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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Galax SOC 4GB Edition

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

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the GeForce GTX 980 Galax SOC 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 Galax SOC 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. Of the 1000 most demanding recommended specs found in game requirements today, this gpu is more powerful than the graphics requirement of 765 games in todays list.

Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the GeForce GTX 980 Galax SOC 4GB Edition is predicted to run Grand Theft Auto VI with playable performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 34 frames per second. Comparing this to Back 4 Blood which is predicted to get good results, where it averages 60 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Days Gone, which is running at 53 frames per second.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we researched the upcoming Grand Theft Auto VI to predict how the GeForce GTX 980 Galax SOC 4GB Edition would deal with it. Our research revealed a playable series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 67 FPS, Medium: 53 FPS, High: 36 FPS and Ultra: 26 FPS. Next we looked at Back 4 Blood which we predict will be reasonable with a 46 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Days Gone that got an Ultra 1440p FPS of 40. In summary we feel the GeForce GTX 980 Galax SOC 4GB Edition running at 1440p is a reasonable choice for most modern games at 1440p, but you may encounter some need to adjust graphics settings down from Ultra to High in some cases to improve gaming stability.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 980 Galax SOC 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 Galax SOC 4GB Edition in your PC? This gpu has around 2+ years of running AAA recommended system requirements before any upgrades should be considered.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 980 Galax SOC 4GB Edition? If you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GTX 980 Galax SOC 4GB Edition then a good choice would be 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti as this is better than 976 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 44% better performance as well. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 980 Galax SOC 4GB Edition is the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB, which is 36% more powerful and can run 967 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
74 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 Galax SOC 4GB Edition was released on 30 Sep 2014
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 Galax SOC 4GB Edition
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
250 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 Galax SOC 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 980 Galax SOC 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 980 4GB.

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 Galax's 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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