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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition run games
14 Oct 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 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.

This PC hardware performance game review for the GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition graphics card, when running 2020 more popular games, lets us see what type of FPS this card gets when playing at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions and ultra settings. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 773 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We are seeing FIFA 21 getting 147 FPS with the GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition, Genshin Impact getting 53 FPS and Baldurs Gate 3 getting 53 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

One of the growing popular screen resolutions for PC gaming is the wider 1440p. So we wanted to see how well the GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at FIFA 21 and saw it deliver strong frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 253 FPS, Medium: 211 FPS, High: 154 FPS and Ultra: 112 FPS. We then checked the performance on Genshin Impact to see if that runs well. It was playable with a 40 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition 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 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 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 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition? If you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition then a good choice would be 20 Series GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR5 as this is better than 832 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 22% better performance as well. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition is the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, which is 26% more powerful and can run 927 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
74 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition is released on 19 Sep 2014

GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-400-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
170 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
85 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
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
1228 MHz
Boost Clock
1329 MHz
Power
Max Power
165 Watts
PSU
600 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
2x 8-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 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 980 4GB created by Gigabyte. 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 1228MHz, instead of 1126MHz. Boost Clock is now of 1329MHz, instead of 1216MHz. Memory Clock was left untouched.


Cooling Solution
The reference NVIDIA Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by Gigabyte WINDFORCE 3X Triple Fan Cooling Solution. This means the card runs cooler under load.


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


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GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 27% 7%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 45% 14%
Genshin Impact 73% 6%
eFootball PES 2021 57% 52%
FIFA 21 65% 52%
Watch Dogs Legion 18% 9%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 52% 4%
Marvel's Avengers 57% 11%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 59% 35%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 17% 17%
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