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

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 4GB Edition run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 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 ABU 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 ABU 4GB Edition is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

This PC hardware performance game review for the GeForce GTX 980 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 4GB Edition graphics card, when running 2022 more popular games, lets us see what type of FPS this card gets when playing at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions and ultra settings. This graphics hardware can run 749 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

First we looked at 1080p resolution for the GeForce GTX 980 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 4GB Edition performance to explore what sort of benchmarks it would achieve on the popular title Back 4 Blood and saw it deliver good frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 161 FPS, Medium: 127 FPS, High: 85 FPS and Ultra: 61 FPS. We proceeded to look at Days Gone to see how that compared and saw that it returned a reasonable 54 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the GeForce GTX 980 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 4GB Edition by playing Back 4 Blood which yielded a reasonable performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 123FPS, M: 97FPS, H: 65FPS, U: 47FPS. Another popular game we tested with this card was Days Gone and that was playable. This graphics card delivered 41 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Dying Light 2 which gets playable results with a 27FPS on Ultra 1440p. Looking at a few of these 1440p results for the GeForce GTX 980 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 4GB Edition we get the impression that it is a reasonable performance fit for this resolution. Some of the more resource intensive games may well need a few graphical tweak to get the most out of the graphics card at this increased resolution.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 980 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 4GB Edition in your PC? Upgrade time for this GPU is currently placed at 2 years

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 980 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 4GB Edition? There are no graphics cards on the current market that would provide a big enough increase in performance to warrant upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 4GB Edition.
FPS System Benchmark
76 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-400-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
175 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
87 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
1800MHz
Memory Bus
256bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
230.4GB/sec
L2 Cache
2048
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1266 MHz
Boost Clock
1367 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
74
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GeForce GTX 980 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 980 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 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 1266MHz, instead of 1126MHz. Boost Clock is now of 1367MHz, instead of 1216MHz. The Operating Memory Clock was increased to 1800MHz.

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

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 11% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 980 4GB.

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