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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition 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.

This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 12.

Lets look at the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition game performance guide for some of the biggest games played in 2021. In particular we will see how well this graphics card runs on Ultra settings on 1080p resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. We look at 1000 of the most demanding games available today and this GPU is better than the recommended graphics requirement of more than 765 games in the list.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We predict that Forza Horizon 5 will get 58 FPS with the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition, Grand Theft Auto VI predicted to get 34 FPS and Far Cry 6 predicted to get 33 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We predict the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition will run the upcoming game Forza Horizon 5 to a playable performance level. Predictions across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 117 FPS, Medium: 92 FPS, High: 62 FPS and Ultra: 44 FPS. Another game researched was Grand Theft Auto VI with predictions of L: 67FPS, M: 53FPS, H: 36FPS, U: 26FPS. And then we researched potential graphics card performance on Far Cry 6, wih estimates revealing L: 65FPS, M: 52FPS, H: 35FPS, U: 25FPS at 1440p. In summary we feel the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition running at 1440p 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 980 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition in your PC? This gpu has around 2+ years of running AAA recommended system requirements before any upgrades should be considered.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition? Are you looking to upgrade a GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition? Then we would suggest getting a 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, as it can run 976 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 44% increased graphics performance. Alternatively we would suggest getting a R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB, as it can run 967 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 36% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
74 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-400-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
175 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
87 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
(CUDA Cores)
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
$569.99
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.4
Resolution (WxH)
5120 x 3200
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
4096MB
Memory Speed
1753MHz
Memory Bus
256bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
224.4GB/sec
L2 Cache
2048
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1266 MHz
Boost Clock
1367 MHz
Power
Max Power
165 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
2x 6-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
7.6
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GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 980 4GB created by EVGA. It features a new Cooling Solution and overclocking out of the box. Read below to know more.

Overclock Out of The Box
The Central Unit now runs at 1266MHz, instead of 1126MHz. Boost Clock is now of 1367MHz, instead of 1216MHz. Memory Clock was left untouched.

Cooling Solution
The reference NVIDIA Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by EVGA's ACX 2.0 Cooling Solution. This means the card runs cooler under load.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 9% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 980 4GB.

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