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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
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 PNY XLR8 Pro OC 4GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the GeForce GTX 980 PNY XLR8 Pro OC 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.

All games with system requirements of DirectX 12 or lower are met by this card.

Here is a quick game performance synopsis for the AAA games played in 2021. In particular we focus on how well the GeForce GTX 980 PNY XLR8 Pro OC 4GB Edition runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. 764 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

First we looked at 1080p resolution for the GeForce GTX 980 PNY XLR8 Pro OC 4GB Edition performance to explore what sort of benchmarks it would achieve on the popular title FIFA 22 and predict it will deliver strong frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 243 FPS, Medium: 191 FPS, High: 129 FPS and Ultra: 92 FPS. We proceeded to look at Resident Evil 8 to see how that compared and saw that it returned a playable 39 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

One of the growing popular screen resolutions for PC gaming is the wider 1440p. So we wanted to see how well the GeForce GTX 980 PNY XLR8 Pro OC 4GB Edition performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at FIFA 22 and predict it will deliver good frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 185 FPS, Medium: 146 FPS, High: 98 FPS and Ultra: 70 FPS. We then checked the performance on Resident Evil 8 to see if that runs well. It was playable with a 29 FPS at Ultra 1440p. 1440p gaming on the GeForce GTX 980 PNY XLR8 Pro OC 4GB Edition is certainly a good graphics cards for this increased screen resolutions. It can confidentantly get High or Ultra graphics settings across almost all current games at 1440p.

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? A great upgrade graphics card would be a 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, which has 44% better performance and can run 976 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB which is 36% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 967 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
74 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 PNY XLR8 Pro OC 4GB Edition was released on 01 Jan 2015
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)
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
$579.99
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
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
GD Official
GD RATING
7.6
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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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