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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0+ 6GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0+ 6GB Edition run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0+ 6GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0+ 6GB 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.

Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 12 requirement.

Here is a quick game performance synopsis for the AAA games played in 2022. In particular we focus on how well the GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0+ 6GB Edition runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. The GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0+ 6GB Edition can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 802 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

First we looked at 1080p resolution for the GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0+ 6GB Edition performance to explore what sort of benchmarks it would achieve on the popular title Star Citizen and predict it will deliver good frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 174 FPS, Medium: 137 FPS, High: 92 FPS and Ultra: 66 FPS. We proceeded to look at Far Cry 6 to see how that compared and saw that it returned a playable 42 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we researched the upcoming Star Citizen to predict how the GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0+ 6GB Edition would deal with it. Our research revealed a reasonable series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 133 FPS, Medium: 105 FPS, High: 70 FPS and Ultra: 50 FPS. Next we looked at Far Cry 6 which was playable with a 32 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Days Gone that got an Ultra 1440p FPS of 47. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0+ 6GB Edition, this is a good choice of hardware for increased screen resolution gaming. We can see this graphics card is capable of delivering reliable frame rates at Ultra and certainly High graphics settings at 1440p.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0+ 6GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0+ 6GB Edition in your PC? 2-3 years of top end gaming before an upgrade

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0+ 6GB 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 Ti EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0+ 6GB Edition.
FPS System Benchmark
87 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0+ 6GB Edition was released on 02 Jun 2015
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0+ 6GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM200-310-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
176
Texture Rate
209 GTexel/s
ROPs
96
Pixel Rate
114 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
(CUDA Cores)
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
$669
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.1
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
5120 x 3200
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
6144MB
Memory Speed
1753MHz
Memory Bus
384bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
336.6GB/sec
L2 Cache
3072
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
3
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1102 MHz
Boost Clock
1190 MHz
Power
Max Power
250 Watts
PSU
600 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
16 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1600
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
80
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GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0+ 6GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0+ 6GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Enthusiast GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB, created by EVGA.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 1102MHz, instead of 1000MHz and goes up to 1190MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
EVGA ACX 2.0+ brings new features to the award winning EVGA ACX 2.0 cooling technology. A memory MOSFET Cooling Plate (MMCP) reduces MOSFET temperatures up to 13%, 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 7% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 980 Ti.

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