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GPU Architecture

Core Speed 975 Mhz 1038 Mhz
Boost Clock 1185 Mhz -
Architecture Turing Maxwell GM204 (x2)
Release Date - -
Notebook GPU Yes Yes

Resolution Performance

1920x1080 -
2560x1440
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GPU Memory

Memory 6144 MB 16384 MB
Memory Speed 1375 MHz 1253 MHz
Memory Bus 192 Bit 512 Bit
Memory Type - -
Memory Bandwidth 264GB/sec 320.8GB/sec

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units 1920 3072
Technology 12nm 28nm

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH) 7680x4320 4096x2160
VGA Connections - -
DVI Connections - -
HDMI Connections - -
DisplayPort Connections - -

GPU Power Requirements

Power Required (Watts) 65 Watts 200 Watts
Recommended PSU - -

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor - Core i7-4930MX 4-Core 3.0GHz
Recommended RAM 16 GB 8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution 2560x1440 2560x1600

GPU Recommended Hardware

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Possible GPU Upgrades
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Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q Performance Review

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q is only really challenged by the most demanding games released today, but normally it is more than capable of running games with a stable frame rate at 1080p.

Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 12 requirement.

Here we take a closer look at the various performances across 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions for the GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q. In particular this is looking at the Ultra graphics settings to see what sort of FPS this graphics card can get across some of the more popular games played in 2022. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 742 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q can run Back 4 Blood at 1080p and saw it return reasonable frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 156 FPS, Medium: 123 FPS, High: 83 FPS and Ultra: 59 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that FIFA 22 returns a strong 91 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We discovered the GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q ran Back 4 Blood to a reasonable performance level. Results across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 119 FPS, Medium: 94 FPS, High: 63 FPS and Ultra: 45 FPS. Another game tested was FIFA 22, L: 183FPS, M: 144FPS, H: 97FPS, U: 69FPS. And then we researched potential graphics card performance on Star Citizen, wih estimates revealing L: 119FPS, M: 94FPS, H: 63FPS, U: 45FPS at 1440p. Running games at 1440p with a GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q is certainly capable of running larger monitor gaming at Ultra or High graphics settings.

How many years will the GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q in your PC? No graphics card upgrade required for around 2 years

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q? A good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q would be the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q which meets 810 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 25% better performance.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M 8GB SLI Performance Review

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 980M 8GB SLI graphics card as a serious price to performance entry point. This card will meet and play most demanding AAA games and do so with good graphics setting as standard, and confidently pushing past the recommended game system requirements needed to run today’s games.

This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 12.

This PC hardware performance game review for the GeForce GTX 980M 8GB SLI graphics card, when running 2022 more popular games, lets us see what type of FPS this card gets when playing at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions and ultra settings. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 805 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the GeForce GTX 980M 8GB SLI is running Dying Light 2 and delivering reasonable performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 45 frames per second. Comparing this to Resident Evil 8 which is getting reasonable results, where it averages 49 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Far Cry 6, which is running at 44 frames per second.

We move on to 1440p, and tested Dying Light 2 which delivered playable FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 91 FPS, Medium: 71 FPS, High: 48 FPS and Ultra: 34 FPS. Next we have Resident Evil 8 running on GeForce GTX 980M 8GB SLI which gets L: 99FPS, M: 78FPS, H: 52FPS, U: 37FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Far Cry 6 gets L: 88FPS, M: 69FPS, H: 46FPS, U: 33FPS at 1440p. Running games at 1440p with a GeForce GTX 980M 8GB SLI is a reasonable performance fit for this resolution. Some of the more resource intensive games may well need a few graphical tweak to get the most out of the graphics card at this increased resolution.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 980M 8GB SLI graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980M 8GB SLI in your PC? No graphics card upgrade required for 2 to 3 years of meeting top end game system requirements

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 980M 8GB SLI? There are no graphics cards on the current market that would provide a big enough increase in performance to warrant upgrading the GeForce GTX 980M 8GB SLI.