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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
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition is only really challenged by the most demanding games released today, but normally it is more than capable of running games with a stable frame rate at 1080p.

This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 12.

What FPS performance can the GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition get on latest AAA 2021 games? In particular our game review looks at the FPS achieved running on Ultra graphics settings on the 1080p screen resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. In terms of performance against the most demanding games today this graphics card can play 765 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.

First we looked at 1080p resolution for the GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition performance to explore what sort of benchmarks it would achieve on the popular title Resident Evil 8 and saw it deliver playable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 102 FPS, Medium: 80 FPS, High: 54 FPS and Ultra: 39 FPS. We proceeded to look at Days Gone to see how that compared and saw that it returned a reasonable 53 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

Increasing resolution to 1440p is something a number of PC gamers are doing today. We tested the GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition at 1440p with Resident Evil 8, which got a playable set of FPS results. These were, Low: 78 FPS, Medium: 61 FPS, High: 41 FPS and Ultra: 29 FPS. We then checked out Days Gone which had a set of graphics results as followed, L: 107FPS, M: 84FPS, H: 57FPS, U: 40FPS. And another popular game was Star Citizen with predictions of L: 114FPS, M: 90FPS, H: 60FPS, U: 43FPS at 1440p. 1440p gaming on the GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition is a reasonable performance fit for this resolution. Some of the more resource intensive games may well need a few graphical tweak to get the most out of the graphics card at this increased resolution.

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? A great upgrade graphics card would be a 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, which has 44% better performance and can run 976 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition then a good choice would be R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB as this is better than 967 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 36% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
74 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014
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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)
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
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
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
GD Official
GD RATING
7.6
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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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