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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Leadtek Winfast Hurricane 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980 Leadtek Winfast Hurricane 4GB Edition run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 980 Leadtek Winfast Hurricane 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 Leadtek Winfast Hurricane 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 Leadtek Winfast Hurricane 4GB Edition runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. This graphics hardware can run 851 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the GeForce GTX 980 Leadtek Winfast Hurricane 4GB Edition can run Call of Duty: Modern Warfare at 1080p and saw it return reasonable frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 125 FPS, Medium: 99 FPS, High: 67 FPS and Ultra: 48 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Planet Zoo returns a playable 37 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

One of the growing popular screen resolutions for PC gaming is the wider 1440p. So we wanted to see how well the GeForce GTX 980 Leadtek Winfast Hurricane 4GB Edition performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and saw it deliver playable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 96 FPS, Medium: 75 FPS, High: 51 FPS and Ultra: 36 FPS. We then checked the performance on Planet Zoo to see if that runs well. It was playable with a 28 FPS at Ultra 1440p. 1440p gaming on the GeForce GTX 980 Leadtek Winfast Hurricane 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 Leadtek Winfast Hurricane 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 Leadtek Winfast Hurricane 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 Leadtek Winfast Hurricane 4GB Edition? A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 24% better and can meet 899 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively a good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GTX 980 Leadtek Winfast Hurricane 4GB Edition would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB which meets 960 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 31% better performance.
FPS System Benchmark
71 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 Leadtek Winfast Hurricane 4GB Edition is released on 20 Oct 2014

GeForce GTX 980 Leadtek Winfast Hurricane 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 Leadtek Winfast Hurricane 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-400-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
160 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
80 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
1152 MHz
Boost Clock
1253 MHz
Power
Max Power
170 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 Leadtek Winfast Hurricane 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 980 Leadtek Winfast Hurricane 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 1152MHz, instead of 1126MHz. Boost Clock is now of 1253MHz, instead of 1216MHz. Memory Clock was left untouched.


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


Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 3% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 980 4GB.


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GeForce GTX 980 Leadtek Winfast Hurricane 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
6%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 83% 27%
Red Dead Redemption 2 47% 7%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 50% 7%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 43% 27%
Cyberpunk 2077 43% 27%
Halo: Reach 87% 71%
Borderlands 3 40% 2%
Death Stranding 43% 27%
Need For Speed Heat 48% 7%
FIFA 20 64% 51%
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