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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Galax HOF 4GB Edition

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

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

This PC hardware performance game review for the GeForce GTX 980 Galax HOF 4GB Edition graphics card, when running 2021 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 card runs recommended graphics requirements of 767 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

A GeForce GTX 980 Galax HOF 4GB Edition card at 1080p is predicted to see a playable frame rate when running Grand Theft Auto VI on Ultra - 36 FPS. Lets look at the predicted performance it will get on Dying Light 2 which is 36 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Far Cry 6 is predicted to perform on this hardware, which gets a playable 35 FPS.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we researched the upcoming Grand Theft Auto VI to predict how the GeForce GTX 980 Galax HOF 4GB Edition would deal with it. Our research revealed a playable series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 72 FPS, Medium: 57 FPS, High: 38 FPS and Ultra: 27 FPS. Next we looked at Dying Light 2 which we predict will be playable with a 27 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Far Cry 6 that we predict will get an Ultra 1440p FPS of 26. In summary we feel the GeForce GTX 980 Galax HOF 4GB Edition running at 1440p 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 Galax HOF 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 Galax HOF 4GB Edition in your PC? No graphics card upgrade required for 2 to 3 years of meeting top end game system requirements

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 980 Galax HOF 4GB Edition? A great upgrade graphics card would be a 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, which has 40% better performance and can run 976 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today. Alternatively we would suggest getting a R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB, as it can run 967 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 33% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
76 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 Galax HOF 4GB Edition was released on 10 Nov 2014
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 Galax HOF 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-400-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
182 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
91 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
1304 MHz
Boost Clock
1418 MHz
Power
Max Power
165 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
7.6
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GeForce GTX 980 Galax HOF 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

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

Overclock Out of The Box
The Central Unit now runs at 1304MHz, instead of 1126MHz. Boost Clock is now of 1418MHz, instead of 1216MHz. Memory Clock was left untouched.

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

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 13% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 980 4GB.

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