NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti performance benchmarks

Published: May 22nd, 2015 | Comments

I’ve just got off the phone with Jensen. GeForce GTX 980 Ti may actually arrive before Computex.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti to arrive before AMD’s “Fiji”

The GTX 980 Ti reviews should be up before computer expo in Taipei. First review samples were already sent out, and we should be seeing more leaks in the coming days. We have been told that reviews might be posted next week. NVIDIA is allegedly planning a launch of SHIELD TV console on May 28th, so perhaps we will see 980 Ti at the same day?

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti specifications

From what I’ve been told, GeForce GTX 980 Ti should not be as fast as TITAN-X. It is very close though (the difference is likely related to cut-down chip. I asked Jensen if I’m right, and here is his response:

Jensen: As far as I know something was disabled, but our engineers are still figuring out what exactly.

Well, it’s not like someone will notice for few months anyway? But seriously, we will let you know the exact specs of GTX 980 Ti soon.

GeForce GTX980Ti is the newest card to join GeForce 900 series. According to our information GTX 980 Ti is using GM200-310 GPU.
Card is equipped with 6GB GDDR5 memory and 384-bit interface. The base clock is reportedly at the same frequency as TITAN-X, same goes for memory clock (no surprises here).

Update: well, that didn’t take long! Via OCN: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti may actually have 2816 CUDA Cores.

It means GTX 980 Ti GM200-310 has two SMMs (Streaming MultiProcessors Maxwell) disabled (22 active). So half of GPC cluster is gone. We do not know if ROPs are also affected (would NVIDIA risk disabling them like they did with 970?).

GTX 980 Ti 2816 CUDAsNVIDIA GM200 GTX 980 TI GPU

Hardware Battle

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti specifications (May 2015)
GeForce GTX TITAN XGeForce GTX 980 TiGeForce GTX 980
Picturenvidia gtx titan x small980ti smallgtx 980 small
GPU28nm GM200-40028nm GM200-31028nm GM204-400
CUDA Cores307228162048
TMUs192176128
ROPs96TBC64
Core clock1002 MHz1002 MHz1127 MHz
Boost Clock1089 MHzTBC
1215 MHz
Memory Clock1753 MHz1753 MHz1753 MHz
Memory Bus384-bit384-bit256-bit
Memory12GB GDDR56GB GDDR54GB GDDR5
Bandwidth336 GB/s336 GB/s224 GB/s
TDP250WTBC
165W
Power Connectors1x 6pin; 1x 8pin1x 6pin; 1x 8pin1x 6pin; 1x 8pin
Display Outputs1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DP1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DP1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DP
MSRP999 USDTBC549 USD

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Performance

Now, here’s what you were all waiting for. GeForce GTX 980 Ti has a lot of overclocking potential. Out of the box, you can expect TITAN-X experience. The difference between GM200-400 and GM200-310 is only seen in Performance Preset, it’s minimal. At this point it’s impossible to say if 980 Ti and TITANX differ in GPU configurations.

I’ve also included Radeon R9 300 benchmarks, both Hawaii-powered graphics cards. You can clearly see where AMD is aiming with these cards. R9 300 Hawaii XT will compete with GTX 980, while Hawaii PRO will help us forget about GTX 970 fiasco (should we even compare 8GB vs 3.5GB cards?). Also note, GTX 970 in this chart is overclocked, heavily overclocked.

As a bonus, we have first GTX 980 Ti SLI benchmarks. Just note that these are very fresh results. I will update this post if I receive more accurate results from Jensen. WhyCry Out.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980TI R9 300 Hawai 3DMark FireStrike Performance

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti FireStrike Performance
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti (1000/1750)
PERFORMANCEEXTREMEULTRA
GeForce GTX TITAN X SLI (2*12GB / 1000 / 1750)
167%177%181%
GeForce GTX 980 Ti SLI (2*6GB / 1000 / 1750)
159%173%178%
GeForce GTX 980 Ti OC (6GB / 1220 / 1900)
118%118%118%
GeForce GTX TITAN X (12GB / 1000 / 1750)
102%100%99%
GeForce GTX 980 Ti (6GB / 1000 / 1750)
100%100%100%
GeForce GTX 980 OC (4GB / 1250 / 1910)
92%91%91%
GeForce GTX 980 (4GB / 1125 / 1750)
77%77%77%
Radeon R9 300 “Hawaii XT” (8GB / 1050 / 1500)
76%71%71%
Radeon R9 290X (4GB / 1000 / 1250)
67%65%68%
Radeon R9 300 “Hawaii PRO” (8GB / 1000 / 1500)
66%65%66%
GeForce GTX 970 (4GB / 1200 / 1800)
63%71%59%
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