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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 4GB

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980 4GB run games
14 Nov 2019 - Graphics card reviewed

The GeForce GTX 980 4GB is a high performing piece of gaming hardware, still confidently featuring in PC gamer computers. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 12 requirement.

What FPS performance can the GeForce GTX 980 4GB get on latest AAA 2019 games? In particular our game review looks at the FPS achieved running on Ultra graphics settings on the 1080p screen resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. Of the 1000 most demanding recommended specs found in game requirements today, this gpu is more powerful than the graphics requirement of 713 games in todays list.

First we looked at 1080p resolution for the GeForce GTX 980 4GB performance to explore what sort of benchmarks it would achieve on the popular title Planet Zoo and saw it deliver playable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 87 FPS, Medium: 69 FPS, High: 46 FPS and Ultra: 33 FPS. We proceeded to look at FIFA 20 to see how that compared and saw that it returned a strong 135 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

People are turning their increasingly more powerful graphics cards to the popular 1440p screen size so we tested the GeForce GTX 980 4GB to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have looked at Planet Zoo where it was playable. The frame rates it scored for the game presets were - Low: 66 FPS, Medium: 52 FPS, High: 35 FPS and Ultra: 25 FPS. We added FIFA 20 to our tests and saw it was strong with a 103 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then researched Diablo 4 leading us to predict 25 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the GeForce GTX 980 4GB 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 4GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 4GB in your PC? There is still 2 years of top end gaming left in this GeForce GTX 980 4GB

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 980 4GB? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile which is 51% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 981 games from the most demanding games today.
FPS System Benchmark
68 FPS
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The GeForce GTX 980 4GB was released on 22 Sep 2015

GeForce GTX 980 4GB Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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Architecture
Maxwell GM204
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
152 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
76 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
2048
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
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Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.1
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
4096 MB
Memory Speed
1750 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
224GB/sec
L2 Cache
2048KB
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1064 MHz
Boost Clock
1190 MHz
Power
Max Power
165 Watts
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1600
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GeForce GTX 980 4GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 980 4GB, AKA GeForce GTX 990M, is a High-End Mobile Graphics Card based on the Second Revision of the Maxwell Architrcture.


Architecture
GeForce GTX 980 4GB Features a GPU Codenamed GM-204 which is a Second Gen GCN GPU and is identical to the GM204-400-A1 GPU used on the Desktop GeForce GTX 980.
GM-204 has 16 Compute Units Unlocked and thus offers 2048 Shader Processing Units, 128 TMUs and 64 ROPs.


GPU
The Central Unit is Clocked at 1126MHz and goes up to 1190MHz, in Turbo Mode.


Memory: Speed
The GPU is equipped with fast GDDR5 and Accesses the Frame Buffer through a 256-bit Memory Interface. The Memory Clock Operates at 1750MHz.


Memory: Frame Buffer
The GPU can fill up a Memory Pool of up to 4GB.


Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 165W, it is suited for very large laptops.


Performance
Performance is Identical to the Desktop GeForce GTX 980 4GB.
Therefore, GeForce GTX 980 4GB is the Fastest Single Mobile Graphics Card as of 09/2015 and only Surpassed by Notebooks with GeForce GTX 980M in SLI.


System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 980 4GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560X1600. We recommend a High-End Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.


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GeForce GTX 980 4GB vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Game Min. Rec.
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 82% 34%
Red Dead Redemption 2 45% 3%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 47% 3%
Halo: Reach 86% 69%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 40% 34%
Cyberpunk 2077 40% 34%
Borderlands 3 37% 3%
FIFA 20 62% 48%
Death Stranding 40% 34%
Need For Speed Heat 45% 3%
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So… this version of GTX 980 is 1% better than last year's GTX 980, despite having lower boost clock and memory clock? Or it it just to do with the recommended CPU or release date?


Either way, laptops have definitely got on level with desktops!

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No buddy that was a mistake which has been fixed. I am aloud to messed up too, hehe :P

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We all do ;)

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Update (22/09/2015): This Graphics Card is now correctly ranked. Name will be changed from GeForce GTX 990M 8GB to GeForce GTX 980 4GB.

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so will you still keep it at M model? or remove it and leave at as it be now at desktop gpu the GTX 980 because i think is the same think no gpu need to be added. they just put the desktop gpu to a laptop. right?

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it's not 100% the same Graphics Card. For example it doesn't have display connections or power connectors.

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Apparently this will be just as good as the GTX 980 Desktop version according to some sources which is quite hard to believe what do you guys think ?

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With the Operating Memory Clock being 2.0GHz lower, it will offer performance on level of GeForce GTX 970 which is still quite nice :D

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Wow, so the 990M should offer identical performance to the GTX 970? Not bad!

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There should be a max temperature category and it should read fry your lap along with your laptop.

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