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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 EVGA 4GB Edition

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

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The GeForce GTX 980 EVGA 4GB Edition GPU could struggle if it was to try and run the most demanding games available today, but it meets a lot of game system requirements found in today’s games.

This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 12.

Game performance for the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA 4GB Edition where we look at the bigger games played in 2021. Looking closely at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. 629 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 Resident Evil 8 getting 35 FPS with the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA 4GB Edition, Star Citizen predicted to get 53 FPS and Battlefield 2042 predicted to get 29 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA 4GB Edition by playing Resident Evil 8 which yielded a playable performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 69FPS, M: 55FPS, H: 37FPS, U: 26FPS. Another popular game we researched with this card was Star Citizen and that was playable. This graphics card is predicted to deliver 40 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Battlefield 2042 which is predicted to get weak results with a 22FPS on Ultra 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA 4GB Edition is certainly a viable option for these higher gaming resolutions. Remember that if you suffer some 1440p FPS drops the you can usually tweak modern game graphics settings until you get a near High graphics setting experience with this Graphics card.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA 4GB Edition in your PC? There is still 2 years of top end gaming left in this GeForce GTX 980 EVGA 4GB Edition

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA 4GB Edition? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti. This PC hardware upgrade performs 54% better and can run 976 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 46% better and can meet 967 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
69 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 EVGA 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 EVGA 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-400-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
156 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
78 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
(CUDA Cores)
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
$549.99
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
1126 MHz
Boost Clock
1216 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
6.2
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GeForce GTX 980 EVGA 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 980 EVGA 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 980 4GB created by EVGA. It doesn't have any new features. Read below to know more.

Overclock Out of The Box
The Clock Frequencies of both Central Unit and Operating Memory Clock Remain the Same.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System remains the same.

Power Consumption
EVGA didn't specify any Rated Board TDP. It should remain the same. A 500W PSU with at least 2 6-pin available recommended is required.

Release Price
GeForce GTX 980 EVGA 4GB Edition was released for $549.99. That's the same price of the reference Graphics Card.

Performance
Without a New Cooling Solution or overclocking out of the box, GeForce GTX 980 EVGA 4GB Edition is as fast as the reference GeForce GTX 980 4GB. Therefore, Dual GeForce GTX 690 is still slightly faster.

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