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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 4GB Edition run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 980 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 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 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 4GB Edition is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

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 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 4GB Edition runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. We look at 1000 of the most demanding games available today and this GPU is better than the recommended graphics requirement of more than 859 games in the list.

Running at 1080p this card is predicted to get a playable frame rate from Cyberpunk 2077 with 40 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Need For Speed Heat which returns a reasonable 54 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular FIFA 20 which we saw getting a strong 150 FPS.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We predict the GeForce GTX 980 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 4GB Edition will run the upcoming game Cyberpunk 2077 to a playable performance level. Predictions across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 81 FPS, Medium: 63 FPS, High: 43 FPS and Ultra: 31 FPS. Another game tested was Need For Speed Heat, L: 109FPS, M: 86FPS, H: 58FPS, U: 41FPS. And then we checked graphics card performance on FIFA 20, which returned L: 258FPS, M: 215FPS, H: 158FPS, U: 115FPS at 1440p. Looking at a few of these 1440p results for the GeForce GTX 980 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 4GB Edition we get the impression that it is a very strong choice of graphics cards at higher resolution gaming. 4K gaming with this graphics card is certainly something that can be achieved across a number of the latest games and still achieve good graphics settings at those resolutions. Ultra 1440p is also a regular occurrence with this gpu.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 980 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 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 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 4GB Edition? Are you looking to upgrade a GeForce GTX 980 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 4GB Edition? Then we would suggest getting a 20 Series GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6, as it can run 902 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 20% increased graphics performance. Alternatively we would suggest getting a R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, as it can run 961 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 24% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
76 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 4GB Edition was released on 19 Sep 2014

GeForce GTX 980 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-400-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
175 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
87 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
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
1266 MHz
Boost Clock
1367 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 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 980 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 980 4GB created by Inno3D. 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 1266MHz, instead of 1126MHz. Boost Clock is now of 1367MHz, instead of 1216MHz. The Operating Memory Clock was increased to 1800MHz.


Cooling Solution
The reference NVIDIA Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by Inno3D's Triple Fan Cooling Solution. This means the card runs cooler under load.


Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 11% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 980 4GB.


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GeForce GTX 980 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X4 ABU 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
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11GB
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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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hi
Inno3D Geforce GTX 980 OC 4GB (getting it at $437)
http://www.inno3d.com/products_detail.php?refid=121
how is card…how about inno3d service
any idea

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I wonder if there is gonna be a TI version of this one in the future. I hope there will be CAUSE IM GOING FOR IT IN AN INSTANT!

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OK, if I understand the website, this is international? IE, not available in North America? Well than nvr mind.

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My GPU (FULL CLOCKED), is 197% worse. FTW I am going to order online, but I also have an urge to w8 for the Ti version.

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your gpu is still capable runing all games at dicent settings i would wait for ti version or meybi amd r9 3xxx series

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Well, I am the type of gamer who wants to play all games in ALL ULTRAS/EXTRAS. In my current graphics, i can play AC Unity in decent 30FPS higher with All maxed settings except for shadows and AA.

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PrimoKHR, Gtx 980 is a overkill for 1366x768 resolution and getting that graphic card is not worth it if it will be used on a small resolution [1366x768]. I advice you to get a Gtx 960/Gtx 970[Gtx 970 is also a overkill for 1366x768 and Gtx 970 should be used on a 1920x1080 monitor] or wait for upcoming Amd R9 3xxx Graphic Cards.

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Actually it does, I will not purchase a big ass monitor without a proper gaming desk yet. Still, I am going to w8 for the TI version. 1920x1080 is big enough for me, anything bigger than that will cause me to drown deep into gaming.

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If you are an overclocker and want to buy a GTX 980 buy this one. Even while Playing BF4 it doesnt get hotter then 50°C!
Its an amazing card!!! :D

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i got huge gpu fever and might buy this cant wait 980 ti.

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Uhm, actually the VRAM is clocked at 1800MHz! :D
Plz fix!


Here's the proof! :)
http://gpuz.techpowerup.com/14/11/12/8fq.png

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