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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
14 Oct 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Classified ACX 2.0 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. GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Classified ACX 2.0 4GB Edition is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

Game performance for the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Classified ACX 2.0 4GB Edition where we look at the bigger games played in 2020. Looking closely at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. 777 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

Running at 1080p this card gets a good frame rate from Phasmophobia with 61 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at FIFA 21 which returns a strong 150 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Watch Dogs Legion which we predict will get a reasonable 54 FPS.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We discovered the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Classified ACX 2.0 4GB Edition ran Phasmophobia to a reasonable performance level. Results across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 123 FPS, Medium: 97 FPS, High: 65 FPS and Ultra: 47 FPS. Another game tested was FIFA 21, L: 258FPS, M: 215FPS, H: 158FPS, U: 115FPS. And then we researched potential graphics card performance on Watch Dogs Legion, wih estimates revealing L: 109FPS, M: 86FPS, H: 58FPS, U: 41FPS at 1440p. Running games at 1440p with a GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Classified ACX 2.0 4GB Edition is easily capable of pc gaming across these screen resolutions. Turn the game settings up to Ultra at 1440p. This GPU is also capable of running a solid FPS across a lot of games at 4K resolution as well.

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 good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Classified ACX 2.0 4GB Edition would be the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 which meets 833 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 20% better performance. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Classified ACX 2.0 4GB Edition is the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, which is 24% more powerful and can run 927 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
76 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Classified ACX 2.0 4GB Edition is released on 01 Oct 2014

GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Classified ACX 2.0 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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)
2048
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
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Driver Support
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Release Price
$699.99
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
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
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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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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GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Classified ACX 2.0 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 29% 8%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 46% 15%
Genshin Impact 74% 7%
FIFA 21 66% 53%
eFootball PES 2021 57% 53%
Watch Dogs Legion 20% 11%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 52% 6%
Marvel's Avengers 57% 12%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 18% 18%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 60% 33%
GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Classified ACX 2.0 4GB Edition Extras
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