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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
20 Feb 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 980 Galax 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.

Game performance for the GeForce GTX 980 Galax 4GB Edition where we look at the bigger games played in 2021. Looking closely at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. In comparison to the game recommended requirements of the 1000 most demanding games played today this PC hardware can run 559.

First we looked at 1080p resolution for the GeForce GTX 980 Galax 4GB Edition performance to explore what sort of benchmarks it would achieve on the popular title Little Nightmares 2 and saw it deliver strong frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 247 FPS, Medium: 194 FPS, High: 131 FPS and Ultra: 94 FPS. We proceeded to look at World of Warcraft: Shadowlands to see how that compared and saw that it returned a playable 28 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the GeForce GTX 980 Galax 4GB Edition by playing Little Nightmares 2 which yielded a good performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 188FPS, M: 148FPS, H: 100FPS, U: 71FPS. Another popular game we tested with this card was World of Warcraft: Shadowlands and that was weak. This graphics card delivered 21 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Cyberpunk 2077 which gets playable results with a 38FPS on Ultra 1440p. 1440p gaming on the GeForce GTX 980 Galax 4GB Edition is a reliable performer at this larger resolution for modern games. The graphics card will be good to run 1440p on Ultra or High settings.

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? A good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GTX 980 Galax 4GB Edition would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB which meets 800 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 26% better performance. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GTX 980 Galax 4GB Edition then a good choice would be R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB as this is better than 908 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 35% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
69 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 Galax 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014

GeForce GTX 980 Galax 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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)
2048
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
-
Driver Support
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Release Price
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
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
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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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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GeForce GTX 980 Galax 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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0%
Graphics Card
16%
RAM
13GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 22% 1%
Valheim 49% 1%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 41% 8%
30XX 99% 95%
Grand Theft Auto VI 11% 42%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 48% 11%
Outriders 64% 3%
Far Cry 6 11% 46%
Little Nightmares 2 63% 54%
Days Gone 22% 4%
GeForce GTX 980 Galax 4GB Edition Extras
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