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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
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! Extreme 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.

Here is a quick game performance synopsis for the AAA games played in 2021. In particular we focus on how well the GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. This graphics hardware can run 767 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

The GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition graphics card is predicted to return a playable performance on Grand Theft Auto VI at 1080p of 35 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is Days Gone which we saw got reasonable frame rates of 54 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Battlefield 2042, which is predicted to get 35 FPS under tests.

We move on to 1440p, and predict that Grand Theft Auto VI will deliver playable FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 70 FPS, Medium: 56 FPS, High: 37 FPS and Ultra: 27 FPS. Next we have Days Gone running on GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition which gets L: 109FPS, M: 86FPS, H: 58FPS, U: 41FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Battlefield 2042 is predicted to get L: 70FPS, M: 56FPS, H: 37FPS, U: 27FPS at 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition 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 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? Are you looking to upgrade a GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition? Then we would suggest getting a 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, as it can run 976 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 41% increased graphics performance. Alternatively if you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 34% better and can run 967 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
FPS System Benchmark
76 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014
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)
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
$569.99
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
1800MHz
Memory Bus
256bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
230.4GB/sec
L2 Cache
2048
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
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
GD Official
GD RATING
7.6
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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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