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.