GTX 980 with Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz benchmarks at Ultra Quality settings

At 1440p, GTX 980 can hit 50-60 fps on pretty much everything at ultra, just without antialiasing, less ambient occlusion and turned down shadows. This combination between GTX 980 and Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz has less than 8% bottleneck in many games and is perfect match to avoid FPS loss. This combination between GTX 980 and Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz is a perfect match to avoid FPS loss. With current 4096 MB RAM, the GTX 980 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

 GTX 980 with Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz benchmarks at Ultra Quality settings
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
Price $ 480.0
Year 2014
Maximum Recorded Temperature 81C
Max Fan Noise 48.1dB
Recommended Power Supply 515W
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz ($284.99)
CPU Impact on FPS + 0.0 FPS
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 76.7 FPS
Average 1440p Performance 55.4 FPS
Average 4K Performance 32.9 FPS
Memory 4 GB
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 7.2
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 9.9
4K Cost Per Frame $ 16.7
Series GTX 980
Overall Combination Score 68/100 Good

Game Performance at Ultra Quality settings

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Resolution 1920x1080

Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
72.0 FPS
2019 Anthem
46.4 FPS
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
68.0 FPS
2019 Resident Evil 2
85.8 FPS
2019 Metro Exodus
38.2 FPS
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
62.0 FPS
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
35.0 FPS
2018 Final Fantasy XV
61.0 FPS
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
52.0 FPS
2018 Forza Horizon 4
73.0 FPS
2018 Fallout 76
84.0 FPS
2018 Hitman 2
66.0 FPS
2018 Just Cause 4
52.9 FPS
2018 Monster Hunter: World
57.0 FPS
2018 Battlefield V
73.0 FPS
2017 Dawn of War III
78.6 FPS
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
60.0 FPS
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
51.0 FPS
2017 Destiny 2
98.0 FPS
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
58.0 FPS
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
73.5 FPS
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
73.3 FPS
2017 For Honor
97.7 FPS
2017 Project CARS 2
69.2 FPS
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
83.8 FPS
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
45.0 FPS
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
47.4 FPS
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
52.0 FPS
2016 Doom
110.2 FPS
2016 F1 2016
78.7 FPS
2016 Hitman
64.2 FPS
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
82.8 FPS
2016 The Division
71.1 FPS
2016 Total War: Warhammer
73.8 FPS
2016 Battlefield 1
90.6 FPS
2016 Overwatch
114.1 FPS
2016 Dishonored 2
50.5 FPS
2015 DiRT Rally
103.9 FPS
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
65.7 FPS
2015 The Witcher 3
61.8 FPS
2015 Total War: Attila
54.4 FPS
2015 Rocket League
284.9 FPS
2015 Need For Speed
79.0 FPS
2015 Project CARS
75.7 FPS
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
124.9 FPS
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
88.2 FPS
2014 Far Cry 4
81.9 FPS
2014 GRID Autosport
121.6 FPS
2014 Shadow of Mordor
93.6 FPS
2014 The Talos Principle
102.2 FPS
2014 Thief
82.5 FPS
2013 Bioshock Infinite
130.4 FPS
2013 Company of Heroes 2
68.4 FPS
2013 Crysis 3
71.4 FPS
2013 GRID 2
141.1 FPS
2013 Metro: Last Light
84.4 FPS
2013 Total War: Rome 2
89.0 FPS
2013 Battlefield 4
94.4 FPS
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
195.4 FPS
2009 League of Legends
366.3 FPS
2008 Crysis: Warhead
85.1 FPS

Resolution 2560x1440

Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
53.6 FPS
2019 Anthem
36.8 FPS
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
52.8 FPS
2019 Resident Evil 2
57.8 FPS
2019 Metro Exodus
29.8 FPS
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
35.0 FPS
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
28.0 FPS
2018 Final Fantasy XV
43.0 FPS
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
34.0 FPS
2018 Forza Horizon 4
62.0 FPS
2018 Fallout 76
67.0 FPS
2018 Hitman 2
43.0 FPS
2018 Just Cause 4
39.1 FPS
2018 Monster Hunter: World
39.9 FPS
2018 Battlefield V
56.0 FPS
2017 Dawn of War III
52.2 FPS
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
44.1 FPS
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
41.0 FPS
2017 Destiny 2
84.0 FPS
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
45.0 FPS
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
47.6 FPS
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
52.9 FPS
2017 For Honor
57.0 FPS
2017 Project CARS 2
48.8 FPS
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
75.7 FPS
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
38.5 FPS
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
32.5 FPS
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
43.0 FPS
2016 Doom
73.6 FPS
2016 F1 2016
67.5 FPS
2016 Hitman
47.2 FPS
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
56.1 FPS
2016 The Division
53.8 FPS
2016 Total War: Warhammer
52.4 FPS
2016 Battlefield 1
66.9 FPS
2016 Overwatch
78.4 FPS
2016 Dishonored 2
43.1 FPS
2015 DiRT Rally
71.4 FPS
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
44.3 FPS
2015 The Witcher 3
45.6 FPS
2015 Total War: Attila
36.3 FPS
2015 Rocket League
122.1 FPS
2015 Need For Speed
61.1 FPS
2015 Project CARS
57.8 FPS
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
93.8 FPS
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
59.3 FPS
2014 Far Cry 4
58.8 FPS
2014 GRID Autosport
92.9 FPS
2014 Shadow of Mordor
65.3 FPS
2014 The Talos Principle
71.8 FPS
2014 Thief
56.1 FPS
2013 Bioshock Infinite
85.1 FPS
2013 Company of Heroes 2
44.1 FPS
2013 Crysis 3
44.3 FPS
2013 GRID 2
101.2 FPS
2013 Metro: Last Light
70.0 FPS
2013 Total War: Rome 2
57.8 FPS
2013 Battlefield 4
60.8 FPS
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
162.8 FPS
2009 League of Legends
203.5 FPS
2008 Crysis: Warhead
53.9 FPS

Resolution 3840x2160

Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
32.0 FPS
2019 Anthem
20.0 FPS
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
28.0 FPS
2019 Resident Evil 2
28.5 FPS
2019 Metro Exodus
18.7 FPS
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
32.0 FPS
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
20.0 FPS
2018 Final Fantasy XV
26.0 FPS
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
18.0 FPS
2018 Forza Horizon 4
41.0 FPS
2018 Fallout 76
37.0 FPS
2018 Hitman 2
25.0 FPS
2018 Just Cause 4
20.4 FPS
2018 Monster Hunter: World
19.1 FPS
2018 Battlefield V
29.0 FPS
2017 Dawn of War III
27.0 FPS
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
25.4 FPS
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
23.0 FPS
2017 Destiny 2
42.0 FPS
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
25.0 FPS
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
25.9 FPS
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
36.6 FPS
2017 For Honor
28.5 FPS
2017 Project CARS 2
40.7 FPS
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
63.5 FPS
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
30.9 FPS
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
16.8 FPS
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
34.0 FPS
2016 Doom
38.6 FPS
2016 F1 2016
38.2 FPS
2016 Hitman
26.2 FPS
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
27.6 FPS
2016 The Division
27.0 FPS
2016 Total War: Warhammer
28.8 FPS
2016 Battlefield 1
35.9 FPS
2016 Overwatch
40.6 FPS
2016 Dishonored 2
34.2 FPS
2015 DiRT Rally
38.2 FPS
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
36.5 FPS
2015 The Witcher 3
26.1 FPS
2015 Total War: Attila
18.0 FPS
2015 Rocket League
57.0 FPS
2015 Need For Speed
40.7 FPS
2015 Project CARS
40.7 FPS
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
52.5 FPS
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition
30.0 FPS
2014 Far Cry 4
31.2 FPS
2014 GRID Autosport
53.5 FPS
2014 Shadow of Mordor
35.8 FPS
2014 The Talos Principle
39.5 FPS
2014 Thief
47.9 FPS
2013 Bioshock Infinite
43.2 FPS
2013 Crysis 3
21.1 FPS
2013 GRID 2
53.3 FPS
2013 Metro: Last Light
37.3 FPS
2013 Total War: Rome 2
26.8 FPS
2013 Battlefield 4
44.3 FPS
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
146.5 FPS
2009 League of Legends
81.4 FPS
2008 Crysis: Warhead
50.2 FPS

GTX 980 Specifications

GTX 980 Board Design

Board NumberPG401
Length10.5 inches 267 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors2x 6-pin
Slot WidthDual-slot
TDP165 W

GTX 980 Clock Speeds

Boost Clock1216 MHz
GPU Clock1127 MHz
Memory Clock1753 MHz 7012 MHz effective

GTX 980 Graphics Card

Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 900
Launch Price549 USD
ProductionEnd-of-life
Release DateSep 19th, 2014

GTX 980 Graphics Features

CUDA5.2
DirectX12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL1.2
OpenGL4.6
Shader Model6.1
Vulkan1.1.82

GTX 980 Graphics Processor

ArchitectureMaxwell 2.0
Die Size398 mm²
GPU NameGM204
GPU VariantGM204-400-A1
Process Size28 nm
Transistors5,200 million

GTX 980 Memory

Bandwidth224.4 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit
Memory Size4096 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5

GTX 980 Render Config

ROPs64
SMM Count16
Shading Units2048
TMUs128

GTX 980 Theoretical Performance

FP32 (float) performance4,981 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance155.6 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate77.82 GPixel/s
Texture Rate155.6 GTexel/s

Critics Reviews

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To me, the GeForce GTX 980 is the best reference-design graphics card to launch in a while. NVIDIA has successfully addressed the most important challenge in today's GPU design, which is power consumption.
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