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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition run games
2 Aug 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! Extreme 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.

Here we take a closer look at the various performances across 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions for the GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition. In particular this is looking at the Ultra graphics settings to see what sort of FPS this graphics card can get across some of the more popular games played in 2020. Of the 1000 most demanding recommended specs found in game requirements today, this gpu is more powerful than the graphics requirement of 805 games in todays list.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We predict that Grand Theft Auto VI will get 35 FPS with the GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition, Horizon: Zero Dawn predicted to get 54 FPS and Valorant getting 582 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

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 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition would deal with it. Our research revealed a playable series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 70 FPS, Medium: 56 FPS, High: 37 FPS and Ultra: 27 FPS. Next we looked at Horizon: Zero Dawn which we predict will be playable with a 41 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Valorant that got an Ultra 1440p FPS of 444. 1440p GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition PC gaming is a solid performer with higher resolution modern gaming. This graphics card can also bump up to 4K gaming regularly with the latest games still being capable of high or ultra graphics settings at this level.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! Extreme 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 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition? A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 20% better and can meet 860 of their recommended requirements. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, which has 24% better performance and can run 946 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
76 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014

GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-400-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
178 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
89 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
2048
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
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Driver Support
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Release Price
$569.99
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
1800 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
230.4GB/sec
L2 Cache
2048KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1291 MHz
Boost Clock
1393 MHz
Power
Max Power
185 Watts
PSU
600 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-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 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 980 4GB created by Zotac. It features a new Cooling Solution and overclocking out of the box. Read below to know more.


Overclock Out of The Box
The Central Unit now runs at 1291MHz, instead of 1126MHz. Boost Clock is now of 1392MHz, instead of 1216MHz. The Operating Memory Clock was increased to 1800MHz.


Cooling Solution
The reference NVIDIA Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by Zotac's Triple Fan Cooling Solution. This means the card runs cooler under load.


Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 12% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 980 4GB.


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GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
7%
RAM
11GB
0%
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Microsoft Flight Simulator 18% 18%
Cyberpunk 2077 40% 20%
Valorant 97% 91%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 46% 20%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 29% 12%
Grounded 75% 27%
Marvel's Avengers 46% 20%
Grand Theft Auto VI 18% 30%
Halo Infinite 46% 20%
Death Stranding 47% 7%
GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition Extras
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