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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Asus Strix OC 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980 Asus Strix OC 4GB Edition run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 980 Asus Strix OC 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.

Here is a performance review on how capable the GeForce GTX 980 Asus Strix OC 4GB Edition is at running the more popular games of 2019. Specifically looking at this PC hardware’s ability to get suitable frames per second to play on Ultra game settings and what FPS it might get on 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen res. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 854 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the GeForce GTX 980 Asus Strix OC 4GB Edition can run Borderlands 3 at 1080p and saw it return reasonable frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 136 FPS, Medium: 107 FPS, High: 72 FPS and Ultra: 52 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Need For Speed Heat returns a reasonable 52 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we booted up Borderlands 3 to see how the GeForce GTX 980 Asus Strix OC 4GB Edition dealt with it. It scored up a playable series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 104 FPS, Medium: 82 FPS, High: 55 FPS and Ultra: 39 FPS. Next we looked at Need For Speed Heat which was playable with a 39 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Red Dead Redemption 2 that got an Ultra 1440p FPS of 39. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the GeForce GTX 980 Asus Strix OC 4GB Edition is certainly capable of running larger monitor gaming at Ultra or High graphics settings.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 980 Asus Strix OC 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 Asus Strix OC 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 Asus Strix OC 4GB Edition? A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 21% better and can meet 897 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GTX 980 Asus Strix OC 4GB Edition then a good choice would be R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB as this is better than 961 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 30% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
72 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 Asus Strix OC 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014

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

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GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-400-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
164 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
82 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
2048
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
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Release Price
$579.99
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
1178 MHz
Boost Clock
1278 MHz
Power
Max Power
300 Watts
PSU
600 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
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Resolution Performance
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GeForce GTX 980 Asus Strix OC 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 980 Asus Strix OC 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 980 4GB created by Asus.


Overclock Out of The Box
The Central Unit now runs at 1178MHz, instead of 1126MHz. Boost Clock is now of 1279MHz, instead of 1216MHz. Memory Clock was left untouched.


Cooling Solution
The reference NVIDIA Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by Asus's DirectCU II Dual Fan Cooling Solution. This means the card runs cooler under load.


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


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GeForce GTX 980 Asus Strix OC 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 48% 8%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 50% 8%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 83% 26%
Death Stranding 43% 26%
Cyberpunk 2077 43% 26%
Need For Speed Heat 48% 8%
Planet Zoo 51% 1%
Diablo 4 37% 26%
FIFA 20 64% 51%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 43% 26%
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Can I use this card to play games on my pc ?

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Would an Intel I5 3570k bottleneck this card?

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You should be fine.

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no bottleneck friend

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Great card!

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My new card along with the i7 4790k. can't wait

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This depresses me to read

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Graphics Card Added on 20/09/2014. Rank and Specifications Final!

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mmmm my next card…..any word on the price in £ pip…all I get is dollars and a straight conversion is a lie…..or euros since I live in Germany at the moment.
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Probably 570€ buddy.

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