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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
14 Oct 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

The GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Sea Hawk 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 MSI Sea Hawk 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 quick game performance synopsis for the AAA games played in 2020. 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. 831 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Sea Hawk 6GB Edition is predicted to run Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War with good performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 60 frames per second. Comparing this to Baldurs Gate 3 which is getting good results, where it averages 64 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Grand Theft Auto VI, which is predicted to run at 46 frames per second.

People are turning their increasingly more powerful graphics cards to the popular 1440p screen size so we tested the GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Sea Hawk 6GB Edition to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have researched Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and predict it will be reasonable. The frame rates predicted for the game presets were - Low: 121 FPS, Medium: 95 FPS, High: 64 FPS and Ultra: 46 FPS. We added Baldurs Gate 3 to our tests and saw it was reasonable with a 49 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then researched Grand Theft Auto VI leading us to predict 35 FPS at Ultra 1440p. 1440p GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Sea Hawk 6GB Edition PC gaming 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 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? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2060 Super 8GB which is 21% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 984 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB which is 26% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 986 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
90 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Sea Hawk 6GB Edition was released on 26 Aug 2015

GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Sea Hawk 6GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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)
2816
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
-
Driver Support
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Release Price
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
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
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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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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GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Sea Hawk 6GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
21%
RAM
12GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 40% 23%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 55% 29%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 60% 21%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 66% 11%
Genshin Impact 78% 22%
eFootball PES 2021 64% 61%
FIFA 21 71% 61%
Watch Dogs Legion 33% 25%
Death Stranding 56% 22%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 31% 31%
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