Performance Summary and TL;DR
In an effort to make sorting through all the results as easy as possible we have combined the results all of all the game results into an easy to digest summary format. By comparing the PNY GeForce GTX 980 XLR8 4GB to similar products in all the games you will be able to easily find the game(s) you are interested in, see the improvement and decide if the PNY GeForce GTX 980 XLR8 4GB is the worth the investment.
The PNY GTX 980 XLR8 represents a long overdue paradigm shift in the video card industry. While for the past few years CPUs have been all about performance per watt and not just sheer performance. Thanks to NVIDIA and this new generation GPUS are finally also starting to take performance per watt seriously. While not a slam dunk success over a 780Ti, the PNY 980 XLR8 is the first of new breed of enthusiast grade video cards and the results are still very, very impressive. By the same token we do wish that this card came with a TDP of 200watts – still 25% less than 780Ti – as that extra power could have translated in to a much more decsive victory over the old guard.