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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Asus ROG Poseidon 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980 Asus ROG Poseidon 4GB Edition run games
13 Dec 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 980 Asus ROG Poseidon 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 Asus ROG Poseidon 4GB Edition is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

Game performance for the GeForce GTX 980 Asus ROG Poseidon 4GB Edition where we look at the bigger games played in 2019. Looking closely at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. The GeForce GTX 980 Asus ROG Poseidon 4GB Edition can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 842 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

First we looked at 1080p resolution for the GeForce GTX 980 Asus ROG Poseidon 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: 136 FPS, Medium: 107 FPS, High: 72 FPS and Ultra: 52 FPS. We proceeded to look at Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order to see how that compared and saw that it returned a playable 37 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

We move on to 1440p, and tested Red Dead Redemption 2 which delivered playable FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 104 FPS, Medium: 82 FPS, High: 55 FPS and Ultra: 39 FPS. Next we have Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order running on GeForce GTX 980 Asus ROG Poseidon 4GB Edition which gets L: 75FPS, M: 59FPS, H: 40FPS, U: 28FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Microsoft Flight Simulator is predicted to get L: 75FPS, M: 59FPS, H: 40FPS, U: 28FPS at 1440p. Running games at 1440p with a GeForce GTX 980 Asus ROG Poseidon 4GB Edition is a perfectly suitable selection of hardware for theis larger screen size. If a game at 1440p struggles a bit or experiences a frame drop then you can tweak settings in game to help get it stable. This might mean lowering it to medium or low in some specific options.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 980 Asus ROG Poseidon 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 Asus ROG Poseidon 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 Asus ROG Poseidon 4GB Edition? A good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GTX 980 Asus ROG Poseidon 4GB Edition would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB which meets 893 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 23% better performance. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 980 Asus ROG Poseidon 4GB Edition is the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, which is 30% more powerful and can run 957 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
72 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 Asus ROG Poseidon 4GB Edition is released on 10 Nov 2014

GeForce GTX 980 Asus ROG Poseidon 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-400-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
164 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
82 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
2048
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
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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
1178 MHz
Boost Clock
1279 MHz
Power
Max Power
300 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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GeForce GTX 980 Asus ROG Poseidon 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 980 Asus ROG Poseidon 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 980 4GB.


Overclock Out of The Box
The Central Unit now runs at 1178MHz, instead of 1141MHz. Boost Clock is now of 1279MHz, instead of 1216MHz. Memory Clock was left untouched.


Cooling Solution
The reference NVIDIA Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by Asus's DirectCU II H20 Dual Fan Cooling Solution. This means the card runs cooler under load.


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


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GeForce GTX 980 Asus ROG Poseidon 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 48% 8%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 50% 8%
Cyberpunk 2077 43% 26%
Halo: Reach 87% 71%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 83% 26%
Detroit: Become Human 58% 39%
Borderlands 3 41% 3%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 43% 26%
FIFA 20 64% 51%
Resident Evil 3 Remake 71% 12%
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