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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition 3-Way SLI

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition 3-Way SLI run games
20 Feb 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

The GeForce GTX 980 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition 3-Way SLI will blast beyond the majority of games requirements at 1080p, so crank up your screen resolution to 1440p or 4K and let the beautiful AAA game visuals wash over you. This is how gaming is meant to be played but you are likely to have to pay top dollar for the GeForce GTX 980 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition 3-Way SLI privilege. But if you can get this graphics solution, then its happy gaming. All games with system requirements of DirectX 12 or lower are met by this card.

Here is a performance review on how capable the GeForce GTX 980 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition 3-Way SLI is at running the more popular games of 2021. Specifically looking at this PC hardware’s ability to get suitable frames per second to play on Ultra game settings and what FPS it might get on 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen res. In comparison to the game recommended requirements of the 1000 most demanding games played today this PC hardware can run 995.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We are seeing Assassins Creed: Valhalla getting 62 FPS with the GeForce GTX 980 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition 3-Way SLI, Watch Dogs Legion getting 91 FPS and Far Cry 6 predicted to get 57 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

Moving screen sizes up to 1440p we ran Assassins Creed: Valhalla on the GeForce GTX 980 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition 3-Way SLI to see that it got a reasonable set of frame rates. Here are the low to ultra results at 1440p - L: 94FPS, M: 80FPS, H: 69FPS, U: 47FPS. Another popular game to test at 1440p with this card was Watch Dogs Legion which seemed good in performance netting an Ultra FPS of 69 FPS. Finally we then took a look at Far Cry 6 where its predicted Ultra 1440p Frame rates were playable at 43 FPS. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 980 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition 3-Way SLI, this is probably one of the better high resolution gaming options on the graphics card market. You can consider pushing most games up to 4K with this gpu and Ultra 1440p is going to be a regular occurrence for gaming today.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 980 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition 3-Way SLI graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition 3-Way SLI in your PC? 2-3 years of top end gaming before an upgrade

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 980 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition 3-Way SLI? 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 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition 3-Way SLI.
FPS System Benchmark
127 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition 3-Way SLI was released on 19 Sep 2014

GeForce GTX 980 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition 3-Way SLI Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition 3-Way SLI
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-400-A1 (x3) (x3)
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
506 GTexel/s
ROPs
64 (x3)
Pixel Rate
253 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
6144
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
Driver Support
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Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.1
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
12288 MB
Memory Speed
1753 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
673.2GB/sec
L2 Cache
2048KB(x3)
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1216 MHz
Boost Clock
1317 MHz
Power
Max Power
None
PSU
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
16 GB
Best Resolution
3840 x 2160
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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GeForce GTX 980 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition 3-Way SLI Game Requirement Analysis

The 3-Way SLI setup of GeForce GTX 980 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition.


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GeForce GTX 980 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition 3-Way SLI vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
37%
RAM
13GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 58% 45%
Valheim 72% 45%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 68% 50%
30XX 99% 97%
Grand Theft Auto VI 51% 22%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 72% 51%
Outriders 80% 47%
Far Cry 6 51% 20%
Little Nightmares 2 80% 75%
Days Gone 58% 48%
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