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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Galax HOF 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980 Galax HOF 4GB Edition run games
14 Oct 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

This computer hardware provides top end graphics. The GeForce GTX 980 Galax HOF 4GB Edition will easily meet recommended system requirements of games released today. This is a strong benchmarker on modern games and can often return excellent frame rates at high and ultra 1080p. But the GeForce GTX 980 Galax HOF 4GB Edition can also run 1440p pc system requirements. GeForce GTX 980 Galax HOF 4GB Edition is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

Here we take a closer look at the various performances across 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions for the GeForce GTX 980 Galax HOF 4GB Edition. In particular this is looking at the Ultra graphics settings to see what sort of FPS this graphics card can get across some of the more popular games played in 2020. We look at 1000 of the most demanding games available today and this GPU is better than the recommended graphics requirement of more than 777 games in the list.

A GeForce GTX 980 Galax HOF 4GB Edition card at 1080p is seeing a strong frame rate when running FIFA 21 on Ultra - 152 FPS. Lets look at the performance its getting on Baldurs Gate 3 which is 55 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Assassins Creed: Valhalla is predicted to perform on this hardware, which gets a playable 37 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 discovered the GeForce GTX 980 Galax HOF 4GB Edition ran FIFA 21 to a strong performance level. Results across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 261 FPS, Medium: 217 FPS, High: 159 FPS and Ultra: 116 FPS. Another game tested was Baldurs Gate 3, L: 110FPS, M: 86FPS, H: 58FPS, U: 42FPS. And then we researched potential graphics card performance on Assassins Creed: Valhalla, wih estimates revealing L: 57FPS, M: 48FPS, H: 42FPS, U: 28FPS at 1440p. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 980 Galax HOF 4GB Edition, this 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 Galax HOF 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 Galax HOF 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 Galax HOF 4GB Edition? Are you looking to upgrade a GeForce GTX 980 Galax HOF 4GB Edition? Then we would suggest getting a 20 Series GeForce RTX 2060 4GB GDDR5, as it can run 836 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 21% increased graphics performance. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, which has 23% better performance and can run 927 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
76 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 Galax HOF 4GB Edition is released on 10 Nov 2014

GeForce GTX 980 Galax HOF 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 Galax HOF 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-400-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
182 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
91 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
1304 MHz
Boost Clock
1418 MHz
Power
Max Power
165 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
2x 8-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 Galax HOF 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 980 Galax HOF 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 1304MHz, instead of 1126MHz. Boost Clock is now of 1418MHz, instead of 1216MHz. Memory Clock was left untouched.


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


Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 13% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 980 4GB.


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GeForce GTX 980 Galax HOF 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
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RAM
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 29% 9%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 46% 16%
Genshin Impact 74% 8%
eFootball PES 2021 58% 54%
FIFA 21 66% 54%
Watch Dogs Legion 20% 12%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 53% 7%
Marvel's Avengers 58% 13%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 60% 31%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 19% 19%
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