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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Classified Kingpin ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Classified Kingpin ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Classified Kingpin ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Classified Kingpin ACX 2.0+ 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.

Lets look at the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Classified Kingpin ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition game performance guide for some of the biggest games played in 2022. In particular we will see how well this graphics card runs on Ultra settings on 1080p resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. In comparison to the game recommended requirements of the 1000 most demanding games played today this PC hardware can run 748.

Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Classified Kingpin ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition is running Forza Horizon 5 and delivering playable performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 41 frames per second. Comparing this to FIFA 22 which is getting strong results, where it averages 95 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Far Cry 6, which is running at 35 frames per second.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Classified Kingpin ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition by playing Forza Horizon 5 which yielded a playable performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 82FPS, M: 64FPS, H: 43FPS, U: 31FPS. Another popular game we tested with this card was FIFA 22 and that was good. This graphics card delivered 72 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Far Cry 6 which gets playable results with a 26FPS on Ultra 1440p. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Classified Kingpin ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition, this is a reliable performer at this larger resolution for modern games. The graphics card will be good to run 1440p on Ultra or High settings.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Classified Kingpin ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Classified Kingpin ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition in your PC? There is still 2 years of top end gaming left in this GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Classified Kingpin ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Classified Kingpin 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 Classified Kingpin ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition.
FPS System Benchmark
76 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Classified Kingpin ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition was released on 06 Feb 2015
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Classified Kingpin ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-400-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
182 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
91 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
1304 MHz
Boost Clock
1418 MHz
Power
Max Power
165 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 37 Amps
Power Connector
2x 6-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
74
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GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Classified Kingpin ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Classified Kingpin 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 now runs at 1304MHz, instead of 1127MHz and goes up to 1418MHz, in Turbo Mode.

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

Cooling Solution
The new EVGA ACX 2.0+ cooler brings new features to the award winning EVGA ACX 2.0 cooling technology. A Memory MOSFET Cooling Plate (MMCP) reduces MOSFET and Memory temperatures and optimized Straight Heat Pipes (SHP) reduce GPU temperature by an additional 5C. ACX 2.0+ coolers also feature optimized Swept fan blades, double ball bearings and an extreme low power motor, delivering more air flow with less power, unlocking additional power for the GPU.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 13% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 980 4GB.

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