10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed
This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The GeForce GTX 980 Zotac 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.
Here we take a closer look at the various performances across 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions for the GeForce GTX 980 Zotac 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 2021. The GeForce GTX 980 Zotac 4GB Edition can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 631 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.
Running at 1080p this card is predicted to get a reasonable frame rate from Back 4 Blood with 56 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Days Gone which returns a reasonable 50 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Far Cry 6 which we predict will get a playable 28 FPS.
Increasing resolution to 1440p is something a number of PC gamers are doing today. We tested the GeForce GTX 980 Zotac 4GB Edition at 1440p and researched how Back 4 Blood might perform on it leading us to predict a playable set of FPS results. These were, Low: 113 FPS, Medium: 89 FPS, High: 60 FPS and Ultra: 43 FPS. We then checked out Days Gone which had a set of graphics results as followed, L: 100FPS, M: 79FPS, H: 53FPS, U: 38FPS. And another popular game was Far Cry 6 with predictions of L: 55FPS, M: 44FPS, H: 29FPS, U: 21FPS at 1440p. Running games at 1440p with a GeForce GTX 980 Zotac 4GB Edition is a reasonable performance fit for this resolution. Some of the more resource intensive games may well need a few graphical tweak to get the most out of the graphics card at this increased resolution.How many years will the GeForce GTX 980 Zotac 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 Zotac 4GB Edition in your PC?
There is still 2 years of top end gaming left in this GeForce GTX 980 Zotac 4GB Edition Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 980 Zotac 4GB Edition?
Are you looking to upgrade a GeForce GTX 980 Zotac 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 54% increased graphics performance. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB
. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 46% better and can meet 967 of their recommended requirements.