NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980

Product status: Official | Last Update: 2014-12-11 | Report Error
Overview
Manufacturer
NVIDIA
Original Series
GeForce 900
Release Date
September 19th, 2014
Launch Price
$549 USD
PCB Code
180-1G401-1102
P/N Code
600-1G401-0000
S/N Code
PG401-A02
Board Model
NVIDIA PG401
Graphics Processing Unit
GPU Model
GM204-400 (GM204)
Architecture
Maxwell
Fabrication Process
28 nm
Die Size
398 mm2
Transistors Count
5.2B
Transistors Density
13.1M TRAN/mm2
CUDA Cores
2048
SMMs
16
GPCs
4
TMUs
128
ROPs
64
Clocks
Base Clock
1126 MHz
Boost Clock
1216 MHz
Memory Clock
1750 MHz
Effective Memory Clock
7000 Mbps
Memory Configuration
Memory Size
4096 MB
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bus Width
256-bit
Memory Bandwidth
224.0 GB/s
Physical
Interface
PCI-Express 3.0 x16
Width
26.67 cm
Length
11.11 cm
Height
2-slot
Power Connectors
2 × 6-pin
TDP/TBP
165 W
Recommended PSU
500 W
Maximum Temperature
98 °C
Multi-GPU Support
4-way
Display Outputs
DVI-I DualLink
1 ×
DisplayPort
3 ×
HDMI
1 ×
API Support
DirectX
12.0
Vulkan
1.0
OpenGL
4.5
OpenCL
1.1

Performance
Pixel Fillrate
77.8 GPixels/s
Texture Fillrate
155.6 GTexel/s
FP32 Performance
5 TFLOPS
FP32 Perf. per Watt
30.2 GFLOPS/W
FP32 Perf. per mm2
12.5 GFLOPS/mm2




1190 MHz
MIN
1190
(1)
1216
(18)
1240
(2)
1252
(1)
1253
(1)
1266
(1)
1279
(1)
1304
(3)
1317
(2)
1329
(6)
1342
(2)
1367
(2)
1380
(3)
1393
(5)
1418
(7)

1418 MHz
MAX

  Model nameBoostMemoryPowerCustom SeriesPopularity
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Colorful GTX 980 4GB TBC TBC 2 × 6-pin iGame
 
17%
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Colorful GTX 980 4GB iGame
N980-405-Y0S
TBC TBC 2 × 8-pin iGame
 
18%
  Thumbnail
Colorful GTX 980 4GB iGame Kudan TBC TBC 2 × 8-pin iGame
 
13%
  Thumbnail
EVGA GTX 980 4GB CLASSIFIED GAMING ACX 2.0
04G-P4-2988
TBC TBC 2 × 8-pin Classified
 
22%
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EVGA GTX 980 4GB CLASSIFIED GAMING ACX 2.0 Reference
04G-P4-3987
TBC TBC 2 × 8-pin Classified
 
13%
  Thumbnail
EVGA GTX 980 4GB CLASSIFIED GAMING ACX 2.0 V2
04G-P4-3988
TBC TBC 2 × 8-pin Classified
 
11%
  Thumbnail
EVGA GTX 980 4GB FTW GAMING ACX 2.0
04G-P4-2986
TBC TBC 2 × 6-pin FTW (For The Win)
 
13%
  Thumbnail
EVGA GTX 980 4GB FTW GAMING ACX 2.0
04G-P4-2985
TBC TBC 2 × 6-pin FTW (For The Win)
 
17%
  Thumbnail
EVGA GTX 980 4GB FTW GAMING ACX 2.0 GS
04G-P4-2984
TBC TBC 2 × 6-pin FTW (For The Win)
 
23%
  Thumbnail
EVGA GTX 980 4GB GAMING
04G-P4-1980
TBC TBC 2 × 6-pin
 
14%
  Thumbnail
EVGA GTX 980 4GB GAMING
04G-P4-2980
TBC TBC 2 × 6-pin
 
18%
  Thumbnail
EVGA GTX 980 4GB GAMING ACX 2.0
04G-P4-2981
TBC TBC 2 × 6-pin
 
18%
  Thumbnail
EVGA GTX 980 4GB HYBRID GAMING
04G-P4-1989
TBC TBC 2 × 6-pin HYBRID
 
17%
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EVGA GTX 980 4GB HYDRO COPPER GAMING
04G-P4-2989
TBC TBC 2 × 6-pin HC (Hydro Cooper)
 
14%
  Thumbnail
EVGA GTX 980 4GB K|NGP|N ACX 2.0+
04G-P4-5988
TBC TBC 2 × 6-pin K|NGP|N
 
19%
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EVGA GTX 980 4GB SC GAMING
04G-P4-1982
TBC TBC 2 × 6-pin SC (SuperClocked)
 
13%
  Thumbnail
EVGA GTX 980 4GB SC GAMING
04G-P4-2982
TBC TBC 2 × 6-pin SC (SuperClocked)
 
24%
  Thumbnail
EVGA GTX 980 4GB SC GAMING ACX 2.0
04G-P4-2983
TBC TBC 2 × 6-pin SC (SuperClocked)
 
65%
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FORSA GTX 980 4GB TBC TBC 2 × 6-pin
 
11%
  Thumbnail
GALAX GTX 980 4GB TBC TBC 2 × 6-pin
 
14%
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GALAX GTX 980 4GB EXOC Black TECLAB Edition
97NQH6DNB4RO
TBC TBC 2 × 6-pin
 
18%
  Thumbnail
GALAX GTX 980 4GB GAMER TBC TBC 2 × 8-pin GAMER
 
84%
  Thumbnail
GALAX GTX 980 4GB HOF
98NQH6DND2UZ
TBC TBC 2 × 8-pin Hall of Fame
 
13%
  Thumbnail
GALAX GTX 980 4GB HOF DUCK SAN Edition TBC TBC 2 × 8-pin Hall of Fame
 
15%
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GALAX GTX 980 4GB HOF TECLAB Edition
98NQH6DND2RO
TBC TBC 2 × 8-pin Hall of Fame
 
49%
  Thumbnail
GALAX GTX 980 4GB HOF WC
98NQH6DNF1WT
TBC TBC 2 × 8-pin Hall of Fame
 
15%
  Thumbnail
GALAX GTX 980 4GB NVTTM
98NQH6DHXXXX
TBC TBC 2 × 6-pin
 
12%
  Thumbnail
GALAX GTX 980 4GB SOC
98NQH6DNC7VZ
TBC TBC 2 × 8-pin Hall of Fame
 
47%
  Thumbnail
GALAX GTX 980 4GB V2
98NQH6DHC8XX
TBC TBC 2 × 6-pin
 
44%
  Thumbnail
KFA2 GTX 980 4GB HOF
98NQH6DND2UZ
TBC TBC 2 × 8-pin Hall of Fame
 
12%
  Thumbnail
KFA2 GTX 980 4GB HOF 8PACK Edition
98NQH6DND2EH
TBC TBC 2 × 8-pin Hall of Fame
 
19%
  Thumbnail
KFA2 GTX 980 4GB NVTTM
98NQH6DHXXXX
TBC TBC 2 × 6-pin
 
10%
  Thumbnail
KFA2 GTX 980 4GB SOC
98NQH6DNC7VZ
TBC TBC 2 × 8-pin SuperOverClock
 
22%
  Thumbnail
KFA2 GTX 980 4GB V2
98NQH6DHC8XX
TBC TBC 2 × 6-pin
 
37%
  Thumbnail
KUROUTOSHIKOU GTX 980 4GB
GF-GTX980-E4GB
TBC TBC 2 × 6-pin
 
15%
  Thumbnail
KUROUTOSHIKOU GTX 980 4GB SOC
GF-GTX980-E4GB / SOC
TBC TBC 2 × 8-pin
 
13%
  Thumbnail
MANLI GTX 980 4GB
M-NGTX980/5RDHDPPP
TBC TBC 2 × 6-pin
 
15%
  Thumbnail
MANLI GTX 980 4GB Hydrosphere
M-NGTX980H/5RDHDPPP
TBC TBC 2 × 6-pin Hydrosphere
 
13%
  Thumbnail
MANLI GTX 980 4GB Twin Cooler
M-NGTX980/5RDHDPPP
TBC TBC 2 × 6-pin
 
28%
  Thumbnail
MANLI GTX 980 4GB Ultimate
M-NGTX980U/5RDHDPPP
TBC TBC 2 × 6-pin Ultimate
 
35%
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MANLI GTX 980 4GB Ultimate II
M-NGTX980U2/5RDHDPPP
TBC TBC 2 × 6-pin Ultimate
 
15%
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MSI GTX 980 4GB
GTX 980 4GD5
TBC TBC 2 × 6-pin
 
14%
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MSI GTX 980 4GB GAMING
GTX 980 GAMING 4G
TBC TBC 2 × 8-pin GAMING
 
29%
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MSI GTX 980 4GB GAMING LE
GTX 980 GAMING 4G LE
TBC TBC 2 × 8-pin GAMING
 
19%
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MSI GTX 980 4GB OCV1
GTX 980 4GD5 OCV1
TBC TBC 2 × 6-pin
 
22%
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MSI GTX 980 4GB TOC
GTX 980 4GD5T OC
TBC TBC 2 × 8-pin GAMING
 
17%
  Thumbnail
MSI GTX 980 4GB V1
GTX 980 4GD5 V1
TBC TBC 2 × 6-pin
 
20%
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Point of View GTX 980
VGA-980-A1
TBC TBC 2 × 6-pin
 
40%
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ZOTAC GTX 980 4GB
ZT-90201-10P
TBC TBC 2 × 6-pin
 
23%
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ZOTAC GTX 980 4GB
ZT-90206-10P
TBC TBC 2 × 6-pin
 
15%
  Thumbnail
ZOTAC GTX 980 4GB
ZT-90205-10P
TBC TBC 2 × 6-pin
 
100%
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ZOTAC GTX 980 4GB AMP! Edition
ZT-90204-10P
TBC TBC 2 × 6-pin AMP!
 
19%
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ZOTAC GTX 980 4GB AMP! Extreme Edition
ZT-90203-10P
TBC TBC 2 × 6-pin AMP!
 
19%
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ZOTAC GTX 980 4GB AMP! Omega Core Edition
ZT-90207-10P
TBC TBC 2 × 6-pin AMP!
 
14%
  Thumbnail
ZOTAC GTX 980 4GB AMP! Omega Edition
ZT-90202-10P
TBC TBC 2 × 6-pin AMP!
 
23%
 ModelCoresBoost ClockMemory ClockMemory Config.
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X
 
3072
 
1075 MHz
 
7 Gbps
 
12 GB GD5 384b
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
 
2816
 
1076 MHz
 
7 Gbps
 
6 GB GD5 384b
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
 
2048
 
1216 MHz
 
7 Gbps
 
4 GB GD5 256b
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
 
1664
 
1178 MHz
 
7 Gbps
 
3.5 GB GD5 224b
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 (OEM)
 
1280
-
 
5 Gbps
 
3 GB GD5 192b
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
 
1024
 
1178 MHz
 
7 Gbps
 
2 GB GD5 128b
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
 
768
 
1188 MHz
 
6.6 Gbps
 
2 GB GD5 128b
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 Rev.2
 
768
 
1188 MHz
 
6.6 Gbps
 
2 GB GD5 128b
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 (OEM)
 
768
-
 
5 Gbps
 
2 GB GD5 128b
 ModelCoresBoost ClockMemory ClockMemory Config.
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NVIDIA GRID M60
 
4096
 
1184 MHz
 
6 GB/s
 
32 GB GD5 256b
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NVIDIA Tesla M60
 
4096
 
1184 MHz
 
6 GB/s
 
32 GB GD5 256b
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Mobile
 
2048
-
 
7 GB/s
 
8 GB GD5 256b
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NVIDIA Quadro M5500
 
2048
 
1140 MHz
 
6.6 GB/s
 
8 GB GD5 256b
Thumbnail
NVIDIA Quadro M5000
 
2048
 
1038 MHz
 
6.6 GB/s
 
8 GB GD5 256b
Thumbnail
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
 
2048
 
1216 MHz
 
7 GB/s
 
4 GB GD5 256b
Thumbnail
NVIDIA Quadro M4000
 
1664
-
 
6 GB/s
 
8 GB GD5 224b
Thumbnail
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
 
1664
 
1178 MHz
 
7 GB/s
 
3.5 GB GD5 224b
Thumbnail
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
 
1536
 
1127 MHz
 
5 GB/s
 
8 GB GD5 256b
Thumbnail
NVIDIA Quadro M5000M
 
1536
 
1051 MHz
 
5 GB/s
 
8 GB GD5 256b
Thumbnail
NVIDIA Tesla M6
 
1536
 
1051 MHz
 
4.6 GB/s
 
8 GB GD5 256b
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
 
1280
 
993 MHz
 
5 GB/s
 
6 GB GD5 192b
Thumbnail
NVIDIA Quadro M4000M
 
1280
-
 
5 GB/s
 
4 GB GD5 256b
Thumbnail
NVIDIA Quadro M2200 Mobile
 
1024
-
 
5.5 GB/s
 
4 GB GD5 128b
Thumbnail
NVIDIA Quadro M3000M
 
1024
-
 
5 GB/s
 
4 GB GD5 256b
Thumbnail
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M
 
1024
-
 
5 GB/s
 
2 GB GD5 128b

NVIDIA Unveils Full Power of Maxwell GPU Architecture With Breakthroughs in Performance, Graphics, Efficiency

GeForce GTX 980, 970 Set New Standards as World’s Most Advanced GPUs

In a major leap forward for gaming, NVIDIA today introduced the first high-end products based on its Maxwell™ chip architecture — the new GeForce® GTX™ 980 and 970 GPUs — delivering unmatched performance, major new graphics capabilities and twice the energy efficiency of the previous generation.

Maxwell is the company’s 10th-generation GPU architecture, following Kepler™. The engine of next-generation gaming, it solves some of the most complex lighting and graphics challenges in visual computing.

Its new Voxel Global Illumination (VXGI) technology enables gaming GPUs for the first time to deliver real-time dynamic global illumination. Scenes are significantly more lifelike as light interacts realistically in the game environment — resulting in deeper levels of immersion for gamers.

And a range of new technologies — including multi-frame sampled antialiasing (MFAA), dynamic super resolution (DSR), VR Direct and extremely energy-efficient design — enable Maxwell-based GTX 980 and 970 GPUs to render frames with the highest fidelity at higher clock speeds and lower power consumption than any other GPU in their class.

“Maxwell has been years in the making, inspired by our gamers, and created by the best minds in 3D graphics,” said Jen-Hsun Huang, NVIDIA’s co-founder and chief executive officer. “Its extraordinary performance, efficiency and technologies will empower developers to do their finest work and delight gamers worldwide.”

VXGI – Voxel Global Illumination
Realistic lighting is among the most challenging problems faced in real-time graphics. Simulating both direct and indirect lighting, such as reflections for dynamic scenes, has to date been too computationally demanding for GPUs beyond those available to professionals. Game developers have been forced to use lighting tricks that compromise scene realism.

Maxwell overcomes these limitations, combining the performance and programmability required to model both direct and indirect light sources. It does so by deploying VXGI, a new NVIDIA technique to accurately depict indirect lighting, including diffuse lighting, specular lighting and reflections.

VXGI is being added to NVIDIA GameWorks™, the world’s most advanced game graphics library, so developers can build future games with dynamic environments filled with rich, natural lighting and breathtaking realism. It is being integrated into popular games engines like Unreal Engine 4, and will be available to developers later this year.

“We’ve been on a journey for more dynamic and realistic lighting in the game industry, and VXGI is the next big step in that journey,” said Halldor Fannar, chief technology officer of CCP Games. “By offering real-time, dynamic indirect lighting, VXGI is a generational leap forward.”

MFAA – Multi-Frame Sampled Anti-Aliasing
NVIDIA engineers have given the GTX 980 and 970 a further performance boost with a new technique called multi-frame sampled anti-aliasing (MFAA), which leverages new capabilities in Maxwell GPUs.

MFAA varies the anti-aliasing sample patterns across pixels both within an individual frame and between multiple frames. It then uses a newly developed synthesis filter to produce the best image quality and does so faster than conventional anti-aliasing. For gamers, MFAA yields image quality approaching that of 4xMSAA at the cost of 2Xmsaa — enabling titles to run faster while maintaining high levels of image quality.

DSR – Dynamic Super Resolution
The GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 GPUs can deliver a higher fidelity gaming experience even for those playing on standard 1080p displays. With Maxwell’s Dynamic Super Resolution (DSR) technology, games can be rendered at 4K or other high-end resolutions and then scaled down to the native resolution on the user’s display using a 13-tap Gaussian filter. The resulting image is much higher quality than simply rendering directly to 1080p.

DSR is automatically enabled through GeForce Experience™, an NVIDIA application that automatically optimizes game settings for peak performance, downloads the latest drivers, and enables game streaming and in-game action capture. Gamers can turn on DSR and enjoy high-fidelity gaming with a single click of a button — without having to upgrade their monitor.

VR Direct
To deliver on the immersive potential of virtual reality (VR), games require high frame rates and low latency. VR Direct technology incorporates a number of new features to increase performance, lower latency and increase compatibility for VR headsets. These features include:

  • VR SLI — provides heightened performance on virtual reality devices where multiple GPUs can be assigned a specific eye to render the stereo images faster.
  • Asynchronous Warp — cuts latency in half and quickly adjusts images as gamers move their heads, without the need to re-render new frames.
  • Auto Stereo — improves game compatibility for VR devices, such as Oculus Rift, and allows users to play games on select headsets that weren’t originally designed for VR.

“We built Unreal Engine 4 using NVIDIA’s Kepler architecture but the GTX 980 and 970 GPUs, based on the new Maxwell architecture, are the most powerful, efficient GPUs for creating scenes of unprecedented detail across PC and VR experiences right now,” said Tim Sweeney, founder and CEO at Epic Games. “Our developers are pushing the graphical high end with Maxwell GPUs.”

Availability and Pricing
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 GPUs are now available from the world’s leading add-in card suppliers, including ASUS, Colorful, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision 3D, MSI, Palit, PNY and Zotac. Partner participation will vary by region. Pricing is expected to start at $549 for the GTX 980 and $329 for the GTX 970.

The GeForce GTX 980 and 970 GPUs will also be sold in fully configured systems from leading U.S.-based system builders, including AVADirect, Cyberpower, Digital Storm, Falcon Northwest, Geekbox, IBUYPOWER, Maingear, Origin PC, Puget Systems, V3 Gaming and Velocity Micro, as well as system integrators outside North America.

For more information on the GeForce GTX 980 and 970 GPUs, visit www.geforce.com. The NVIDIA Flickr page hosts the entire lineup of GeForce product photos.