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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte XTREME 6GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte XTREME 6GB Edition run games
2 Aug 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

The GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte XTREME 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 Gigabyte XTREME 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 performance review on how capable the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte XTREME 6GB Edition is at running the more popular games of 2020. 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. In terms of performance against the most demanding games today this graphics card can play 860 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.

A GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte XTREME 6GB Edition card at 1080p is predicted to see a playable frame rate when running Assassins Creed: Valhalla on Ultra - 34 FPS. Lets look at the predicted performance it will get on Microsoft Flight Simulator which is 74 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Grand Theft Auto VI is predicted to perform on this hardware, which gets a reasonable 47 FPS.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We predict the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte XTREME 6GB Edition will run the upcoming game Assassins Creed: Valhalla to a playable performance level. Predictions across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 52 FPS, Medium: 45 FPS, High: 39 FPS and Ultra: 26 FPS. Another game researched was Microsoft Flight Simulator with predictions of L: 149FPS, M: 117FPS, H: 79FPS, U: 56FPS. And then we researched potential graphics card performance on Grand Theft Auto VI, wih estimates revealing L: 94FPS, M: 74FPS, H: 50FPS, U: 35FPS at 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte XTREME 6GB Edition is a good choice for running modern games at Ultra in this larger screen resolution.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte XTREME 6GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte XTREME 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 Gigabyte XTREME 6GB Edition? A suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte XTREME 6GB Edition is the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2070, which is 21% more powerful and can run 986 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. Alternatively if you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 24% better and can run 987 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
FPS System Benchmark
92 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte XTREME 6GB Edition was released on 11 Nov 2015

GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte XTREME 6GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte XTREME 6GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM200-310-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
176
Texture Rate
232 GTexel/s
ROPs
96
Pixel Rate
126 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
2816
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
-
Driver Support
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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
1800 MHz
Memory Bus
384 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
345.6GB/sec
L2 Cache
3072KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
3
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1216 MHz
Boost Clock
1317 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
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte XTREME 6GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte XTREME 6GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Enthusiast GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB, created by Gigabyte.


Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 1216MHz, instead of 1000MHz, while the Boost Clock reaches 1317MHz, instead of 1076MHz.


Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock has been increased from 1753MHz to 1800MHz.


Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
WindForce 3X Cooling System.


Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 13% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB.


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GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte XTREME 6GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
24%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Horizon: Zero Dawn 41% 28%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 32% 32%
Cyberpunk 2077 51% 1%
Marvel's Avengers 55% 1%
Valorant 97% 93%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 55% 1%
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout 67% 58%
Fast & Furious Crossroads 52% 30%
Grand Theft Auto VI 32% 7%
Death Stranding 56% 24%
GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte XTREME 6GB Edition Extras
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