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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 4GB 3-Way SLI

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980 4GB 3-Way SLI run games
15 Sep 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

The GeForce GTX 980 4GB 3-Way SLI will blast beyond the majority of games requirements at 1080p, so crank up your screen resolution to 1440p or 4K and let the beautiful AAA game visuals wash over you. This is how gaming is meant to be played but you are likely to have to pay top dollar for the GeForce GTX 980 4GB 3-Way SLI privilege. But if you can get this graphics solution, then its happy gaming. All games with system requirements of DirectX 12 or lower are met by this card.

Lets look at the GeForce GTX 980 4GB 3-Way SLI game performance guide for some of the biggest games played in 2020. In particular we will see how well this graphics card runs on Ultra settings on 1080p resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 990 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

Running at 1080p this card gets a strong frame rate from Marvel's Avengers with 83 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Mafia: Definitive Edition which is predicted to return a reasonable 58 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Microsoft Flight Simulator which we saw getting a strong 94 FPS.

We move on to 1440p, and tested Marvel's Avengers which delivered good FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 167 FPS, Medium: 132 FPS, High: 89 FPS and Ultra: 63 FPS. Next we have Mafia: Definitive Edition running on GeForce GTX 980 4GB 3-Way SLI which is predicted to get L: 117FPS, M: 92FPS, H: 62FPS, U: 44FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Microsoft Flight Simulator gets L: 189FPS, M: 149FPS, H: 100FPS, U: 72FPS at 1440p. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the GeForce GTX 980 4GB 3-Way SLI is probably one of the better high resolution gaming options on the graphics card market. You can consider pushing most games up to 4K with this gpu and Ultra 1440p is going to be a regular occurrence for gaming today.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 980 4GB 3-Way SLI graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 4GB 3-Way SLI in your PC? 2-3 years of top end gaming before an upgrade

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 980 4GB 3-Way SLI? A great upgrade graphics card would be a 20 Series GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Super, which has 28% better performance and can run 998 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
116 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 4GB 3-Way SLI is released on 19 Sep 2014

GeForce GTX 980 4GB 3-Way SLI Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 4GB 3-Way SLI
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-400-A1 (x3) (x3)
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
467 GTexel/s
ROPs
64 (x3)
Pixel Rate
233 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
6144
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
Driver Support
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Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.1
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
12288 MB
Memory Speed
1753 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
673.2GB/sec
L2 Cache
2048KB(x3)
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1126 MHz
Boost Clock
1216 MHz
Power
Max Power
None
PSU
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
16 GB
Best Resolution
5760 x 1080
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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GeForce GTX 980 4GB 3-Way SLI Game Requirement Analysis

The 3-Way SLI setup of GeForce GTX 980 4GB.


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GeForce GTX 980 4GB 3-Way SLI vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
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RAM
12GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 54% 40%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 63% 35%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 47% 47%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 65% 22%
eFootball PES 2021 72% 70%
Crysis Remastered 61% 24%
Valorant 98% 94%
The Invincible 47% 36%
Watch Dogs Legion 65% 42%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 74% 14%
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