GTX 980 Price History

Nvidia GeForce GTX 980

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GTX 980 Price History Chart




DateRetail PriceUsed Price
Sep 1, 2023$390$50
Aug 1, 2023$749$56
Jul 1, 2023$714$62
Jun 1, 2023$599$63
May 1, 2023$630$74
Apr 2, 2023$703$67
Mar 1, 2023$759$73
Feb 1, 2023$759$79
Jan 1, 2023$759$81
Dec 1, 2022$755$97
Nov 20, 2022$194

This price chart displays the average lowest price for each month. To determine this, the chart takes the lowest price recorded for each day and then calculates the average of those prices for the entire month.

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GTX 980 Price

The Nvidia GTX 980 release price (MSRP) was $549 at launch. Currently the GTX 980 retail price is $390 on Amazon. Nvidia GTX 980 used price is around $50.

Is GTX 980 Worth It?

No, despite its higher price point of $390, the GeForce GTX 980 proves disappointing when purchased new. It falls short in 3DMark performance by a -72.7% compared to similarly priced Radeon RX 6800.

When venturing into the second-hand market, the GeForce GTX 980 proves to be a cost-effective choice. It successfully edges out the Radeon RX 580, the next alternative in this price range, showing a benchmark performance lead of 0.5%.

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GTX 980 Release Date

The GTX 980 was officially released on September 18, 2014. This release marked the introduction of the second generation Maxwell architecture, which brought significant improvements in power efficiency compared to the previous generation Kepler architecture. The GTX 980 was the first of the new series of graphics cards to be released by NVIDIA, followed by the GTX 970.

GTX 980 Specs

The GTX 980 was a high-end graphics card released by Nvidia in 2014, along with the GTX 970. It featured 4GB of GDDR5 VRAM, which was a significant improvement over its predecessor, the GTX 780. The GTX 980 also had a lower power consumption of 165 watts, making it a more energy-efficient option compared to other high-end graphics cards at the time. With its impressive VRAM and power efficiency, the GTX 980 was a popular choice for gamers who required high-quality graphics and smooth performance. Here are the key specifications for the GTX 980:

  • GPU Clock: 1126 MHz
  • Memory Clock: 1750 MHz
  • Memory Size: 4GB
  • Memory Type: GDDR5
  • Memory Bus Width: 256-bit
  • Max Resolution: 4096 x 2160
  • Power Consumption: 165 watts
  • DirectX: 12.0
  • OpenGL: 4.5
  • TDP: 165 watts
  • Outputs: 1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort