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.