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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Gaming Golden 6GB Edition

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

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Gaming Golden 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 2022. In particular we focus on how well the GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Gaming Golden 6GB Edition runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. 811 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

A GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Gaming Golden 6GB Edition card at 1080p is predicted to see a good frame rate when running Star Citizen on Ultra - 67 FPS. Lets look at the performance its getting on Days Gone which is 63 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Dying Light 2 is predicted to perform on this hardware, which gets a playable 44 FPS.

People are turning their increasingly more powerful graphics cards to the popular 1440p screen size so we tested the GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Gaming Golden 6GB Edition to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have researched Star Citizen and predict it will be reasonable. The frame rates predicted for the game presets were - Low: 134 FPS, Medium: 105 FPS, High: 71 FPS and Ultra: 51 FPS. We added Days Gone to our tests and saw it was reasonable with a 48 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then researched Dying Light 2 leading us to predict 34 FPS at Ultra 1440p. 1440p GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Gaming Golden 6GB Edition PC gaming is certainly capable of running larger monitor gaming at Ultra or High graphics settings.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Gaming Golden 6GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Gaming Golden 6GB Edition in your PC? No graphics card upgrade required for 2 to 3 years of meeting top end game system requirements

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Gaming Golden 6GB Edition? Are you looking to upgrade a GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Gaming Golden 6GB Edition? Then we would suggest getting a 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, as it can run 972 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 22% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
88 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Gaming Golden 6GB Edition was released on 01 Oct 2015
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Gaming Golden 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
2x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
16 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1600
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
81
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GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Gaming Golden 6GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Gaming Golden 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 is now of 1774MHz, instead of 1753MHz.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
MSI’s Twin Frozr V Thermal Designs are equipped with Zero Frozr technology which was first introduced by MSI back in 2008. Zero Frozr technology eliminates fan noise in low-load situations by stopping the fans when they are not needed. Compared to other graphics cards, there is no continuous hum of airflow to tell you there’s a powerful graphics card in your gaming rig.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 11% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB.

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