10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed
While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! Omega Core 4GB 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.
This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 12.
Here is a performance review on how capable the GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! Omega Core 4GB Edition is at running the more popular games of 2021. 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. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 765 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.
The GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! Omega Core 4GB Edition graphics card is predicted to return a reasonable performance on Forza Horizon 5 at 1080p of 58 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 reasonable frame rates of 57 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Resident Evil 8, which was getting 39 FPS under tests.
Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we researched the upcoming Forza Horizon 5 to predict how the GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! Omega Core 4GB Edition would deal with it. Our research revealed a playable series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 117 FPS, Medium: 92 FPS, High: 62 FPS and Ultra: 44 FPS. Next we looked at Star Citizen which we predict will be playable with a 43 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Resident Evil 8 that got an Ultra 1440p FPS of 29. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! Omega Core 4GB Edition is a reasonable performance fit for this resolution. Some of the more resource intensive games may well need a few graphical tweak to get the most out of the graphics card at this increased resolution.How many years will the GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! Omega Core 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! Omega Core 4GB 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 Zotac AMP! Omega Core 4GB Edition?
A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti
. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 44% better and can meet 976 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively a good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! Omega Core 4GB Edition would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB
which meets 967 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 36% better performance.