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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti Galax HOF WaterCooled 6GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Galax HOF WaterCooled 6GB Edition run games
25 Mar 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

The GeForce GTX 980 Ti Galax HOF WaterCooled 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 Galax HOF WaterCooled 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.

How well will the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Galax HOF WaterCooled 6GB Edition run 2020 games? We will take a look at the biggest releases and frames per second analysis on Ultra graphics settings. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 871 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

Running at 1080p this card gets a reasonable frame rate from Half-Life: Alyx with 46 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Grand Theft Auto VI which is predicted to return a playable 37 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Doom Eternal which we saw getting a good 66 FPS.

Moving screen sizes up to 1440p we ran Half-Life: Alyx on the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Galax HOF WaterCooled 6GB Edition to see that it got a playable set of frame rates. Here are the low to ultra results at 1440p - L: 92FPS, M: 72FPS, H: 49FPS, U: 35FPS. Another popular game to investigate at 1440p with this card was Grand Theft Auto VI which we predicted will be playable in performance netting an Ultra FPS of 28 FPS. Finally we then took a look at Doom Eternal where its Ultra 1440p Frame rates were reasonable at 50 FPS. Looking at a few of these 1440p results for the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Galax HOF WaterCooled 6GB Edition we get the impression that it is a suitable graphics card for this larger screen res. In some cases we might expect some graphics option tweaks down from Ultra to High to help improve FPS stability when gaming at 1440p.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Galax HOF WaterCooled 6GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Galax HOF WaterCooled 6GB Edition in your PC? This gpu has around 2+ years of running AAA recommended system requirements before any upgrades should be considered.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Galax HOF WaterCooled 6GB Edition? A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2070. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 21% better and can meet 990 of their recommended requirements. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Galax HOF WaterCooled 6GB Edition is the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB, which is 24% more powerful and can run 990 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
92 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 Ti Galax HOF WaterCooled 6GB Edition was released on 09 Jun 2015

GeForce GTX 980 Ti Galax HOF WaterCooled 6GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 Ti Galax HOF WaterCooled 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
-
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
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
3
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1203 MHz
Boost Clock
1304 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 Galax HOF WaterCooled 6GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

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


Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 1203MHz, instead of 1000MHz and goes up to 1304MHz, in Turbo Mode.


Overclock: Memory Clock
None.


Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
Water Block Key: Custom engineered design to maximize coolant flow and heat transfer; Pure copper blocks; Full active cooling for all key components and more.


Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 13% Performance Boost over the reference GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB.


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GeForce GTX 980 Ti Galax HOF WaterCooled 6GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
24%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 72% 30%
Doom Eternal 26% 26%
Cyberpunk 2077 55% 1%
Call of Duty Warzone 61% 28%
Half-Life: Alyx 24% 9%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered 90% 73%
Grand Theft Auto VI 32% 10%
Resident Evil 3 Remake 77% 30%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 55% 1%
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 67% 30%
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