GTX 980 TI with Core2 Quad Q8400 benchmarks at Ultra Quality quality settings

It is worth noting that the GTX 980 TI is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. In terms of memory, the GTX 980 TI 's 6144 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. This combination between GTX 980 TI and Intel Core2 Quad Q8400 @ 2.66GHz is going to cause serious bottlenecks in many games and cause severe FPS loss. Deciding whether to invest so much money in a high-end GPU like GTX 980 TI requires careful thought. In short the performance is exceptional, there's no question that this is one of the most powerful single GPU out there in 2015 .

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Price $ 649 2/5 Acceptable
Year 2015 4/5 Very Good
Series GTX 980 TI
Maximum Recorded Temperature 83C 2/5 Acceptable
Max Fan Noise 53dB 2/5 Acceptable
Recommended Power Supply 600W 2/5 Acceptable
Benchmark CPU Intel Core2 Quad Q8400 @ 2.66GHz ($99.5)
CPU Impact on FPS -46 FPS 1/5 Weak
CPU Impact on FPS % -50%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 54 FPS 3/5 Good
Average 1440p Performance 39 FPS 2/5 Acceptable
Average 4K Performance 22 FPS 1/5 Weak
Memory 6 GB 4/5 Very Good
Overall Combination Score 48/100 Good
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GTX 980 TI Specifications

Board Design

Board NumberPG600 SKU 30
Length10.5 inches 267 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slot
TDP250 W

Clock Speeds

Boost Clock1076 MHz
GPU Clock1000 MHz
Memory Clock1753 MHz 7012 MHz effective

Graphics Card

Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 900
Launch Price649 USD
Release DateJun 2nd, 2015

Graphics Features

DirectX12.0 (12_1)
Shader Model6.1

Graphics Processor

ArchitectureMaxwell 2.0
Die Size601 mm²
GPU NameGM200
GPU VariantGM200-310-A1
Process Size28 nm
Transistors8,000 million


Bandwidth336.6 GB/s
Memory Bus384 bit
Memory Size6144 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5

Render Config

SMM Count22
Shading Units2816

Theoretical Performance

FP32 (float) performance6,060 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance189.4 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate103.3 GPixel/s
Texture Rate189.4 GTexel/s

Critics Reviews

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GTX 980 Ti performs just like the GTX Titan X, which at 74W is second only to the GTX 980 by a single watt. Meanwhile load power consumption is also practically identical to the GTX Titan X.
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Nvidia claims that the 980 Ti is as much as 65 percent faster than the 780 Ti at 4K resolutions, and compared to the GTX 680 they’re claiming up to a 3x increase in performance.