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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA Kingpin 6GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA Kingpin 6GB Edition run games
4 Jul 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

The GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA Kingpin 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 EVGA Kingpin 6GB Edition privilege. But if you can get this graphics solution, then its happy gaming. This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 12.

Here is a performance review on how capable the GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA Kingpin 6GB Edition is at running the more popular games of 2020. 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 card runs recommended graphics requirements of 859 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 EVGA Kingpin 6GB Edition can run TrackMania Nations Remake at 1080p and saw it return strong frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 1119 FPS, Medium: 882 FPS, High: 594 FPS and Ultra: 424 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Doom Eternal returns a good 64 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

People are turning their increasingly more powerful graphics cards to the popular 1440p screen size so we tested the GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA Kingpin 6GB Edition to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have looked at TrackMania Nations Remake where it was strong. The frame rates it scored for the game presets were - Low: 854 FPS, Medium: 673 FPS, High: 453 FPS and Ultra: 323 FPS. We added Doom Eternal to our tests and saw it was reasonable with a 49 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then researched Death Stranding leading us to predict 49 FPS at Ultra 1440p. In summary we feel the GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA Kingpin 6GB Edition running at 1440p is a solid performer with higher resolution modern gaming. This graphics card can also bump up to 4K gaming regularly with the latest games still being capable of high or ultra graphics settings at this level.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA Kingpin 6GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA Kingpin 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 EVGA Kingpin 6GB Edition? A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2060 Super 8GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 22% better and can meet 986 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA Kingpin 6GB Edition then a good choice would be RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB as this is better than 988 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 27% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
90 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA Kingpin 6GB Edition was released on 21 Jul 2015

GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA Kingpin 6GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA Kingpin 6GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM200-310-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
176
Texture Rate
227 GTexel/s
ROPs
96
Pixel Rate
124 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
2816
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
-
Driver Support
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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
1774 MHz
Memory Bus
384 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
340.6GB/sec
L2 Cache
3072KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
3
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1190 MHz
Boost Clock
1291 MHz
Power
Max Power
300 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 33 Amps
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
16 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1600
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
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GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA Kingpin 6GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA Kingpin 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 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
EVGA ACX 2.0+ brings new features to the award winning EVGA ACX 2.0 cooling technology. A memory MOSFET Cooling Plate (MMCP) reduces MOSFET temperatures up to 13%, and optimized Straight Heat Pipes (SHP) reduce GPU temperature by an additional 5C. ACX 2.0+ coolers also feature optimized swept fan blades, double ball bearings and an extreme low power motor, delivering more air flow with less power, unlocking additional power for the GPU.


Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 13% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 980 Ti.


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GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA Kingpin 6GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
22%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 49% 2%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 40% 26%
Valorant 97% 93%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 54% 2%
Grand Theft Auto VI 31% 10%
Death Stranding 55% 22%
Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris 60% 5%
Doom Eternal 24% 24%
Far Cry 6 31% 13%
F1 2020 90% 15%
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