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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! Omega Core 4GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! Omega Core 4GB Edition run games
2 May 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

Gamers upgrading will be considering the GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! Omega Core 4GB Edition graphics card as a serious price to performance entry point. This card will meet and play most demanding AAA games and do so with good graphics setting as standard, and confidently pushing past the recommended game system requirements needed to run today’s games. This card meets game requirements up to DirectX 12.

Here we take a closer look at the various performances across 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions for the GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! Omega Core 4GB Edition. In particular this is looking at the Ultra graphics settings to see what sort of FPS this graphics card can get across some of the more popular games played in 2021. Of the 1000 most demanding recommended specs found in game requirements today, this gpu is more powerful than the graphics requirement of 707 games in todays list.

First we looked at 1080p resolution for the GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! Omega Core 4GB Edition performance to explore what sort of benchmarks it would achieve on the popular title Mass Effect: Legendary Edition and saw it deliver playable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 102 FPS, Medium: 80 FPS, High: 54 FPS and Ultra: 39 FPS. We proceeded to look at Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition to see how that compared and saw that it returned a weak 20 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 Zotac AMP! Omega Core 4GB Edition to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have looked at Mass Effect: Legendary Edition where it was playable. The frame rates it scored for the game presets were - Low: 78 FPS, Medium: 61 FPS, High: 41 FPS and Ultra: 29 FPS. We added Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition to our tests and saw it was weak with a 15 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then researched Age of Empires IV leading us to predict 40 FPS at Ultra 1440p. 1440p GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! Omega Core 4GB Edition PC gaming is a reasonable performance fit for this resolution. Some of the more resource intensive games may well need a few graphical tweak to get the most out of the graphics card at this increased resolution.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! Omega Core 4GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! Omega Core 4GB Edition in your PC? No graphics card upgrade required for around 2 years

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! Omega Core 4GB Edition? If you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2060 3GB GDDR5. This PC hardware upgrade performs 22% better and can run 789 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! Omega Core 4GB Edition then a good choice would be R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB as this is better than 904 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 26% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
74 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! Omega Core 4GB Edition is released on 01 Jul 2015

GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! Omega Core 4GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! Omega Core 4GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Maxwell GM204-400-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
128
Texture Rate
169 GTexel/s
ROPs
64
Pixel Rate
84 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
2048
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
4096 MB
Memory Speed
1762 MHz
Memory Bus
256 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
225.5GB/sec
L2 Cache
2048KB
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
200 Watts
PSU
500 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
2x 6-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! Omega Core 4GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! Omega Core 4GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's High-End GeForce GTX 980 4GB, created by Zotac.


Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 1216MHz, instead of 1127MHz, while the Boost Clock achieves 1317MHz, instead of 1216MHz.


Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock has been increased from 1753MHz to 1766MHz.


Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
Zotac Triple Fan IceStorm Cooling System.


Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 7% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 980 4GB.


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GeForce GTX 980 Zotac AMP! Omega Core 4GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
3%
RAM
12GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Resident Evil 8 38% 23%
Mass Effect: Legendary Edition 50% 23%
Grand Theft Auto VI 17% 33%
Battlefield 6 45% 23%
Days Gone 27% 11%
Far Cry 6 17% 36%
Biomutant 45% 2%
Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition 33% 54%
Star Citizen 17% 17%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla - Wrath of the Druids 45% 14%
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