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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked 4GB Edition run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked 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.

Lets look at the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked 4GB Edition game performance guide for some of the biggest games played in 2019. In particular we will see how well this graphics card runs on Ultra settings on 1080p resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. 858 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked 4GB Edition can run Death Stranding at 1080p and predict it will return playable frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 102 FPS, Medium: 80 FPS, High: 54 FPS and Ultra: 39 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that FIFA 20 returns a strong 147 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we researched the upcoming Death Stranding to predict how the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked 4GB Edition would deal with it. Our research revealed a playable series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 78 FPS, Medium: 61 FPS, High: 41 FPS and Ultra: 29 FPS. Next we looked at FIFA 20 which was strong with a 112 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Cyberpunk 2077 that we predict will get an Ultra 1440p FPS of 29. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked 4GB Edition, this is a solid performer with higher resolution modern gaming. This graphics card can also bump up to 4K gaming regularly with the latest games still being capable of high or ultra graphics settings at this level.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked 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 EVGA Superclocked 4GB Edition? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR5. This PC hardware upgrade performs 22% better and can run 902 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, which has 26% better performance and can run 961 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
74 FPS
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The GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014

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

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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
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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
1241 MHz
Boost Clock
1342 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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GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

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


Overclock Out of The Box
The Central Unit now runs at 1241MHz, instead of 1126MHz. Boost Clock is now of 1342MHz, instead of 1216MHz. Memory Clock was left untouched.


Cooling Solution
The Cooling System remains the same.


Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 8% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 980 4GB.


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GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Superclocked 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%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 83% 23%
Death Stranding 45% 23%
Cyberpunk 2077 45% 23%
Need For Speed Heat 50% 11%
Planet Zoo 52% 4%
Diablo 4 39% 23%
FIFA 20 65% 52%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 45% 23%
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It seems the sli option isn't available on this website yet.

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gonna get the acx 2.0 superclocked:))

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Could this card be fine with my rig?

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Yes, But woud Oc that Cpu a littlebit :)

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would there be any performance issues if i dont oc my cpu? I have never oc anything :S

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Probaly not :)

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could this card run any game at 4k res on high/ultra settings??

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Dont have a 4K monitor sadly :&

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will that be your next upgrade?? ;)

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A Aoc 144Hz 1080P g-synch.. Then another 980 Card :)


If i got the money ofcourse!

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No

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could i run it on a gigabyte Z87X-UD3H

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Of course :) That's a great board.

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Just ordered one ! It well be here next week I can't wait !

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Congrats man! Mine will be be Wednesday. Enjoy! :)

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Awesome, I see many are going for this modell by eVGA, Check at Ocn aswell :D

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Ahh I'm gonna sign up once the bae gets here :D

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Hehe, I am under GreedyMuffin i belive, Or NorwegianGamer :)

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Hahaha awesome I'll add you.

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There she is!


Expect Oc from 1500Mhz ++ on the new cards :D


EDIT: Poor Gpu, Haft to deal with 1080P/60Hz gaming ^!^

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Graphics Card Added on 20/09/2014. Rank and Specifications Final!

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Thanks man! :)

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Getting one? :)

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