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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Gaming 6GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Gaming 6GB Edition run games
15 Sep 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

The GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Gaming 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 MSI Gaming 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.

We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2020 popular games. This short GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Gaming 6GB Edition game hardware review looks at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. The GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Gaming 6GB Edition can run the recommended graphics system requirements for 838 games today, of the top 1000 most demanding.

The GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Gaming 6GB Edition graphics card is predicted to return a reasonable performance on Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War at 1080p of 52 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is Valorant which we saw got strong frame rates of 693 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Mafia: Definitive Edition, which was getting 45 FPS under tests.

Increasing resolution to 1440p is something a number of PC gamers are doing today. We tested the GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Gaming 6GB Edition at 1440p and researched how Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War might perform on it leading us to predict a playable set of FPS results. These were, Low: 104 FPS, Medium: 82 FPS, High: 55 FPS and Ultra: 39 FPS. We then checked out Valorant which had a set of graphics results as followed, L: 1394FPS, M: 1099FPS, H: 739FPS, U: 528FPS. And another popular game was Mafia: Definitive Edition that returned L: 90FPS, M: 71FPS, H: 48FPS, U: 34FPS at 1440p. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Gaming 6GB Edition, this is a solid performer with higher resolution modern gaming. This graphics card can also bump up to 4K gaming regularly with the latest games still being capable of high or ultra graphics settings at this level.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Gaming 6GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Gaming 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 MSI Gaming 6GB Edition? A suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Gaming 6GB Edition is the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2060 Super 8GB, which is 21% more powerful and can run 984 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. Alternatively we would suggest getting a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB, as it can run 986 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 26% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
90 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Gaming 6GB Edition is released on 02 Jun 2015

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

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Gaming 6GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM200-310-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
176
Texture Rate
225 GTexel/s
ROPs
96
Pixel Rate
123 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
2816
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
-
Driver Support
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Release Price
$679.00
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
1775 MHz
Memory Bus
384 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
340.8GB/sec
L2 Cache
3072KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
3
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1178 MHz
Boost Clock
1279 MHz
Power
Max Power
250 Watts
PSU
600 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
2x 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 MSI Gaming 6GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

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


Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 1178MHz, instead of 1000MHz and goes up to 1279MHz, in Turbo Mode.


Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock is now of 1775MHz, instead of 1753MHz.


Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
MSI’s Twin Frozr V Thermal Designs are equipped with Zero Frozr technology which was first introduced by MSI back in 2008. Zero Frozr technology eliminates fan noise in low-load situations by stopping the fans when they are not needed. Compared to other graphics cards, there is no continuous hum of airflow to tell you there’s a powerful graphics card in your gaming rig.


Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 11% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB.


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GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Gaming 6GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
16%
RAM
12GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 40% 23%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 55% 1%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 31% 31%
Valorant 97% 93%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 53% 16%
eFootball PES 2021 64% 61%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 66% 11%
Crysis Remastered 49% 1%
Watch Dogs Legion 55% 25%
Genshin Impact 78% 22%
GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Gaming 6GB Edition Extras
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