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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-25-2014, 08:43 AM - Thread Starter
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I benchmarked my new GTX 980 against my GTX 780 Ti and wanted to share the results. Both cards are average overclockers.

1. EVGA GTX 780 Ti SC, stock boost to 1150. I was only able to reach 1175 on the core and 3700 on the memory. Flashed with custom BIOS with 175% power limit, no throttling there. This card is one of the lowest clockers here, but still around 15% overclock over stock. Benched with 340.52 drivers.

2. EVGA GTX 980 SC, stock boosts to 1366. Game-stable clocks are 1480 core / 3954 memory, which somewhat is low range for 980s from what I see here. This is with 125% power limit and +25mV voltage offset 1.243v. Exhibits little throttling due to power limit, but mostly runs at those clocks. Benched with 344.16



Average FPS



Here, on average, 980 (1480/3954) is 9% faster than 780 Ti (1175/3700).



980 performance scaling with overclock: going from stock SC clocks (1366/3506) to 1480/3954 gives 10% performance increase on average.





Minimum FPS



Here, we have some weird out-liners like Crysis 2 and Metro 2033 Redux, where min FPS actually went down. Not only that, but there was a large variance for min FPS reported between multiple runs. I think these 2 just don't report it accurately. On average, min FPS went up 6% on 980 compared to 780 Ti.




Minimum FPS performance scaling with overclock: going from stock SC clocks (1366/3506) to 1480/3954 gives 17% performance increase on average. This number is obviously padded by weird Crysis 2 score.




And lastly, Firestrike Extreme and Catzilla




Settings/benchmark results by game:
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GTX 980 stock














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My conclusion: the only game that showed true performance increase is Metro Redux. Other than that, it looks more like sidegrade from GK110. Of course, this is on raw release drivers against matured drivers for Kepler, so performance delta will increase with new drivers for Maxwell. But, for someone with GTX 680/770/HD 280X level of performance, this should be an awesome upgrade. ~Cheers

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Thanks for putting the work in +Rep

I've kind of said this all along though, if you own a 700series it's not an upgrade in my eyes. Although the GTX980 is a good indication of what is to come....the fact that the midrange GPU of the 980 is keeping up with a 780Ti with a much lower TDP is incredible.

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Yes, nice work, I upgraded from 2 780s, I wish I would have done the same kind of benchmarks that you did before I sold them. Not that big of an increase for me over my 2 780s, but hell, when you're [email protected]@120+hz, every little frame per second counts biggrin.gif

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Excellent this is information I am looking for.

I think it is a tough call between the GTX 980 and the GTX 780Ti, for instance in the UK today (Scan.co.uk):

£429 - Zotac GTX980 4GB 7010 MHz GDDR5, GPU 1127 MHz, Boost 1216 MHz
£469 - MSI GAMING 4GB 7010 MHz GDDR5, GPU 1216 MHz, Boost 1317MHz

£311 - Zotac GTX780Ti 3GB 7000MHz GDDR5, GPU 941MHz, Boost 1006MHz

or OCUK are offering:

£349 Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780Ti WindForce 3x OC 3GB 7010 MHz GDDR5, GPU 1020 MHz, Boost 1085 MHz
£369 Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780Ti WindForce 3x GHz Edition 3GB 7010 MHz GDDR5, GPU 1085 MHz, Boost 1150 MHz

If the GTX 980 were below £400 then it would be my choice and hopefully it will drop in price in the next few weeks as sales ramp up. However if the Gigabyte 780Ti gets much lower I might be swayed.

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Excellent info. I am coming from Tri-SLI GTX 285's and will be using the Asus ROG Swift. I went with SLI 980's and I look forward to being able to play all my games the way I want to.

I think this really validates the decision for a lot of people (myself included) that held off on going GTX 780 Ti and went with the GTX (cheaper, cooler, and faster [even at 10% increase, it is much better than where I was at]).
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So 780Ti is faster than 980 gtx? if i look on that diagram

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The 9 series is going to gain a min of 10% in the future on drivers alone.
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So it would seem if you can get a good clocking 780 ti it matches/beats the 980 in alot of instances?

As I could get the classified for $550 new with borderlands free, which is $30 cheaper than the aftermarket 980 editions. Really can't decide if I want the classy cheaper with free game or that 1 extra gb vram for $30 more.
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So it would seem if you can get a good clocking 780 ti it matches/beats the 980 in alot of instances?

As I could get the classified for $550 new with borderlands free, which is $30 cheaper than the aftermarket 980 editions. Really can't decide if I want the classy cheaper with free game or that 1 extra gb vram for $30 more.

See Middle Earth: SOM, it wants 6 GB of Vram for ultra quality now. A threatening number for 3 Gig SLIs of the "past". *cough* Watchdogs *cough*

4GB of Vram is a decent place to be, 3GB may be a questionable future to purchase at this point :/

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ok this is crazy, Classy for $420.. I swear this was $600 last month
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487072
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