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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI

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9.7
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How well can the GeForce GTX 980 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

This computer hardware provides top end graphics. The GeForce GTX 980 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI will easily meet recommended system requirements of games released today. This is a strong benchmarker on modern games and can often return excellent frame rates at high and ultra 1080p. But the GeForce GTX 980 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI can also run 1440p pc system requirements.

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

This PC hardware performance game review for the GeForce GTX 980 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI graphics card, when running 2021 more popular games, lets us see what type of FPS this card gets when playing at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions and ultra settings. In terms of performance against the most demanding games today this graphics card can play 976 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.

Running at 1080p this card is predicted to get a strong frame rate from Back 4 Blood with 86 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Dying Light 2 which is predicted to return a reasonable 54 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Resident Evil 8 which we saw getting a reasonable 59 FPS.

People are turning their increasingly more powerful graphics cards to the popular 1440p screen size so we tested the GeForce GTX 980 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have researched Back 4 Blood and predict it will be good. The frame rates predicted for the game presets were - Low: 172 FPS, Medium: 136 FPS, High: 91 FPS and Ultra: 65 FPS. We added Dying Light 2 to our research and predict it will be playable with a 41 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then tested Resident Evil 8 which got 45 FPS at Ultra 1440p. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 980 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI, this is one of the better graphics cards for gaming at this screen resolution. We will see 1440p Ultra and High settings across almost all current games.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 980 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI in your PC? This gpu has around 2+ years of running AAA recommended system requirements before any upgrades should be considered.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 980 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition 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 SLI.
FPS System Benchmark
106 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI was released on 19 Sep 2014
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-400-A1 (x2)
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
337 GTexel/s
ROPs
64 (x2)
Pixel Rate
169 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
(CUDA Cores)
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
$1158
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.4
Resolution (WxH)
4096 x 2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
8192MB (x2)
Memory Speed
1753MHz
Memory Bus
256bit (x2)
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
448.8GB/sec
L2 Cache
2048KB (x2)
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1216 MHz
Boost Clock
1317 MHz
Power
Max Power
340 Watts
PSU
600 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
9.7
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GeForce GTX 980 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 980 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI is a solution of two GeForce GTX 980 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition put together using NVIDIA's SLI Technology.

GPU
It consists of 2 GPUs Codenamed GM204-400-A1 which, together, offer 4096 Shader Processing Units, 256 TMUs and 128 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1216MHz and goes up to 1317MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
Each GPU accesses a 4GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1753MHz.

Power Consumption
Power Consumption lies between 330W and 360W.

System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 980 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI is best suited for resolutions up to and including 3840x2160. We recommend a Very Strong Processor (Intel Core i7/AMD FX Eight Core) and 8GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GTX 980 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI.

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