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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M 4GB

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980M 4GB run games
28 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

This graphics card offers upper mid level gaming performance. The GeForce GTX 980M 4GB GPU could struggle if it was to try and run the most demanding games available today, but it meets a lot of game system requirements found in today’s games. DirectX 12 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

Here is a quick game performance synopsis for the AAA games played in 2019. In particular we focus on how well the GeForce GTX 980M 4GB runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. The GeForce GTX 980M 4GB can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 330 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

A GeForce GTX 980M 4GB card at 1080p is predicted to see a weak frame rate when running Microsoft Flight Simulator on Ultra - 8 FPS. Lets look at the performance its getting on Halo: Reach which is 103 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Cyberpunk 2077 is predicted to perform on this hardware, which gets a weak 8 FPS.

Moving screen sizes up to 1440p we researched Microsoft Flight Simulator on the GeForce GTX 980M 4GB and predict it will get a weak set of frame rates. Here are the low to ultra predictions at 1440p - L: 16FPS, M: 13FPS, H: 9FPS, U: 6FPS. Another popular game to test at 1440p with this card was Halo: Reach which seemed good in performance netting an Ultra FPS of 78 FPS. Finally we then took a look at Cyberpunk 2077 where its predicted Ultra 1440p Frame rates were weak at 6 FPS. 1440p gaming on the GeForce GTX 980M 4GB 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 980M 4GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980M 4GB in your PC? 12-18 months of top end gaming is still left in this graphics card

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 980M 4GB? Are you looking to upgrade a GeForce GTX 980M 4GB? Then we would suggest getting a 20 Series GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, as it can run 982 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 107% increased graphics performance. Alternatively if you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500M 8GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 29% better and can run 587 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
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The GeForce GTX 980M 4GB is released on 07 Oct 2014

GeForce GTX 980M 4GB Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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Architecture
Maxwell GM204-N16E-GX-A2
Process
28nm
TMUs
96
Texture Rate
108 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
72 GPixel/s
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Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
1536
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Direct X
DX 12.1
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
4096 MB
Memory Speed
1253 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
160.4GB/sec
L2 Cache
2048KB
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1038 MHz
Boost Clock
1127 MHz
Power
Max Power
100 Watts
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
1920 x 1080
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GeForce GTX 980M 4GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 980M 4GB is a high-end Mobile Graphics Card based on the second revision of the Maxwell architecture.


Architecture
The Second variant of the Maxwell Architecture, despite being also manufactured with a 28nm technology, has an extremely large L2 Cache and features a Third Generation Delta Color Compression which allows NVIDIA to produce Graphics Cards with relatively small memory data transfer rates, without causing too much impact on the overall performance. Furthermore, the Shaders have been redesigned and are both more powerful and energy efficient.
The Second Revision of Maxwell also adds the VXGI (Voxel Global Illumination) Technology which makes scenes significantly more lifelike and believable as light interacts more realistically in the game environment and the MFAA Technology which provides the same effect as MSAA but at a much lower performance cost.


GPU
It equips a GPU codenamed GM204-N16E-GX-A2 which has 12 SM activated and thus offers 1536 Shader Processing Units, 96 TMUs and 64 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1038MHz and goes up to 1127MHz, in Turbo Mode.


Memory
The GPU accesses a 4GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface. The memory clock operates at 1253MHz. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and in no way adds extra performance.


Features
DirectX 12.0 Support (11.2 Hardware Default) and support for SLI, GameStream, G-SYNC, GPU Boost 2.0, GeForce Experience, PhysX and other technologies.


Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 100W, it will only be equipped in very large notebooks.


Performance
Benchmarks indicate its performance is over 30% faster than GeForce GTX 880M. Therefore, it should even surpass GeForce GTX 770 and be around as fast as desktop GeForce GTX 780.
GeForce GTX 980M is therefore the fastest mobile Graphics Card as of October 2014 and AMD's Radeon R9 M290X is beaten in over 40%.


System Suggestions
We recommend a very strong processor (Intel Core i7 Mobile Quad Core) and 8GB of RAM for a notebook with GeForce GTX 980M 8GB.


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GeForce GTX 980M 4GB vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 24% 34%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 28% 34%
Halo: Reach 81% 58%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 75% 84%
Cyberpunk 2077 18% 84%
Borderlands 3 14% 41%
FIFA 20 48% 29%
Halo: The Master Chief Collection 61% 54%
eFootball PES 2020 35% 9%
Detroit: Become Human 39% 103%
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I have a ROG G551JW-CN319D with GTX960M. On this site it sais that my GPU supports SLI technology. How exactly can I take advantage of this? Also, can I OC it?

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I'm also curious if I can replace my GPU with the GTX 980M, or its impossible becouse its a laptop? I would pay the money for it but is it possible?

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I don't think that it is possible with this laptop. Besides if it was possible then the costs are high. as in more than $700 if you can get one of those cards.

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What about that SLI thing? It says here that its compatible..but I don't get how exactly can I fit two gtx960m in this laptop..if that were true..

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It can not be done in that laptop.

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i buy this nvidia card from https://www.laboneinside.com/nvidia-p2039-quadro-3d-card

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everything working fine but my oculus rift not working on it. please suggest me 3d card who can run oculus rift thanks . i'm new here

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Why it has 8 stars?Some days ago it had 9 stars.

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Because they are decreasing as newer hardware comes out.

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I predict that an overclock of +100 MHz (Core) and +1000 MHz (VRAM) will make it equal to a desktop 970. Anyone mind testing my hypothesis or if it's even safe?


(1536 1138 MHz) = 1 747 968 ; 970: (1664 1050 MHz) = 1 747 200
(96 TMU * 1138 MHz) = 109.2 GTexel/s (Same as 970)
(64 ROP * 1138 MHz) = 72.8 GPixel/s vs 970's 58.8 GPixel/s
(3506 MHz 256 bit 2) = 224.4 GB/s (Same as 970)

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I wonder if the comparison with 8 GB version is correct, it shows 0% difference.

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It is. This Graphics Card does not benefit from 8GB. Not even the desktop version does.

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And it only draws 100 watts of power.Wow,new mobile maxwell is simply amazing.

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