjoys an advantage in this title, even when compared to Radeon Navi GPUs.

The leap forward seen here is incredible, though it has to be said, with 79 fps on average the GTX 980 Ti still delivered impressive performance at 1440p.

The 980 Ti also performs very well in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, spitting out over 60 fps at all times during our test, for an average of 81 fps. It was also just 7% slower than the GTX 1070, though it did trail the much newer RTX 2060 by a 24% margin.

The RTX 2060 does perform well in this title, even at 1440p and a 23% performance uplift over the GTX 1070 is certainly nothing to sneeze at.

This game also supports ray tracing and is therefore heavily optimized for Turing. We’ve witnessed Pascal GPUs such as the GTX 1060 performing quite poorly relative to competitors, in this case the RX 580. So while we’re sure Turing improvements help here, we’d wager that driver optimization is playing its role as well.

The GTX 980 Ti performed well in F1 2019 using the new DX12 mode, here it was just 11% slower than the GTX 1070, but more importantly was able to provide smooth playable performance at 1440p with 76 fps on average. The RTX 2060 was 32% faster and 18% faster than the GTX 1070, so a reasonable performance uplift in this latest F1 title.

Fortnite also supports DX12 now and using this API we see comparable performance between the GTX 980 Ti and GTX 1070 at 1440p using the maximum quality preset. For competitive-type quality settings either will work just fine.

The RTX 2060 does offer a 23% performance boost and perhaps not the kind of gain you’d expect to see in this title.

Another popular battle royale game where the GTX 1070 and 980 Ti are evenly matched. Both GPUs average just over 70 fps. The RTX 2060 was about 20% faster at 1440p, which is a strong performance lead and certainly not a bad generation-on-generation performance uplift.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider remains a visually impressive game even when it’s been 18 months since it launched. As you can see it’s a demanding one, even at 1440p. Here the 980 Ti failed to achieve a 60 fps average, as did the GTX 1070, both rendering just over 50 fps. This made the 23% boost offered by the RTX 2060 quite noticeable.

World War Z is yet another title where the GTX 1070 and 980 Ti are very evenly matched and it’s another title where both easily push above 60 fps at 1440p using the maximum in game quality settings. The RTX 2060 was around 18% faster so a reasonable performance uplift there, but it has to be said the 980 Ti hardly looks outdated.

The Gears 5 results are interesting, the GTX 1070 is clearly faster than the 980 Ti at 1080p, offering a 12% performance upgrade. However at 1440p the results come together and here the 1070 is just 6% faster, verging on a margin of error-type difference. The RTX 2060 is just 13% faster than the GTX 1070, though we see a similar margin between the two at both tested resolutions.

Ghost Recon Breakpoint has recently been updated to support Vulkan and this has led to big performance gains for modern GeForce GPUs — gains of up to 20%.

It seems clear that Nvidia has not optimized for the 980 Ti and Maxwell as the GTX 1070 was a whopping 18% faster at 1440p. A similar result to what we saw with another new title, Doom Eternal.

Last up we have World of Tanks and as is often the case with older titles, we see very little difference in performance between the three GPUs, particularly at 1440p. We’re talking a 10% or lower margin between the slowest and fastest GPU. This can be attributed to better driver optimization for older GPUs and or the inability to take advantage of modern features supported by newer GPUs.

For the most part the GTX 980 Ti still looks to be handling itself rather well, though there are some titles such as Ghost Recon Breakpoint, which appear to lack proper driver optimization and therefore will require gamers to reduce graphics settings for smooth performance at 1440p. Since we’ve only looked at a dozen of the tested games, let’s see how these GPUs compared across all 36 games.

Performance Breakdown

At 1080p, the GTX 980 Ti was on average 5% slower than the GTX 1070. The only outlier here was The Division 2 where the 980 Ti was for 26% slower for some reason.

Removing that result changes the average by a single percent, making the 980 Ti ~4% slower. For the most part, you’re looking at little to no difference between these two GPUs, 21 of the 36 games tested saw a margin of 5% or less which we typically deem a draw.

Moving to 1440p reduces the margin to 4% and removing The Division 2 doesn’t change anything in that average. 22 of the 36 games saw a margin of 5% difference or less, which confirms these GPUs are very evenly matched.

When compared to the RTX 2060, the GTX 980 Ti was 20% slower on average at 1080p. The Division 2 along with Doom Eternal are weak titles for the Maxwell part.

The old GTX 980 Ti trails the RTX 2060 by a similar margin at 1440p. For this match up it was 19% slower on average. Certainly it’s on the more demanding, newer, or more technically advanced games where the RTX 2060 gets away from the GTX 980 Ti.

The margins are much smaller in titles such as World of Tanks, War Thunder, For Honor and Resident Evil 3, for example. Whereas they’re quite considerable in titles such as Doom Eternal, The Division 2, Control, DiRT Rally 2.0, Strange Brigade, Rainbow Six Siege, Red Dead Redemption 2, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and well. .. a few others, you get the point.

What We Learned

While the GTX 980 Ti is starting to show its age, the once mighty flagship GPU still has some fight in it, which is great to see. We have to admit, the initial intention of this benchmark session was to investigate how well the 980 Ti stacked up against the newer GTX 1070 in 2020, we often found ourselves more interested in the battle between the GTX 1070 and RTX 2060.

But we’ll stop ourselves from jumping right to that and talk a little more about the 980 Ti versus the GTX 1070. Last time we compared these two head to head in a large range of games the 980 Ti was actually 1% faster or basically identical and that’s still mostly true today. The games that tipped the results in the 1070’s favor include The Division 2, Ghost Recon Breakpoint and Doom Eternal.

None of those titles were tested before and in our opinion the 980 Ti probably shouldn’t be that much slower, so we suspect this is a result of Nvidia failing to optimize for older hardware.

The GTX 980 Ti is 5 years old now and we’re pretty confident that Nvidia abandons all optimizations around the 6 year old mark. This can be seen when looking at Kepler-based GPUs. We suspect we’re getting to a point where the GeForce 900 series will start to fall away in newer titles. If you happen to be second-hand shopping, keep that in mind.

Lets now shift gears to the RTX 2060…

Upon release we found it was ~13% faster than the GTX 1070. In today’s test the RTX 2060 was 20% faster on average, so which games are responsible for the overall improvement in performance?

The biggest contributor is Control, a newer title that wasn’t part of the previous test. Control is also an Nvidia sponsored title and a great deal of time has been invested into making sure RTX series GPUs deliver maximum performance, largely so ray tracing doesn’t result in a complete slideshow.

Interestingly, Strange Brigade performance has also been dramatically improved and this title does make use of async compute. Although not a popular title, it is often used for benchmarking, so it doesn’t surprise me that Nvidia has made an effort to optimize performance for Turing-based GPUs here.

The RTX 2060 was also 39% faster in Rainbow Six Siege, but that’s not much different to the 33% win it enjoyed using the older DX11 version. Nvidia has optimized Turing for Wolfenstein: The New Colossus, originally the 2060 was 20% faster, now with upgraded drivers and multiple game patches, it’s 33% faster. Red Dead Redemption 2 is another new game that massively favors the 2060.

Between new games that better utilize modern GPUs and Nvidia’s focus on driver optimizations for Turing, the RTX 2060 has been able to further distance itself from the GTX 1070 and consequently the GTX 980 Ti. For those of you still rocking the GTX 980 Ti, overall we’d say it’s holding up well and you’re probably reasonably satisfied with the experience, but we suspect it’ll start to fall away now and upcoming generations should see it outpaced for around $200.

The GeForce GTX 1070 is still a solid buy but with Nvidia focusing its attention on Turing and future generations supporting ray tracing and DLSS, it’ll be interesting to see how well Pascal ages over the next few years. No doubt, we’ll have plenty more benchmark content in the future that will monitor the situation.

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EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Superclocked ACX 2.0 vs Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti: What is the difference?

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54 facts in comparison

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Why is EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Superclocked ACX 2.0 better than Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti?

  • 266MHz faster GPU clock speed?
    1266MHzvs1000MHz
  • 85W lower TDP?
    165Wvs250W
  • 291MHz faster GPU turbo speed?
    1367MHzvs1076MHz

Why is Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti better than EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Superclocked ACX 2.0?

  • 0.53 TFLOPS higher floating-point performance?
    5.63 TFLOPSvs5.1 TFLOPS
  • 15 GPixel/s higher pixel rate?
    96 GPixel/svs81 GPixel/s
  • 14 GTexels/s higher texture rate?
    176 GTexels/svs162 GTexels/s
  • 1.5x more VRAM?
    6GBvs4GB
  • 112.5GB/s more memory bandwidth?
    336.5GB/svs224GB/s
  • 128bit wider memory bus width?
    384bitvs256bit
  • 768 more shading units?
    2816vs2048
  • 2800million more transistors?
    8000 millionvs5200 million

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Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070

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EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Classified Gaming ACX 2.0

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AMD Radeon Vega 8

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Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060

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Performance

1.GPU clock speed

1266MHz

1000MHz

The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.

2.GPU turbo

1367MHz

1076MHz

When the GPU is running below its limitations, it can boost to a higher clock speed in order to give increased performance.

3.pixel rate

81 GPixel/s

96 GPixel/s

The number of pixels that can be rendered to the screen every second.

4.floating-point performance

5.1 TFLOPS

5.63 TFLOPS

Floating-point performance is a measurement of the raw processing power of the GPU.

5.texture rate

162 GTexels/s

176 GTexels/s

The number of textured pixels that can be rendered to the screen every second.

6.GPU memory speed

1753MHz

1753MHz

The memory clock speed is one aspect that determines the memory bandwidth.

7.shading units

Shading units (or stream processors) are small processors within the graphics card that are responsible for processing different aspects of the image.

8.texture mapping units (TMUs)

TMUs take textures and map them to the geometry of a 3D scene. More TMUs will typically mean that texture information is processed faster.

9.render output units (ROPs)

The ROPs are responsible for some of the final steps of the rendering process, writing the final pixel data to memory and carrying out other tasks such as anti-aliasing to improve the look of graphics.

Memory

1.effective memory speed

7012MHz

7012MHz

The effective memory clock speed is calculated from the size and data rate of the memory. Higher clock speeds can give increased performance in games and other apps.

2.maximum memory bandwidth

224GB/s

336.5GB/s

This is the maximum rate that data can be read from or stored into memory.

3.VRAM

VRAM (video RAM) is the dedicated memory of a graphics card. More VRAM generally allows you to run games at higher settings, especially for things like texture resolution.

4.memory bus width

256bit

384bit

A wider bus width means that it can carry more data per cycle. It is an important factor of memory performance, and therefore the general performance of the graphics card.

5.version of GDDR memory

Newer versions of GDDR memory offer improvements such as higher transfer rates that give increased performance.

6.Supports ECC memory

✖EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Superclocked ACX 2.0

✖Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti

Error-correcting code memory can detect and correct data corruption. It is used when is it essential to avoid corruption, such as scientific computing or when running a server.

Features

1.DirectX version

DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.

2.OpenGL version

OpenGL is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.

3.OpenCL version

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Some apps use OpenCL to apply the power of the graphics processing unit (GPU) for non-graphical computing. Newer versions introduce more functionality and better performance.

4.Supports multi-display technology

✔EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Superclocked ACX 2. 0

✔Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti

The graphics card supports multi-display technology. This allows you to configure multiple monitors in order to create a more immersive gaming experience, such as having a wider field of view.

5.load GPU temperature

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A lower load temperature means that the card produces less heat and its cooling system performs better.

6.supports ray tracing

✖EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Superclocked ACX 2.0

✖Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti

Ray tracing is an advanced light rendering technique that provides more realistic lighting, shadows, and reflections in games.

7.Supports 3D

✖EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Superclocked ACX 2.0

✔Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti

Allows you to view in 3D (if you have a 3D display and glasses).

8. supports DLSS

✖EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Superclocked ACX 2.0

✖Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti

DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) is an upscaling technology powered by AI. It allows the graphics card to render games at a lower resolution and upscale them to a higher resolution with near-native visual quality and increased performance. DLSS is only available on select games.

9.PassMark (G3D) result

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This benchmark measures the graphics performance of a video card. Source: PassMark.

Ports

1.has an HDMI output

✔EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Superclocked ACX 2.0

✔Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

2.HDMI ports

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More HDMI ports mean that you can simultaneously connect numerous devices, such as video game consoles and set-top boxes.

3.HDMI version

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Newer versions of HDMI support higher bandwidth, which allows for higher resolutions and frame rates.

4.DisplayPort outputs

Allows you to connect to a display using DisplayPort.

5.DVI outputs

Allows you to connect to a display using DVI.

6.mini DisplayPort outputs

Allows you to connect to a display using mini-DisplayPort.

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GeForce GTX 750 Ti vs GeForce GTX 980 Graphics cards Comparison

When choosing between GeForce GTX 750 Ti and GeForce GTX 980, it is worth examining the specifications of the models in detail. Do they meet the recommended requirements of modern games and software? Storage capacity, form factor, TDP, available ports, warranty and manufacturer support are all important. For example, the size of a PC case can limit the maximum thickness and length of the card. Often, instead of the factory overclocked card and RGB backlight, it is better to choose a reference model with a more efficient GPU. And make sure that your current power supply unit has the correct connection pins (using adapters is not recommended). This GPUs compare tool is meant to help you to choose the best graphics card for your build. Let’s find out the difference between GeForce GTX 750 Ti and GeForce GTX 980.

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Main Specs

  GeForce GTX 750 Ti GeForce GTX 980
Power consumption (TDP) 60 Watt 165 Watt
Interface PCIe 3. 0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors None 2x 6-pins
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount 2 GB 4 GB
Display Connectors 2x DVI, 1x mini-HDMI 1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
Recommended system power (PSU) 500 Watt
 

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  • GeForce GTX 980 has 175% more power consumption, than GeForce GTX 750 Ti.
  • Both video cards are using PCIe 3.0 x16 interface connection to a motherboard.
  • GeForce GTX 980 has 2 GB more memory, than GeForce GTX 750 Ti.
  • Both cards are used in Desktops.
  • GeForce GTX 750 Ti and GeForce GTX 980 are build with Maxwell architecture.
  • GeForce GTX 750 Ti and GeForce GTX 980 are manufactured by 28 nm process technology.
  • GeForce GTX 980 is 5 mm longer, than GeForce GTX 750 Ti.
  • Memory clock speed of GeForce GTX 980 is 2 MHz higher, than GeForce GTX 750 Ti.

Game benchmarks

Assassin’s Creed OdysseyBattlefield 5Call of Duty: WarzoneCounter-Strike: Global OffensiveCyberpunk 2077Dota 2Far Cry 5FortniteForza Horizon 4Grand Theft Auto VMetro ExodusMinecraftPLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDSRed Dead Redemption 2The Witcher 3: Wild HuntWorld of Tanks
high / 1080p 20−22 55−60
ultra / 1080p 12−14 35−40
QHD / 1440p 6−7 30−35
4K / 2160p 5−6 18−20
low / 720p 40−45 80−85
medium / 1080p 24−27 65−70
The average gaming FPS of GeForce GTX 980 in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is 157% more, than GeForce GTX 750 Ti.
high / 1080p 30−35 85−90
ultra / 1080p 27−30 75−80
QHD / 1440p 10−12 60−65
4K / 2160p 8−9 30−35
low / 720p 65−70 140−150
medium / 1080p 35−40 95−100
The average gaming FPS of GeForce GTX 980 in Battlefield 5 is 176% more, than GeForce GTX 750 Ti.
low / 768p 50−55 45−50
QHD / 1440p 0−1
The average gaming FPS of GeForce GTX 750 Ti in Call of Duty: Warzone is 10% more, than GeForce GTX 980.
low / 768p 230−240 250−260
medium / 768p 200−210 230−240
ultra / 1080p 120−130
QHD / 1440p 90−95 150−160
4K / 2160p 50−55 100−110
high / 768p 160−170 220−230
The average gaming FPS of GeForce GTX 980 in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is 30% more, than GeForce GTX 750 Ti.
low / 768p 60−65 70−75
ultra / 1080p 50−55
medium / 1080p 55−60 50−55
The average gaming FPS of GeForce GTX 980 in Cyberpunk 2077 is 3% more, than GeForce GTX 750 Ti.
low / 768p 120−130 120−130
medium / 768p 100−110 110−120
ultra / 1080p 80−85 110−120
The average gaming FPS of GeForce GTX 980 in Dota 2 is 13% more, than GeForce GTX 750 Ti.
high / 1080p 24−27 70−75
ultra / 1080p 21−24 65−70
QHD / 1440p 18−20 45−50
4K / 2160p 8−9 24−27
low / 720p 50−55 100−110
medium / 1080p 27−30 75−80
The average gaming FPS of GeForce GTX 980 in Far Cry 5 is 150% more, than GeForce GTX 750 Ti.
high / 1080p 30−35 100−110
ultra / 1080p 24−27 80−85
QHD / 1440p 16−18 50−55
4K / 2160p 21−24
low / 720p 120−130 230−240
medium / 1080p 70−75 150−160
The average gaming FPS of GeForce GTX 980 in Fortnite is 133% more, than GeForce GTX 750 Ti.
high / 1080p 30−35 95−100
ultra / 1080p 24−27 75−80
QHD / 1440p 14−16 55−60
4K / 2160p 12−14 35−40
low / 720p 65−70 140−150
medium / 1080p 35−40 100−110
The average gaming FPS of GeForce GTX 980 in Forza Horizon 4 is 177% more, than GeForce GTX 750 Ti.
low / 768p 100−110 160−170
medium / 768p 90−95 150−160
high / 1080p 40−45 100−110
ultra / 1080p 16−18 55−60
QHD / 1440p 7−8 45−50
The average gaming FPS of GeForce GTX 980 in Grand Theft Auto V is 103% more, than GeForce GTX 750 Ti.
high / 1080p 12−14 40−45
ultra / 1080p 10−11 35−40
QHD / 1440p 10−11 27−30
4K / 2160p 3−4 16−18
low / 720p 40−45 100−110
medium / 1080p 18−20 60−65
The average gaming FPS of GeForce GTX 980 in Metro Exodus is 200% more, than GeForce GTX 750 Ti.
low / 768p 120−130 120−130
medium / 1080p 110−120
GeForce GTX 750 Ti and GeForce GTX 980 have the same average FPS in Minecraft.
high / 1080p 90−95
ultra / 1080p 14−16 65−70
4K / 2160p 18−20
low / 720p 70−75 130−140
medium / 1080p 18−20 100−110
The average gaming FPS of GeForce GTX 980 in PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS is 191% more, than GeForce GTX 750 Ti.
high / 1080p 14−16 40−45
ultra / 1080p 10−11 27−30
QHD / 1440p 1−2 21−24
4K / 2160p 1−2 14−16
low / 720p 35−40 100−110
medium / 1080p 21−24 60−65
The average gaming FPS of GeForce GTX 980 in Red Dead Redemption 2 is 228% more, than GeForce GTX 750 Ti.
low / 768p 70−75 210−220
medium / 768p 45−50 140−150
high / 1080p 24−27 80−85
ultra / 1080p 14−16 45−50
4K / 2160p 8−9 30−33
The average gaming FPS of GeForce GTX 980 in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is 215% more, than GeForce GTX 750 Ti.
low / 768p 90−95 140−150
medium / 768p 60−65
ultra / 1080p 40−45 70−75
high / 768p 55−60
The average gaming FPS of GeForce GTX 980 in World of Tanks is 61% more, than GeForce GTX 750 Ti.

Full Specs

  GeForce GTX 750 Ti GeForce GTX 980
Architecture Maxwell Maxwell
Code name GM107 GM204
Type Desktop Desktop
Release date 18 February 2014 19 September 2014
Pipelines 640 2048
Core clock speed 1020 MHz
Boost Clock 1085 MHz 1216 MHz
Transistor count 1,870 million 5,200 million
Manufacturing process technology 28 nm 28 nm
Texture fill rate 43. 40 144 billion/sec
Floating-point performance 1,389 gflops 4,981 gflops
Length 5.7″ (14.5 cm) 10.5″ (26.7 cm)
Memory bus width 128 Bit 256 Bit
Memory clock speed 5.4 GB/s 7.0 GB/s
Memory bandwidth 86.4 GB/s 224 GB/s
Shared memory
G-SYNC support +
DirectX 12 (11_0) 12 (12_1)
Shader Model 5.1 6.4
OpenGL 4.4 4.5
OpenCL 1.2 1.2
Vulkan 1. 1.126 1.1.126
CUDA + +
Monero / XMR (CryptoNight) 0.25 kh/s 0.54 kh/s
CUDA cores 640 2048
Bus support PCI Express 3.0 PCI Express 3.0
Height 4.376″ (11.1 cm) 4.376″ (11.1 cm)
SLI options +
Multi monitor support 4 displays 4 displays
HDMI + +
HDCP + +
Maximum VGA resolution 2048×1536 2048×1536
Audio input for HDMI Internal Internal
3D Gaming +
3D Vision +
3D Vision Live +
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 183 Mh/s 579 Mh/s
DisplayPort Multimode (DP++) support +
H. 264, VC1, MPEG2 1080p video decoder +
Optimus +
Decred / DCR (Decred) 0.51 Gh/s 1.74 Gh/s
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto) 2.3 Mh/s 20.28 Mh/s
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash) 74.4 Sol/s 312.12 Sol/s
GameStream +
GeForce ShadowPlay +
GPU Boost 2.0
GameWorks +
BatteryBoost +
Blu Ray 3D +
 

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Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT

  • Up to 68% cheaper than GeForce GTX 980 Ti — $179. 99 vs $556.41

  • Up to 60% better value when playing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive than GeForce GTX 980 Ti — $0.49 vs $1.24 per FPS

  • Consumes up to 57% less energy than NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti — 107 vs 250 Watts

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Resolution

1920×1080

Game Graphics

High

GeForce GTX 980 Ti

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447

100%

Value, $/FPS

$1.24/FPS

-53%

Price, $

$556.41

32%

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77%

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Game Graphics

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VALORANT

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FPS

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FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

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FPS

604

FPS

League of Legends

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FPS

158

FPS

Fortnite

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Pixel Fillrate

103.3 GPixel/s

100%

Texel Fillrate

189.4 GTexel/s

100%

Radeon RX 6500 XT

Desktop • Jan 19th, 2022


Pixel Fillrate

90.08 GPixel/s

85%

Texel Fillrate

180.2 GTexel/s

95%

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1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin Power Connectors 1x 6-pin

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Desktop

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Memory 4 GB
GDDR5 Type GDDR6
384-bit Bus 64-bit

336.6 GB/s

Bandwidth 143.9 GB/s
1000 MHz Base Clock Speed

2310 MHz

1076 MHz Boost Clock Speed

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1753 MHz Memory Clock Speed

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GeForce GTX 1660 Ti vs GeForce GTX 980 Ti



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  3. GeForce GTX 1660 Ti vs GeForce GTX 980 Ti
  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

    113%

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti

    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
13% higher gaming performance.
130 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the GeForce GTX 980 Ti .
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Supports PhysX
Supports G-Sync
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty)
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute
Supports DirectX Raytracing (DXR)
Supports Deep Learning Super-Sampling (DLSS)
Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Supports PhysX
Supports G-Sync
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty)
Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Maxwell), there may be no performance optimizations for current games and applications

HWBench recommends GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

The GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is the better performing card based on the game benchmark suite used (33 combinations of games and resolutions).

Core Configuration
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GeForce GTX 980 Ti
GPU Name TU116 (TU116-400-A1) vs GM200 (GM200-310-A1)
Fab Process 12 nm vs 28 nm
Die Size 284 mm² vs 601 mm²
Transistors 6,600 million vs 8,000 million
Shaders 1536 vs 2816
Compute Units 24 vs 22
Core clock 1500 MHz vs 1000 MHz
ROPs 48 vs 96
TMUs 96 vs 176

Memory Configuration
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Memory Type GDDR6 vs GDDR5
Bus Width 192 bit vs 384 bit
Memory Speed 1500 MHz

12000 MHz effective
vs 1753 MHz

7012 MHz effective
Memory Size 6144 Mb vs 6144 Mb
Additional details
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GeForce GTX 980 Ti
TDP 120 watts vs 250 watts
Release Date 22 Feb 2019 vs 2 Jun 2015
  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

    84. 96 GP/s

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti

    96.00 GP/s

GigaPixels — higher is better

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

    169.90 GT/s

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti

    176.00 GT/s

GigaTexels — higher is better

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

    288.00 GB/s

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti

    337.00 GB/s

GB/s — higher is better

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

    5437.00 GFLOPs

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti

    5632.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs — higher is better

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10×64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

    91

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti

    55

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra quality TTA DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

    90

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti

    81

FPS (higher is better)

Very High Quality TAA, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

    104

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti

    87

FPS (higher is better)

Highest quality DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

    108

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti

    100

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality, DirectX11, Windows 10×64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

    97

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti

    83

FPS (higher is better)

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF, 2xMSAA

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

    124

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti

    113

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Detail,16:1 AF, DirectX12, Windows 10×64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

    47

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti

    42

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality, HR Textures, DirectX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

    80

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti

    73

FPS (higher is better)

Highest Details, Pure hair, HBAO+, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

    81

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti

    66

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Async Compute ,Windows 10×64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

    102

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti

    95

FPS (higher is better)

DX11,Max Details, 16:1 HQ-AF, +AA

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

    91

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti

    76

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10×64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

    69

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti

    39

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra quality TTA DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

    69

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti

    63

FPS (higher is better)

Very High Quality TAA, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

    71

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti

    62

FPS (higher is better)

Highest quality DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

    78

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti

    75

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality, DirectX11, Windows 10×64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

    70

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti

    62

FPS (higher is better)

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF, 2xMSAA

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

    94

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti

    86

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Detail,16:1 AF, DirectX12, Windows 10×64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

    35

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti

    33

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality, HR Textures, DirectX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

    56

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti

    50

FPS (higher is better)

Highest Details, Pure hair, HBAO+, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

    52

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti

    45

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Async Compute ,Windows 10×64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

    73

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti

    69

FPS (higher is better)

DX11,Max Details, 16:1 HQ-AF, +AA

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

    64

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti

    61

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Windows 10×64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

    37

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti

    32

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra quality TTA DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

    40

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti

    38

FPS (higher is better)

Very High Quality TAA, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

    38

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti

    35

FPS (higher is better)

Highest quality DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

    43

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti

    43

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality, DirectX11, Windows 10×64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

    37

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti

    35

FPS (higher is better)

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF, 2xMSAA

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

    47

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti

    43

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Detail,16:1 AF, DirectX12, Windows 10×64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

    22

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti

    21

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality, HR Textures, DirectX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

    33

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti

    28

FPS (higher is better)

Highest Details, Pure hair, HBAO+, DirectX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

    26

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti

    23

FPS (higher is better)

Ultra Quality, DirectX12, Async Compute ,Windows 10×64

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

    41

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti

    40

FPS (higher is better)

DX11,Max Details, 16:1 HQ-AF, +AA

  • GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

    34

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti

    37

FPS (higher is better)

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Apple M1 8-core vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti


Comparative analysis of Apple M1 8-core and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti videocards for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Technical info, Memory, Technologies, Video outputs and ports, Compatibility, dimensions and requirements, API support.
Benchmark videocards performance analysis: Geekbench — OpenCL, GFXBench 4.0 — Car Chase Offscreen (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 — Car Chase Offscreen (Fps), GFXBench 4.0 — Manhattan (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 — Manhattan (Fps), GFXBench 4.0 — T-Rex (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 — T-Rex (Fps), PassMark — G3D Mark, PassMark — G2D Mark, CompuBench 1.5 Desktop — Face Detection (mPixels/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop — Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop — T-Rex (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop — Video Composition (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop — Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s), 3DMark Fire Strike — Graphics Score.

Apple M1 8-core

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti

Buy on Amazon

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the Apple M1 8-core

  • Videocard is newer: launch date 5 year(s) 5 month(s) later
  • Around 28% higher core clock speed: 1278 MHz vs 1000 MHz
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running videocard: 5 nm vs 28 nm
  • Around 33% higher maximum memory size: 8 GB vs 6 GB
  • Around 1% better performance in GFXBench 4. 0 — Manhattan (Frames): 3723 vs 3695
  • Around 1% better performance in GFXBench 4.0 — Manhattan (Fps): 3723 vs 3695
  • Around 1% better performance in GFXBench 4.0 — T-Rex (Frames): 3364 vs 3338
  • Around 1% better performance in GFXBench 4.0 — T-Rex (Fps): 3364 vs 3338









Launch date 10 Nov 2020 vs 2 June 2015
Core clock speed 1278 MHz vs 1000 MHz
Manufacturing process technology 5 nm vs 28 nm
Maximum memory size 8 GB vs 6 GB
GFXBench 4.0 — Manhattan (Frames) 3723 vs 3695
GFXBench 4.0 — Manhattan (Fps) 3723 vs 3695
GFXBench 4. 0 — T-Rex (Frames) 3364 vs 3338
GFXBench 4.0 — T-Rex (Fps) 3364 vs 3338

Reasons to consider the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti

  • 22x more pipelines: 2816 vs 128
  • 2.2x better performance in Geekbench — OpenCL: 40025 vs 18171





Pipelines 2816 vs 128
Geekbench — OpenCL 40025 vs 18171
GFXBench 4.0 — Car Chase Offscreen (Frames) 10471 vs 10433
GFXBench 4.0 — Car Chase Offscreen (Fps) 10471 vs 10433

Compare benchmarks


GPU 1: Apple M1 8-core
GPU 2: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti








Geekbench — OpenCL

GPU 1
GPU 2


GFXBench 4. 0 — Car Chase Offscreen (Frames)

GPU 1
GPU 2


GFXBench 4.0 — Car Chase Offscreen (Fps)

GPU 1
GPU 2


GFXBench 4.0 — Manhattan (Frames)

GPU 1
GPU 2


GFXBench 4. 0 — Manhattan (Fps)

GPU 1
GPU 2


GFXBench 4.0 — T-Rex (Frames)

GPU 1
GPU 2


GFXBench 4.0 — T-Rex (Fps)

GPU 1
GPU 2


















Name Apple M1 8-core NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Geekbench — OpenCL 18171 40025
GFXBench 4. 0 — Car Chase Offscreen (Frames) 10433 10471
GFXBench 4.0 — Car Chase Offscreen (Fps) 10433 10471
GFXBench 4.0 — Manhattan (Frames) 3723 3695
GFXBench 4.0 — Manhattan (Fps) 3723 3695
GFXBench 4.0 — T-Rex (Frames) 3364 3338
GFXBench 4.0 — T-Rex (Fps) 3364 3338
PassMark — G3D Mark

13865
PassMark — G2D Mark

853
CompuBench 1. 5 Desktop — Face Detection (mPixels/s)

145.843
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop — Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s)

1722.98
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop — T-Rex (Frames/s)

11.661
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop — Video Composition (Frames/s)

37.16
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop — Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s)

787.997
3DMark Fire Strike — Graphics Score

5794

Compare specifications (specs)


















































Apple M1 8-core NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Launch date 10 Nov 2020 2 June 2015
Place in performance rating 383 172
Type Desktop, Laptop Desktop
Architecture

Maxwell 2. 0
Code name

GM200
Launch price (MSRP)

$649
Price now

$679.99
Value for money (0-100)

23.43
Core clock speed 1278 MHz 1000 MHz
Manufacturing process technology 5 nm 28 nm
Peak Double Precision (FP64) Performance 650 GFLOPS
Peak Half Precision (FP16) Performance 5200 GFLOPS
Peak Single Precision (FP32) Performance 2600 GFLOPS
Pipelines 128 2816
Boost clock speed

1075 MHz
CUDA cores

2816
Floating-point performance

6,060 gflops
Texture fill rate

176 billion / sec
Thermal Design Power (TDP)

250 Watt
Transistor count

8,000 million
Maximum RAM amount 8 GB 6 GB
Memory bandwidth

336. 5 GB / s
Memory bus width

384 Bit
Memory clock speed

7.0 GB/s
Memory type

GDDR5
Shared memory

0
4K h364 Decode
4K h364 Encode
h365/HEVC Decode
h365/HEVC Encode
3D Vision

Adaptive Vertical Sync

CUDA

GameStream

GameWorks

GeForce Experience

GeForce ShadowPlay

GPU Boost

SLI

Surround

Audio input for HDMI

Internal
Display Connectors

1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort, Dual Link DVI-I, HDMI 2. 0, 3x DisplayPort 1.2
G-SYNC support

HDCP

Maximum VGA resolution

2048×1536
Multi monitor support

Bus support

PCI Express 3.0
Height

4.376″ (11.1 cm)
Interface

PCIe 3.0 x16
Length

10. 5″ (26.7 cm)
Recommended system power (PSU)

600 Watt
SLI options

4x
Supplementary power connectors

6-pin + 8-pin
DirectX

12.0 (12_1)
OpenGL

4.5

0024 1290MHz vs 1000MHz

  • 175W below TDP?
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  • 316MHz faster GPU turbo speed?
    1392MHz vs 1076MHz
  • Are 14nm smaller semiconductors?
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  • 90mm narrower?
    177mm vs 267mm
    • 3. 65 TFLOPS above FLOPS?
      5.63 TFLOPS vs 1.98 TFLOPS
    • 54.7 GPixel/s higher pixel rate?
      96 GPixel/s vs 41.3 GPixel/s
    • 114.1 GTexels/s higher number of textured pixels?
      176 GTexels/s vs 61.9 GTexels/s
    • 1.5x more VRAM?
      6GB vs 4GB
    • 224.4GB/s more memory bandwidth?
      336.5GB/s vs 112.1GB/s
    • 256bit wider memory bus?
      384bit vs 128bit
    • 2048 more stream processors?
      2816 vs 768
    • 4700million more transistors?
      8000 million vs 3300 million

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    Refendation and quality ratio

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    1000MHz

    The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.

    2.turbo GPU

    1392MHz

    1076MHz

    When the GPU is running below its limits, it can jump to a higher clock speed to increase performance.

    3.pixel rate

    41.3 GPixel/s

    96 GPixel/s

    The number of pixels that can be displayed on the screen every second.

    4.flops

    1.98 TFLOPS

    5.63 TFLOPS

    FLOPS is a measure of GPU processing power.

    5.texture size

    61.9 GTexels/s

    176 GTexels/s

    Number of textured pixels that can be displayed on the screen every second.

    6.GPU memory speed

    1752MHz

    1753MHz

    Memory speed is one aspect that determines memory bandwidth.

    7.shading patterns

    Shading units (or stream processors) are small processors in a video card that are responsible for processing various aspects of an image.

    8.textured units (TMUs)

    TMUs accept textured units and bind them to the geometric layout of the 3D scene. More TMUs generally means texture information is processed faster.

    9 ROPs

    ROPs are responsible for some of the final steps of the rendering process, such as writing the final pixel data to memory and for performing other tasks such as anti-aliasing to improve the appearance of graphics.

    Memory

    1.memory effective speed

    7008MHz

    7012MHz

    The effective memory clock frequency is calculated from the memory size and data transfer rate. A higher clock speed can give better performance in games and other applications.

    2.max memory bandwidth

    112.1GB/s

    336.5GB/s

    This is the maximum rate at which data can be read from or stored in memory.

    3.VRAM

    VRAM (video RAM) is the dedicated memory of the graphics card. More VRAM usually allows you to run games at higher settings, especially for things like texture resolution.

    4.memory bus width

    128bit

    384bit

    Wider memory bus means it can carry more data per cycle. This is an important factor in memory performance, and therefore the overall performance of the graphics card.

    5. GDDR memory versions

    Later versions of GDDR memory offer improvements such as higher data transfer rates, which improve performance.

    6. Supports memory debug code

    ✖MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

    ✖Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti

    Memory debug code can detect and fix data corruption. It is used when necessary to avoid distortion, such as in scientific computing or when starting a server.

    Functions

    1.DirectX version

    DirectX is used in games with a new version that supports better graphics.

    2nd version of OpenGL

    The newer version of OpenGL, the better graphics quality in games.

    OpenCL version 3

    Unknown. Help us offer a price. (Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti)

    Some applications use OpenCL to use the graphics processing unit (GPU) for non-graphics computing. Newer versions are more functional and better quality.

    4.Supports multi-monitor technology

    ✔MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

    ✔Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti

    The video card is capable of connecting multiple displays. This allows you to set up multiple monitors at the same time to create a more immersive gaming experience, such as a wider field of view.

    5. GPU temperature at boot

    Unknown. Help us offer a price. (MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti)

    Lower boot temperature — this means that the card generates less heat and the cooling system works better.

    6.supports ray tracing

    ✖MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

    ✖Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti

    Ray tracing is an advanced light rendering technique that provides more realistic lighting, shadows and reflections in games.

    7.Supports 3D

    ✔MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

    ✔Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti

    Allows you to view in 3D (if you have a 3D screen and glasses).

    8.supports DLSS

    ✖MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

    ✖Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti

    DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) is an AI based scaling technology. This allows the graphics card to render games at lower resolutions and upscale them to higher resolutions with near-native visual quality and improved performance. DLSS is only available in some games.

    9. PassMark result (G3D)

    Unknown. Help us offer a price. (MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti)

    This test measures the graphics performance of a graphics card. Source: Pass Mark.

    Ports

    1.has HDMI output

    ✔MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

    ✔Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti

    Devices with HDMI or mini HDMI ports can stream HD video and audio to the connected display.

    2.HDMI connectors

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    More HDMI connectors allow you to connect multiple devices such as game consoles and TVs at the same time.

    HDMI 3.Version

    HDMI 2.0

    Unknown. Help us offer a price. (Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti)

    Newer versions of HDMI support higher bandwidth for higher resolutions and frame rates.

    4. DisplayPort outputs

    Allows connection to a display using DisplayPort.

    5.DVI outputs

    Allows connection to a display using DVI.

    Mini DisplayPort 6.outs

    Allows connection to a display using Mini DisplayPort.

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    Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 vs Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti: What is the difference?

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  • 20°C lower GPU temperature at boot?
    63°C vs 83°C
  • 4°C lower GPU idle temperature?
    28°C vs 32°C
  • 5. 5dB lower noise floor at full load?
    47.5dB vs 53dB
  • Why is Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti better than Nvidia GeForce GTX 970?

    • 2.23 TFLOPS higher than FLOPS?
      5.63TFLOPS vs 3.4 TFLOPS
    • 28.7 GPixel/s higher pixel rate? higher number of textured pixels?
      176 GTexels/s vs 109 GTexels/s
    • 1.5x more VRAM?
      6GB vs 4GB
    • 112.5GB/s more memory bandwidth?
      336.5GB/s vs 224GB/s
    • 128bit wider memory bus?
      384bit vs 256bit
    • 1152 more stream processors?
      2816 vs 1664
    • 2800million more transistors?
      8000 million vs 5200 million

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    performance

    1. TCC frequency GP

    1050MHz

    1000MHz

    Graphic processor (GPU) has a higher tactful frequency.

    2.turbo GPU

    1178MHz

    1076MHz

    When the GPU is running below its limits, it can jump to a higher clock speed to increase performance.

    3.pixel speed

    67.3 GPixel/s

    96 GPixel/s

    The number of pixels that can be displayed on the screen every second.

    4.flops

    3.4 TFLOPS

    5.63 TFLOPS

    FLOPS is a measure of GPU processing power.

    5. texture size

    109 GTexels/s

    176 GTexels/s

    Number of textured pixels that can be displayed on the screen every second.

    6.GPU memory speed

    1753MHz

    1753MHz

    Memory speed is one aspect that determines memory bandwidth.

    7.shading patterns

    Shading units (or stream processors) are small processors in a video card that are responsible for processing various aspects of an image.

    8.textured units (TMUs)

    TMUs accept textured units and bind them to the geometric layout of the 3D scene. More TMUs generally means texture information is processed faster.

    9 ROPs

    ROPs are responsible for some of the final steps of the rendering process, such as writing the final pixel data to memory and for performing other tasks such as anti-aliasing to improve the appearance of graphics.

    Memory

    1.memory effective speed

    7012MHz

    7012MHz

    The effective memory clock frequency is calculated from the memory size and data transfer rate. A higher clock speed can give better performance in games and other applications.

    2.max memory bandwidth

    224GB/s

    336.5GB/s

    This is the maximum rate at which data can be read from or stored in memory.

    3.VRAM

    VRAM (video RAM) is the dedicated memory of the graphics card. More VRAM usually allows you to run games at higher settings, especially for things like texture resolution.

    4.memory bus width

    256bit

    384bit

    Wider memory bus means it can carry more data per cycle. This is an important factor in memory performance, and therefore the overall performance of the graphics card.

    5. GDDR memory versions

    Later versions of GDDR memory offer improvements such as higher data transfer rates, which improve performance.

    6. Supports memory debug code

    ✖Nvidia GeForce GTX 970

    ✖Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti

    Memory debug code can detect and fix data corruption. It is used when necessary to avoid distortion, such as in scientific computing or when starting a server.

    Functions

    1.DirectX version

    DirectX is used in games with a new version that supports better graphics.

    2nd version of OpenGL

    The newer version of OpenGL, the better graphics quality in games.

    OpenCL version 3

    Unknown. Help us offer a price. (Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti)

    Some applications use OpenCL to use the graphics processing unit (GPU) for non-graphics computing. Newer versions are more functional and better quality.

    4. Supports multi-monitor technology

    ✔Nvidia GeForce GTX 970

    ✔Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti

    The video card has the ability to connect multiple displays. This allows you to set up multiple monitors at the same time to create a more immersive gaming experience, such as a wider field of view.

    5.GPU Temperature at Boot

    Lower boot temperature means that the card generates less heat and the cooling system works better.

    6.supports ray tracing

    ✖Nvidia GeForce GTX 970

    ✖Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti

    Ray tracing is an advanced light rendering technique that provides more realistic lighting, shadows and reflections in games.

    7.Supports 3D

    ✔Nvidia GeForce GTX 970

    ✔Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti

    Allows you to view in 3D (if you have a 3D screen and glasses).

    8. supports DLSS

    ✖Nvidia GeForce GTX 970

    ✖Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti

    DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) is an AI based scaling technology. This allows the graphics card to render games at lower resolutions and upscale them to higher resolutions with near-native visual quality and improved performance. DLSS is only available in some games.

    9. PassMark result (G3D)

    This test measures the graphics performance of a graphics card. Source: Pass Mark.

    Ports

    1.has HDMI output

    ✔Nvidia GeForce GTX 970

    ✔Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti

    Devices with HDMI or mini-HDMI ports can stream HD video and audio to an attached display.

    2.HDMI connectors

    Unknown. Help us offer a price. (Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti)

    More HDMI connectors allow you to connect multiple devices such as game consoles and TVs at the same time.

    HDMI 3.Version

    HDMI 2.0

    Unknown. Help us offer a price. (Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti)

    Newer versions of HDMI support higher bandwidth for higher resolutions and frame rates.

    4. DisplayPort outputs

    Allows connection to a display using DisplayPort.

    5.DVI outputs

    Allows connection to a display using DVI.

    6. Mini DisplayPort 9 outputs0003

    Allows you to connect to a display using Mini DisplayPort.

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    GeForce GTX 980 Ti

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    Overview

    Ti are the two most significant letters in the world of gaming GPUs. Combined with the flagship gaming GPU, the GeForce GTX 980 Ti graphics card delivers an incredible new level of performance and gaming experience. Accelerated by the revolutionary NVIDIA Maxwell™ architecture, GTX 980 Ti delivers an incredible 4K and VR gaming experience.

    Maxwell GPU Architecture

    Powered by the NVIDIA Maxwell architecture, these graphics cards deliver incredible performance, unrivaled power efficiency and modern features.

    GeForce GTX 980 Ti Video Announcement

    Take a look at the best graphics card built on NVIDIA’s new Maxwell GPU architecture. Watch video >

    GeForce GTX 980 Ti Performance Specifications

    See how the GeForce GTX 980 Ti performs in the latest PC games.

    Features

    • Maxwell GPU Architecture
    • Dynamic Super Resolution (DSR)
    • Multi-frame anti-aliasing (MFAA)
    • Voxel Global Illumination (VXGI)
    • GeForce Experience™
    • NVIDIA G-SYNC™ Technology
    • SLI Technology ®
    • NVIDIA Surround™ with support for up to four monitors

    NVIDIA GameStream™

    Stream extreme games from your GeForce GTX-powered PC to portable devices like NVIDIA SHIELD™ with super-smooth performance and low latency.

    NVIDIA GPU Boost 2.0

    With precise controls, this revolutionary technology allows gamers to maximize PC performance. GPU Boost 2.0 monitors your graphics card, even better managing GPU temperature, CPU overclocking, and voltage to maximize GPU performance.

    NVIDIA Adaptive Vertical Sync

    Nothing is more distracting than jitter and tearing. The first occurs when the frame rate is low, the second occurs when it is too high. Adaptive V-Sync technology is a great way to process frames. At high frame rates, V-sync is enabled to eliminate tearing, and at low frame rates, V-sync is disabled to minimize judder.

    Specifications

    GeForce GTX 980 Ti

    CUDA Core
    2816
    Base clock
    1000MHz
    Acceleration clock
    1075 MHz
    Texture Fill Rate
    176 GigaTexels/s
    Memory speed (

    Gbps )

    7. 0
    Memory capacity
    6GB
    Memory interface
    384-bit GDDR5
    Maximum memory bandwidth
    336.5 GB/s
    NVIDIA SLI support
    SLI Type
    4-way
    Software environment
    CUDA
    DirectX
    12 API
    Tire
    PCI-E 3.0
    Maximum digital resolution
    5120×3200
    Maximum resolution

    VGA

    2048×1536
    Media connection
    • Dual Link DVI-I
    • DisplayPort
    • HDMI
    Multiple display support

    HDCP

    HDMI

    Audio input for HDMI
    Internal
    Height
    4. 376 inches / 11.16 cm
    Length
    26.67 cm / 10.5 inches
    Width
    Two slots
    Maximum temperature
    91C
    Energy consumption
    250W
    Minimum System Power Requirements
    600W
    Power connectors
    6-pin & 8-pin

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    Compare GeForce GTX 980 Ti vs GeForce GTX 1080. Which is better?

    GeForce GTX 980 Ti

    GeForce GTX 1080

    June, 2015 | 1GHz | 6GB GDDR5

    May, 2016 | 1.6GHz | 8GB GDDR5

    Edelmark rating
    8.4

    Edelmark rating
    8.2

    General comparison

    Game scores

    Tested with: Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite, Crysis 2, Crysis 3, Dirt3, FarCry 3, Hitman: Absolution, Metro: Last Light, Thief, Alien: Isolation , Anno 2070, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Diablo III, Dirt Rally, Dragon Age: Inquisition, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, FIFA 15, FIFA 16, GRID Autosport, Grand Theft Auto V, Sleeping Dogs, Tomb Raider, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

    GeForce GTX 980 Ti 9.2 out of 10
    GeForce GTX 1080 9.8 out of 10
    GeForce GTX 1070 8.9 out of 10

    Graphics

    Tested on: T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor, Fire Strike Factor.

    GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6.6 out of 10
    GeForce GTX 1080 6.5 out of 10
    GeForce GTX 1070 7.2 out of 10

    Computing power

    Tests used: Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation, Particle Simulation, Video Composition, Bitcoin Mining.

    GeForce GTX 980 Ti 9.0 out of 10
    GeForce GTX 1080 8.9 out of 10
    GeForce GTX 1070 8.5 out of 10

    Output per W

    Video card tested on: Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite, Crysis 2, Crysis 3, Dirt3, FarCry 3, Hitman: Absolution, Metro: Last Light, Thief, Alien: Isolation, Anno 2070, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive , Diablo III, Dirt Rally, Dragon Age: Inquisition, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, FIFA 15, FIFA 16, GRID Autosport, Grand Theft Auto V, Sleeping Dogs, Tomb Raider, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor, Fire Strike Factor, Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation, Particle Simulation, Video Composition, Bitcoin Mining, TDP.

    GeForce GTX 980 Ti 8.4 out of 10
    GeForce GTX 1080 9.3 out of 10
    GeForce GTX 1070 9.4 out of 10

    Price-Performance

    Tested on: Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite, Crysis 2, Crysis 3, Dirt3, FarCry 3, Hitman: Absolution, Metro: Last Light, Thief, Alien: Isolation, Anno 2070 , Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Diablo III, Dirt Rally, Dragon Age: Inquisition, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, FIFA 15, FIFA 16, GRID Autosport, Grand Theft Auto V, Sleeping Dogs, Tomb Raider, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor, Fire Strike Factor, Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation, Particle Simulation, Video Composition, Bitcoin Mining, Best new price.

    GeForce GTX 980 Ti n/a
    GeForce GTX 1080 5.8 out of 10
    GeForce GTX 1070 n/a

    Noise and power

    Tested on: TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption, Idle Noise Level, Load Noise Level.

    GeForce GTX 980 Ti 7.9 out of 10
    GeForce GTX 1080 8.6 out of 10
    GeForce GTX 1070 8.8 out of 10

    Overall graphics card rating

    GeForce GTX 980 Ti 8.4 out of 10
    GeForce GTX 1080 8.2 out of 10
    GeForce GTX 1070 8.6 out of 10

    Benefits

    Why is the GeForce GTX 980 Ti better?

    Substantially more raster operation blocks 96 vs 64 32 more raster operation blocks
    Better test T-Rex 1,141.88 vs 420.94 Approximately 2.8x better than T-Rex test
    Better ocean surface simulation 2,651.72 frames/s vs 2,049.56 frames/s Approximately 30% better ocean surface simulation
    Significantly higher memory clock speed 1. 753 MHz vs 1.251 MHz More than 40% higher memory clock speed
    Wider memory bus 384bit vs 256bit 50% wider memory bus
    More shader blocks 2.816 vs 2.560 256 more shader units
    More texture units 176 vs 160 16 more texture units

    Why is the GeForce GTX 1080 better?

    direct rating

    Much higher clock speed 1.607 MHz vs 1.000 MHz More than 60% higher clock speed
    Much higher effective memory clock speed 10.008 MHz vs 7.012 MHz Approximately 45% higher effective memory clock speed
    Significantly better floating point performance 8.228 GFLOPS vs 5. 632GFLOPS More than 45% better floating point performance
    More memory 8.192 MB vs 6.144 MB Approximately 35% more memory
    Significantly faster texture processing speed 257.1 GTexel/s vs. 176 GTexel/s More than 45% faster texture rendering speed
    Much higher clock speed turbo 1.733MHz vs 1.076 MHz More than 60% higher turbo clock speed
    Better PassMark score 11.994 vs 11.318 More than 5% better PassMark score
    better cloud gate test 26.05 vs 23.42 More than 10% better cloud gate test
    Substantially better PassMark 8.106 vs 6.435 More than 25% better PassMark direct score
    Slightly faster pixel fill rate 102. 8GPixel/s vs 96 GPixel/s More than 5% faster pixel fill rate
    Higher frame rate in metro: last light 131.6 vs 119 More than 10% higher frame rate in metro: last light
    Lower power consumption 180W vs 250W Approximately 30% lower power consumption

    Comparative benchmarks (benchmarks)

    Bitcoin mining

    GeForce GTX 980 Ti 787.59 mHash/s
    GeForce GTX 1080 1,055.17 mHash/s

    Face Recognition

    GeForce GTX 980 Ti 229.11 mPixels/s
    GeForce GTX 1080 242.03 mPixels/s

    T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0)

    GeForce GTX 980 Ti 1,141.88
    GeForce GTX 1080 420. 94

    Manhattan test (GFXBench 3.0)

    GeForce GTX 980 Ti 3,718.52
    GeForce GTX 1080 387.02

    Test Fire Strike

    GeForce GTX 980 Ti 85.93
    GeForce GTX 1080 97.7

    Sky Diver test

    GeForce GTX 980 Ti 475.41
    GeForce GTX 1080 516.48

    Battlefield 4

    GeForce GTX 980 Ti 148
    GeForce GTX 1080 172

    Bioshock Infinite

    GeForce GTX 980 Ti 133.5
    GeForce GTX 1080 168.7


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    big Maxwell went to the masses / Video cards

    In the context of the current trend towards the development of GPUs towards universal computing devices, which is actively supported by NVIDIA itself, the architecture of the GM200 processor has become a forced compromise. Since the production of large discrete GPUs has not yet escaped the grip of the 28 nm process technology, which limits the overall growth of performance due to a simple increase in transistor budgets, clear priorities for the Maxwell architecture had to be set: graphics — first of all, double precision calculations (FP64) — on the residual principle (You can read more about this architecture in the GeForce GTX 750 Ti and GeForce GTX 9 reviews80).

    As an accelerator for non-FP64 gaming and computing tasks, TITAN X has taken a big step forward from both the GTX 980 and the group of boards built on the top chip of the Kepler architecture — GK110: GTX 780/780 Ti, TITAN / TITAN Black. But the GeForce GTX 980 Ti must inevitably be limited in the configuration of computing units compared to the TITAN X, because the FP64 performance, already extremely low on the GM200, cannot be a factor that distinguishes the TITAN series board from the leader of the GeForce gaming line. The main intrigue is related to where in the gap between the GTX 980 and TITAN X, the manufacturer decides to place a novelty.

    As it turned out, only 2 out of 24 streaming multiprocessors (SMMs) were disabled in the new flagship GPU. Accordingly, the GTX 980 Ti has 2816 active CUDA cores and 176 texture units instead of 3072 and 192 in the TITAN X GPU. The ROP number (96) has not changed, as well as the width of the memory bus (384 bits). The GPU and memory clocks were also kept intact, but the amount of RAM was halved to 6 GB. That, in fact, is the whole difference between the GTX 980 Ti and TITAN X.

    Model GPU Video memory TDP, W US MSRP (excluding taxes), $
    Code name Number of transistors, million Clock frequency, MHz: Base Clock / Boost Clock Number of CUDA cores Number of texture units ROP number Bus width, bit Chip type Clock frequency: real (effective), MHz Volume, MB
    GeForce GTX TITAN X GM200 8 000 1000/1076 3072 192 96 384 GDDR5 SDRAM 1753 (7012) 12 280 250 999
    GeForce GTX 980 Ti GM200 8 000 1000/1076 2816 176 96 384 GDDR5 SDRAM 1753 (7012) 6 144 250 649
    GeForce GTX 980 GM204 5 200 1126/1216 2048 128 64 256 GDDR5 SDRAM 1750 (7000) 4096 165 499
    GeForce GTX 780 Ti GK110 7 100 875/928 2880 240 48 384 GDDR5 SDRAM 1750 (7000) 3 072 250 699 (until withdrawn from sale)

    This modest sacrifice comes with a hefty discount: The GeForce GTX 980 Ti has a MSRP of $649 (U. S., excluding taxes), much cheaper than the TITAN X ($999). The ruble equivalent is 39,990 rubles. The new flagship of the main NVIDIA gaming line GTX 980 Ti turned out to be cheaper than the 780 Ti, which was sold for $699 before being discontinued, and at the same time more expensive than the GTX 980 ($549 at the time of release). By the way, the last one in connection with the release of 9The 80 Ti was marked down to $499.

    AMD’s top single-GPU adapter, the Radeon R9 290X, is still the best value proposition in the high-end gaming graphics adapter segment ($369), although the GTX 980 can be an equal rival at best, but not the GTX 980 Ti. It’s more interesting to push the newcomer against the Radeon R9 295X2 (price starts at $789). And although the latter is already a class-leading device both in terms of price and performance, it’s interesting to see what NVIDIA’s new product will be able to oppose to such a monster.

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    Support for new hardware features in DirectX 12 and GameWorks VR

    It’s not long before the release of Windows 10, so DirectX 12 is already in its final form. In particular, two «levels» of hardware features (feature level) are presented. Recall that the new version of DirectX is, on the one hand, another API, support for which can be implemented in GPU drivers released before its appearance. Accordingly, relatively old «iron» will also be able to take advantage of DX12 — primarily more efficient use of CPU resources. On the other hand, DirectX 12 introduces new rendering features that can optionally be implemented on GPUs, but are not required for the new runtime API library to work. GPUs belonging to the second iteration of the Maxwell architecture, including the GM200, have full support for these features (feature level 12_0 and 12_1), among which are Volume Tiled Resources and Conservative Raster.

    The first one makes it possible to load the necessary parts of a large three-dimensional texture (required for rendering liquid or smoke) into the memory of the video adapter on demand, without consuming the RAM resource for the texture as a whole. The second one provides accurate localization of intersecting polygon boundaries, which in some situations helps to avoid artifacts with transparent textures or, for example, overlay shadows using the Ray Tracing method, as shown on the next slide.

    Simultaneously with the GTX 980 Ti, NVIDIA introduced a set of GameWorks VR libraries designed to adapt games to virtual reality helmets. One of GameWorks VR’s key features, which relies on hardware algorithms in Maxwell’s GPU architecture, Multi-Res Shading, should increase performance when rendering a scene for a stereoscopic helmet.

    The eyepieces of the helmet have lenses that allow the eyes to focus on closely spaced LCD screens, so the image rendered by the GPU must be modified to compensate for geometry distortion: the edges of the image are compressed, as in a photograph taken with a fisheye lens. As a result, some of the work that the GPU has done, spending resources on rendering pixels at the edges of the image, is depreciated by compression.

    NVIDIA proposes to divide the frame into several zones (viewports), rendering in which is performed simultaneously, but with different resolutions: more in the center, less at the edges. Special algorithms are used to match the edges of pixels of different sizes at the border of the zones, and then the final frame with distorted geometry is formed. According to the developers, Multi-Res Shading increases the performance of pixel shaders by 1.3-2 times compared to the situation when the image is initially built in high resolution.

    ⇡#Design

    In appearance, the GeForce GTX 980 Ti differs from TITAN X only in marking, the color of the cooling system casing (light in this case and black in TITAN X), and even the number of memory chips: since the amount of RAM is half as much, all the chips located on the front side of the board, under a common heatsink.

    The video card is equipped with a closed cooler, which has been repeatedly used by NVIDIA in other top solutions, starting from the very first TITAN.

    We will not once again describe the structure of this cooling system. Suffice it to say that the GPU heatsink has a vapor chamber, which was also used in the GK110-based adapters, but was absent in the GTX 980.

    The video card has three DisplayPort connectors and one each — HDMI and Dual-Link DVI-I.

    ⇡#Board

    GTX 980 Ti and TITAN X circuit boards differ only in the number of soldered RAM chips. The memory is equipped with 12 SK hynix H5GQ4h34MFR-R2C microcircuits with a nominal frequency of 7 GHz.

    The voltage converter is built according to the 6 + 2 scheme (the number of phases for powering the GPU and memory chips, respectively) and contains the ON Semiconductor NCP81174 controller. Additional power is supplied through one 8-pin and one 6-pin connector.

    ⇡#Test stand, test method

    Test stand configuration
    CPU Intel Core i7-5960X @ 4 GHz (100×40)
    Motherboard ASUS RAMPAGE V EXTREME
    RAM Corsair Vengeance LPX, 2133 MHz, 4×4 GB
    ROM Intel SSD 520 240 GB
    Power supply Corsair AX1200i, 1200W
    CPU cooler Thermalright Archon
    Housing CoolerMaster Test Bench V1. 0
    Operating system Windows 8.1 Pro X64
    AMD GPU Software AMD Catalyst Omega 15.4 Beta
    NVIDIA GPU Software 350.90

    CPU power-saving technologies are disabled in all tests. In the NVIDIA driver settings, the CPU is selected as the processor for PhysX calculation. In AMD settings, the Tesselation setting is moved from AMD Optimized to Use application settings.

    Benchmarks: synthetic
    Program Settings Anisotropic filtering, FSAA Approval
    3DMark 2011 Test Extreme
    3DMark Fire Strike Test (not Extreme)
    Unigine Heaven 4 DirectX 11, max. quality, tessellation in Extreme mode AF 16x, MSAA 4x 1920 × 1080 / 2560 × 1440

    mission

    Benchmarks: games
    Software Settings FSAA Approval
    Tomb Raider, built-in benchmark Max. quality SSAA 4x 1920 × 1080 / 2560 × 1440
    Crysis 3 + FRAPS Max. quality. Beginning of Post Human MSAA 4x 1920 × 1080 / 2560 × 1440
    Metro: Last Light, built-in benchmark Max. quality SSAA 4x 1920 × 1080 / 2560 × 1440
    Company of Heroes 2 built-in benchmark Max. quality SSAA 4x 1920 × 1080 / 2560 × 1440
    Battlefield 4 + FRAPS Max. quality. Start of Tashgar 9 mission1152

    MSAA 4x + FXAA 1920 × 1080 / 2560 × 1440
    Alien: Isolation Max. quality SMAA T2X 1920 × 1080 / 2560 × 1440
    Far Cry 4 + FRAPS Max. quality. Banapur (first village) MSAA 4x 1920 × 1080 / 2560 × 1440
    GTA V built-in benchmark Max. quality MSAA 4x 1920 × 1080 / 2560 × 1440
    Witcher 3 + FRAPS Max. quality. Location Kaer Morhen FXAA 1920 × 1080 / 2560 × 1440

    Benchmarks: Calculations
    Program Settings
    DXVA Checker Decode benchmark. H.264, H.265. Files 1920x1080p (video bitrate ~3000 Kbps), 3840x2160p (video bitrate ~7500 Kbps). Microsoft h364 Video Decoder (H.264), LAV Video Decoder (H.265), GPU hardware codec acceleration (DXVA2)
    LuxMark 2.0 X64 Stage Room (Complex Benchmark)
    Sony Vegas Pro 13 Sony Benchmark for Vegas Pro 11, duration — 65 s, rendered in XDCAM EX, 1920×[email protected]
    CompuBench CL Desktop Edition X64, Ocean Surface Simulation
    CompuBench CL Desktop Edition X64, Particle Simulation — 64K
    SiSoftware Sandra 2015, Scientific Analysis Open CL, FP32/FP64

    ⇡#Test participants

    The following video cards took part in performance testing:

    • AMD Radeon R9 295X2 (1018/5000 MHz, 8 GB);
    • AMD Radeon R9 290X (1000/5000MHz, 4GB), Uber Mode;
    • AMD Radeon R9 290X (1050/6000MHz, 3GB);
    • NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X (1000/7012MHz, 12GB);
    • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (1127/7012 MHz, 4 GB);
    • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti (875/7000MHz, 3GB);
    • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 (1046/7012 MHz, 2 GB).

    ⇡# Clock speeds, power consumption, temperature, overclocking

    Although according to the specifications of the GPU in the GeForce GTX 980 Ti runs at the same frequencies as in the TITAN X, it turned out that the core frequency in the new video card can reach higher values ​​- up to 1202 MHz (as opposed to 1177 MHz for TITAN X). At the same time, a slightly higher voltage is applied to the GPU than TITAN X allows (1.193 vs 1.174 V).

    The GTX 980 Ti also did well in overclocking. By increasing the maximum voltage on the GPU to 1.237 V, we managed to raise the base frequency to 1270 MHz, and in dynamics the processor reached the bar of 1497 MHz.

    Base Clock, MHz Max. Boost Clock, MHz Base Clock, MHz (overclocking) Max. registered Boost Clock, MHz (overclocking)
    GeForce GTX TITAN X 1000 1177 (+177) 1252 1455 (+203)
    GeForce GTX 980 Ti 1000 1202 (+202) 1270 1497 (+227)
    GeForce GTX 980 1127 1253 (+126) 1387 1526 (+139)
    GeForce GTX TITAN Black 889 1032 (+143) 1100 1262 (+162)
    GeForce GTX TITAN 836 1006 (+145) 966 1150 (+184)
    GeForce GTX 780 Ti 876 1020 (+144) 986 1130 (+144)
    GeForce GTX 780 863 1006 (+143) 1053 1215 (+162)
    GeForce GTX 770 1046 1176 (+130) 1190 1333 (+143)

    The average power consumption of the GTX 980 Ti in Crysis 3 is slightly lower than that of the TITAN X due to partially locked compute units. Compared to AMD’s best single-processor solution, at stock frequencies, the new product consumes 26 W less power than the Radeon R9 290X.

    FurMark shows less variation between different video adapters. In particular, here GTX 9The 80 Ti and R9 290X are only 13W apart in terms of average power.

    Since GPU Boost allows the GPU to run at its maximum temperature setting without needlessly speeding up the cooling fan, there is not much point in taking temperature readings under load. The core of the GTX 980 Ti runs up to 84°C, just like the TITAN X and GK110-based products. The cooling system of the reference sample has a large power reserve, which allows you to bring the GPU temperature down to 63-66 ° C even after overclocking by running the fan at maximum speed.

    ⇡#Performance: synthetic tests

    3DMark 2011

    • In the first test, the difference between the GTX 980 Ti and TITAN X is minimized. Both cards lead single-GPU solutions by a wide margin, trailing only the Radeon R9 295X2, although the latter’s advantage is modest for a dual-GPU card.

    3DMark

    • The results in 3DMark 2013 version can be described in the same way, with the exception that the potential of the Radeon R9295X2 is more fully disclosed here.

    Unigine Heaven 4

    • The leadership of GM200-based adapters is still beyond doubt. The GTX 980 Ti even competes successfully against the R9 295X2 in WQHD mode. Only in 4K resolution did AMD’s «two-headed» card take first place.
    • Interestingly, although the TITAN X is slightly faster than the GTX 980 Ti at WQHD resolution, they are absolutely equal in 4K.

    ⇡#Performance: games

    Tomb Raider

    • The difference between the GTX 980 Ti and TITAN X is once again negligible regardless of resolution.
    • The

    • GTX 980 Ti only beats the Radeon R9 295X2, although the AMD card is not far ahead here.

    Crysis 3

    • The results of the GTX 980 Ti and TITAN X are again the same. Both dominate single-GPU graphics cards, but the R9 295X2 is still faster, by a lot.

    Metro: Last Light

    • Similar picture: GTX 9The 80 Ti and TITAN X go head-to-head, but can’t match the dual-socket Radeon R9 295X2.

    Company of Heroes 2

    • Since CoH 2 never learned to use CrossFire or SLI, the GTX 980 Ti and TITAN X reign supreme here. The latter gives 1-3 FPS more depending on the resolution.

    Battlefield 4

    • Battlefield 4 brings us back to a familiar situation: the GTX 980 Ti and TITAN X are unmatched in single-GPU graphics cards, but outperformed by the raw power of the Radeon R9295X2. The difference between the products on the GM200 is again negligible.

    Alien: Isolation

    • Alien: Isolation is the most undemanding game in the current test slot. At WQHD resolution, the absolute frame rates on top-end GPUs are so high that performance is likely to be limited by the CPU. Therefore, the distance between the GTX 980 Ti and TITAN X, on the one hand, and the Radeon R9 295X2, on the other, has been reduced to a minimum.
    • At 4K resolution, the potential of AMD’s dual-GPU adapter is finally revealed. GTX 9The 80 Ti is no longer a competitor at these settings.
    • The differences between the GTX 980 Ti and TITAN X are again negligible.

    Far Cry 4

    • Far Cry 4 has never been able to use CrossFire, which automatically excludes the Radeon R9 295X2 from the competition of the GeForce GTX 980 Ti. What’s more, the Radeon R9 290X is faster here than its dual processor relative.
    • By the way, the R9 290X does an excellent job with Far Cry 4 and is slightly inferior to the GTX 980 Ti in WQHD mode. Another thing is the Ultra HD resolution, in which only the GTX 980 Ti and TITAN X did not slide into slideshows due to their RAM. Again, there is almost no difference between the two cards.

    GTA V

    • The GTX 980 Ti barely fell behind the R9 295X2 in WQHD and even slightly outperformed it in Ultra HD.
    • No significant differences between GTX 980 Ti and TITAN X have been identified.

    Witcher 3

    • Once again, CrossFire refuses to work, leaving the leadership to NVIDIA adapters. Differences between TITAN X and GTX 980 Ti is still no.

    ⇡#Performance: overclocking

    Overclocking, as it has happened more than once, is perfectly converted into 3DMark points, but is far from always noticeable in real games. In Metro: Last Light and Witcher 3, the effect is obvious, but in other tests there is very little benefit from overclocking.

    3DMark 2011

    3DMark

    Gaming + Unigine Heaven 4

    ⇡#Performance: Computing

    Luxmark: Room (Complex Benchmark)

    • The Radeon R9 290X lay claim to ray tracing leadership after the GTX 980 was released, but the R9 295X2 still delivers performance unattainable by any single GPU.
    • The

    • GTX 980 Ti is well ahead of any competitor in its category and is in no way inferior to the TITAN X.

    Sony Vegas Pro 13

    • AMD adapters are best suited for this application although two GPUs in R9295X2 is no better than one here.
    • Among NVIDIA cards, the best result belongs to the GTX 980 — apparently due to a higher frequency than the others. GTX 980 Ti is slightly inferior to both it and TITAN X. However, with such small differences (within a few seconds of the test), it is difficult to judge the clear advantage of one adapter over another.

    CompuBench CL: Ocean Surface Simulation

    • Surprisingly, the reduction in the CUDA core array in the GTX 980 Ti turned out to be significantly behind the TITAN X in this task.
    • The

    • GTX 980 Ti is on par with the GTX 780 Ti and is inferior to the Radeon R9 290X.

    CompuBench CL: Particle Simulation

    • Once again, the difference between the GTX 980 Ti and TITAN X shows up, bringing the new product closer to the GTX 980 in this test. Despite this, the GTX 980 Ti (like the GTX 980) simply has no equal rivals here, both in the GeForce 700 series and among AMD products. Two GPUs in R9295X2 CompuBench CL cannot be used at the same time.

    SiSoftware Sandra 2015: Scientific Analysis

    • The GTX 980 Ti is just as deplorable in FP64 calculations as the TITAN X. Even the Radeon R9 280X left them behind.
    • But with FP32 TITAN X copes much better than the GTX 980 Ti. However, the Radeon R9 290X is more suitable for this task, not to mention the R9 295X2.

    ⇡#Conclusions

    NVIDIA manages to push the performance of discrete GPUs forward, despite the limitations of the 28 nm process technology, which has been used in this category of chips since 2011-2012. GeForce GTX 980 Ti stays within the TDPs of past GK110-based flagship products and offers a whole new level of performance in FP32 3D rendering and computing. In addition, the GTX 980 Ti went on sale for a lower price ($649) than the original GTX 780 Ti ($699). In the eyes of a perfectionist, the impression of the novelty is slightly spoiled by the fact that some of the GPU computing units are disabled in the GTX 980 Ti, but in reality this practically does not affect gaming performance and does not even always affect computational tasks. At the same time, a small compromise in the GPU specifications allowed NVIDIA to increase the volume of shipments, putting partially defective chips into the business.

    At the moment, while AMD has not yet given birth to new generation adapters, the GTX 980 Ti simply has no competitors among gaming single-processor video cards. Choosing an analogue from AMD, you will either have to be satisfied with the significantly less productive, but much cheaper Radeon R9 290X ($369), or assemble a system from two such video cards (the alternative is the slightly more expensive Radeon R9 295X2). In the latter case, unfortunately, the same performance is not guaranteed in any games due to the sometimes inefficient use of CrossFire or the lack of support for the latter, not to mention the increased power consumption of the two-headed system.

    However, in order to increase performance without switching to a more advanced process technology, NVIDIA had to sacrifice something. Unlike the GK110 (the older GPU of the Kepler family), the GM200 chip installed in the GTX 980 Ti and TITAN X does not pretend to be universal and has very mediocre capabilities in double precision calculations (FP64). For this task, NVIDIA offers specialized products — either TITAN Z or Tesla accelerators based on the GK110/GK210. AMD GPU Hawaii (Radeon R9) GPU Display Adapters290X, R9 295X2) are also great for this purpose.

    Because FP64 performance doesn’t draw a line between gaming (GTX 980 Ti) and semi-professional (TITAN X) GM200-based cards, the difference only shows up in select single-precision (FP32) computational tasks, when the number of active CUDA cores is directly related to the result . Unlike the situation with the original TITAN and GTX 780, this time the existence of a separate version of the accelerator with a fully unlocked GPU configuration is less justified. However, TITAN X served those who want to get the best, without waiting for truly mass products, and still remains an unsurpassed single-processor accelerator for FP32.

    Comparison NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti which is better?

    General information

    Price-quality ratio

    The sum of all the advantages of the device divided by its price. The more%, the better the quality per unit price in comparison with all analogues.

    59.7%

    30.6% (105.2%) better than

    29.1%

    Architecture

    Pascal Maxwell 2.0

    Codename

    GP107 GM200

    Type

    Desktop Desktop

    Release price

    $139

    -510 $ (-78. 6%) better than

    649 $

    Number of shaders

    768 2816

    2048 (266.7%) better than

    Core clock

    1291 MHz

    At 291 MHz (29.1%) better than

    1000 MHz

    Boost frequency

    1392 MHz

    At 317 MHz (29.5%) better than

    1075 MHz

    Number of transistors

    3.300 million 8,000 million

    Process

    14 nm

    -14 nm (-50%) better than

    28 nm

    Interface

    PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16

    Power Demand (TDP)

    Calculated thermal power indicates the average heat dissipation in load operation,
    the larger the value, the more the requirements for cooling and power consumption increase.

    75W

    -175 W (-70%) better than

    250 W

    Length

    145 mm 26.7 cm

    Additional power connectors

    no 6-pin + 8-pin

    G-SYNC 9 support0003

    NVIDIA G-SYNC technology delivers a smooth gaming experience with variable refresh rates and the elimination of visual artifacts.

    Multi Monitor

    + n/a

    SLI support

    n/a +

    3D Vision

    + +

    GPU Boost

    n/a +

    GeForce Experience

    n/a +

    VR Ready

    Technology from NVIDIA that gives manufacturers access to Multi res Shading, Context Priority, and GPU Direct virtual reality technologies.

    + n/a

    Vulkan

    NVIDIA’s Vulkan technology allows developers to gain low-level access to the GPU to optimize graphics commands (better than OpenGL and Direct3D APIs).
    It is an open, free, cross-platform standard available for all platforms.

    + n/a

    CUDA

    The CUDA architecture enables applications that are optimized for
    parallel computing. For example, for the development and design of neural networks.

    Surround

    n/a +

    Adaptive Vertical Sync

    n/a +

    Multi-Projection

    NVIDIA’s Multi-Projection technology improves graphics card performance when building virtual worlds. Images for the left and right eyes are calculated simultaneously.

    + n/a

    Maximum temperature

    97 °C n/a

    Recommended power supply

    n/a 600 Watt

    Multi-monitor support

    n/a 4

    Ansel

    Decred / DCR (Decred)

    1.01 Gh/s 2.4 Gh/s

    Zcash / ZEC (Equihash)

    1 Sol/s 1 Sol/s

    Tire

    n/a PCI Express 3.0

    Number of CUDA cores

    A large number of CUDA cores increase performance in graphics computing,
    especially affect anti-aliasing and lighting in games, the speed of training neural networks.

    768 2816

    2048 (266.7%) better than

    Height

    n/a 11.1 cm

    HDCP

    n/a +

    Maximum resolution via VGA

    n/a 2048×1536

    Audio input for HDMI

    n/a internal

    GameStream

    n/a +

    GeForce ShadowPlay

    GameWorks

    Video connectors

    1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort Dual Link DVI-I, HDMI 2.0, 3x DisplayPort 1.2

    DirectX

    12 (12_1) 12 (12_1)

    Floating point performance

    2. 138 gflops 6.060 gflops

    Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)

    12.62 Mh/s 21.57 Mh/s
    Memory

    Memory type

    GDDR5 GDDR5

    Maximum memory

    Large video memory allows you to run demanding games with lots of textures,
    use high resolution monitors, provide more opportunities for cryptocurrency mining.

    4 GB 6 GB

    2 GB (50%) better than

    Memory bus width

    The wider the video memory bus, the more data is transferred to the GPU per unit of time and the better performance in demanding games.

    128 bit 384 bit

    256 bits (200%) better than

    Shared memory

    Memory frequency

    A high memory frequency has a positive effect on the speed of a video card with a large amount of data.

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