10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed
While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the GeForce GTX 980 MSI 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 MSI 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. This graphics hardware can run 763 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.
Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We predict that Battlefield 2042 will get 33 FPS with the GeForce GTX 980 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition, Dying Light 2 predicted to get 33 FPS and FIFA 22 predicted to get 92 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.
As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We predict the GeForce GTX 980 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition will run the upcoming game Battlefield 2042 to a playable performance level. Predictions across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 66 FPS, Medium: 52 FPS, High: 35 FPS and Ultra: 25 FPS. Another game researched was Dying Light 2 with predictions of L: 66FPS, M: 52FPS, H: 35FPS, U: 25FPS. And then we researched potential graphics card performance on FIFA 22, wih estimates revealing L: 184FPS, M: 145FPS, H: 98FPS, U: 70FPS at 1440p. Running games at 1440p with a GeForce GTX 980 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition is a good choice of hardware for increased screen resolution gaming. We can see this graphics card is capable of delivering reliable frame rates at Ultra and certainly High graphics settings at 1440p.How many years will the GeForce GTX 980 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 MSI 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 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition?
A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti
. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 45% better and can meet 976 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 980 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition is the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB
, which is 38% more powerful and can run 967 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.