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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
Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 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. DirectX 12 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2019 popular games. This short GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition game hardware review looks at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 875 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We are seeing Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip getting 58FPS with the GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition, Cyberpunk 2077 getting 37FPS and Red Dead Redemption 2 getting 52frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

We move on to 1440p, and tested Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip which delivered playable FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 117 FPS, Medium: 92 FPS, High: 62 FPS and Ultra: 44 FPS. Next we have Cyberpunk 2077 running on GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition which gets L: 75FPS, M: 59FPS, H: 40FPS, U: 28FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Red Dead Redemption 2 gets L: 104FPS, M: 82FPS, H: 55FPS, U: 39FPS at 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 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 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? This gpu has around 2+ years of running AAA recommended system requirements before any upgrades should be considered.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition? A good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB which meets 921 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 23% better performance. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition is the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, which is 30% more powerful and can run 967 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
72 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition was released on the 19 Sep 2014
GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 57.1 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

57.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 59.2 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

59.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 45.7 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

45.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 57.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

57.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 65.4 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

65.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 71.7 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

71.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 75.8 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

75.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 74.8 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

74.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 89.4 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

89.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 62.6 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

62.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 54.4 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

54.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 73.3 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

73.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 94.5 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

94.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 69.6 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

69.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 59.3 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

59.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 42.3 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

42.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 70.2 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

70.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 70.1 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

70.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 43.2 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

43.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 49.2 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

49.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 78.4 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

78.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 95.2 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

95.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 45.2 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

45.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 55.7 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

55.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 75.5 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

75.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 43.2 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

43.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 103 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

103 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 47.5 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

47.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 39.6 FPS on Control

Control

39.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 85.6 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

85.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 32.2 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

32.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 56.3 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

56.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 48.4 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

48.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 65.1 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

65.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 42.6 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

42.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 30.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

30.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 85.6 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

85.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 72.2 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

72.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 43.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

43.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 30.9 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

30.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 53.8 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

53.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 57.8 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

57.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 79.1 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

79.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 43 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

43 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 33.3 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

33.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 74.1 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

74.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 55.7 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

55.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 34.5 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

34.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 72.4 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

72.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 59 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

59 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 53.9 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

53.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 38.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

38.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 72.1 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

72.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 41 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

41 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 23.8 FPS on Control

Control

23.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 58.9 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

58.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 68.1 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

68.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 16.6 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

16.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 19.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

19.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 30.1 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

30.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 29.1 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

29.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 22 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

22 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 33.2 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

33.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 28 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

28 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 21.6 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

21.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 24.1 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

24.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 22 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

22 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 44.2 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

44.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 25.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

25.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 27.4 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

27.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 19.5 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

19.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 27.8 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

27.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 24.2 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

24.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 26.8 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

26.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 44.2 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

44.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 20.7 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

20.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 17.9 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

17.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 26.4 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

26.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 33 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

33 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 15.1 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

15.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 24.2 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

24.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 41 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

41 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 21.2 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

21.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 35.7 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

35.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 18.3 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

18.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 11.9 FPS on Control

Control

11.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition gets 38 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

38 FPS
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)
2048
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
-
Driver Support
golden star golden star golden star golden star golden star
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
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
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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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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GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte WindForce 3X 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 48% 8%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 50% 8%
Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip 80% 14%
Cyberpunk 2077 43% 26%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 43% 26%
Borderlands 3 41% 3%
FIFA 20 64% 51%
The Outer Worlds 37% 16%
eFootball PES 2020 55% 37%
Ghost Recon Breakpoint 6% 6%
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