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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Zotac 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980 Zotac 4GB Edition run games
18 Apr 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 980 Zotac 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 Zotac 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. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 532 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the GeForce GTX 980 Zotac 4GB Edition can run Outriders at 1080p and saw it return playable frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 91 FPS, Medium: 72 FPS, High: 48 FPS and Ultra: 35 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that It Takes Two returns a reasonable 50 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

Moving screen sizes up to 1440p we ran Outriders on the GeForce GTX 980 Zotac 4GB Edition to see that it got a playable set of frame rates. Here are the low to ultra results at 1440p - L: 69FPS, M: 55FPS, H: 37FPS, U: 26FPS. Another popular game to test at 1440p with this card was It Takes Two which seemed playable in performance netting an Ultra FPS of 38 FPS. Finally we then took a look at Total War: Rome Remastered where its predicted Ultra 1440p Frame rates were strong at 213 FPS. Running games at 1440p with a GeForce GTX 980 Zotac 4GB Edition is a very good hardware option at these screen sizes. Ultra is easily achieved across almost all games at 1440p and we would suggest an increase of screen size up to 4K for this graphics card.

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? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 26% better and can run 789 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GTX 980 Zotac 4GB Edition then a good choice would be R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB as this is better than 906 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 35% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
69 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 Zotac 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014

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

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 Zotac 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
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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
165 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 Zotac 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 980 Zotac 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 980 4GB created by Zotac. 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
Zotac didn't specify any Rated Board TDP. It should remain the same. A 500W PSU with at least 2 6-pin available recommended is required.


Release Price
GeForce GTX 980 Zotac 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 Zotac 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 Zotac 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
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Graphics Card
16%
RAM
12GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Resident Evil 8 34% 31%
Grand Theft Auto VI 11% 42%
Age of Empires IV 64% 1%
Days Gone 22% 4%
Far Cry 6 11% 46%
Battlefield 6 41% 31%
Outriders 64% 31%
Total War: Rome Remastered 96% 82%
It Takes Two 66% 13%
Star Citizen 11% 11%
GeForce GTX 980 Zotac 4GB Edition Extras
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