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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Galax 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980 Galax 4GB Edition run games
28 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 980 Galax 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.

Game performance for the GeForce GTX 980 Galax 4GB Edition where we look at the bigger games played in 2019. Looking closely at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. In comparison to the game recommended requirements of the 1000 most demanding games played today this PC hardware can run 765.

First we looked at 1080p resolution for the GeForce GTX 980 Galax 4GB Edition performance to explore what sort of benchmarks it would achieve on the popular title FIFA 20 and saw it deliver strong frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 310 FPS, Medium: 258 FPS, High: 189 FPS and Ultra: 138 FPS. We proceeded to look at The Outer Worlds to see how that compared and saw that it returned a reasonable 50 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the GeForce GTX 980 Galax 4GB Edition by playing FIFA 20 which yielded a strong performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 236FPS, M: 197FPS, H: 144FPS, U: 105FPS. Another popular game we tested with this card was The Outer Worlds and that was playable. This graphics card delivered 38 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was Red Dead Redemption 2 which gets playable results with a 38FPS on Ultra 1440p. 1440p gaming on the GeForce GTX 980 Galax 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 Galax 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 Galax 4GB Edition in your PC? No graphics card upgrade required for 2 to 3 years of meeting top end game system requirements

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 980 Galax 4GB Edition? A good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GTX 980 Galax 4GB Edition would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB which meets 899 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 28% better performance. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GTX 980 Galax 4GB Edition then a good choice would be R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB as this is better than 960 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 35% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
69 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 Galax 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014

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

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

Overview
GeForce GTX 980 Galax 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 980 4GB created by Galax. 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 Galax, the rated board TDP was unlocked to 250W. A 500W PSU with at least 2 6-pin available recommended is required.


Release Price
GeForce GTX 980 Galax 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 Galax 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 Galax 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
3%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Halo: Reach 87% 70%
Red Dead Redemption 2 46% 4%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 48% 4%
Borderlands 3 38% 1%
Cyberpunk 2077 41% 31%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 82% 31%
Halo: The Master Chief Collection 72% 10%
FIFA 20 63% 49%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 96% 56%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 41% 31%
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