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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
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte XTREME 6GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte XTREME 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 2021. In particular we focus on how well the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte XTREME 6GB Edition runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. Of the 1000 most demanding recommended specs found in game requirements today, this gpu is more powerful than the graphics requirement of 828 games in todays list.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte XTREME 6GB Edition shows us that Star Citizen is predicted to get a good result of 70 FPS, and then we are seeing Dying Light 2 predicted to return a reasonable 47 FPS while another game on our list is the Days Gone which is getting 66 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we researched the upcoming Dying Light 2 to predict how the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte XTREME 6GB Edition would deal with it. Our research revealed a playable series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 94 FPS, Medium: 74 FPS, High: 50 FPS and Ultra: 35 FPS. Next we looked at Days Gone which was reasonable with a 50 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Star Citizen that we predict will get an Ultra 1440p FPS of 53. In summary we feel the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte XTREME 6GB Edition running at 1440p is a good 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 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? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the RX 6000 Series Radeon RX 6600 XT 12GB which is 26% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 991 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
92 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte XTREME 6GB Edition was released on 11 Nov 2015
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)
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
1800MHz
Memory Bus
384bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
345.6GB/sec
L2 Cache
3072
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
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
GD Official
GD RATING
8.2
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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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