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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte XTREME 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte XTREME 4GB Edition run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte XTREME 4GB Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte XTREME 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 Gigabyte XTREME 4GB Edition is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

Here is a performance review on how capable the GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte XTREME 4GB Edition is at running the more popular games of 2021. Specifically looking at this PC hardware’s ability to get suitable frames per second to play on Ultra game settings and what FPS it might get on 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen res. This graphics hardware can run 765 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

A GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte XTREME 4GB Edition card at 1080p is predicted to see a reasonable frame rate when running Star Citizen on Ultra - 57 FPS. Lets look at the predicted performance it will get on Back 4 Blood which is 61 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Battlefield 2042 is predicted to perform on this hardware, which gets a playable 35 FPS.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We predict the GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte XTREME 4GB Edition will run the upcoming game Star Citizen to a playable performance level. Predictions across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 115 FPS, Medium: 90 FPS, High: 61 FPS and Ultra: 43 FPS. Another game researched was Back 4 Blood with predictions of L: 122FPS, M: 96FPS, H: 65FPS, U: 46FPS. And then we researched potential graphics card performance on Battlefield 2042, wih estimates revealing L: 69FPS, M: 55FPS, H: 37FPS, U: 26FPS at 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte XTREME 4GB Edition is not a bad choice for a larger screen size like this. Some games will struggle though, but with some careful graphic option adjustments in-game you can normally find a suitable visual experience with this GPU at 1440p.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte XTREME 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte XTREME 4GB Edition in your PC? 2-3 years of top end gaming before an upgrade

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte XTREME 4GB Edition? If you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte XTREME 4GB Edition then a good choice would be 30 Series GeForce RTX 3050 Ti as this is better than 976 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 42% better performance as well. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte XTREME 4GB Edition is the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB, which is 35% more powerful and can run 967 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
75 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte XTREME 4GB Edition was released on 11 Nov 2015
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte XTREME 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-400-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
172 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
86 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
1775MHz
Memory Bus
256bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
227.2GB/sec
L2 Cache
2048
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
3
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1241 MHz
Boost Clock
1342 MHz
Power
Max Power
300 Watts
PSU
600 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
2x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
7.6
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GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte XTREME 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte XTREME 4GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's High-End GeForce GTX 980 4GB, created by Gigabyte.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit has been increased from 1127MHz to 1241MHz whereas the Boost Clock is now of 1342MHz, instead of 1216MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock was increased from 1753MHz to 1775MHz.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
The WINDFORCE 3X cooling system features four 6mm and two 8mm composite heat-pipes, special fin architecture, unique blade fan design and GIGABYTE "Triangle Cool" technology, together delivering an effective heat dissipation capacity for higher performance at lower temperatures.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 8% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 980 4GB.

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