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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 4GB Edition run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 EVGA FTW 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 FTW 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.

Game performance for the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 4GB Edition where we look at the bigger games played in 2021. Looking closely at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. In terms of performance against the most demanding games today this graphics card can play 767 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.

First we looked at 1080p resolution for the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 4GB Edition performance to explore what sort of benchmarks it would achieve on the popular title Far Cry 6 and predict it will deliver playable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 88 FPS, Medium: 70 FPS, High: 47 FPS and Ultra: 34 FPS. We proceeded to look at Dying Light 2 to see how that compared and predict that it will return a playable 35 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We predict the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 4GB Edition will run the upcoming game Far Cry 6 to a playable performance level. Predictions across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 67 FPS, Medium: 53 FPS, High: 36 FPS and Ultra: 26 FPS. Another game researched was Dying Light 2 with predictions of L: 70FPS, M: 56FPS, H: 37FPS, U: 27FPS. And then we researched potential graphics card performance on Grand Theft Auto VI, wih estimates revealing L: 70FPS, M: 56FPS, H: 37FPS, U: 27FPS at 1440p. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 4GB Edition is ok at playing most games but might need to have the graphics settings lowered to medium preset in some cases.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 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 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 4GB Edition? A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 41% better and can meet 976 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 4GB Edition then a good choice would be R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB as this is better than 967 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 34% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
76 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-400-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
177 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
88 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
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1279 MHz
Boost Clock
1380 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
7.6
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GeForce GTX 980 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 980 EVGA FTW 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 1279MHz, instead of 1127MHz and goes up to 1380MHz, in Turbo Mode.

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
Benchmarks indicate a 10% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 980 4GB.

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