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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
14 Oct 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

The GeForce GTX 980 Ti Zotac ArcticStorm 6GB Edition 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 Ti Zotac ArcticStorm 6GB Edition privilege. But if you can get this graphics solution, then its happy gaming. 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 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 824 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 Phasmophobia at 1080p of 69 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is Microsoft Flight Simulator which we saw got good frame rates of 69 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Baldurs Gate 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 Phasmophobia to a reasonable performance level. Results across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 139 FPS, Medium: 109 FPS, High: 74 FPS and Ultra: 53 FPS. Another game tested was Microsoft Flight Simulator, L: 139FPS, M: 109FPS, H: 74FPS, U: 53FPS. And then we checked graphics card performance on Baldurs Gate 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 a solid choice of hardware for increased screen resolution gaming. We can see this graphics card is capable of delivering reliable frame rates at Ultra and certainly High graphics settings at 1440p.

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 984 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 976 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
-
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
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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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
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
11%
RAM
12GB
0%
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 37% 19%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 52% 25%
Genshin Impact 77% 18%
FIFA 21 70% 59%
Watch Dogs Legion 29% 21%
eFootball PES 2021 62% 59%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 58% 16%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 27% 27%
Marvel's Avengers 62% 22%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 64% 18%
GeForce GTX 980 Ti Zotac ArcticStorm 6GB Edition Extras
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