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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
4 Jul 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

The GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte XTREME Water 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 Water 6GB Edition privilege. But if you can get this graphics solution, then its happy gaming. This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 12.

How well will the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte XTREME Water 6GB Edition run 2020 games? We will take a look at the biggest releases and frames per second analysis on Ultra graphics settings. In terms of performance against the most demanding games today this graphics card can play 945 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte XTREME Water 6GB Edition shows us that Hyper Scape is predicted to get a good result of 76 FPS, and then we are seeing Cyberpunk 2077 predicted to return a reasonable 51 FPS while another game on our list is the TrackMania Nations Remake which is getting 443 frames per second 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 Cyberpunk 2077 might perform on it leading us to predict a playable set of FPS results. These were, Low: 103 FPS, Medium: 81 FPS, High: 54 FPS and Ultra: 39 FPS. We then checked out TrackMania Nations Remake which had a set of graphics results as followed, L: 892FPS, M: 703FPS, H: 473FPS, U: 338FPS. And another popular game was Hyper Scape with predictions of L: 152FPS, M: 120FPS, H: 81FPS, U: 58FPS at 1440p. 1440p GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte XTREME Water 6GB Edition PC gaming is probably one of the better high resolution gaming options on the graphics card market. You can consider pushing most games up to 4K with this gpu and Ultra 1440p is going to be a regular occurrence for gaming today.

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? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2070 Super 8GB which is 28% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 992 games from the most demanding games today. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB, which has 22% better performance and can run 988 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
93 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte XTREME Water 6GB Edition was released on 11 Nov 2015

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

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)
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 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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GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte XTREME Water 6GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
25%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 52% 2%
Call of Duty Warzone 62% 29%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 42% 29%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 56% 2%
Valorant 97% 93%
Hyper Scape 67% 34%
Grand Theft Auto VI 34% 9%
Doom Eternal 28% 28%
Death Stranding 57% 25%
F1 2020 90% 19%
GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte XTREME Water 6GB Edition Extras
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