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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Lightning 6GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Lightning 6GB Edition run games
13 Dec 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

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

Game performance for the GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Lightning 6GB Edition where we look at the bigger games played in 2019. Looking closely at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. We look at 1000 of the most demanding games available today and this GPU is better than the recommended graphics requirement of more than 893 games in the list.

A GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Lightning 6GB Edition card at 1080p is seeing a good frame rate when running Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on Ultra - 61 FPS. Lets look at the predicted performance it will get on Resident Evil 3 Remake which is 72 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular FIFA 20 performs on this hardware, which gets a strong 182 FPS.

With PC gamers looking for larger screen sizes like 1440p we tested the GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Lightning 6GB Edition by playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare which yielded a reasonable performance. Its FPS results for the graphics settings are as follows - L: 123FPS, M: 97FPS, H: 65FPS, U: 47FPS. Another popular game we researched with this card was Resident Evil 3 Remake and that was reasonable. This graphics card is predicted to deliver 55 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Another popular title was FIFA 20 which gets strong results with a 139FPS on Ultra 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Lightning 6GB Edition is a very good hardware option at these screen sizes. Ultra is easily achieved across almost all games at 1440p and we would suggest an increase of screen size up to 4K for this graphics card.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Lightning 6GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Lightning 6GB Edition in your PC? 2-3 years of top end gaming before an upgrade

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Lightning 6GB Edition? If you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Lightning 6GB Edition then a good choice would be 20 Series GeForce RTX 2070 as this is better than 992 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 21% better performance as well. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Lightning 6GB Edition then a good choice would be RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB as this is better than 992 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 24% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
92 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Lightning 6GB Edition was released on 26 Aug 2015

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

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Lightning 6GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM200-310-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
176
Texture Rate
230 GTexel/s
ROPs
96
Pixel Rate
125 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
$749.00
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
1774 MHz
Memory Bus
384 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
340.6GB/sec
L2 Cache
3072KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
0
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1203 MHz
Boost Clock
1304 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
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Resolution Performance
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GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Lightning 6GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Lightning 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 1203MHz, instead of 1000MHz and goes up to 1304MHz, in Turbo Mode.


Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock has been increased from 1753MHz to 1774MHz.


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.


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GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Lightning 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 59% 28%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 61% 28%
Cyberpunk 2077 55% 1%
Halo: Reach 90% 77%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 86% 1%
Detroit: Become Human 67% 9%
Borderlands 3 53% 24%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 55% 1%
FIFA 20 72% 61%
Resident Evil 3 Remake 77% 30%
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30% better, ^^.

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this gpu is 2% better than mine

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6% better, not 2. But its Hydro series.. OC your gpu for even a bit better performance.

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Damn thats one high clocked monster.

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