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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition run games
22 May 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA ACX 2.0 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.

How well will the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition run 2020 games? We will take a look at the biggest releases and frames per second analysis on Ultra graphics settings. Of the 1000 most demanding recommended specs found in game requirements today, this gpu is more powerful than the graphics requirement of 695 games in todays list.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition can run Call of Duty Warzone at 1080p and saw it return reasonable frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 121 FPS, Medium: 96 FPS, High: 64 FPS and Ultra: 46 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Crucible returns a reasonable 50 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we booted up Call of Duty Warzone to see how the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition dealt with it. It scored up a playable series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 93 FPS, Medium: 73 FPS, High: 49 FPS and Ultra: 35 FPS. Next we looked at Crucible which was playable with a 38 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Mafia 2: Definitive Edition that got an Ultra 1440p FPS of 38. 1440p GeForce GTX 980 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition PC gaming 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 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA ACX 2.0 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 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition? If you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition then a good choice would be 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB as this is better than 866 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 28% better performance as well. 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 948 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
69 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014

GeForce GTX 980 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 EVGA ACX 2.0 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 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 980 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 980 4GB created by EVGA.


Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit runs at the same speed.


Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock and the Frame Buffer remain the same.


Cooling Solution
The reference NVIDIA Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by EVGA's ACX 2.0 Cooling Solution. This means the card runs cooler under load.


Performance
Without overclocking out of the box, GeForce GTX 980 EVGA 4GB Edition is as fast as the reference GeForce GTX 980 4GB.


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GeForce GTX 980 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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RAM
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 41% 31%
Call of Duty Warzone 48% 4%
Minecraft: Dungeons 56% 1%
Valorant 96% 91%
Grand Theft Auto VI 11% 46%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 41% 31%
Doom Eternal 3% 3%
Maneater 67% 18%
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 63% 8%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 11% 11%
GeForce GTX 980 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition Extras
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