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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
2 Aug 2020 - 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 2020 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 802 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We are seeing Valorant getting 571 FPS with the GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition, Microsoft Flight Simulator predicted to get 60 FPS and Marvel's Avengers predicted to get 39 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 Valorant and saw it deliver strong frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 1149 FPS, Medium: 905 FPS, High: 609 FPS and Ultra: 435 FPS. We then checked the performance on Microsoft Flight Simulator to predict if that will run well. It is predicted to be reasonable with a 46 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition 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 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 859 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 945 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
74 FPS
High
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

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition
GPU
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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Driver Support
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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
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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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
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
6%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Horizon: Zero Dawn 27% 11%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 17% 17%
Cyberpunk 2077 39% 23%
Marvel's Avengers 45% 23%
Fast & Furious Crossroads 41% 60%
Valorant 97% 91%
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout 59% 48%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 45% 23%
Grand Theft Auto VI 17% 33%
Grounded 74% 26%
GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition Extras
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