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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
14 Oct 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. 770 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 FIFA 21 at 1080p and saw it return strong frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 331 FPS, Medium: 276 FPS, High: 202 FPS and Ultra: 147 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Phasmophobia returns a good 60 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we booted up FIFA 21 to see how the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked 4GB Edition dealt with it. It scored up a strong series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 253 FPS, Medium: 211 FPS, High: 154 FPS and Ultra: 112 FPS. Next we looked at Phasmophobia which was reasonable with a 46 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War that we predict will get an Ultra 1440p FPS of 38. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked 4GB Edition, this 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 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 830 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 926 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
74 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked 4GB Edition is 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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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 4GB Edition Extras
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