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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti Zotac AMP! Extreme 6GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Zotac AMP! Extreme 6GB Edition run games
27 Jul 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

The GeForce GTX 980 Ti Zotac AMP! Extreme 6GB Edition 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 Ti Zotac AMP! Extreme 6GB Edition privilege. But if you can get this graphics solution, then its happy gaming. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 12 requirement.

Here we take a closer look at the various performances across 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions for the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Zotac AMP! Extreme 6GB Edition. In particular this is looking at the Ultra graphics settings to see what sort of FPS this graphics card can get across some of the more popular games played in 2021. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 885 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Zotac AMP! Extreme 6GB Edition can run Battlefield 2042 at 1080p and predict it will return good frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 112 FPS, Medium: 87 FPS, High: 77 FPS and Ultra: 61 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Forza Horizon 5 is predicted to return a good 73 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Zotac AMP! Extreme 6GB Edition by researching Battlefield 2042 leading us to predict a reasonable performance. Its FPS predictions for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 86FPS, M: 66FPS, H: 58FPS, U: 47FPS. Another popular game we researched with this card was Forza Horizon 5 and that was reasonable. This graphics card is predicted to deliver 55 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Grand Theft Auto VI which is predicted to get playable results with a 36FPS on Ultra 1440p. In summary we feel the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Zotac AMP! Extreme 6GB Edition running at 1440p is a solid 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 Zotac AMP! Extreme 6GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Zotac AMP! Extreme 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 Zotac AMP! Extreme 6GB Edition? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2070 Super 8GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 29% better and can run 987 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB, which has 23% better performance and can run 978 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
92 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 Ti Zotac AMP! Extreme 6GB Edition was released on 02 Jun 2015

GeForce GTX 980 Ti Zotac AMP! Extreme 6GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 Ti Zotac AMP! Extreme 6GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM200-310-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
176
Texture Rate
238 GTexel/s
ROPs
96
Pixel Rate
130 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
2816
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)
5120x3200
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
6144 MB
Memory Speed
1803 MHz
Memory Bus
384 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
346.2GB/sec
L2 Cache
3072KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
0
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1253 MHz
Boost Clock
1355 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
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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GeForce GTX 980 Ti Zotac AMP! Extreme 6GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 980 Ti Zotac AMP! Extreme 6GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Enthusiast GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB, created by Zotac.


Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 1253MHz, instead of 1000MHz and goes up to 1355MHz, in Turbo Mode.


Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock is now of 1803MHz while the Frame Buffer remain the same.


Cooling Solution
IceStorm and Carbon ExoArmor keep the noise low while enhancing thermal cooling and durability.


Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 14% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 980 Ti.


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GeForce GTX 980 Ti Zotac AMP! Extreme 6GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
13%
RAM
12GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Grand Theft Auto VI 33% 6%
New World 59% 33%
Resident Evil 8 51% 2%
The Ascent 67% 32%
Battlefield 2042 56% 2%
Far Cry 6 33% 9%
FIFA 22 72% 62%
Halo Infinite 56% 2%
Forza Horizon 5 60% 40%
Age of Empires IV 73% 24%
GeForce GTX 980 Ti Zotac AMP! Extreme 6GB Edition Extras
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