Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB run games
27 Jul 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

This computer hardware provides top end graphics. The GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB 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 Ti 6GB can also run 1440p pc system requirements. 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 2021 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. 720 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 Star Citizen is predicted to get a good result of 62 FPS, and then we are seeing Grand Theft Auto VI predicted to return a playable 40 FPS while another game on our list is the Forza Horizon 5 which is predicted to get 64 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 Grand Theft Auto VI might perform on it leading us to predict a playable set of FPS results. These were, Low: 80 FPS, Medium: 63 FPS, High: 42 FPS and Ultra: 30 FPS. We then checked out Forza Horizon 5 which we predict would have a set of graphics results as followed, L: 128FPS, M: 101FPS, H: 68FPS, U: 48FPS. And another popular game was Star Citizen with predictions of L: 125FPS, M: 98FPS, H: 66FPS, U: 47FPS at 1440p. 1440p GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB PC gaming is a reliable performer at this larger resolution for modern games. The graphics card will be good to run 1440p on Ultra or High settings.

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

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 921 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 8GB as this is better than 951 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 25% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
81 FPS
The GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB is released on 01 Jun 2015

GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB
Maxwell GM200-310-A1
Texture Rate
189 GTexel/s
Pixel Rate
103 GPixel/s
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
Driver Support
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Release Price
Direct X
DX 12.1
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
Notebook GPU
6144 MB
Memory Speed
1753 MHz
Memory Bus
384 Bit
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
HDMI Connection
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1000 MHz
Boost Clock
1076 MHz
Max Power
250 Watts
600 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
16 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1600
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Game Requirement Analysis

GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB is an Enthusiast Graphics Card based on the second revision of the Maxwell 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.

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.

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.

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
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Battlefield 2042 44% 17%
Grand Theft Auto VI 24% 21%
Resident Evil 8 44% 12%
Far Cry 6 24% 25%
New World 53% 24%
The Ascent 63% 51%
Back 4 Blood 50% 12%
Forza Horizon 5 54% 32%
Star Citizen 24% 24%
FIFA 22 68% 56%
GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Extras
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