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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Sea Hawk 6GB Edition

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

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Sea Hawk 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.

This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 12.

Here is a quick game performance synopsis for the AAA games played in 2021. In particular we focus on how well the GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Sea Hawk 6GB Edition runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. We look at 1000 of the most demanding games available today and this GPU is better than the recommended graphics requirement of more than 820 games in the list.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Sea Hawk 6GB Edition can run Grand Theft Auto VI at 1080p and predict it will return reasonable frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 120 FPS, Medium: 95 FPS, High: 64 FPS and Ultra: 46 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that FIFA 22 returns a strong 112 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we researched the upcoming Grand Theft Auto VI to predict how the GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Sea Hawk 6GB Edition would deal with it. Our research revealed a playable series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 92 FPS, Medium: 72 FPS, High: 49 FPS and Ultra: 35 FPS. Next we looked at FIFA 22 which was strong with a 85 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Forza Horizon 5 that we predict will get an Ultra 1440p FPS of 38. In summary we feel the GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Sea Hawk 6GB Edition running at 1440p 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 Ti MSI Sea Hawk 6GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Sea Hawk 6GB Edition 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 Ti MSI Sea Hawk 6GB Edition? A great upgrade graphics card would be a RX 6000 Series Radeon RX 6600 XT 12GB, which has 28% better performance and can run 991 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
90 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Sea Hawk 6GB Edition was released on 26 Aug 2015
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Sea Hawk 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)
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
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
3
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1190 MHz
Boost Clock
1291 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
8.2
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GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Sea Hawk 6GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Sea Hawk 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 1190MHz, instead of 1000MHz and goes up to 1291MHz, in Turbo Mode.

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

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
Liquid cooling for the GPU and air cooling for the memory and VRAMS.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 11% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 980 Ti.

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