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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte XTREME Water 6GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte XTREME Water 6GB Edition run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte XTREME Water 6GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

This computer hardware provides top end graphics. The GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte XTREME Water 6GB Edition will easily meet recommended system requirements of games released today. This is a strong benchmarker on modern games and can often return excellent frame rates at high and ultra 1080p. But the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte XTREME Water 6GB Edition can also run 1440p pc system requirements.

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 Water 6GB Edition runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. In terms of performance against the most demanding games today this graphics card can play 921 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte XTREME Water 6GB Edition can run Star Citizen at 1080p and predict it will return good frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 187 FPS, Medium: 148 FPS, High: 99 FPS and Ultra: 71 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Back 4 Blood is predicted to return a good 76 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

Increasing resolution to 1440p is something a number of PC gamers are doing today. We tested the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte XTREME Water 6GB Edition at 1440p and researched how Star Citizen might perform on it leading us to predict a reasonable set of FPS results. These were, Low: 143 FPS, Medium: 113 FPS, High: 76 FPS and Ultra: 54 FPS. We then checked out Back 4 Blood which we predict would have a set of graphics results as followed, L: 152FPS, M: 120FPS, H: 81FPS, U: 58FPS. And another popular game was Resident Evil 8 that returned L: 103FPS, M: 81FPS, H: 54FPS, U: 39FPS at 1440p. Looking at a few of these 1440p results for the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte XTREME Water 6GB Edition we get the impression that it is a reliable performer at this larger resolution for modern games. The graphics card will be good to run 1440p on Ultra or High settings.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte XTREME Water 6GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte XTREME Water 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 Water 6GB Edition? A good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte XTREME Water 6GB Edition would be the RX 6000 Series Radeon RX 6600 XT 12GB which meets 991 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 24% better performance.
FPS System Benchmark
93 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte XTREME Water 6GB Edition was released on 11 Nov 2015
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte XTREME Water 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
9.2
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GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte XTREME Water 6GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte XTREME Water 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 All-in-One Water Cooling System.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 15% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB.

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