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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 980 Asus ROG Matrix Platinum 4GB Edition SLI GeForce GTX 980 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI
Cyberpunk 2077 36% 35%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 41% 40%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 34% 33%
Genshin Impact 35% 34%
eFootball PES 2021 67% 67%
Marvel's Avengers 39% 38%
Watch Dogs Legion 38% 36%
FIFA 21 67% 67%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 7% 5%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 43% 42%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Asus ROG Matrix Platinum 4GB Edition SLI are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI.

The GTX 980 has a 25 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the GTX 980. This results in the GTX 980 providing 6.4 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 980 has a 25 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 980 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 980 providing 3.2 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 980 was released less than a year after the GTX 980, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The GeForce GTX 980 Asus ROG Matrix Platinum 4GB Edition SLI and the GeForce GTX 980 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The memory bandwidth of the GeForce GTX 980 Asus ROG Matrix Platinum 4GB Edition SLI and the GeForce GTX 980 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI are the same, which means the GTX 980 and the GTX 980 have equal limitations when it comes to graphical data transfer.

Both the GeForce GTX 980 Asus ROG Matrix Platinum 4GB Edition SLI and the GeForce GTX 980 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI have 4096 Shader Processing Units. While the two GPUs have the same number of SPUs, the actual performance delivered by the GTX 980 is 7421 and by the GTX 980 is 7282. Knowing that the shader performance of the GTX 980 is superior, it is not necessary to examine the GPUs' respective Texture and Pixel Fill Rates.

The GeForce GTX 980 Asus ROG Matrix Platinum 4GB Edition SLI requires 325 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 980 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI requires 340 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the GTX 980 and a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 980. The GTX 980 requires 15 Watts more than the GTX 980 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GTX 980 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GTX 980.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1241 MHzvs1216 MHz
Boost Clock1342 MHzvs1317 MHz
ArchitectureMaxwell GM204-400-A1Maxwell GM204-400-A1 (x2)
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date03 Dec 2014vs19 Sep 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900
10
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10
1920x1080
10
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10
2560x1440
10
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3840x2160
8.1
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GPU Memory

Memory8192 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed1753 MHzvs1753 MHz
Memory Bus512 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth448.8GB/secvs448.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB vs green tick 4096 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units4096vs4096
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units256vs256
Texture Rate317.7 GTexel/svs311.3 GTexel/s
Render Output Units128vs128
Pixel Rate158.8 GPixel/svs155.6 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power325 Wattsvs340 Watts
Recommended PSU750 Watts & 50 Ampsvs600 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12.1
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHzvsIntel Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution3840x2160vs2560x1440

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 980 Asus ROG Matrix Platinum 4GB Edition SLI is a solution of two GeForce GTX 980 Asus ROG Matrix Platinum 4GB Edition put together using NVIDIA's SLI technology.

Architecture
The Second variant of the Maxwell Architecture, despite being also manufactured with a 28nm technology, has an extremely large L2 Cache and features a Third Generation Delta Color Compression 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.

GPU
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 1241MHz and goes up to 1342MHz, in Turbo Mode.

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

Power Consumption
Power Consumption lies between 325W and 375W.

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

System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 980 Asus ROG Matrix Platinum 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 16GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GTX 980 Asus ROG Matrix Platinum 4GB Edition SLI.
Overview
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.

GPU
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.

Memory
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.
Recommended CPU
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