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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI 6GB Edition

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

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI 6GB Edition is only really challenged by the most demanding games released today, but normally it is more than capable of running games with a stable frame rate at 1080p.

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

Lets look at the GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI 6GB Edition game performance guide for some of the biggest games played in 2021. In particular we will see how well this graphics card runs on Ultra settings on 1080p resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 786 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We predict that Forza Horizon 5 will get 44 FPS with the GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI 6GB Edition, Days Gone getting 58 FPS and Resident Evil 8 getting 44 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

People are turning their increasingly more powerful graphics cards to the popular 1440p screen size so we tested the GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI 6GB Edition to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have researched Forza Horizon 5 and predict it will be playable. The frame rates predicted for the game presets were - Low: 89 FPS, Medium: 70 FPS, High: 47 FPS and Ultra: 34 FPS. We added Days Gone to our tests and saw it was playable with a 44 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then tested Resident Evil 8 which got 34 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI 6GB Edition is a suitable graphics card for this larger screen res. In some cases we might expect some graphics option tweaks down from Ultra to High to help improve FPS stability when gaming at 1440p.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI 6GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI 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 MSI 6GB Edition? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti. This PC hardware upgrade performs 31% better and can run 975 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI 6GB Edition then a good choice would be R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB as this is better than 965 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 25% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
81 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI 6GB Edition was released on 02 Jun 2015
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI 6GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM200-310-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
176
Texture Rate
189 GTexel/s
ROPs
96
Pixel Rate
103 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
(CUDA Cores)
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
$649
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
1000 MHz
Boost Clock
1076 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
7.8
Approved

GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI 6GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

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

Overclock: Central Unit
None.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
The Cooling System remains the same.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate no Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB.

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