Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M 8GB SLI

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980M 8GB SLI run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M 8GB SLI
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

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 2023 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 800 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.
FPS System Benchmark
89 FPS
The GeForce GTX 980M 8GB SLI was released on 07 Oct 2014
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980M 8GB SLI
Maxwell GM204 (x2)
Texture Rate
199 GTexel/s
64 (x2)
Pixel Rate
133 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
(CUDA Cores)
3072 (x2)
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Direct X
DX 12
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
4096 x 2160
Notebook GPU
16384MB (x2)
Memory Speed
Memory Bus
256bit (x2)
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
3072KB (x2)
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1038 MHz
Max Power
200 Watts
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1600
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GeForce GTX 980M 8GB SLI Game Requirement Analysis

The SLI setup of upcoming GeForce GTX 980M 8GB.

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