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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti Asus DirectCU III OC Strix Gaming 6GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Asus DirectCU III OC Strix Gaming 6GB Edition run games
26 Nov 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

The GeForce GTX 980 Ti Asus DirectCU III OC Strix 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 Asus DirectCU III OC Strix 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.

Game performance for the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Asus DirectCU III OC Strix Gaming 6GB Edition where we look at the bigger games played in 2020. Looking closely at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. In terms of performance against the most demanding games today this graphics card can play 826 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We are seeing Watch Dogs Legion getting 66 FPS with the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Asus DirectCU III OC Strix Gaming 6GB Edition, Microsoft Flight Simulator getting 74 FPS and Grand Theft Auto VI predicted to get 47 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

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 Asus DirectCU III OC Strix Gaming 6GB Edition ran Watch Dogs Legion to a reasonable performance level. Results across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 132 FPS, Medium: 104 FPS, High: 70 FPS and Ultra: 50 FPS. Another game tested was Microsoft Flight Simulator, L: 149FPS, M: 117FPS, H: 79FPS, U: 56FPS. And then we researched potential graphics card performance on Grand Theft Auto VI, wih estimates revealing L: 94FPS, M: 74FPS, H: 50FPS, U: 35FPS at 1440p. Running games at 1440p with a GeForce GTX 980 Ti Asus DirectCU III OC Strix Gaming 6GB Edition is certainly a good graphics cards for this increased screen resolutions. It can confidentantly get High or Ultra graphics settings across almost all current games at 1440p.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Asus DirectCU III OC Strix Gaming 6GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Asus DirectCU III OC Strix Gaming 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 Asus DirectCU III OC Strix Gaming 6GB Edition? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2070. This PC hardware upgrade performs 21% better and can run 984 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. Alternatively upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB which is 24% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 985 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
92 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 Ti Asus DirectCU III OC Strix Gaming 6GB Edition is released on 02 Jun 2015

GeForce GTX 980 Ti Asus DirectCU III OC Strix Gaming 6GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 Ti Asus DirectCU III OC Strix Gaming 6GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM200-310-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
176
Texture Rate
232 GTexel/s
ROPs
96
Pixel Rate
126 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
1800 MHz
Memory Bus
384 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
345.6GB/sec
L2 Cache
3072KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
3
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1216 MHz
Boost Clock
1317 MHz
Power
Max Power
375 Watts
PSU
750 Watt & 50 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 Asus DirectCU III OC Strix Gaming 6GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 980 Ti Asus DirectCU III OC Strix Gaming 6GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Enthusiast GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB, created by Asus.


Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 1216MHz, instead of 1000MHz, while the Boost Clock reaches 1317MHz, instead of 1076MHz.


Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock has been increased from 1753MHz to 1800MHz.


Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
Exclusive DirectCU III cooling technology features two exclusive 10 mm direct-GPU contact heat-pipes that transports 40% more heat away from the GPU and outperform reference designs, achieving up to 30% cooler gaming performance.


Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 13% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 980 Ti Asus DirectCU III OC Strix Gaming 6GB Edition.


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GeForce GTX 980 Ti Asus DirectCU III OC Strix Gaming 6GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
22%
RAM
12GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 41% 24%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 55% 30%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 61% 32%
FIFA 21 72% 61%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 32% 32%
Immortals: Fenyx Rising 67% 38%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 59% 9%
Watch Dogs Legion 34% 26%
Genshin Impact 79% 24%
Grand Theft Auto VI 32% 7%
GeForce GTX 980 Ti Asus DirectCU III OC Strix Gaming 6GB Edition Extras
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