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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Gaming 6GB Edition SLI

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Gaming 6GB Edition SLI run games
2 Aug 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

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

We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2020 popular games. This short GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Gaming 6GB Edition SLI game hardware review looks at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 997 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

First we looked at 1080p resolution for the GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Gaming 6GB Edition SLI performance to explore what sort of benchmarks it would achieve on the popular title Cyberpunk 2077 and predict it will deliver good frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 195 FPS, Medium: 154 FPS, High: 104 FPS and Ultra: 74 FPS. We proceeded to look at Valorant to see how that compared and saw that it returned a strong 1038 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 MSI Gaming 6GB Edition SLI will run the upcoming game Cyberpunk 2077 to a reasonable performance level. Predictions across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 149 FPS, Medium: 117 FPS, High: 79 FPS and Ultra: 56 FPS. Another game tested was Valorant, L: 2090FPS, M: 1647FPS, H: 1108FPS, U: 792FPS. And then we checked graphics card performance on Grounded, which returned L: 194FPS, M: 153FPS, H: 103FPS, U: 74FPS at 1440p. In summary we feel the GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Gaming 6GB Edition SLI running at 1440p is easily capable of pc gaming across these screen resolutions. Turn the game settings up to Ultra at 1440p. This GPU is also capable of running a solid FPS across a lot of games at 4K resolution as well.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Gaming 6GB Edition SLI graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Gaming 6GB Edition SLI 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 Gaming 6GB Edition SLI? There are no graphics cards on the current market that would provide a big enough increase in performance to warrant upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Gaming 6GB Edition SLI.
FPS System Benchmark
135 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Gaming 6GB Edition SLI is released on 02 Jun 2015

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

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Gaming 6GB Edition SLI
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM200-310-A1 (x2) (x2)
Process
28nm
TMUs
176
Texture Rate
450 GTexel/s
ROPs
96 (x2)
Pixel Rate
246 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
5632
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
12288 MB
Memory Speed
1775 MHz
Memory Bus
384 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
681.6GB/sec
L2 Cache
3072KB(x2)
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
1
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
3
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1178 MHz
Boost Clock
1279 MHz
Power
Max Power
500 Watts
PSU
850 Watt & 50 Amps
Power Connector
2x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
16 GB
Best Resolution
3840 x 2160
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Gaming 6GB Edition SLI Game Requirement Analysis

GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Gaming 6GB Edition SLI is a Solution of two GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Gaming 6GB Edition put together using NVIDIA's SLI Technology.


Architecture & Other Relevant Data
For more information about the Architecture and Other Relevant Data, please refer to the Page of GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Gaming 6GB Edition.


Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 11% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 980 Ti in SLI.


System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Gaming 6GB Edition SLI is best suited for resolutions up to and including 3840x2160. We recommend a High-End Processor and 16GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.


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GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Gaming 6GB Edition SLI vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
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RAM
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 67% 33%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 54% 54%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 60% 51%
Marvel's Avengers 76% 51%
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout 78% 72%
Total War Saga: Troy 89% 74%
Valorant 98% 95%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 70% 33%
Fast & Furious Crossroads 67% 12%
Grand Theft Auto VI 54% 27%
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