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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition run games
13 Dec 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition graphics card as a serious price to performance entry point. This card will meet and play most demanding AAA games and do so with good graphics setting as standard, and confidently pushing past the recommended game system requirements needed to run today’s games. This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 12.

Here we take a closer look at the various performances across 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions for the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition. In particular this is looking at the Ultra graphics settings to see what sort of FPS this graphics card can get across some of the more popular games played in 2019. 846 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We predict that Cyberpunk 2077 will get 39 FPS with the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition, Resident Evil 3 Remake predicted to get 58 FPS and Detroit: Become Human getting 33 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

We move on to 1440p, and predict that Cyberpunk 2077 will deliver playable FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 78 FPS, Medium: 61 FPS, High: 41 FPS and Ultra: 29 FPS. Next we have Resident Evil 3 Remake running on GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition which is predicted to get L: 117FPS, M: 92FPS, H: 62FPS, U: 44FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Detroit: Become Human gets L: 65FPS, M: 52FPS, H: 35FPS, U: 25FPS at 1440p. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 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 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition in your PC? This gpu has around 2+ years of running AAA recommended system requirements before any upgrades should be considered.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition? Are you looking to upgrade a GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition? Then we would suggest getting a 20 Series GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR5, as it can run 893 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 22% increased graphics performance. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition is the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, which is 26% more powerful and can run 957 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
74 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014

GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-400-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
175 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
87 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
2048
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
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Release Price
$569.99
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
1753 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
224.4GB/sec
L2 Cache
2048KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1266 MHz
Boost Clock
1367 MHz
Power
Max Power
165 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
2x 6-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 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 980 4GB created by EVGA. It features a new Cooling Solution and overclocking out of the box. Read below to know more.


Overclock Out of The Box
The Central Unit now runs at 1266MHz, instead of 1126MHz. Boost Clock is now of 1367MHz, instead of 1216MHz. Memory Clock was left untouched.


Cooling Solution
The reference NVIDIA Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by EVGA's ACX 2.0 Cooling Solution. This means the card runs cooler under load.


Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 9% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 980 4GB.


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GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 49% 11%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 52% 11%
Cyberpunk 2077 45% 23%
Halo: Reach 87% 72%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 83% 23%
Detroit: Become Human 59% 35%
Borderlands 3 42% 6%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 45% 23%
FIFA 20 65% 52%
Resident Evil 3 Remake 72% 14%
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I just ordered this gpu for upgrading my 770.
Good idea or should I wait till the 1070 is cheaper?

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great to play any game on 1080p ultra, it is also future proof

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got a Corsair CX750M and this card.. and that PSU have real bad noise problems.. like coil whine and static noises please stay away from that PSU. i'm trying to replace it.. but the card is AMAZING!!!! go get it!

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My computer keeps crashing while gaming every so often with this card & states that I either have a bad GPU driver or bad GPU. I uninstalled & reinstalled the drivers and am still getting the same error. Should I just get a replacement GPU?

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have you check your gpu temp? or maybe your psu can't handle your gpu.

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The temp never exceeds 65° and I have an EVGA 750 watt PSU. I would think 750 watts would be enough for this card or maybe I'm wrong?

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My card boost at 1417 which I'm happy about no coil whine nice and quiet

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This card has a pretty bad coil whine when running games at 1000+ FPS.

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this is the one i want :D


i recently got a 144 fps monitor and the 7870 just doesn't bring the power needed for constant frames.

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