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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 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.

This PC hardware performance game review for the GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition graphics card, when running 2019 more popular games, lets us see what type of FPS this card gets when playing at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions and ultra settings. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 858 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We predict that Death Stranding will get 39 FPS with the GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare getting 50 FPS and Need For Speed Heat getting 53 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

One of the growing popular screen resolutions for PC gaming is the wider 1440p. So we wanted to see how well the GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Death Stranding and predict it will deliver playable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 78 FPS, Medium: 61 FPS, High: 41 FPS and Ultra: 29 FPS. We then checked the performance on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare to see if that runs well. It was playable with a 38 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition 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 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 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 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition? If you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition then a good choice would be 20 Series GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR5 as this is better than 902 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 22% better performance as well. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition is the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, which is 26% more powerful and can run 961 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
74 FPS
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The GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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Architecture
Maxwell GM204-400-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
170 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
85 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
2048
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
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Release Price
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
1228 MHz
Boost Clock
1329 MHz
Power
Max Power
165 Watts
PSU
600 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
2x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
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GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 980 4GB created by Gigabyte. 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 1228MHz, instead of 1126MHz. Boost Clock is now of 1329MHz, instead of 1216MHz. Memory Clock was left untouched.


Cooling Solution
The reference NVIDIA Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by Gigabyte WINDFORCE 3X Triple Fan Cooling Solution. This means the card runs cooler under load.


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


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GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 83% 23%
Red Dead Redemption 2 49% 11%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 52% 11%
Halo: Reach 87% 72%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 45% 23%
FIFA 20 65% 52%
Death Stranding 45% 23%
Cyberpunk 2077 45% 23%
Need For Speed Heat 50% 11%
Borderlands 3 42% 6%
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can any one tell me .is my pc ok for next 2 or 3 year games on 1080p

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will i have any problem if i buy this card?

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just little overclock or upgrade and then there will be no bottleneck

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my new graphics card!!!!:))))))

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970 edt you mean? :) Awesome anyway :D

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yep,sorry i mean the 970.hehehe:)

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How are you liking it?


Vertify your rig, I dont gry my mobo(cpu(ram untill next week :/ :P


Awesome rig :D

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Will this be a good upgrade, and will my cpu bottleneck this?

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Yes, And yes :/

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Custom Pcb ;)

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i thought you had the evga superclocked edition

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I had! But switched it for a 980 G1 :)

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why,you wont see any difference betwwen these two :)

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Yes i woud, Noise, this is very quiet, Overclocking, this has far better Vrm`s and 2x8 pins instead of 2x6 pins, But it costed me about 25$ so it was cheap^^

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oh i get it and happy gaming:))))))

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Thank you,to you too bro!! :D :)

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