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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Hybrid 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Hybrid 4GB Edition run games
14 Oct 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Hybrid 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.

Here is a performance review on how capable the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Hybrid 4GB Edition is at running the more popular games of 2020. Specifically looking at this PC hardware’s ability to get suitable frames per second to play on Ultra game settings and what FPS it might get on 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen res. In comparison to the game recommended requirements of the 1000 most demanding games played today this PC hardware can run 777.

The GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Hybrid 4GB Edition graphics card is returning a reasonable performance on Baldurs Gate 3 at 1080p of 54 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is Assassins Creed: Valhalla which we predict will get playable frame rates of 37 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Cyberpunk 2077, which is predicted to get 54 FPS under tests.

Moving screen sizes up to 1440p we ran Baldurs Gate 3 on the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Hybrid 4GB Edition to see that it got a playable set of frame rates. Here are the low to ultra results at 1440p - L: 109FPS, M: 86FPS, H: 58FPS, U: 41FPS. Another popular game to investigate at 1440p with this card was Assassins Creed: Valhalla which we predicted will be playable in performance netting an Ultra FPS of 28 FPS. Finally we then took a look at Cyberpunk 2077 where its predicted Ultra 1440p Frame rates were playable at 41 FPS. 1440p gaming on the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Hybrid 4GB Edition is certainly a viable option for these higher gaming resolutions. Remember that if you suffer some 1440p FPS drops the you can usually tweak modern game graphics settings until you get a near High graphics setting experience with this Graphics card.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Hybrid 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Hybrid 4GB Edition in your PC? This gpu has around 2+ years of running AAA recommended system requirements before any upgrades should be considered.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Hybrid 4GB Edition? A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR6. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 20% better and can meet 833 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 24% better and can meet 927 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
76 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Hybrid 4GB Edition was released on 26 Mar 2015

GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Hybrid 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Hybrid 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-400-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
178 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
89 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
2048
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
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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
1291 MHz
Boost Clock
1393 MHz
Power
Max Power
165 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
2x 6-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 EVGA Hybrid 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Hybrid Copper 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 980 4GB, created by EVGA.


Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 1291MHz, instead of 1216MHz and goes up to 1393MHz, in Turbo Mode.


Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock and the Frame Buffer remain the same.


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


Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 10% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 980 4GB.


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GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Hybrid 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 29% 8%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 46% 15%
Genshin Impact 74% 7%
eFootball PES 2021 57% 53%
FIFA 21 66% 53%
Watch Dogs Legion 20% 11%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 52% 6%
Marvel's Avengers 57% 12%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 60% 33%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 18% 18%
GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Hybrid 4GB Edition Extras
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