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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Inno3D 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980 Inno3D 4GB Edition run games
4 Apr 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 980 Inno3D 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 Inno3D 4GB Edition is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

Lets look at the GeForce GTX 980 Inno3D 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 534 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the GeForce GTX 980 Inno3D 4GB Edition is running Kingdom Hearts III and delivering playable performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 35 frames per second. Comparing this to Monster Hunter Rise which is predicted to get reasonable results, where it averages 55 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Resident Evil 8, which is predicted to run at 35 frames per second.

We move on to 1440p, and tested Kingdom Hearts III which delivered playable FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 69 FPS, Medium: 55 FPS, High: 37 FPS and Ultra: 26 FPS. Next we have Monster Hunter Rise running on GeForce GTX 980 Inno3D 4GB Edition which is predicted to get L: 110FPS, M: 86FPS, H: 58FPS, U: 42FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Resident Evil 8 is predicted to get L: 69FPS, M: 55FPS, H: 37FPS, U: 26FPS at 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 980 Inno3D 4GB Edition 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 Inno3D 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 Inno3D 4GB Edition in your PC? Upgrade time for this GPU is currently placed at 2 years

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 980 Inno3D 4GB Edition? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 26% better and can run 789 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB which is 35% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 906 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
69 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 Inno3D 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014

GeForce GTX 980 Inno3D 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 Inno3D 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 Inno3D 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 980 Inno3D 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 Inno3D 4GB Edition is as fast as the reference GeForce GTX 980 4GB.


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GeForce GTX 980 Inno3D 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
16%
RAM
12GB
0%
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 22% 1%
Grand Theft Auto VI 11% 42%
Outriders 64% 31%
Resident Evil 8 34% 31%
Far Cry 6 11% 46%
It Takes Two 66% 13%
Valheim 49% 1%
Monster Hunter Rise 70% 11%
Total War: Rome Remastered 96% 82%
Battlefield 6 41% 31%
GeForce GTX 980 Inno3D 4GB Edition Extras
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