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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980MX 8GB

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980MX 8GB run games
28 Aug 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

A strong performing piece of hardware, GeForce GTX 980MX 8GB can still meet a lot of the game system requirements of modern games. This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 12.

Here we take a closer look at the various performances across 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions for the GeForce GTX 980MX 8GB. In particular this is looking at the Ultra graphics settings to see what sort of FPS this graphics card can get across some of the more popular games played in 2019. The GeForce GTX 980MX 8GB can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 468 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

A GeForce GTX 980MX 8GB card at 1080p is seeing a playable frame rate when running Ghost Recon Breakpoint on Ultra - 37 FPS. Lets look at the performance its getting on Microsoft Flight Simulator which is 19 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Borderlands 3 performs on this hardware, which gets a playable 37 FPS.

Moving screen sizes up to 1440p we ran Ghost Recon Breakpoint on the GeForce GTX 980MX 8GB to see that it got a playable set of frame rates. Here are the low to ultra results at 1440p - L: 75FPS, M: 59FPS, H: 40FPS, U: 28FPS. Other popular game to test at 1440p with this card was Microsoft Flight Simulator which seemed playable in performance netting an Ultra FPS of 14 FPS. And then took a look at Borderlands 3 where its Ultra 1440p Frame rates were playable at 28FPS. Looking at a few of these 1440p results for the GeForce GTX 980MX 8GB we get the impression that it is not ideal and its more advisable to run modern games at 1080p resolution. But if you really want to play games at 1440p then you will likely have to make some graphical adjustments to improve game FPS stability.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 980MX 8GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980MX 8GB in your PC? This GeForce GTX 980MX 8GB card has 12 to 18 months of latest AAA game play left in it before upgrading should be considered

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 980MX 8GB? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile which is 84% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 984 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
52 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980MX 8GB is released on the 01 Jun 2016
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980MX 8GB
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204
Process
28nm
TMUs
104
Texture Rate
117 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
72 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
1664
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)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
8192 MB
Memory Speed
1253 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
160.4GB/sec
L2 Cache
2048KB
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1038 MHz
Boost Clock
1128 MHz
Power
Max Power
122 Watts
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
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Resolution Performance
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GeForce GTX 980MX 8GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 980MX 8GB is a High-End Mobile Graphics Card based on the First Revision of the Maxwell architecture.


Architecture
GeForce GTX 980MX 8GB Features a GPU Codenamed GM204-??? which is a Second Gen Maxwell GPU and is identical to the GM204-200-A1 used on the Desktop GeForce GTX 970.
It has 13 Stream Multiprocessors activated and offers 1664 Shader Processing Units, 104 TMUs and 64 ROPs.


GPU
The central unit runs at ????MHz and goes up to ????MHz, in Turbo Mode.


Memory: Speed
The GPU is equipped with fast GDDR5 and Accesses the Frame Buffer through a 256-bit Memory Interface. The Memory Clock Operates at 1250MHz.


Memory: Frame Buffer
The GPU can fill up a Memory Pool of up to 8GB.


Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 122W, it may only be used on Very Large Notebooks.


Performance
Product Not Released Yet.


System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 980MX 8GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a High-End Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.


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GeForce GTX 980MX 8GB vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 32% 19%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 36% 19%
Cyberpunk 2077 27% 63%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 95% 46%
FIFA 20 54% 37%
The Outer Worlds 66% 1%
Borderlands 3 23% 26%
Need For Speed Heat 33% 19%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 78% 63%
Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip 74% 11%
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