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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Lightning 6GB Edition

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

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Lightning 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 performance review on how capable the GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Lightning 6GB Edition is at running the more popular games of 2022. 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. This graphics hardware can run 818 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

Running at 1080p this card gets a reasonable frame rate from Resident Evil 8 with 51 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Battlefield 2042 which returns a playable 38 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Back 4 Blood which we saw getting a good 74 FPS.

We move on to 1440p, and tested Resident Evil 8 which delivered playable FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 102 FPS, Medium: 80 FPS, High: 54 FPS and Ultra: 39 FPS. Next we have Battlefield 2042 running on GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Lightning 6GB Edition which gets L: 76FPS, M: 59FPS, H: 40FPS, U: 29FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Back 4 Blood gets L: 149FPS, M: 117FPS, H: 79FPS, U: 56FPS at 1440p. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Lightning 6GB Edition, this 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 MSI Lightning 6GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Lightning 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 MSI Lightning 6GB Edition? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the RX 6000 Series Radeon RX 6600 XT 12GB which is 26% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 990 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
92 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Lightning 6GB Edition was released on 26 Aug 2015
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Lightning 6GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM200-310-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
176
Texture Rate
230 GTexel/s
ROPs
96
Pixel Rate
125 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
(CUDA Cores)
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
$749
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
1774MHz
Memory Bus
384bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
340.6GB/sec
L2 Cache
3072
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1203 MHz
Boost Clock
1304 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
81
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GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Lightning 6GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Lightning 6GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Enthusiast GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB, created by MSI.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 1203MHz, instead of 1000MHz and goes up to 1304MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock has been increased from 1753MHz to 1774MHz.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
MSI’s Twin Frozr V Thermal Designs are equipped with Zero Frozr technology which was first introduced by MSI back in 2008. Zero Frozr technology eliminates fan noise in low-load situations by stopping the fans when they are not needed. Compared to other graphics cards, there is no continuous hum of airflow to tell you there’s a powerful graphics card in your gaming rig.

Performance
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