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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M 8GB

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980M 8GB run games
27 Jul 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The GeForce GTX 980M 8GB GPU could struggle if it was to try and run the most demanding games available today, but it meets a lot of game system requirements found in today’s games. This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 12.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 980M 8GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980M 8GB in your PC? Its upgrade time for the GeForce GTX 980M 8GB, assuming you are a modern day gamer.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 980M 8GB? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q. This PC hardware upgrade performs 69% better and can run 754 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
FPS System Benchmark
41 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980M 8GB is released on 07 Oct 2014

GeForce GTX 980M 8GB Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-N16E-GX-A2
Process
28nm
TMUs
96
Texture Rate
108 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
72 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
1536
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
Driver Support
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Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.1
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
8192 MB
Memory Speed
1253 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
160.4GB/sec
L2 Cache
2048KB
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1038 MHz
Boost Clock
1127 MHz
Power
Max Power
100 Watts
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
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Resolution Performance
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GeForce GTX 980M 8GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 980M 8GB is a high-end Mobile Graphics Card based on the second revision of the Maxwell architecture.


Architecture
The Second variant of the Maxwell Architecture, despite being also manufactured with a 28nm technology, has an extremely large L2 Cache and features a Third Generation Delta Color Compression which allows NVIDIA to produce Graphics Cards with relatively small memory data transfer rates, without causing too much impact on the overall performance. Furthermore, the Shaders have been redesigned and are both more powerful and energy efficient.
The Second Revision of Maxwell also adds the VXGI (Voxel Global Illumination) Technology which makes scenes significantly more lifelike and believable as light interacts more realistically in the game environment and the MFAA Technology which provides the same effect as MSAA but at a much lower performance cost.


GPU
It equips a GPU codenamed GM204-N16E-GX-A2 which has 12 SM activated and thus offers 1536 Shader Processing Units, 96 TMUs and 64 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1038MHz and goes up to 1127MHz, in Turbo Mode.


Memory
The GPU accesses a 8GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface. The memory clock operates at 1253MHz. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and in no way adds extra performance.


Features
DirectX 12.0 Support (11.2 Hardware Default) and support for SLI, GameStream, G-SYNC, GPU Boost 2.0, GeForce Experience, PhysX and other technologies.


Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 100W, it will only be equipped in very large notebooks.


Performance
Benchmarks indicate its performance is over 30% faster than GeForce GTX 880M. Therefore, it should even surpass GeForce GTX 770 and be around as fast as desktop GeForce GTX 780.
GeForce GTX 980M is therefore the fastest mobile Graphics Card as of October 2014 and AMD's Radeon R9 M290X is beaten in over 40%.


System Suggestions
We recommend a very strong processor (Intel Core i7 Mobile Quad Core) and 8GB of RAM for a notebook with GeForce GTX 980M 8GB.


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GeForce GTX 980M 8GB vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
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RAM
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