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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Classified ACX 2.0 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Classified ACX 2.0 4GB Edition run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Classified ACX 2.0 4GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Classified ACX 2.0 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.

GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Classified ACX 2.0 4GB Edition is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

Here is a performance review on how capable the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Classified ACX 2.0 4GB Edition is at running the more popular games of 2021. Specifically looking at this PC hardware’s ability to get suitable frames per second to play on Ultra game settings and what FPS it might get on 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen res. 767 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Classified ACX 2.0 4GB Edition can run Back 4 Blood at 1080p and predict it will return good frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 161 FPS, Medium: 127 FPS, High: 85 FPS and Ultra: 61 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Battlefield 2042 is predicted to return a playable 35 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Classified ACX 2.0 4GB Edition by researching Back 4 Blood leading us to predict a reasonable performance. Its FPS predictions for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 123FPS, M: 97FPS, H: 65FPS, U: 47FPS. Another popular game we researched with this card was Battlefield 2042 and that was playable. This graphics card is predicted to deliver 27 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Dying Light 2 which is predicted to get playable results with a 27FPS on Ultra 1440p. 1440p gaming on the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Classified ACX 2.0 4GB Edition is certainly a viable option for these higher gaming resolutions. Remember that if you suffer some 1440p FPS drops the you can usually tweak modern game graphics settings until you get a near High graphics setting experience with this Graphics card.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Classified ACX 2.0 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Classified ACX 2.0 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 EVGA Classified ACX 2.0 4GB Edition? A suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Classified ACX 2.0 4GB Edition is the 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, which is 41% more powerful and can run 976 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. Alternatively we would suggest getting a R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB, as it can run 967 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 34% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
76 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Classified ACX 2.0 4GB Edition was released on 01 Oct 2014
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Classified ACX 2.0 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
$699.99
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
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
1291 MHz
Boost Clock
1393 MHz
Power
Max Power
165 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
2x 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 EVGA Classified ACX 2.0 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Classified ACX 2.0 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 980 4GB created by EVGA. 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 1393MHz, instead of 1216MHz. Memory Clock was left untouched.

Cooling Solution
The reference NVIDIA Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by EVGA's ACX 2.0 Cooling Solution. This means the card runs cooler under load.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 10% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 980 4GB.

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