10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed
This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The GeForce GTX 980 Leadtek WinFast 4GB Edition GPU could struggle if it was to try and run the most demanding games available today, but it meets a lot of game system requirements found in today’s games.
GeForce GTX 980 Leadtek WinFast 4GB Edition is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.
Lets look at the GeForce GTX 980 Leadtek WinFast 4GB Edition game performance guide for some of the biggest games played in 2021. In particular we will see how well this graphics card runs on Ultra settings on 1080p resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. This graphics hardware can run 632 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.
With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the GeForce GTX 980 Leadtek WinFast 4GB Edition can run Far Cry 6 at 1080p and predict it will return playable frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 73 FPS, Medium: 57 FPS, High: 39 FPS and Ultra: 28 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Resident Evil 8 returns a playable 35 FPS at Ultra 1080p.
Increasing resolution to 1440p is something a number of PC gamers are doing today. We tested the GeForce GTX 980 Leadtek WinFast 4GB Edition at 1440p and researched how Far Cry 6 might perform on it leading us to predict a weak set of FPS results. These were, Low: 55 FPS, Medium: 44 FPS, High: 29 FPS and Ultra: 21 FPS. We then checked out Resident Evil 8 which had a set of graphics results as followed, L: 69FPS, M: 55FPS, H: 37FPS, U: 26FPS. And another popular game was Star Citizen with predictions of L: 107FPS, M: 84FPS, H: 57FPS, U: 40FPS at 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 ok at playing most games but might need to have the graphics settings lowered to medium preset in some cases.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 good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti
. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 54% better and can meet 976 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GTX 980 Leadtek WinFast 4GB Edition then a good choice would be R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB
as this is better than 967 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 46% better performance as well.