3DMark: nVidia 460 vs nVidia 980

Discussion in 'nVidia Flavor' started by ZLoth, Nov 10, 2014.

  1. ZLoth

    ZLoth Gawd

    Apr 13, 2010
    I got my new toy today... a GigaByte GTX 980 G1 to replace the GTX 460 that I was temporarily using in my UberBoxen. I ran some 3DMark benchmarks just to see what the improvements are.

    System Configuration
    • Intel i7-4790K
    • GigaByte Z97X-UD5H
    • CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600
    • Windows 7 64-bit
    • Samsung EVO 840 500 GB (Primary/Boot SSD drive)
    • Crucial m4 256GB (SSD Work Drive)

    Video Cards
    • GigaByte GAMING-4GD GTX 980 G1 (arrived today!)
    • Palit GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Sonic Platinum Overclocking Edition 1GB (purchased in July, 2010 within one month of release. Only modification was that the card was taken apart and the thermal paste replaced with Arctic Silver to resolve a overheating issue)

    460: 2838
    980: 11760 (4.14x increase)

    Sky Diver
    460: 9861
    980: 29547 (3x increase)

    Cloud Gate
    460: 16990
    980: 29642 (1.7x increase)

    Ice Storm
    460: 136994
    980: 173256 (1.26x increase)

    NOTE: I did not run multiple tests, so I do not have a statistically valid result. Firestrike is the hardest of the four benchmarks, thus the biggest increase.
  2. ZLoth

    ZLoth Gawd

    Apr 13, 2010
    I ran the 3DMark today using the latest (344.89) drivers. In addition, I was running GPU-Z to get temperature measurement.

    GPU Clock (MAX): 1353.8 MHz
    GPU Memory Clock (MAX): 1752.8 MHz
    Temperature (MAX): 159.8 Degrees F
    Memory Used (Max): 1824 MB

    Firestrike: 11789
    Sky Diver: 29882
    Cloud Gate: 29987
    Ice Storm: 172488

    Only Ice Storm posted a lower number, but that benchmark is for extreme low-end systems anyways.