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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 PNY XLR8 Pro OC 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980 PNY XLR8 Pro OC 4GB Edition run games
14 Oct 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 980 PNY XLR8 Pro OC 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. All games with system requirements of DirectX 12 or lower are met by this card.

What FPS performance can the GeForce GTX 980 PNY XLR8 Pro OC 4GB Edition get on latest AAA 2020 games? In particular our game review looks at the FPS achieved running on Ultra graphics settings on the 1080p screen resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. The GeForce GTX 980 PNY XLR8 Pro OC 4GB Edition can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 770 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

The GeForce GTX 980 PNY XLR8 Pro OC 4GB Edition graphics card is predicted to return a reasonable performance on Watch Dogs Legion at 1080p of 53 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is FIFA 21 which we saw got strong frame rates of 147 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Phasmophobia, which was getting 60 FPS under tests.

People are turning their increasingly more powerful graphics cards to the popular 1440p screen size so we tested the GeForce GTX 980 PNY XLR8 Pro OC 4GB Edition to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have researched Watch Dogs Legion and predict it will be playable. The frame rates predicted for the game presets were - Low: 107 FPS, Medium: 84 FPS, High: 57 FPS and Ultra: 40 FPS. We added FIFA 21 to our tests and saw it was strong with a 112 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then tested Phasmophobia which got 46 FPS at Ultra 1440p. 1440p GeForce GTX 980 PNY XLR8 Pro OC 4GB Edition PC gaming is one of the more powerful graphics cards for this monitor resolution. Games will be running with stable frame rates at Ultra on a 1440p setup. 4K gaming for a number of modern games should also be considered with this graphics hardware.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 980 PNY XLR8 Pro OC 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 PNY XLR8 Pro OC 4GB Edition in your PC? No graphics card upgrade required for 2 to 3 years of meeting top end game system requirements

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 980 PNY XLR8 Pro OC 4GB Edition? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR5. This PC hardware upgrade performs 22% better and can run 830 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, which has 26% better performance and can run 926 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
74 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 PNY XLR8 Pro OC 4GB Edition is released on 01 Jan 2015

GeForce GTX 980 PNY XLR8 Pro OC 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 PNY XLR8 Pro OC 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-400-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
170 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
85 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
2048
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
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Release Price
$579.99
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
1228 MHz
Boost Clock
1329 MHz
Power
Max Power
180 Watts
PSU
600 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-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 PNY XLR8 Pro OC 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 980 PNY XLR8 Pro OC 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 980 4GB.


Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 1228MHz, instead of 1126MHz. Boost Clock is now of 1329MHz, instead of 1216MHz.


Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock was increased to 1800MHz while the Frame Buffer remain the same.


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


Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 9% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 980 4GB.


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GeForce GTX 980 PNY XLR8 Pro OC 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 27% 7%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 45% 14%
Watch Dogs Legion 18% 9%
Genshin Impact 73% 6%
FIFA 21 65% 52%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 52% 4%
eFootball PES 2021 57% 52%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 17% 17%
Marvel's Avengers 57% 11%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 59% 35%
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