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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti Zotac ArcticStorm 6GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Zotac ArcticStorm 6GB Edition run games
31 Oct 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

A true powerhouse, the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Zotac ArcticStorm 6GB Edition will run even the most demanding game system requirements released today. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 12 requirement.

Lets look at the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Zotac ArcticStorm 6GB Edition game performance guide for some of the biggest games played in 2019. 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 900 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

The GeForce GTX 980 Ti Zotac ArcticStorm 6GB Edition graphics card is returning a good performance on Need For Speed Heat at 1080p of 61 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is FIFA 20 which we saw got strong frame rates of 170 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Borderlands 3, which was getting 61 FPS under tests.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We discovered the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Zotac ArcticStorm 6GB Edition ran Need For Speed Heat to a reasonable performance level. Results across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 123 FPS, Medium: 97 FPS, High: 65 FPS and Ultra: 47 FPS. Another game tested was FIFA 20, L: 291FPS, M: 243FPS, H: 178FPS, U: 129FPS. And then we checked graphics card performance on Borderlands 3, which returned L: 123FPS, M: 97FPS, H: 65FPS, U: 47FPS at 1440p. Looking at a few of these 1440p results for the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Zotac ArcticStorm 6GB Edition we get the impression that it is easily capable of pc gaming across these screen resolutions. Turn the game settings up to Ultra at 1440p. This GPU is also capable of running a solid FPS across a lot of games at 4K resolution as well.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Zotac ArcticStorm 6GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Zotac ArcticStorm 6GB Edition 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 Zotac ArcticStorm 6GB Edition? If you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Zotac ArcticStorm 6GB Edition then a good choice would be 20 Series GeForce RTX 2060 Super 8GB as this is better than 992 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 28% better performance as well. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Zotac ArcticStorm 6GB Edition is the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5700 8GB, which is 23% more powerful and can run 982 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
85 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 Ti Zotac ArcticStorm 6GB Edition is released on 02 Jun 2015

GeForce GTX 980 Ti Zotac ArcticStorm 6GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 Ti Zotac ArcticStorm 6GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM200-310-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
176
Texture Rate
196 GTexel/s
ROPs
96
Pixel Rate
107 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
2816
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
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Driver Support
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Release Price
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
1025 MHz
Boost Clock
1114 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
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
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GeForce GTX 980 Ti Zotac ArcticStorm 6GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 980 Ti Zotac ArcticStorm 6GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Enthusiast GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB, created by Zotac.


Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 1025MHz, instead of 1000MHz and goes up to 1114MHz, in Turbo Mode.


Overclock: Memory Clock
None.


Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
Liquid-cooling and triple 90mm fans.


Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 5% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 980 Ti.


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GeForce GTX 980 Ti Zotac ArcticStorm 6GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 56% 22%
Death Stranding 52% 7%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 58% 22%
Cyberpunk 2077 52% 7%
Need For Speed Heat 56% 22%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 85% 7%
Planet Zoo 59% 16%
Diablo 4 47% 7%
Borderlands 3 50% 18%
FIFA 20 70% 59%
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