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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980

Graphics Processor
GM204
Cores
2048
TMUs
128
ROPs
64
Memory Size
4 GB
Memory Type
GDDR5
Bus Width
256 bit
GPU Chip
GPU
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The GeForce GTX 980 was a high-end graphics card by NVIDIA, launched in September 2014. Built on the 28 nm process, and based on the GM204 graphics processor, in its GM204-400-A1 variant, the card supports DirectX 12.0. The GM204 graphics processor is a large chip with a die area of 398 mm² and 5,200 million transistors. It features 2048 shading units, 128 texture mapping units and 64 ROPs. NVIDIA has placed 4,096 MB GDDR5 memory on the card, which are connected using a 256-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 1127 MHz, which can be boosted up to 1216 MHz, memory is running at 1753 MHz.
Being a dual-slot card, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 draws power from 2x 6-pin power connectors, with power draw rated at 165 W maximum. Display outputs include: 1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort. GeForce GTX 980 is connected to the rest of the system using a PCI-Express 3.0 x16 interface. The card measures 267 mm in length, and features a dual-slot cooling solution. Its price at launch was 549 US Dollars.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name
GM204
GPU Variant
GM204-400-A1
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
Foundry
TSMC
Process Size
28 nm
Transistors
5,200 million
Die Size
398 mm²

Graphics Card

Release Date
Sep 19th, 2014
Generation
GeForce 900
Production
End-of-life
Launch Price
549 USD
Bus Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
Reviews
146 in our database

Relative Performance

2%
GeForce 210
3%
GeForce 9400 GT
3%
Radeon HD 4550
4%
Radeon HD 5450
5%
Radeon HD 6450
5%
GeForce GT 520
6%
GeForce GT 220
8%
GeForce GT 430
8%
Radeon HD 5570
9%
Radeon HD 4670
9%
GeForce GT 440
9%
GeForce GT 240
11%
GeForce 9600 GT
11%
Radeon HD 5670
12%
GeForce GT 640
13%
GeForce 9800 GT
13%
Radeon HD 6670
14%
Radeon HD 4830
15%
Radeon HD 4770
15%
Radeon HD 4850
16%
GeForce GTS 250
16%
GeForce GTS 450
17%
Radeon HD 5750
19%
Radeon HD 7750
19%
Radeon HD 5770
20%
GeForce GTX 260
20%
Radeon HD 4870
20%
Radeon Vega 8
20%
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
20%
GeForce GTX 650
21%
Radeon HD 5830
23%
Radeon HD 6790
23%
Radeon HD 4890
24%
GeForce GTX 460
24%
Radeon RX Vega 11
24%
GeForce GT 1030
24%
GeForce GTX 275
24%
Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition
25%
GeForce GTX 280
25%
GeForce GTX 465
26%
Radeon HD 6850
27%
GeForce GTX 285
29%
Radeon HD 5850
29%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti
29%
Radeon HD 7790
30%
Radeon RX 550
30%
GeForce GTX 470
32%
Radeon HD 6870
34%
Radeon HD 5870
35%
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
35%
Radeon HD 4870 X2
36%
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
36%
Radeon HD 6950
37%
GeForce GTX 295
37%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost
38%
Radeon HD 7850
38%
GeForce GTX 480
40%
Radeon HD 6970
41%
Radeon R7 265
42%
Radeon R7 370
42%
Radeon RX 560
42%
GeForce GTX 660
42%
GeForce GTX 570
45%
GeForce GTX 950
46%
Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
47%
Radeon R9 270X
47%
GeForce GTX 660 Ti
48%
GeForce GTX 580
48%
GeForce GTX 1050
48%
Radeon HD 7950
49%
Radeon RX 460
49%
Radeon HD 5970
50%
GeForce GTX 760
54%
GeForce GTX 670
56%
GeForce GTX 960
57%
Radeon R9 380
57%
Radeon R9 285
58%
Radeon HD 7970
58%
GeForce GTX 680
60%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
61%
GeForce GTX 770
63%
Radeon HD 6990
64%
Radeon R9 280X
65%
GeForce GTX 590
65%
Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
72%
GeForce GTX 780
80%
Radeon RX 470
81%
Radeon R9 290
86%
Radeon R9 390
87%
Radeon R9 290X
88%
GeForce GTX 970
89%
GeForce GTX TITAN
90%
Radeon RX 570
90%
GeForce GTX 780 Ti
91%
Radeon R9 390X
92%
Radeon HD 7990
92%
Radeon RX 480
93%
GeForce GTX 690
98%
Radeon RX 580
100%
GeForce GTX 980
101%
GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB
101%
Radeon R9 FURY
102%
Radeon RX 590
111%
Radeon R9 295X2
113%
Radeon R9 FURY X
115%
GeForce GTX 980 Ti
124%
GeForce GTX TITAN X
130%
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
131%
GeForce GTX 1070
136%
Radeon RX Vega 56
148%
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
152%
Radeon RX Vega 64
152%
GeForce RTX 2060
156%
GeForce GTX 1080
179%
Radeon VII
179%
GeForce RTX 2070
187%
TITAN X Pascal
192%
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
207%
GeForce RTX 2080
240%
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
Based on TPU review data: "Performance Summary" at 1920x1080

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock
1127 MHz
Boost Clock
1216 MHz
Memory Clock
1753 MHz
7012 MHz effective

Memory

Memory Size
4 GB
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bus
256 bit
Bandwidth
224.4 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units
2048
TMUs
128
ROPs
64
SMM Count
16
L1 Cache
48 KB (per SMM)
L2 Cache
2 MB

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Rate
77.82 GPixel/s
Texture Rate
155.6 GTexel/s
FP32 (float) performance
4.981 TFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance
155.6 GFLOPS (1:32)

Board Design

Slot Width
Dual-slot
Length
10.5 inches
267 mm
TDP
165 W
Outputs
1x DVI
1x HDMI
3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors
2x 6-pin
Board Number
PG401

Graphics Features

DirectX
12.0 (12_1)
OpenGL
4.6
OpenCL
1.2
Vulkan
1.1.103
CUDA
5.2
Shader Model
6.2

Retail boards based on this design (70)

Name GPU Clock Boost Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
ASUS GTX 980 1127 MHz 1216 MHz 1753 MHz
ASUS STRIX GTX 980 DirectCU II OC 1178 MHz 1279 MHz 1753 MHz 11.36 inches/289 mm
ASUS STRIX GTX 980 DirectCU II OC SP 1241 MHz 1342 MHz 1753 MHz 11.36 inches/289 mm
ASUS ROG Matrix GTX 980 1127 MHz 1216 MHz 1753 MHz 11.7 inches/297 mm
ASUS ROG Matrix GTX 980 Gold Edition 1317 MHz 1431 MHz 1753 MHz 11.7 inches/297 mm
ASUS ROG Matrix GTX 980 Platinum 1241 MHz 1342 MHz 1753 MHz 11.7 inches/297 mm
ASUS ROG POSEIDON GTX 980 1127 MHz 1216 MHz 1753 MHz 11.3 inches/287 mm
ASUS ROG POSEIDON GTX 980 Platinum 1178 MHz 1279 MHz 1753 MHz 11.3 inches/287 mm
Colorful iGame GTX 980 1127 MHz 1216 MHz 1753 MHz
Colorful iGame GTX 980 KUDAN 1279 MHz 1380 MHz 1753 MHz Triple-slot
ELSA GTX 980 1127 MHz 1216 MHz 1753 MHz
ELSA GTX 980 S.A.C 1152 MHz 1253 MHz 1753 MHz 10.51 inches/267 mm
EVGA GTX 980 1127 MHz 1216 MHz 1753 MHz
EVGA GTX 980 1127 MHz 1216 MHz 1753 MHz
EVGA GTX 980 ACX 2.0 1127 MHz 1216 MHz 1753 MHz
EVGA GTX 980 CLASSIFIED ACX 2.0 1291 MHz 1393 MHz 1753 MHz 11 inches/279 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
EVGA GTX 980 CLASSIFIED ACX 2.0 Rev. 2 1291 MHz 1393 MHz 1753 MHz 11 inches/279 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
EVGA GTX 980 CLASSIFIED Kingpin ACX 2.0+ 1304 MHz 1418 MHz 1753 MHz 11 inches/279 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x mini-DisplayPort
EVGA GTX 980 FTW ACX 2.0 1279 MHz 1380 MHz 1753 MHz 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
EVGA GTX 980 FTW ACX 2.0 1127 MHz 1216 MHz 1753 MHz 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort
EVGA GTX 980 Hybrid 1291 MHz 1393 MHz 1753 MHz
EVGA GTX 980 Hydro Copper 1291 MHz 1393 MHz 1753 MHz
EVGA GTX 980 Superclocked 1241 MHz 1342 MHz 1753 MHz
EVGA GTX 980 Superclocked ACX 2.0 1266 MHz 1367 MHz 1753 MHz
FORSA GTX 980 1127 MHz 1216 MHz 1753 MHz
Gainward GTX 980 1127 MHz 1216 MHz 1753 MHz
Gainward GTX 980 1127 MHz 1216 MHz 1753 MHz 11.024 inches/280 mm
Gainward GTX 980 Guan Yu 1202 MHz 1304 MHz 1753 MHz
Gainward GTX 980 Phantom 1203 MHz 1304 MHz 1800 MHz 10.78 inches/274 mm
GALAX GTX 980 1127 MHz 1216 MHz 1753 MHz
GALAX GTX 980 1127 MHz 1216 MHz 1753 MHz 11.06 inches/281 mm
GALAX GTX 980 HOF 1304 MHz 1418 MHz 1753 MHz 12.13 inches/308 mm
GALAX GTX 980 HOF V2 1266 MHz 1367 MHz 1753 MHz 12.13 inches/308 mm
GALAX GTX 980 HOF WaterCooled 1304 MHz 1418 MHz 1753 MHz 12.13 inches/308 mm
GALAX GTX 980 SOC 1228 MHz 1329 MHz 1753 MHz 11.06 inches/281 mm
GIGABYTE GTX 980 1127 MHz 1216 MHz 1753 MHz
GIGABYTE GTX 980 G1 Gaming 1228 MHz 1329 MHz 1753 MHz 12.28 inches/312 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
GIGABYTE GTX 980 WaterForce 1228 MHz 1329 MHz 1753 MHz 2x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
GIGABYTE GTX 980 WindForce 3X 1127 MHz 1216 MHz 1753 MHz 12.28 inches/312 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
GIGABYTE GTX 980 WindForce 3X OC 1178 MHz 1279 MHz 1753 MHz 12.28 inches/312 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
GIGABYTE GTX 980 WindForce 3X OC 1203 MHz 1304 MHz 1753 MHz 12.28 inches/312 mm, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
GIGABYTE GTX 980 XTREME 1241 MHz 1342 MHz 1775 MHz
Inno3D GTX 980 1127 MHz 1216 MHz 1753 MHz
Inno3D GTX 980 OC 1152 MHz 1253 MHz 1753 MHz 10.47 inches/266 mm
Inno3D iChill GTX 980 Black 1304 MHz 1418 MHz 1820 MHz 10.47 inches/266 mm
Inno3D iChill GTX 980 HerculeZ X3 Air Boss 1228 MHz 1329 MHz 1753 MHz 11.81 inches/300 mm
Inno3D iChill GTX 980 HerculeZ X4 Air Boss 1228 MHz 1329 MHz 1753 MHz 11.81 inches/300 mm
Inno3D iChill GTX 980 HerculeZ X4 Air Boss DHS 1304 MHz 1418 MHz 1820 MHz 11.81 inches/300 mm
Inno3D iChill GTX 980 HerculeZ X4 Air Boss Ultra 1266 MHz 1367 MHz 1800 MHz 11.81 inches/300 mm
KFA2 GTX 980 8PACK HOF 1304 MHz 1418 MHz 1753 MHz 12.13 inches/308 mm
Leadtek WinFast GTX 980 1127 MHz 1216 MHz 1753 MHz
Leadtek WinFast GTX 980 Hurricane 1152 MHz 1253 MHz 1753 MHz 11.65 inches/296 mm
Manli GTX 980 Hydrosphere 1266 MHz 1367 MHz 1753 MHz
MSI GTX 980 1127 MHz 1216 MHz 1753 MHz
MSI GTX 980 Gaming 1190 MHz 1291 MHz 1753 MHz
MSI GTX 980 Gaming LE 1152 MHz 1253 MHz 1753 MHz
MSI GTX 980 OCV1 1152 MHz 1253 MHz 1753 MHz
MSI GTX 980 V1 1127 MHz 1216 MHz 1753 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Engineering Sample 540 MHz 1366 MHz 1753 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Engineering Sample 1127 MHz 1216 MHz 1753 MHz
Palit GTX 980 1127 MHz 1216 MHz 1753 MHz
Palit GTX 980 JetStream 1127 MHz 1216 MHz 1753 MHz 11.024 inches/280 mm, 1x DVI 1x mini-HDMI 3x mini-DisplayPort
Palit GTX 980 Super JetStream 1203 MHz 1304 MHz 1800 MHz 11.024 inches/280 mm, 1x DVI 1x mini-HDMI 3x mini-DisplayPort
Palit GTX 980 Trio 1127 MHz 1216 MHz 1753 MHz 11.024 inches/280 mm
PNY XLR8 GTX 980 1127 MHz 1216 MHz 1753 MHz
Point of View GTX 980 1127 MHz 1216 MHz 1753 MHz
ZOTAC GTX 980 1127 MHz 1216 MHz 1753 MHz
ZOTAC GTX 980 AMP! Edition 1165 MHz 1266 MHz 1753 MHz
ZOTAC GTX 980 AMP! Extreme Edition 1291 MHz 1393 MHz 1800 MHz
ZOTAC GTX 980 AMP! Omega Edition 1202 MHz 1304 MHz 1762 MHz