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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Hydro Copper 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Hydro Copper 4GB Edition run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Hydro Copper 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. GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Hydro Copper 4GB Edition is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

This PC hardware performance game review for the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Hydro Copper 4GB Edition graphics card, when running 2019 more popular games, lets us see what type of FPS this card gets when playing at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions and ultra settings. 859 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

First we looked at 1080p resolution for the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Hydro Copper 4GB Edition performance to explore what sort of benchmarks it would achieve on the popular title Red Dead Redemption 2 and saw it deliver reasonable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 143 FPS, Medium: 112 FPS, High: 76 FPS and Ultra: 54 FPS. We proceeded to look at Need For Speed Heat to see how that compared and saw that it returned a reasonable 54 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

Increasing resolution to 1440p is something a number of PC gamers are doing today. We tested the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Hydro Copper 4GB Edition at 1440p with Red Dead Redemption 2, which got a playable set of FPS results. These were, Low: 109 FPS, Medium: 86 FPS, High: 58 FPS and Ultra: 41 FPS. We then checked out Need For Speed Heat which had a set of graphics results as followed, L: 109FPS, M: 86FPS, H: 58FPS, U: 41FPS. And another popular game was Diablo 4 with predictions of L: 81FPS, M: 63FPS, H: 43FPS, U: 31FPS at 1440p. In summary we feel the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Hydro Copper 4GB Edition running at 1440p is ok at playing most games but might need to have the graphics settings lowered to medium preset in some cases.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Hydro Copper 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Hydro Copper 4GB Edition 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 EVGA Hydro Copper 4GB Edition? A good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Hydro Copper 4GB Edition would be the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6 which meets 902 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 20% better performance. Alternatively if you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 24% better and can run 961 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
FPS System Benchmark
76 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Hydro Copper 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014

GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Hydro Copper 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Hydro Copper 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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Driver Support
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Release Price
$799.99
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
1291 MHz
Boost Clock
1393 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
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Hydro Copper 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Hydro Copper 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 980 4GB created by EVGA. 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 1393MHz, instead of 1216MHz. Memory Clock was left untouched.


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


Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 10% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 980 4GB.


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GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Hydro Copper 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%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 52% 12%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 84% 20%
Death Stranding 46% 20%
Cyberpunk 2077 46% 20%
Need For Speed Heat 51% 12%
Planet Zoo 53% 6%
Diablo 4 40% 20%
FIFA 20 66% 53%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 46% 20%
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