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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
2 May 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 980 PNY XLR8 Pro OC 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. 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 2021 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 707 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

The GeForce GTX 980 PNY XLR8 Pro OC 4GB Edition graphics card is returning a weak performance on Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition at 1080p of 20 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is Total War: Rome Remastered which we saw got strong frame rates of 81 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Days Gone, which is predicted to get 53 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 Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition where it was weak. The frame rates it scored for the game presets were - Low: 60 FPS, Medium: 45 FPS, High: 30 FPS and Ultra: 15 FPS. We added Total War: Rome Remastered to our tests and saw it was good with a 62 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then researched Days Gone leading us to predict 40 FPS at Ultra 1440p. 1440p GeForce GTX 980 PNY XLR8 Pro OC 4GB Edition PC gaming is one of the better graphics cards for gaming at this screen resolution. We will see 1440p Ultra and High settings across almost all current games.

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? Upgrade time for this GPU is currently placed at 2 years

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 789 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 904 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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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.


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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
3%
RAM
12GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Resident Evil 8 38% 23%
Mass Effect: Legendary Edition 50% 23%
Grand Theft Auto VI 17% 33%
Battlefield 6 45% 23%
Days Gone 27% 11%
Far Cry 6 17% 36%
Biomutant 45% 2%
Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition 33% 54%
Star Citizen 17% 17%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla - Wrath of the Druids 45% 14%
GeForce GTX 980 PNY XLR8 Pro OC 4GB Edition Extras
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