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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980MX 8GB

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980MX 8GB run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980MX 8GB
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

This GeForce GTX 980MX 8GB graphics card is considered budget with poor modern game performance when playing anything more demanding than indie game requirements.

This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 12.

How well will the GeForce GTX 980MX 8GB run 2021 games? We will take a look at the biggest releases and frames per second analysis on Ultra graphics settings. The GeForce GTX 980MX 8GB can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 308 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the GeForce GTX 980MX 8GB can run Days Gone at 1080p and saw it return playable frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 98 FPS, Medium: 77 FPS, High: 52 FPS and Ultra: 37 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Forza Horizon 5 is predicted to return a weak 19 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

Moving screen sizes up to 1440p we ran Days Gone 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. Another popular game to investigate at 1440p with this card was Forza Horizon 5 which we predicted will be weak in performance netting an Ultra FPS of 14 FPS. Finally we then took a look at Star Citizen where its predicted Ultra 1440p Frame rates were playable at 31 FPS. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 980MX 8GB, this is in need of some graphics adjustments to get some stability, which means its not an ideal gaming resolution for this GPU.

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? A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 64% better and can meet 824 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
52 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980MX 8GB was released on 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
Tensor Cores
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.1
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
4096 x 2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
8192MB
Memory Speed
1253MHz
Memory Bus
256bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
160.4GB/sec
L2 Cache
2048
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
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
3
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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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