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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

One of the most powerful pieces of hardware available today, the GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB runs today’s game system requirements comfortably. All games with system requirements of DirectX 12 or lower are met by this card.

This PC hardware performance game review for the GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB graphics card, when running 2019 more popular games, lets us see what type of FPS this card gets when playing at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions and ultra settings. 881 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB shows us that Planet Zoo is getting a playable result of 44 FPS, and then we are seeing Cyberpunk 2077 predicted to return a playable 44 FPS while another game on our list is the Diablo 4 which is predicted to get 44 frames per second at Ultra 1080p.

Increasing resolution to 1440p is something a number of PC gamers are doing today. We tested the GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB at 1440p and researched how Cyberpunk 2077 might perform on it leading us to predict a playable set of FPS results. These were, Low: 89 FPS, Medium: 70 FPS, High: 47 FPS and Ultra: 34 FPS. We then checked out Diablo 4 which we predict would have a set of graphics results as followed, L: 89FPS, M: 70FPS, H: 47FPS, U: 34FPS. And another popular game was Planet Zoo that returned L: 89FPS, M: 70FPS, H: 47FPS, U: 34FPS at 1440p. 1440p GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB PC gaming is not a bad choice for a larger screen size like this. Some games will struggle though, but with some careful graphic option adjustments in-game you can normally find a suitable visual experience with this GPU at 1440p.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB 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 Ti 6GB? A suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB is the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2060 6GB, which is 21% more powerful and can run 970 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB then a good choice would be R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 Air XT 8GB as this is better than 982 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 25% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
81 FPS
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The GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB is released on 01 Jun 2015

GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM200-310-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
176
Texture Rate
189 GTexel/s
ROPs
96
Pixel Rate
103 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
2816
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
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Release Price
$649.00
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.1
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
5120x3200
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
6144 MB
Memory Speed
1753 MHz
Memory Bus
384 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
336.6GB/sec
L2 Cache
3072KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
3
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1000 MHz
Boost Clock
1076 MHz
Power
Max Power
250 Watts
PSU
600 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
16 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1600
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GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB is an Enthusiast 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 VXGI (Voxel Global Illumination) 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 GM200-310-A1 which has 22 SM activated and thus 2816 Shader Processing Units, 176 TMUs and 96 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1000MHz and goes up to 1076MHz, in Turbo Mode.


Memory
The GPU accesses a 6GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 384-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1753MHz.


Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 250W, it requires at least a 600W PSU with one available 6-pin and one available 8-pin connectors.


Performance
Benchmarks Indicate its performance is slightly above AMD's Dual Radeon R9 295X2 at 1920x1080 but at any resolution above that, the latter proves to be faster.
As expected, $999 GeForce GTX Titan X is also slightly faster but GeForce GTX 980 is beaten in around 20%.
Even so, GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB is not a competitive product because a solution of two GeForce GTX 970 in SLI is still much faster and doesn't come at a much higher cost ($658 against $649).


System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1600. We recommend a Very Strong Processor and 16GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.


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GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 53% 18%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 85% 12%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 56% 18%
Death Stranding 50% 12%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 50% 12%
Cyberpunk 2077 50% 12%
Halo: Reach 89% 74%
Need For Speed Heat 54% 18%
Planet Zoo 56% 12%
Borderlands 3 47% 14%
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Will this card be bottlenecked by an i7-980x?

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Average bottleneck percentage: 12.9%

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This or 1060 6GB? I want to play games on 1080p on ultra-high if possible but i have no problem dropping down to medium if i have to. I have gamed with a GT 220 for a year so I know the struggles xD

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I would say go for the 980 Ti. 980 Ti is more or less about GTX 1070 performance.

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Okay. Thanks for the suggestion. I have to try and find a used one in good condition now :)

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hehe %1 better

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It's fast,very fast

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yes but new king is gtx 1080ti 11gb

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i think you need an i7 there xd

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Would having this on SLI be bottlenecked by my I7 4790?

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Definitely not, check out my rig :)

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Huh, ranking based on 1440p now instead of 1080?

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Yep… i noticed that 2.

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Would this even be a worthy upgrade? Prices should drop with the 1080 release so considering it.

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Get GTX 1070. It's better card for less money.

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Even better, try GTX 1060 MSI Gaming X 6G Edition for better performance per dollar.

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why asus poseidon 980 Ti is not listed, do the same with the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Asus 6GB Edition?

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if i upgrade to 8gb ram then can my pc handle this card, my power supply is 600w

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You will have some serious bottlenecking. You should have at least an i7 2nd gen forr this.

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it will be close but i think 650 watts should be minimum.


also try to buy core i7 2600

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If OC to lets say 3.5Ghz and you play on 4k you will get same FPS like playing on 1080p with same settings https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yS-yXIAiFQw

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If i go to heaven the only thing i want waiting for me is this Godly motherf*cker

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But my motherf*cker is better than this one.

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Lol i can see that :D

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