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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! Extreme 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 we take a closer look at the various performances across 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions for the GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition. In particular this is looking at the Ultra graphics settings to see what sort of FPS this graphics card can get across some of the more popular games played in 2019. Of the 1000 most demanding recommended specs found in game requirements today, this gpu is more powerful than the graphics requirement of 859 games in todays list.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We are seeing FIFA 20 getting 150 FPS with the GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition, Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order getting 40 FPS and Death Stranding predicted to get 40 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we booted up FIFA 20 to see how the GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition dealt with it. It scored up a strong series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 258 FPS, Medium: 215 FPS, High: 158 FPS and Ultra: 115 FPS. Next we looked at Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order which was playable with a 31 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Death Stranding that we predict will get an Ultra 1440p FPS of 31. 1440p GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition PC gaming 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 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! Extreme 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 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition? A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 20% better and can meet 902 of their recommended requirements. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, which has 24% better performance and can run 961 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
76 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014

GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-400-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
178 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
89 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
2048
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
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Release Price
$569.99
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
1800 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
230.4GB/sec
L2 Cache
2048KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1291 MHz
Boost Clock
1393 MHz
Power
Max Power
185 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 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 980 4GB created by Zotac. 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 1291MHz, instead of 1126MHz. Boost Clock is now of 1392MHz, instead of 1216MHz. The Operating Memory Clock was increased to 1800MHz.


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


Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 12% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 980 4GB.


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GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! Extreme 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 50% 12%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 84% 20%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 52% 12%
Death Stranding 46% 20%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 46% 20%
Cyberpunk 2077 46% 20%
Halo: Reach 88% 72%
Need For Speed Heat 51% 12%
Planet Zoo 53% 6%
Borderlands 3 43% 7%
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Can i use this with a 525w psu? the card page says it works with a 500w card while this site says 600w. Sorry for bad english

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As long you have some branded psu it will work

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Can this play Tetris at 800x600p, lowest settings possible?


(Old joke)

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Will be worth changing my SLI on one AMP Extreme Edition? My SLI is only 1% better in performance than AMP. What do you think??

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Nah… 1% is not worth it.

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Will this be a worth upgrade or should I just sli my gpu???

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This will be worthy ;)

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This is better than 760 Sli :D

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my MSI 760 TF/OC IS 7% BETTER THAN STOCK 760 WHICH MAKES IT ON PAR WITH STOCK GTX 670. I think sli-ing with another msi 760 will make this much powerful Anyway should I upgrade now or skip this gtx 9xx series?? what do u think guys :) :)

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sli 980 is better.but if you prefer some less price sli 970 will do way better because 980 has less preformence gain over 970 but more expensive

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That some alien looking cooler lol.

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I hate that cooler, But Evga 980 Classified will break it`s legs^!^

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no i dont think so

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Yes it will, eVGA classifieds are world breaking cards!

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Dude, I owb that card and I can tell you its AMAZING!
No EVGA is gonna top THAT beast!

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Sorry mate, Kingpin has achived 2.2Ghz with that Gpu, Woud see you do it :P


(PS: you need LN2)

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