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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Gaming Golden 6GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Gaming Golden 6GB Edition run games
15 Sep 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

The GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Gaming Golden 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 MSI Gaming Golden 6GB Edition privilege. But if you can get this graphics solution, then its happy gaming. 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 Ti MSI Gaming Golden 6GB 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 2020. We look at 1000 of the most demanding games available today and this GPU is better than the recommended graphics requirement of more than 838 games in the list.

The GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Gaming Golden 6GB Edition graphics card is predicted to return a good performance on Cyberpunk 2077 at 1080p of 63 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is Assassins Creed: Valhalla which we predict will get playable frame rates of 33 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Grand Theft Auto VI, which is predicted to get 44 FPS under tests.

One of the growing popular screen resolutions for PC gaming is the wider 1440p. So we wanted to see how well the GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Gaming Golden 6GB Edition performed at 1440p by taking a look at some of the current popular games. First we looked at Cyberpunk 2077 and predict it will deliver reasonable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 126 FPS, Medium: 99 FPS, High: 67 FPS and Ultra: 48 FPS. We then checked the performance on Assassins Creed: Valhalla to predict if that will run well. It is predicted to be playable with a 25 FPS at Ultra 1440p. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Gaming Golden 6GB Edition, this 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 Ti MSI Gaming Golden 6GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Gaming Golden 6GB Edition in your PC? No graphics card upgrade required for 2 to 3 years of meeting top end game system requirements

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Gaming Golden 6GB Edition? A good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Gaming Golden 6GB Edition would be the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2060 Super 8GB which meets 984 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 24% better performance. Alternatively we would suggest getting a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB, as it can run 986 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 30% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
88 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Gaming Golden 6GB Edition is released on 01 Oct 2015

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

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Gaming Golden 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
1774 MHz
Memory Bus
384 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
340.6GB/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
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
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GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Gaming Golden 6GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Gaming Golden 6GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Enthusiast GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB, created by MSI.


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


Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock is now of 1774MHz, instead of 1753MHz.


Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
MSI’s Twin Frozr V Thermal Designs are equipped with Zero Frozr technology which was first introduced by MSI back in 2008. Zero Frozr technology eliminates fan noise in low-load situations by stopping the fans when they are not needed. Compared to other graphics cards, there is no continuous hum of airflow to tell you there’s a powerful graphics card in your gaming rig.


Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 11% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB.


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GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Gaming Golden 6GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
14%
RAM
12GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 39% 21%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 51% 14%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 29% 29%
The Invincible 29% 14%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 53% 4%
Crysis Remastered 48% 1%
eFootball PES 2021 63% 60%
Watch Dogs Legion 53% 23%
Valorant 97% 93%
Marvel's Avengers 63% 24%
GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Gaming Golden 6GB Edition Extras
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