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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
28 Oct 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition 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.

Here we take a closer look at the various performances across 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions for the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition. 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 2020. 768 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We are seeing Genshin Impact getting 53 FPS with the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition, eFootball PES 2021 getting 100 FPS and Microsoft Flight Simulator getting 60 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

We move on to 1440p, and tested Genshin Impact which delivered playable FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 107 FPS, Medium: 84 FPS, High: 57 FPS and Ultra: 40 FPS. Next we have eFootball PES 2021 running on GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition which gets L: 201FPS, M: 159FPS, H: 107FPS, U: 76FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Microsoft Flight Simulator gets L: 121FPS, M: 95FPS, H: 64FPS, U: 46FPS at 1440p. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition is a solid performer with higher resolution modern gaming. This graphics card can also bump up to 4K gaming regularly with the latest games still being capable of high or ultra graphics settings at this level.

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 20 Series GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR5, as it can run 828 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 22% increased graphics performance. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition is the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, which is 26% more powerful and can run 924 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
74 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition is released on 19 Sep 2014

GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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)
2048
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
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Driver Support
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Release Price
$569.99
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.1
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
5120x3200
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
4096 MB
Memory Speed
1753 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
224.4GB/sec
L2 Cache
2048KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
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
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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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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GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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0%
Graphics Card
2%
RAM
12GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 27% 7%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 45% 14%
Watch Dogs Legion 18% 9%
Genshin Impact 73% 6%
FIFA 21 65% 52%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 52% 4%
eFootball PES 2021 57% 52%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 17% 17%
Marvel's Avengers 57% 11%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 59% 35%
GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition Extras
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