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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
31 Oct 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

The GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte XTREME 4GB Edition is a high performing piece of gaming hardware, still confidently featuring in PC gamer computers. GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte XTREME 4GB Edition is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

Game performance for the GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte XTREME 4GB Edition where we look at the bigger games played in 2019. 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 862 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

The GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte XTREME 4GB Edition graphics card is returning a reasonable performance on Borderlands 3 at 1080p of 54 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order which we predict will get playable frame rates of 39 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Red Dead Redemption 2, which was getting 54 FPS under tests.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We discovered the GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte XTREME 4GB Edition ran Borderlands 3 to a playable performance level. Results across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 108 FPS, Medium: 85 FPS, High: 57 FPS and Ultra: 41 FPS. Another game researched was Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order with predictions of L: 79FPS, M: 62FPS, H: 42FPS, U: 30FPS. And then we checked graphics card performance on Red Dead Redemption 2, which returned L: 108FPS, M: 85FPS, H: 57FPS, U: 41FPS at 1440p. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on 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 20 Series GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR5 as this is better than 905 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 21% better performance as well. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, which has 25% better performance and can run 962 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
75 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte XTREME 4GB Edition is released on 11 Nov 2015

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte XTREME 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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)
2048
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
-
Driver Support
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Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.1
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
5120x3200
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
4096 MB
Memory Speed
1775 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
227.2GB/sec
L2 Cache
2048KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
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
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Resolution Performance
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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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GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte XTREME 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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RAM
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 50% 12%
Death Stranding 45% 22%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 52% 12%
Cyberpunk 2077 45% 22%
Need For Speed Heat 50% 12%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 83% 22%
Planet Zoo 53% 5%
Diablo 4 40% 22%
Borderlands 3 43% 7%
FIFA 20 66% 53%
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