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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte 6GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte 6GB Edition run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

One of the most powerful pieces of hardware available today, the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte 6GB Edition runs today’s game system requirements comfortably. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 12 requirement.

This PC hardware performance game review for the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte 6GB Edition graphics card, when running 2019 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. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 881 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

Looking at some of the modern popular games people are playing today the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte 6GB Edition is running Need For Speed Heat and delivering reasonable performances on 1080p Ultra, getting 58 frames per second. Comparing this to Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order which is getting playable results, where it averages 44 FPS. Another popular game we looked at is Borderlands 3, which is running at 58 frames per second.

Increasing resolution to 1440p is something a number of PC gamers are doing today. We tested the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte 6GB Edition at 1440p with Need For Speed Heat, which got a playable set of FPS results. These were, Low: 117 FPS, Medium: 92 FPS, High: 62 FPS and Ultra: 44 FPS. We then checked out Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order which had a set of graphics results as followed, L: 89FPS, M: 70FPS, H: 47FPS, U: 34FPS. And another popular game was Borderlands 3 that returned L: 117FPS, M: 92FPS, H: 62FPS, U: 44FPS at 1440p. Looking at a few of these 1440p results for the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte 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 Gigabyte 6GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte 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 Gigabyte 6GB Edition? A suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte 6GB Edition is the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2060 6GB, which is 21% more powerful and can run 970 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. Alternatively a good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 Air XT 8GB. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 25% better and can meet 982 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
81 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte 6GB Edition is released on 02 Jun 2015

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

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte 6GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM200-310-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
176
Texture Rate
189 GTexel/s
ROPs
96
Pixel Rate
103 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
$649.00
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
1000 MHz
Boost Clock
1076 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 Gigabyte 6GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

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


Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit Remains the Same.


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


Cooling Solution
The Cooling System remains the same.


Performance
Without Any Overclock Out of The Box, GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte 6GB Edition is as fast as the reference GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB.


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GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte 6GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Red Dead Redemption 2 53% 18%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 56% 18%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 85% 12%
Death Stranding 50% 12%
Cyberpunk 2077 50% 12%
Need For Speed Heat 54% 18%
Planet Zoo 56% 12%
Diablo 4 44% 12%
FIFA 20 68% 56%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 50% 12%
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