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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 MSI Armor 2X OC 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980 MSI Armor 2X OC 4GB Edition run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 MSI Armor 2X OC 4GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the GeForce GTX 980 MSI Armor 2X OC 4GB Edition is only really challenged by the most demanding games released today, but normally it is more than capable of running games with a stable frame rate at 1080p.

GeForce GTX 980 MSI Armor 2X OC 4GB Edition is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

Game performance for the GeForce GTX 980 MSI Armor 2X OC 4GB Edition where we look at the bigger games played in 2022. Looking closely at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. This graphics hardware can run 735 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the GeForce GTX 980 MSI Armor 2X OC 4GB Edition is predicted to run Star Citizen with reasonable performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 55 frames per second. Comparing this to Dying Light 2 which is predicted to get playable results, where it averages 32 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Days Gone, which is running at 52 frames per second.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the GeForce GTX 980 MSI Armor 2X OC 4GB Edition by researching Star Citizen leading us to predict a playable performance. Its FPS predictions for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 111FPS, M: 87FPS, H: 59FPS, U: 42FPS. Another popular game we researched with this card was Dying Light 2 and that was weak. This graphics card is predicted to deliver 24 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Days Gone which gets playable results with a 39FPS on Ultra 1440p. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the GeForce GTX 980 MSI Armor 2X OC 4GB Edition is a reasonable performance fit for this resolution. Some of the more resource intensive games may well need a few graphical tweak to get the most out of the graphics card at this increased resolution.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 980 MSI Armor 2X OC 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 MSI Armor 2X OC 4GB Edition in your PC? Upgrade time for this GPU is currently placed at 2 years

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 980 MSI Armor 2X OC 4GB Edition? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti. This PC hardware upgrade performs 48% better and can run 972 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 40% better and can meet 961 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
72 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 MSI Armor 2X OC 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 MSI Armor 2X OC 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-400-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
164 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
82 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
(CUDA Cores)
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.4
Resolution (WxH)
5120 x 3200
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
4096MB
Memory Speed
1753MHz
Memory Bus
256bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
224.4GB/sec
L2 Cache
2048
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
3
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1178 MHz
Boost Clock
1279 MHz
Power
Max Power
165 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 33 Amps
Power Connector
2x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
73
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GeForce GTX 980 MSI Armor 2X OC 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 980 MSI Armor 2X OC 4GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's High-End GeForce GTX 980 4GB, created by MSI.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit has been increased from 1127MHz to 1178MHz whereas the Boost Clock is now of 1279MHz, instead of 1216MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
Armor2X is equipped with dual 10cm Propeller Blade fans which generate 20% more airflow compared to traditional fan design. Propeller Blade fans can also be found on the Twin Frozr IV Advanced cards, winning countless awards around the world for cooling performance while remaining silent.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 4% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 980 4GB.

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