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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 EVGA 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA 4GB Edition run games
2 Aug 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA 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.

We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2020 popular games. This short GeForce GTX 980 EVGA 4GB Edition game hardware review looks at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. 664 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

First we looked at 1080p resolution for the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA 4GB Edition performance to explore what sort of benchmarks it would achieve on the popular title Death Stranding and saw it deliver reasonable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 131 FPS, Medium: 103 FPS, High: 69 FPS and Ultra: 50 FPS. We proceeded to look at Assassins Creed: Valhalla to see how that compared and predict that it will return a weak 23 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA 4GB Edition by playing Death Stranding which yielded a playable performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 100FPS, M: 79FPS, H: 53FPS, U: 38FPS. Another popular game we researched with this card was Assassins Creed: Valhalla and that was weak. This graphics card is predicted to deliver 18 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Horizon: Zero Dawn which gets playable results with a 38FPS on Ultra 1440p. 1440p GeForce GTX 980 EVGA 4GB Edition PC gaming is a suitable graphics card for this larger screen res. In some cases we might expect some graphics option tweaks down from Ultra to High to help improve FPS stability when gaming at 1440p.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA 4GB Edition in your PC? There is still 2 years of top end gaming left in this GeForce GTX 980 EVGA 4GB Edition

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA 4GB Edition? Are you looking to upgrade a GeForce GTX 980 EVGA 4GB Edition? Then we would suggest getting a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, as it can run 852 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 26% increased graphics performance. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB which is 35% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 945 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
69 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 EVGA 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014

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

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 EVGA 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-400-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
156 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
78 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
2048
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
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Driver Support
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Release Price
$549.99
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
1126 MHz
Boost Clock
1216 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
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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GeForce GTX 980 EVGA 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 980 EVGA 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 980 4GB created by EVGA. It doesn't have any new features. Read below to know more.


Overclock Out of The Box
The Clock Frequencies of both Central Unit and Operating Memory Clock Remain the Same.


Cooling Solution
The Cooling System remains the same.


Power Consumption
EVGA didn't specify any Rated Board TDP. It should remain the same. A 500W PSU with at least 2 6-pin available recommended is required.


Release Price
GeForce GTX 980 EVGA 4GB Edition was released for $549.99. That's the same price of the reference Graphics Card.


Performance
Without a New Cooling Solution or overclocking out of the box, GeForce GTX 980 EVGA 4GB Edition is as fast as the reference GeForce GTX 980 4GB. Therefore, Dual GeForce GTX 690 is still slightly faster.


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GeForce GTX 980 EVGA 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Horizon: Zero Dawn 22% 4%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 11% 11%
Cyberpunk 2077 35% 31%
Valorant 96% 91%
Marvel's Avengers 41% 31%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 41% 31%
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout 56% 45%
Grand Theft Auto VI 11% 42%
Grounded 72% 21%
Death Stranding 42% 1%
GeForce GTX 980 EVGA 4GB Edition Extras
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