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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA Hydro Copper 6GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA Hydro Copper 6GB Edition run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA Hydro Copper 6GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA Hydro Copper 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.

We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2021 popular games. This short GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA Hydro Copper 6GB Edition game hardware review looks at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. This graphics hardware can run 818 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

Running at 1080p this card is predicted to get a good frame rate from Star Citizen with 67 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Far Cry 6 which returns a playable 43 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Dying Light 2 which we predict will get a playable 44 FPS.

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 Ti EVGA Hydro Copper 6GB Edition performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Star Citizen and predict it will deliver reasonable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 134 FPS, Medium: 105 FPS, High: 71 FPS and Ultra: 51 FPS. We then checked the performance on Far Cry 6 to see if that runs well. It was playable with a 32 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Running games at 1440p with a GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA Hydro Copper 6GB Edition is a perfectly suitable selection of hardware for theis larger screen size. If a game at 1440p struggles a bit or experiences a frame drop then you can tweak settings in game to help get it stable. This might mean lowering it to medium or low in some specific options.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA Hydro Copper 6GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA Hydro Copper 6GB 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 Ti EVGA Hydro Copper 6GB Edition? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti which is 22% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 975 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
88 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA Hydro Copper 6GB Edition was released on 02 Jun 2015
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA Hydro Copper 6GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM200-310-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
176
Texture Rate
216 GTexel/s
ROPs
96
Pixel Rate
118 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
(CUDA Cores)
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
$799
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
1140 MHz
Boost Clock
1228 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
8.1
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GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA Hydro Copper 6GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA Hydro Copper 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 1140MHz, instead of 1000MHz and goes up to 1228MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
Enthusiast grade water cooling solution that significantly lowers the GPU operating temperature.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 8% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 980 Ti.

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