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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
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The GeForce GTX 980 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition GPU could struggle if it was to try and run the most demanding games available today, but it meets a lot of game system requirements found in 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 2022 games? We will take a look at the biggest releases and frames per second analysis on Ultra graphics settings. We look at 1000 of the most demanding games available today and this GPU is better than the recommended graphics requirement of more than 603 games in the 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 Forza Horizon 5 at 1080p and saw it return playable frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 91 FPS, Medium: 72 FPS, High: 48 FPS and Ultra: 35 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Back 4 Blood returns a reasonable 56 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

We move on to 1440p, and tested Forza Horizon 5 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 Back 4 Blood running on GeForce GTX 980 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition which gets L: 113FPS, M: 89FPS, H: 60FPS, U: 43FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Days Gone gets L: 100FPS, M: 79FPS, H: 53FPS, U: 38FPS at 1440p. In summary we feel the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition running at 1440p is a reasonable choice for most modern games at 1440p, but you may encounter some need to adjust graphics settings down from Ultra to High in some cases to improve gaming stability.

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? There are no graphics cards on the current market that would provide a big enough increase in performance to warrant upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition.
FPS System Benchmark
69 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014
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)
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
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
GD Official
GD RATING
60
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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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