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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
14 Oct 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 772 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 Microsoft Flight Simulator and saw it deliver good frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 157 FPS, Medium: 124 FPS, High: 83 FPS and Ultra: 60 FPS. We proceeded to look at Assassins Creed: Valhalla to see how that compared and predict that it will return a playable 36 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

We move on to 1440p, and tested Microsoft Flight Simulator which delivered reasonable FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 120 FPS, Medium: 94 FPS, High: 64 FPS and Ultra: 45 FPS. Next we have Assassins Creed: Valhalla running on GeForce GTX 980 Palit Super JetStream 4GB Edition which is predicted to get L: 54FPS, M: 46FPS, H: 40FPS, U: 27FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Baldurs Gate 3 gets L: 106FPS, M: 83FPS, H: 56FPS, U: 40FPS at 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 980 Palit Super JetStream 4GB Edition is not a bad choice for a larger screen size like this. Some games will struggle though, but with some careful graphic option adjustments in-game you can normally find a suitable visual experience with this GPU at 1440p.

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 832 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 927 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 is 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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0%
Graphics Card
3%
RAM
12GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 27% 6%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 44% 13%
Genshin Impact 73% 5%
eFootball PES 2021 56% 52%
FIFA 21 65% 52%
Watch Dogs Legion 17% 8%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 51% 3%
Marvel's Avengers 56% 10%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 59% 36%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 16% 16%
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