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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Palit JetStream 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980 Palit JetStream 4GB Edition run games
20 Feb 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 980 Palit JetStream 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 Palit JetStream 4GB Edition is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

Here we take a closer look at the various performances across 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions for the GeForce GTX 980 Palit JetStream 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. In comparison to the game recommended requirements of the 1000 most demanding games played today this PC hardware can run 571.

Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the GeForce GTX 980 Palit JetStream 4GB Edition is running World of Warcraft: Shadowlands and delivering playable performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 29 frames per second. Comparing this to Watch Dogs Legion which is getting reasonable results, where it averages 50 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Far Cry 6, which is predicted to run at 22 frames per second.

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 Palit JetStream 4GB Edition ran World of Warcraft: Shadowlands to a weak performance level. Results across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 57 FPS, Medium: 45 FPS, High: 30 FPS and Ultra: 22 FPS. Another game tested was Watch Dogs Legion, L: 101FPS, M: 79FPS, H: 53FPS, U: 38FPS. And then we researched potential graphics card performance on Far Cry 6, wih estimates revealing L: 43FPS, M: 34FPS, H: 23FPS, U: 16FPS at 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 980 Palit JetStream 4GB Edition is a suitable graphics card for this larger screen res. In some cases we might expect some graphics option tweaks down from Ultra to High to help improve FPS stability when gaming at 1440p.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 980 Palit JetStream 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 Palit JetStream 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 Palit JetStream 4GB Edition? A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 25% better and can meet 800 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB which is 33% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 908 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
70 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 Palit JetStream 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014

GeForce GTX 980 Palit JetStream 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 Palit JetStream 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
180 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
1x 6-pin + 1x 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 Palit JetStream 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 980 Palit JetStream 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 980 4GB created by Palit. It doesn't offer overclocking out of the box. 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 reference NVIDIA Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by Palit's Dual Fan Cooling Solution. This means the card runs much cooler under load.


Power Consumption
According to Palit, the Rated Board TDP is now of 180W. A 500W PSU with at least one 6-pin and one 8-pin available connectors is required.


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Performance
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GeForce GTX 980 Palit JetStream 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
15%
RAM
13GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 23% 0%
Valheim 50% 0%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 42% 9%
30XX 99% 95%
Grand Theft Auto VI 12% 41%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 49% 12%
Outriders 65% 4%
Far Cry 6 12% 45%
Little Nightmares 2 63% 54%
Hitman 3 57% 30%
GeForce GTX 980 Palit JetStream 4GB Edition Extras
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