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Benchmarks & More

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Performance

The first benchmark we are going to show you is 3DMark Fire Strike which both the GeForce GTX 980 and GeForce 970 were tested. Keep in mind the speeds that are listed on the graph as well.


The reference GeForce GTX 980 was tested in many synthetic and gaming benchmarks that included 3DMark 11 Extreme, 3DMark Firestrike, Heaven 4.0, Dirt 3, Sleeping Dogs, Tomb Raider, Thief 4, Batman: Arkha Origins, Bioshock Infinite, LuxMark, ComputeMark. It was tested directly against the GeForce GTX 780 Ti and AMD R9 280X. On average it was 13.27% faster than the GeForce GTX 780 Ti and 15.75% faster than the AMD R9 290X. Click on the graphs below to see them in full size.



The next benchmark shows the GeForce GTX 980 (Unknown-2) running several current generation games such as Watch Dogs, Battlefield 4: Dragon’s Teeth, Bioshock Infinite, ARMA III, Batman: Arkham Origins and Metro Redux at 2560 x 1440 resolution with maxed out AA and AAF.


NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 Performance

An overclocked GeForce GTX 970 was tested in the same benchmarks as listed above. It was put up against the Radeon R9 290X and a GeForce GTX 780 GHz Edition. It turned out to be 1.57% faster than the AMD R9 290X and 4.63% slower than the GeForce GTX 780 GHz edition. Click on the graphs below to see them in full size.



Next we have the GeForce GTX 970 being taken through a run of 3DMark 11 on the Extreme preset. The score was X3963 points, which if you factor in the i3-4130 used in the test bench, puts the performance of the GTX 970 somewhere between the GTX 780 and GTX 780 Ti.


NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 / 970 Power & Thermals

Now we have the much anticipated power consumption and temperatures for the new GM204-based cards. Looking at the graph below we can see just how efficient the GTX 980 is consuming only 47W during idle and 183W during gaming. Check out the graphs below to see both the power consumption and temperatures. Click on the graphs below to see them in full size.



We will be adding more benchmarks as they become available.

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