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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M 8GB SLI

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980M 8GB SLI run games
28 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

The GeForce GTX 980M 8GB SLI will blast beyond the majority of games requirements at 1080p, so crank up your screen resolution to 1440p or 4K and let the beautiful AAA game visuals wash over you. This is how gaming is meant to be played but you are likely to have to pay top dollar for the GeForce GTX 980M 8GB SLI privilege. But if you can get this graphics solution, then its happy gaming. This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 12.

What FPS performance can the GeForce GTX 980M 8GB SLI get on latest AAA 2019 games? In particular our game review looks at the FPS achieved running on Ultra graphics settings on the 1080p screen resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 897 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

The GeForce GTX 980M 8GB SLI graphics card is returning a strong performance on eFootball PES 2020 at 1080p of 98 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare which we saw got good frame rates of 60 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Cyberpunk 2077, which is predicted to get 49 FPS under tests.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the GeForce GTX 980M 8GB SLI by playing eFootball PES 2020 which yielded a good performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 196FPS, M: 155FPS, H: 104FPS, U: 74FPS. Another popular game we tested with this card was Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and that was reasonable. This graphics card delivered 45 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Cyberpunk 2077 which is predicted to get playable results with a 37FPS on Ultra 1440p. Running games at 1440p with a GeForce GTX 980M 8GB SLI is a good choice of hardware for increased screen resolution gaming. We can see this graphics card is capable of delivering reliable frame rates at Ultra and certainly High graphics settings at 1440p.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 980M 8GB SLI graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980M 8GB SLI in your PC? No graphics card upgrade required for 2 to 3 years of meeting top end game system requirements

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 980M 8GB SLI? A great upgrade graphics card would be a 20 Series GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, which has 25% better performance and can run 992 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
89 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980M 8GB SLI is released on 07 Oct 2014

GeForce GTX 980M 8GB SLI Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980M 8GB SLI
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204 (x2) (x2)
Process
28nm
TMUs
96
Texture Rate
199 GTexel/s
ROPs
64 (x2)
Pixel Rate
133 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
3072 (x2)
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
Driver Support
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Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.1
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
16384 MB
Memory Speed
1253 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
320.8GB/sec
L2 Cache
3072KB(x2)
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1038 MHz
Power
Max Power
200 Watts
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1600
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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GeForce GTX 980M 8GB SLI Game Requirement Analysis

The SLI setup of upcoming GeForce GTX 980M 8GB.


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GeForce GTX 980M 8GB SLI vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 58% 26%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 60% 26%
Halo: Reach 90% 76%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 86% 2%
Cyberpunk 2077 54% 2%
Borderlands 3 52% 22%
FIFA 20 71% 60%
Halo: The Master Chief Collection 78% 14%
eFootball PES 2020 64% 49%
Detroit: Become Human 66% 13%
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