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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked 4GB Edition run games
22 May 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked 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.

Lets look at the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked 4GB Edition game performance guide for some of the biggest games played in 2020. In particular we will see how well this graphics card runs on Ultra settings on 1080p resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. 816 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked 4GB Edition can run Assassins Creed: Valhalla at 1080p and predict it will return playable frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 52 FPS, Medium: 45 FPS, High: 39 FPS and Ultra: 26 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Crucible returns a reasonable 53 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we researched the upcoming Assassins Creed: Valhalla to predict how the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked 4GB Edition would deal with it. Our research revealed a weak series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 40 FPS, Medium: 34 FPS, High: 29 FPS and Ultra: 20 FPS. Next we looked at Crucible which was playable with a 40 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Mafia 2: Definitive Edition that got an Ultra 1440p FPS of 40. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked 4GB Edition, this is not a bad choice for a larger screen size like this. Some games will struggle though, but with some careful graphic option adjustments in-game you can normally find a suitable visual experience with this GPU at 1440p.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked 4GB Edition in your PC? 2-3 years of top end gaming before an upgrade

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked 4GB Edition? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR5. This PC hardware upgrade performs 22% better and can run 866 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, which has 26% better performance and can run 948 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
74 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014

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

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-400-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
172 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
86 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
1241 MHz
Boost Clock
1342 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 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

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


Overclock Out of The Box
The Central Unit now runs at 1241MHz, instead of 1126MHz. Boost Clock is now of 1342MHz, instead of 1216MHz. Memory Clock was left untouched.


Cooling Solution
The Cooling System remains the same.


Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 8% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 980 4GB.


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GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
11%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Valorant 97% 91%
Cyberpunk 2077 45% 23%
Call of Duty Warzone 52% 11%
Grand Theft Auto VI 17% 36%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 45% 23%
Minecraft: Dungeons 59% 6%
Doom Eternal 9% 9%
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 65% 14%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 17% 17%
Death Stranding 45% 23%
GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked 4GB Edition Extras
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