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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 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.

DirectX 12 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

How well will the GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition run 2021 games? We will take a look at the biggest releases and frames per second analysis on Ultra graphics settings. In terms of performance against the most demanding games today this graphics card can play 747 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We are seeing Resident Evil 8 getting 37 FPS with the GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition, Forza Horizon 5 predicted to get 57 FPS and Grand Theft Auto VI predicted to get 32 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We discovered the GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition ran Resident Evil 8 to a playable performance level. Results across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 75 FPS, Medium: 59 FPS, High: 40 FPS and Ultra: 28 FPS. Another game researched was Forza Horizon 5 with predictions of L: 114FPS, M: 90FPS, H: 60FPS, U: 43FPS. And then we researched potential graphics card performance on Grand Theft Auto VI, wih estimates revealing L: 63FPS, M: 50FPS, H: 34FPS, U: 24FPS at 1440p. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition 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 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition in your PC? No graphics card upgrade required for around 2 years

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti. This PC hardware upgrade performs 48% better and can run 976 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB which is 40% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 967 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
72 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-400-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
151 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
75 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
1128 MHz
Boost Clock
1179 MHz
Power
Max Power
165 Watts
PSU
600 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
2x 6-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
7.4
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GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 980 4GB created by Gigabyte.

Overclock Out of The Box
The Central Unit now runs at 1128MHz, instead of 1126MHz. Boost Clock is now of 1179MHz, instead of 1216MHz. Memory Clock was left untouched.

Cooling Solution
The reference NVIDIA Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by Gigabyte WINDFORCE 3X Triple Fan Cooling Solution. This means the card runs cooler under load.

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

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