GeForce_GTX_980_Ti_MSI_Armor_2X_OC_6GB_Edition
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Armor 2X OC 6GB Edition

GD Rating

80
Check Prices
How well can the GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Armor 2X OC 6GB Edition run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Armor 2X OC 6GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Armor 2X OC 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.

We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2022 popular games. This short GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Armor 2X OC 6GB Edition game hardware review looks at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 801 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

The GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Armor 2X OC 6GB Edition graphics card is returning a strong performance on FIFA 22 at 1080p of 107 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is Star Citizen which we predict will get good frame rates of 70 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Dying Light 2, which was getting 43 FPS under tests.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We discovered the GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Armor 2X OC 6GB Edition ran FIFA 22 to a strong performance level. Results across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 214 FPS, Medium: 169 FPS, High: 114 FPS and Ultra: 81 FPS. Another game researched was Star Citizen with predictions of L: 140FPS, M: 110FPS, H: 74FPS, U: 53FPS. And then we checked graphics card performance on Dying Light 2, which returned L: 86FPS, M: 67FPS, H: 45FPS, U: 32FPS at 1440p. 1440p gaming on the GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Armor 2X OC 6GB Edition is probably one of the better high resolution gaming options on the graphics card market. You can consider pushing most games up to 4K with this gpu and Ultra 1440p is going to be a regular occurrence for gaming today.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Armor 2X OC 6GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Armor 2X OC 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 Armor 2X OC 6GB Edition? 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 Ti MSI Armor 2X OC 6GB Edition.
FPS System Benchmark
86 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Armor 2X OC 6GB Edition was released on 02 Jun 2015
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Armor 2X OC 6GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM200-310-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
176
Texture Rate
209 GTexel/s
ROPs
96
Pixel Rate
114 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
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
1102 MHz
Boost Clock
1190 MHz
Power
Max Power
250 Watts
PSU
600 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
2x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
16 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1600
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
80
Approved

GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Armor 2X OC 6GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Armor 2X OC 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 1102MHz, instead of 1000MHz and goes up to 1190MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
Armor 2X Thermal Design: Delivers more airflow than traditional single fan thermal design & Huge heat sink provides better heat dissipation.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 7% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 980 Ti.

Source [ Pip ]