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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
2 Aug 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

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

What FPS performance can the GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! 4GB Edition get on latest AAA 2020 games? In particular our game review looks at the FPS achieved running on Ultra graphics settings on the 1080p screen resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. The GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! 4GB Edition can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 795 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

The GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! 4GB Edition graphics card is returning a reasonable performance on Grounded at 1080p of 51 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is Cyberpunk 2077 which we predict will get playable frame rates of 37 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Horizon: Zero Dawn, which is predicted to get 51 FPS under tests.

One of the growing popular screen resolutions for PC gaming is the wider 1440p. So we wanted to see how well the GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! 4GB Edition performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Grounded and saw it deliver playable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 103 FPS, Medium: 81 FPS, High: 54 FPS and Ultra: 39 FPS. We then checked the performance on Cyberpunk 2077 to predict if that will run well. It is predicted to be playable with a 28 FPS at Ultra 1440p. 1440p GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! 4GB Edition PC gaming 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 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? This gpu has around 2+ years of running AAA recommended system requirements before any upgrades should be considered.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! 4GB Edition? A suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! 4GB Edition is the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, which is 22% more powerful and can run 853 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB which is 31% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 946 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
71 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014

GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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)
2048
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
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Driver Support
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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
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
Resolution Performance
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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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GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
2%
RAM
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Microsoft Flight Simulator 13% 13%
Cyberpunk 2077 37% 27%
Valorant 97% 91%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 43% 27%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 25% 7%
Grounded 73% 23%
Marvel's Avengers 43% 27%
Grand Theft Auto VI 13% 38%
Halo Infinite 43% 27%
Death Stranding 44% 2%
GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! 4GB Edition Extras
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