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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! 4GB Edition run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! 4GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! 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 Zotac AMP! 4GB Edition is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

Here is a quick game performance synopsis for the AAA games played in 2021. In particular we focus on how well the GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! 4GB Edition runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. In terms of performance against the most demanding games today this graphics card can play 747 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.

Running at 1080p this card is predicted to get a reasonable frame rate from Star Citizen with 55 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Back 4 Blood which is predicted to return a reasonable 58 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Resident Evil 8 which we saw getting a playable 37 FPS.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We predict the GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! 4GB Edition will run the upcoming game Star Citizen to a playable performance level. Predictions across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 110 FPS, Medium: 86 FPS, High: 58 FPS and Ultra: 42 FPS. Another game researched was Back 4 Blood with predictions of L: 116FPS, M: 91FPS, H: 61FPS, U: 44FPS. And then we checked graphics card performance on Resident Evil 8, which returned L: 73FPS, M: 58FPS, H: 39FPS, U: 28FPS at 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! 4GB Edition 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 Zotac AMP! 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! 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 Zotac AMP! 4GB Edition? Are you looking to upgrade a GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! 4GB Edition? Then we would suggest getting a 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, as it can run 976 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 49% increased graphics performance. Alternatively a good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! 4GB Edition would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB which meets 967 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 42% better performance.
FPS System Benchmark
71 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-400-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
162 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
81 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
1165 MHz
Boost Clock
1266 MHz
Power
Max Power
170 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
2x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
7.4
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GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 980 4GB created by Zotac. 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 1165MHz, instead of 1126MHz. Boost Clock is now of 1266MHz, instead of 1216MHz. The Operating Memory Clock was left untouched.

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

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 3% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 980 4GB.

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