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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Zotac 4GB Edition

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

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 980 Zotac 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 Zotac 4GB Edition where we look at the bigger games played in 2020. Looking closely at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 668 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 Zotac 4GB Edition can run Grounded at 1080p and saw it return reasonable frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 131 FPS, Medium: 103 FPS, High: 69 FPS and Ultra: 50 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Grand Theft Auto VI is predicted to return a playable 29 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

Moving screen sizes up to 1440p we ran Grounded on the GeForce GTX 980 Zotac 4GB Edition to see that it got a playable set of frame rates. Here are the low to ultra results at 1440p - L: 100FPS, M: 79FPS, H: 53FPS, U: 38FPS. Another popular game to investigate at 1440p with this card was Grand Theft Auto VI which we predicted will be weak in performance netting an Ultra FPS of 22 FPS. Finally we then took a look at Death Stranding where its Ultra 1440p Frame rates were playable at 38 FPS. Running games at 1440p with a GeForce GTX 980 Zotac 4GB Edition is a reasonable performance fit for this resolution. Some of the more resource intensive games may well need a few graphical tweak to get the most out of the graphics card at this increased resolution.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 980 Zotac 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 Zotac 4GB Edition in your PC? There is still 2 years of top end gaming left in this GeForce GTX 980 Zotac 4GB Edition

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 980 Zotac 4GB Edition? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 26% better and can run 853 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GTX 980 Zotac 4GB Edition then a good choice would be R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB as this is better than 946 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 35% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
69 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 Zotac 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014

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

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

Overview
GeForce GTX 980 Zotac 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 980 4GB created by Zotac. 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
Zotac didn't specify any Rated Board TDP. It should remain the same. A 500W PSU with at least 2 6-pin available recommended is required.


Release Price
GeForce GTX 980 Zotac 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 Zotac 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 Zotac 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Microsoft Flight Simulator 11% 11%
Cyberpunk 2077 35% 31%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 22% 4%
Valorant 96% 91%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 41% 31%
Marvel's Avengers 41% 31%
Grand Theft Auto VI 11% 42%
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout 56% 45%
Grounded 72% 21%
Death Stranding 42% 1%
GeForce GTX 980 Zotac 4GB Edition Extras
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