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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Leadtek WinFast 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980 Leadtek WinFast 4GB Edition run games
22 May 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

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

Game performance for the GeForce GTX 980 Leadtek WinFast 4GB Edition where we look at the bigger games played in 2020. Looking closely at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. The GeForce GTX 980 Leadtek WinFast 4GB Edition can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 698 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We are seeing Doom Eternal getting 50 FPS with the GeForce GTX 980 Leadtek WinFast 4GB Edition, Grand Theft Auto VI predicted to get 17 FPS and Mafia 2: Definitive Edition getting 50 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

People are turning their increasingly more powerful graphics cards to the popular 1440p screen size so we tested the GeForce GTX 980 Leadtek WinFast 4GB Edition to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have looked at Doom Eternal where it was playable. The frame rates it scored for the game presets were - Low: 100 FPS, Medium: 79 FPS, High: 53 FPS and Ultra: 38 FPS. We added Grand Theft Auto VI to our research and predict it will be weak with a 13 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then tested Mafia 2: Definitive Edition which got 38 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Looking at a few of these 1440p results for the GeForce GTX 980 Leadtek WinFast 4GB Edition we get the impression that it is a perfectly suitable selection of hardware for theis larger screen size. If a game at 1440p struggles a bit or experiences a frame drop then you can tweak settings in game to help get it stable. This might mean lowering it to medium or low in some specific options.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 980 Leadtek WinFast 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 Leadtek WinFast 4GB Edition in your PC? There is still 2 years of top end gaming left in this GeForce GTX 980 Leadtek WinFast 4GB Edition

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 980 Leadtek WinFast 4GB Edition? A great upgrade graphics card would be a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB, which has 28% better performance and can run 866 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today. Alternatively if you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 35% better and can run 948 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
FPS System Benchmark
69 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 Leadtek WinFast 4GB Edition is released on 04 Nov 2014

GeForce GTX 980 Leadtek WinFast 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 Leadtek WinFast 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-400-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
156 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
78 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
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
1126 MHz
Boost Clock
1216 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
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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GeForce GTX 980 Leadtek WinFast 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 980 Leadtek WinFast 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 980 4GB.


Overclock Out of The Box
The Clock Frequencies of both Central Unit and Operating Memory Clock Remain the Same.


Cooling Solution
The Cooling System remains the same.


Performance
Without a New Cooling Solution or overclocking out of the box, GeForce GTX 980 Leadtek WinFast 4GB Edition is as fast as the reference GeForce GTX 980 4GB.


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GeForce GTX 980 Leadtek WinFast 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
7%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 41% 31%
Call of Duty Warzone 48% 4%
Minecraft: Dungeons 56% 1%
Grand Theft Auto VI 11% 46%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 41% 31%
Valorant 96% 91%
Maneater 67% 18%
Doom Eternal 3% 3%
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 63% 8%
Phantasy Star Online 2 95% 87%
GeForce GTX 980 Leadtek WinFast 4GB Edition Extras
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