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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Asus 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980 Asus 4GB Edition run games
4 Jul 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 980 Asus 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.

What FPS performance can the GeForce GTX 980 Asus 4GB Edition get on latest AAA 2020 games? In particular our game review looks at the FPS achieved running on Ultra graphics settings on the 1080p screen resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 675 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

Running at 1080p this card is predicted to get a weak frame rate from Grand Theft Auto VI with 17 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Horizon: Zero Dawn which is predicted to return a reasonable 50 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Doom Eternal which we saw getting a reasonable 50 FPS.

We move on to 1440p, and predict that Grand Theft Auto VI will deliver weak FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 33 FPS, Medium: 26 FPS, High: 18 FPS and Ultra: 13 FPS. Next we have Horizon: Zero Dawn running on GeForce GTX 980 Asus 4GB Edition which is predicted to get L: 100FPS, M: 79FPS, H: 53FPS, U: 38FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Doom Eternal gets L: 100FPS, M: 79FPS, H: 53FPS, U: 38FPS at 1440p. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 980 Asus 4GB Edition, this 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 Asus 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 Asus 4GB Edition in your PC? No graphics card upgrade required for around 2 years

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 980 Asus 4GB Edition? A great upgrade graphics card would be a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, which has 26% better performance and can run 852 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today. Alternatively a good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GTX 980 Asus 4GB Edition would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB which meets 945 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 35% better performance.
FPS System Benchmark
69 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 Asus 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014

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

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

Overview
GeForce GTX 980 Asus 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 980 4GB created by Asus. 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 Asus, the rated board TDP was unlocked to 225W. A 500W PSU with at least 2 6-pin available recommended is required.


Release Price
GeForce GTX 980 Asus 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 Asus 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 Asus 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 35% 31%
Call of Duty Warzone 48% 4%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 22% 4%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 41% 31%
Valorant 96% 91%
Hyper Scape 56% 11%
Grand Theft Auto VI 11% 46%
Doom Eternal 3% 3%
Death Stranding 42% 1%
F1 2020 87% 9%
GeForce GTX 980 Asus 4GB Edition Extras
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