Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M 8GB SLI

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980M 8GB SLI run games
25 Mar 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

The GeForce GTX 980M 8GB SLI will blast beyond the majority of games requirements at 1080p, so crank up your screen resolution to 1440p or 4K and let the beautiful AAA game visuals wash over you. This is how gaming is meant to be played but you are likely to have to pay top dollar for the GeForce GTX 980M 8GB SLI privilege. But if you can get this graphics solution, then its happy gaming. This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 12.

What FPS performance can the GeForce GTX 980M 8GB SLI get on latest AAA 2020 games? In particular our game review looks at the FPS achieved running on Ultra graphics settings on the 1080p screen resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 871 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

The GeForce GTX 980M 8GB SLI graphics card is returning a reasonable performance on Halo: The Master Chief Collection at 1080p of 55 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is Cyberpunk 2077 which we predict will get reasonable frame rates of 49 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Black Mesa, which was getting 72 FPS under tests.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the GeForce GTX 980M 8GB SLI by playing Halo: The Master Chief Collection which yielded a playable performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 111FPS, M: 87FPS, H: 59FPS, U: 42FPS. Another popular game we researched with this card was Cyberpunk 2077 and that was playable. This graphics card is predicted to deliver 37 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Black Mesa which gets reasonable results with a 55FPS on Ultra 1440p. Running games at 1440p with a GeForce GTX 980M 8GB SLI is a good choice of hardware for increased screen resolution gaming. We can see this graphics card is capable of delivering reliable frame rates at Ultra and certainly High graphics settings at 1440p.

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? A great upgrade graphics card would be a 20 Series GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, which has 25% better performance and can run 990 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
89 FPS
The GeForce GTX 980M 8GB SLI was released on 07 Oct 2014

GeForce GTX 980M 8GB SLI Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980M 8GB SLI
Maxwell GM204 (x2) (x2)
Texture Rate
199 GTexel/s
64 (x2)
Pixel Rate
133 GPixel/s
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
3072 (x2)
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
Driver Support
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Direct X
DX 12.1
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
Notebook GPU
16384 MB
Memory Speed
1253 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1038 MHz
Max Power
200 Watts
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1600
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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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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GeForce GTX 980M 8GB SLI vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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