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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Galax 4GB Edition

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

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

Game performance for the GeForce GTX 980 Galax 4GB Edition where we look at the bigger games played in 2022. Looking closely at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 604 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We are seeing Battlefield 2042 getting 18 FPS with the GeForce GTX 980 Galax 4GB Edition, Grand Theft Auto VI predicted to get 29 FPS and Resident Evil 8 getting 35 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the GeForce GTX 980 Galax 4GB Edition by playing Battlefield 2042 which yielded a weak performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 35FPS, M: 28FPS, H: 19FPS, U: 13FPS. Another popular game we researched with this card was Grand Theft Auto VI and that was weak. This graphics card is predicted to deliver 22 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Resident Evil 8 which gets playable results with a 26FPS on Ultra 1440p. 1440p GeForce GTX 980 Galax 4GB Edition PC gaming is likely in need of some graphical option tweaks when trying to play modern games.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 980 Galax 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 Galax 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 Galax 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 Galax 4GB Edition.
FPS System Benchmark
69 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 Galax 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 Galax 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
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
1126 MHz
Boost Clock
1216 MHz
Power
Max Power
250 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
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GD RATING
60
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GeForce GTX 980 Galax 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 980 Galax 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 980 4GB created by Galax. It doesn't have any new features. 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
According to Galax, the rated board TDP was unlocked to 250W. A 500W PSU with at least 2 6-pin available recommended is required.

Release Price
GeForce GTX 980 Galax 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 Galax 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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