To start off our testing I ran the GTX 980 Ti through our synthetic benchmark suite, here I can focus on the different between the cards rather than just real world performance. Our suite includes three 3DMark tests that test from 1080p all the way up to 4k. Then I use Unigine heaven and valley benchmarks. In 3Dmark under the performance setting I was very impressed that the Ti was able to hand so close with the Titan X given its higher CUDA core count and RAM although admittedly the vRAM difference doesn’t do much at the lower resolution. That said the numbers were still close in the Extreme and Ultra tests as well. The GTX 980 Ti performed well above even the overclocked GTX 980 with only the Titan X and two GTX 980’s in SLI outperforming. In the Heaven Benchmark 4.0 the results were similar as well with the 980 Ti coming in at fourth in overall cards tested with the Titan X being the only other single card to out perform in and frankly the GTX 780 SLI numbers weren’t far off at all! In the Valley Benchmark the 980 Ti came in a little under 4 FPS less than the Titan X and 20 FPS higher than the GTX 980.