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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 Air 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 Air 4GB Edition run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 Air 4GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the GeForce GTX 980 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 Air 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 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 Air 4GB Edition is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

Game performance for the GeForce GTX 980 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 Air 4GB Edition where we look at the bigger games played in 2022. Looking closely at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. In terms of performance against the most demanding games today this graphics card can play 754 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We are seeing Days Gone getting 53 FPS with the GeForce GTX 980 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 Air 4GB Edition, Grand Theft Auto VI predicted to get 34 FPS and Far Cry 6 getting 33 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the GeForce GTX 980 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 Air 4GB Edition by playing Days Gone which yielded a playable performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 107FPS, M: 84FPS, H: 57FPS, U: 40FPS. Another popular game we researched with this card was Grand Theft Auto VI and that was playable. This graphics card is predicted to deliver 26 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Far Cry 6 which gets playable results with a 25FPS on Ultra 1440p. Looking at a few of these 1440p results for the GeForce GTX 980 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 Air 4GB Edition we get the impression that it is a reasonable choice for most modern games at 1440p, but you may encounter some need to adjust graphics settings down from Ultra to High in some cases to improve gaming stability.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 980 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 Air 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 Air 4GB Edition in your PC? No graphics card upgrade required for around 2 years

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 980 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 Air 4GB Edition? A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 44% better and can meet 972 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GTX 980 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 Air 4GB Edition then a good choice would be R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB as this is better than 961 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 36% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
74 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 Air 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 Air 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-400-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
170 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
85 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
1228 MHz
Boost Clock
1329 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
75
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GeForce GTX 980 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 Air 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 980 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 Air 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 980 4GB created by Inno3D. 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 1228MHz, instead of 1126MHz. Boost Clock is now of 1329MHz, instead of 1216MHz. Memory Clock was left untouched.

Cooling Solution
The reference NVIDIA Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by Inno3D's HerculeZ X4 Air Cooling Solution. This means the card runs cooler under load.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 8% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 980 4GB.

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