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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Gainward 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980 Gainward 4GB Edition run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Gainward 4GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The GeForce GTX 980 Gainward 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.

What FPS performance can the GeForce GTX 980 Gainward 4GB Edition get on latest AAA 2022 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. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 602 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the GeForce GTX 980 Gainward 4GB Edition shows us that Days Gone is getting a reasonable result of 50 FPS, and then we are seeing Grand Theft Auto VI predicted to return a playable 29 FPS while another game on our list is the Back 4 Blood which is getting 56 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.

We move on to 1440p, and predict that Grand Theft Auto VI will deliver weak FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 58 FPS, Medium: 46 FPS, High: 31 FPS and Ultra: 22 FPS. Next we have Back 4 Blood running on GeForce GTX 980 Gainward 4GB Edition which gets L: 113FPS, M: 89FPS, H: 60FPS, U: 43FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Days Gone gets L: 100FPS, M: 79FPS, H: 53FPS, U: 38FPS at 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 980 Gainward 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 Gainward 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 Gainward 4GB Edition in your PC? Upgrade time for this GPU is currently placed at 2 years

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 980 Gainward 4GB Edition? There are no graphics cards on the current market that would provide a big enough increase in performance to warrant upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 Gainward 4GB Edition.
FPS System Benchmark
69 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 Gainward 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 Gainward 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-400-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
156 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
78 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
(CUDA Cores)
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
$549.99
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
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1126 MHz
Boost Clock
1216 MHz
Power
Max Power
165 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
2x 6-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
60
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GeForce GTX 980 Gainward 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 980 EVGA 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 980 4GB created by Gainward. It doesn't have any new fatures. Read below to know more.

Overclock Out of The Box
The Clock Frequencies of both Central Unit and Operating Memory Clock Remain the Same.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System remains the same.

Power Consumption
Gainward didn't specify any Rated Board TDP. It should remain the same. A 500W PSU with at least 2 6-pin available recommended is required.

Release Price
GeForce GTX 980 Gainward 4GB Edition was released for $549.99. That's the same price of the reference Graphics Card.

Performance
Without a New Cooling Solution or overclocking out of the box, GeForce GTX 980 Gainward 4GB Edition is as fast as the reference GeForce GTX 980 4GB. Therefore, Dual GeForce GTX 690 is still slightly faster.

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