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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Palit Super JetStream 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980 Palit Super JetStream 4GB Edition run games
22 May 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

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

We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2020 popular games. This short GeForce GTX 980 Palit Super JetStream 4GB Edition game hardware review looks at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 815 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

First we looked at 1080p resolution for the GeForce GTX 980 Palit Super JetStream 4GB Edition performance to explore what sort of benchmarks it would achieve on the popular title Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord and saw it deliver reasonable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 152 FPS, Medium: 120 FPS, High: 81 FPS and Ultra: 58 FPS. We proceeded to look at Grand Theft Auto VI to see how that compared and predict that it will return a weak 22 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

We move on to 1440p, and tested Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord which delivered playable FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 116 FPS, Medium: 91 FPS, High: 61 FPS and Ultra: 44 FPS. Next we have Grand Theft Auto VI running on GeForce GTX 980 Palit Super JetStream 4GB Edition which is predicted to get L: 43FPS, M: 34FPS, H: 23FPS, U: 16FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Valorant gets L: 1139FPS, M: 897FPS, H: 604FPS, U: 431FPS at 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 980 Palit Super JetStream 4GB Edition is a solid performer with higher resolution modern gaming. This graphics card can also bump up to 4K gaming regularly with the latest games still being capable of high or ultra graphics settings at this level.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 980 Palit Super JetStream 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 Palit Super JetStream 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 Palit Super JetStream 4GB Edition? A great upgrade graphics card would be a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB, which has 21% better performance and can run 866 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today. Alternatively we would suggest getting a R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, as it can run 948 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 27% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
74 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 Palit Super JetStream 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014

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

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 Palit Super JetStream 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-400-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
167 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
83 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
1800 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
230.4GB/sec
L2 Cache
2048KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
0
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1203 MHz
Boost Clock
1304 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 Super JetStream 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 980 Palit Super JetStream 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 980 4GB created by Palit. 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 1203MHz, instead of 1126MHz. Boost Clock is now of 1304MHz, instead of 1216MHz. The Operating Memory Clock was increased to 1761MHz.


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


Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 7% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 980 4GB.


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GeForce GTX 980 Palit Super JetStream 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
10%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 44% 24%
Call of Duty Warzone 51% 10%
Valorant 97% 91%
Grand Theft Auto VI 16% 38%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 44% 24%
Minecraft: Dungeons 59% 5%
Doom Eternal 8% 8%
Maneater 69% 23%
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 65% 13%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 16% 16%
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