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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 PNY XLR8 Pro OC 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980 PNY XLR8 Pro OC 4GB Edition run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

The GeForce GTX 980 PNY XLR8 Pro OC 4GB Edition is a high performing piece of gaming hardware, still confidently featuring in PC gamer computers. All games with system requirements of DirectX 12 or lower are met by this card.

What FPS performance can the GeForce GTX 980 PNY XLR8 Pro OC 4GB Edition get on latest AAA 2019 games? In particular our game review looks at the FPS achieved running on Ultra graphics settings on the 1080p screen resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. The GeForce GTX 980 PNY XLR8 Pro OC 4GB Edition can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 856 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

The GeForce GTX 980 PNY XLR8 Pro OC 4GB Edition graphics card is returning a playable performance on Planet Zoo at 1080p of 39 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is Death Stranding which we predict will get playable frame rates of 39 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular FIFA 20, which was getting 147 FPS under tests.

People are turning their increasingly more powerful graphics cards to the popular 1440p screen size so we tested the GeForce GTX 980 PNY XLR8 Pro OC 4GB Edition to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have looked at Planet Zoo where it was playable. The frame rates it scored for the game presets were - Low: 78 FPS, Medium: 61 FPS, High: 41 FPS and Ultra: 29 FPS. We added Death Stranding to our research and predict it will be playable with a 29 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then tested FIFA 20 which got 112 FPS at Ultra 1440p. 1440p GeForce GTX 980 PNY XLR8 Pro OC 4GB Edition PC gaming is one of the more powerful graphics cards for this monitor resolution. Games will be running with stable frame rates at Ultra on a 1440p setup. 4K gaming for a number of modern games should also be considered with this graphics hardware.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 980 PNY XLR8 Pro OC 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 PNY XLR8 Pro OC 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 PNY XLR8 Pro OC 4GB Edition? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR5. This PC hardware upgrade performs 22% better and can run 900 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, which has 26% better performance and can run 961 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
74 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 PNY XLR8 Pro OC 4GB Edition is released on 01 Jan 2015

GeForce GTX 980 PNY XLR8 Pro OC 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 PNY XLR8 Pro OC 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-400-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
170 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
85 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
$579.99
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
1228 MHz
Boost Clock
1329 MHz
Power
Max Power
180 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
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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GeForce GTX 980 PNY XLR8 Pro OC 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 980 PNY XLR8 Pro OC 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 980 4GB.


Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 1228MHz, instead of 1126MHz. Boost Clock is now of 1329MHz, instead of 1216MHz.


Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock was increased to 1800MHz while the Frame Buffer remain the same.


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


Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 9% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 980 4GB.


Source [Pip]
GeForce GTX 980 PNY XLR8 Pro OC 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
7%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 49% 11%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 83% 23%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 52% 11%
Halo: Reach 87% 72%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 45% 23%
Cyberpunk 2077 45% 23%
Borderlands 3 42% 6%
FIFA 20 65% 52%
Death Stranding 45% 23%
Need For Speed Heat 50% 11%
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