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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA FTW ACX 2.0+ 6GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA FTW ACX 2.0+ 6GB Edition run games
29 Sep 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

The GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA FTW ACX 2.0+ 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 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0+ 6GB Edition privilege. But if you can get this graphics solution, then its happy gaming. This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 12.

This PC hardware performance game review for the GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA FTW ACX 2.0+ 6GB Edition graphics card, when running 2020 more popular games, lets us see what type of FPS this card gets when playing at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions and ultra settings. 837 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA FTW ACX 2.0+ 6GB Edition can run Assassins Creed: Valhalla at 1080p and predict it will return playable frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 67 FPS, Medium: 57 FPS, High: 49 FPS and Ultra: 33 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Grand Theft Auto VI is predicted to return a reasonable 45 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We predict the GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA FTW ACX 2.0+ 6GB Edition will run the upcoming game Assassins Creed: Valhalla to a playable performance level. Predictions across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 51 FPS, Medium: 43 FPS, High: 37 FPS and Ultra: 25 FPS. Another game researched was Grand Theft Auto VI with predictions of L: 91FPS, M: 71FPS, H: 48FPS, U: 34FPS. And then we checked graphics card performance on Microsoft Flight Simulator, which returned L: 145FPS, M: 114FPS, H: 77FPS, U: 55FPS at 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA FTW ACX 2.0+ 6GB Edition 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 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0+ 6GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA FTW ACX 2.0+ 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 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0+ 6GB Edition? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2060 Super 8GB which is 22% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 984 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA FTW ACX 2.0+ 6GB Edition is the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB, which is 27% more powerful and can run 986 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
90 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA FTW ACX 2.0+ 6GB Edition was released on 11 Sep 2015

GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA FTW ACX 2.0+ 6GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA FTW ACX 2.0+ 6GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM200-310-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
176
Texture Rate
227 GTexel/s
ROPs
96
Pixel Rate
124 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
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
3
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1190 MHz
Boost Clock
1291 MHz
Power
Max Power
275 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 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0+ 6GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA FTW ACX 2.0+ 6GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Enthusiast GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB, created by EVGA.


Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 1190MHz, instead of 1000MHz and goes up to 1291MHz, in Turbo Mode.


Overclock: Memory Clock
None.


Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
EVGA ACX 2.0+ brings new features to the award winning EVGA ACX 2.0 cooling technology. A memory MOSFET Cooling Plate (MMCP) reduces MOSFET temperatures up to 13%, and optimized Straight Heat Pipes (SHP) reduce GPU temperature by an additional 5C. ACX 2.0+ coolers also feature optimized swept fan blades, double ball bearings and an extreme low power motor, delivering more air flow with less power, unlocking additional power for the GPU.


Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 10% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 980 Ti.


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GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA FTW ACX 2.0+ 6GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
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Graphics Card
10%
RAM
12GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Genshin Impact 78% 22%
Cyberpunk 2077 40% 22%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 66% 12%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 54% 2%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 52% 15%
Valorant 97% 93%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 31% 31%
Serious Sam 4 60% 12%
FIFA 21 71% 60%
eFootball PES 2021 64% 60%
GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA FTW ACX 2.0+ 6GB Edition Extras
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