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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 PNY 4GB Edition

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

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 980 PNY 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 PNY 4GB Edition game performance guide for some of the biggest games played in 2020. In particular we will see how well this graphics card runs on Ultra settings on 1080p resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. In comparison to the game recommended requirements of the 1000 most demanding games played today this PC hardware can run 664.

Running at 1080p this card is predicted to get a playable frame rate from Marvel's Avengers with 35 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Halo Infinite which is predicted to return a playable 35 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Grand Theft Auto VI which we predict will get a playable 29 FPS.

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 PNY 4GB Edition performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Marvel's Avengers and predict it will deliver playable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 69 FPS, Medium: 55 FPS, High: 37 FPS and Ultra: 26 FPS. We then checked the performance on Halo Infinite to predict if that will run well. It is predicted to be playable with a 26 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Looking at a few of these 1440p results for the GeForce GTX 980 PNY 4GB Edition we get the impression that it 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 PNY 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 PNY 4GB Edition in your PC? Upgrade time for this GPU is currently placed at 2 years

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 980 PNY 4GB Edition? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB which is 26% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 852 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 35% better and can meet 945 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
69 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 PNY 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014

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

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 PNY 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
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 PNY 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 980 PNY 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 980 4GB created by PNY. 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
According to PNY, the rated board TDP remains the same. A 500W PSU with at least 2 6-pin available recommended is required.


Release Price
GeForce GTX 980 PNY 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 PNY 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 PNY 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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RAM
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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%
Marvel's Avengers 41% 31%
Fast & Furious Crossroads 37% 71%
Valorant 96% 91%
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout 56% 45%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 41% 31%
Grand Theft Auto VI 11% 42%
Grounded 72% 21%
GeForce GTX 980 PNY 4GB Edition Extras
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