GTX 980 with Core i7-4770K benchmarks at Ultra Quality 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.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
Price $ 549 3/5 Good
Year 2014 3/5 Good
Series GTX 980
Maximum Recorded Temperature 81C 2/5 Acceptable
Max Fan Noise 48dB 3/5 Good
Recommended Power Supply 515W 3/5 Good
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz ($284.99)
CPU Impact on FPS + 0 FPS 5/5 Excellent
CPU Impact on FPS % 0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 80 FPS 5/5 Excellent
Average 1440p Performance 57 FPS 4/5 Very Good
Average 4K Performance 33 FPS 1/5 Weak
Memory 4 GB 4/5 Very Good
Overall Combination Score 68/100 Very Good
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GTX 980 Specifications

Board Design

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

Clock Speeds

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

Graphics Card

Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 900
Launch Price549 USD
Release DateSep 19th, 2014

Graphics Features

DirectX12.0 (12_1)
Shader Model6.1

Graphics Processor

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


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

Render Config

SMM Count16
Shading Units2048

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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