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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 980 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI GeForce GT 930 2GB
Halo: Reach 80% 70%
Cyberpunk 2077 14% 634%
Red Dead Redemption 2 38% 434%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 61% 230%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 38% 434%
Doom Eternal 46% 360%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 14% 634%
Grand Theft Auto VI 5% 717%
FIFA 20 67% 185%
Need For Speed Heat 38% 434%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 930 2GB.

The GT 930 has no core clock speed set, so any comparison between Texture and Pixel Fill Rates is not currently possible.

The GT 930 was released over a year more recently than the GTX 980, and so the GT 930 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 980.

The GTX 980 has 6144 MB more video memory than the GT 930, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 980 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 980 has 432.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 930, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 980 is massively better than the GT 930.

The GeForce GTX 980 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI has 4096 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GT 930 2GB has 384. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 980 is 7282 and the actual shader performance of the GT 930 is 0. The GTX 980 having 7282 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 980 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GT 930.

The GeForce GTX 980 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI requires 340 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 930 2GB requires 35 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 980 and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 930. The GTX 980 requires 305 Watts more than the GT 930 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 980 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GT 930.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1216 MHzvs-
Boost Clock1317 MHzvs-
ArchitectureMaxwell GM204-400-A1 (x2)Maxwell GM???
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs -
Release Date19 Sep 2014vs31 Oct 2016
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory8192 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1753 MHzvs1000 MHz
Memory Bus512 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth448.8GB/secvs16GB/sec
L2 Cache 4096 KB green tick vs 2048 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units4096vs384
Actual Shader Performance100%vs-
Texture Mapping Units256vs32
Texture Rate311.3 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units128vs16
Pixel Rate155.6 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs0

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power340 Wattsvs35 Watts
Recommended PSU600 Watts & 42 Ampsvs300 Watts & 18 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHz-
Recommended RAM8 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1440-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 980 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI is a solution of two GeForce GTX 980 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition put together using NVIDIA's SLI Technology.

It consists of 2 GPUs Codenamed GM204-400-A1 which, together, offer 4096 Shader Processing Units, 256 TMUs and 128 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1216MHz and goes up to 1317MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Each GPU accesses a 4GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1753MHz.

Power Consumption
Power Consumption lies between 330W and 360W.

System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 980 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI is best suited for resolutions up to and including 3840x2160. We recommend a Very Strong Processor (Intel Core i7/AMD FX Eight Core) and 8GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GTX 980 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI.
GeForce GT 930 2GB is an upcoming middle-class Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Maxwell architecture.

The first variant of the Maxwell Architecture succeeds the Kepler Architecture. Despite being also manufactured with a 28nm technology, it has an extremely large L2 Cache which allows NVIDIA to produce Graphics Cards with relatively small memory data transfer rates, without causing too much impact on the overall performance. Furthermore, the Shaders have been redesigned and are both more powerful and energy efficient.

It equips a GPU codenamed ???? which has 3 SM activated and thus offers 384 Shader Processing Units, 16 TMUs and 8 ROPs, on a 64-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at XXXXMHz and goes up to XXXXMHz, in Turbo Mode, while the memory clock operates at 1250MHz.

DirectX 12.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for GameStream, G-SYNC, GPU Boost 2.0, GeForce Experience, PhysX and other technologies.

Cooling Solution
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Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 35W, it requires at least a 300W PSU and relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power.

Release Price
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System Suggestions
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