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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

The GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI will blast beyond the majority of games requirements at 1080p, so crank up your screen resolution to 1440p or 4K and let the beautiful AAA game visuals wash over you. This is how gaming is meant to be played but you are likely to have to pay top dollar for the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI privilege. But if you can get this graphics solution, then its happy gaming. This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 12.

Here is a quick game performance synopsis for the AAA games played in 2019. In particular we focus on how well the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. The GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 973 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We are seeing FIFA 20 getting 199 FPS with the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI, Red Dead Redemption 2 getting 72 FPS and Cyberpunk 2077 predicted to get 55 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

We move on to 1440p, and tested FIFA 20 which delivered strong FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 342 FPS, Medium: 285 FPS, High: 209 FPS and Ultra: 152 FPS. Next we have Red Dead Redemption 2 running on GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI which gets L: 144FPS, M: 113FPS, H: 76FPS, U: 55FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Cyberpunk 2077 is predicted to get L: 111FPS, M: 87FPS, H: 59FPS, U: 42FPS at 1440p. In summary we feel the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI running at 1440p is a very good hardware option at these screen sizes. Ultra is easily achieved across almost all games at 1440p and we would suggest an increase of screen size up to 4K for this graphics card.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI 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 4GB SLI? Are you looking to upgrade a GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI? Then we would suggest getting a 20 Series GeForce RTX 2080, as it can run 997 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 22% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
100 FPS
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The GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI was released on 19 Sep 2014

GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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Architecture
Maxwell GM204-400-A1 (x2) (x2)
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
311 GTexel/s
ROPs
64 (x2)
Pixel Rate
156 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
4096
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
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Release Price
$1099.98
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.1
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
8192 MB
Memory Speed
1753 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
448.8GB/sec
L2 Cache
2048KB(x2)
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
350 Watts
PSU
750 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
16 GB
Best Resolution
5760 x 1080
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Resolution Performance
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GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI is a solution of two GeForce GTX 980 4GB put together using NVIDIA's SLI technology.


Architecture
The Second variant of the Maxwell Architecture, despite being also manufactured with a 28nm technology, has an extremely large L2 Cache and features a Third Generation Delta Color Compression which allows NVIDIA to produce Graphics Cards with relatively small memory data transfer rates, without causing too much impact on the overall performance. Furthermore, the Shaders have been redesigned and are both more powerful and energy efficient.


GPU
It consists of 2 GPUs codenamed GM204-400-A1 which, together, offer 4096 Shader Processing Units, 256 TMUs and 128 ROPs, on a 512-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at 1126MHz and goes up to 1216MHz, in Turbo Mode, while the memory clock operates at 1753MHz.


Power Consumption
Power Consumption lies between 300W and 400W.


Performance
Gaming benchmarks prove that at 4K (3840x2160) GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI is over 7% faster than AMD's Radeon R9 295X2.


System Suggestions
We recommend a very strong processor (Intel Core i7 Six Core/AMD FX Eight Core) and 16GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI.


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GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 62% 34%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 64% 34%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 88% 9%
Death Stranding 59% 9%
Cyberpunk 2077 59% 9%
Need For Speed Heat 63% 34%
Planet Zoo 65% 29%
Diablo 4 55% 9%
FIFA 20 74% 65%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 59% 9%
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why is a gtx 970 sli only 5% worse than a gtx 980 sli??

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Aaaaaahhh, Tomorrow my second 980 G1 and my ROG swift is comming, can`t wait!! :D

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I'm planning to sli my msi gtx 980 twin frozr V i think my i7 4790 is enough for this ju st going to up my psu from 650 to 850

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Yes. New psu is a smart choice!

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One gtx 980 has best screen size 4k, sli has 3k. Why?

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Will an i7 4790k bottleneck these GPUs?

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No buddy, maybe in 1% of today's applications..

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Sweet! Thinking of buying these GPUs in december. My friend is building a gaming PC for the first time and Im selling my 4770k and my current GPUs to him :D

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Will this beat an r9 295x2 at 2560x1440? i want the best graphic cards but i dont know which one to buy

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Yes, it should be slightly faster overall :)

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sweet thanks

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