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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
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Zotac 4GB Edition
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.
FPS System Benchmark
69 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 Zotac 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014
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)
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
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
GD Official
GD RATING
6.3
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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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