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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 6GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 6GB Edition run games
29 Sep 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

The GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 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 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 6GB Edition privilege. But if you can get this graphics solution, then its happy gaming. GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 6GB Edition is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

Here is a quick game performance synopsis for the AAA games played in 2020. In particular we focus on how well the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 6GB Edition runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. 837 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

The GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 6GB Edition graphics card is returning a strong performance on eFootball PES 2021 at 1080p of 120 frames per second at Ultra graphics settings. Another popular title that is good to benchmark graphics cards against is Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War which we predict will get reasonable frame rates of 51 FPS. A third game we can look at on Ultra at 1080p is the popular Valorant, which was getting 686 FPS under tests.

We move on to 1440p, and tested eFootball PES 2021 which delivered strong FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 242 FPS, Medium: 190 FPS, High: 128 FPS and Ultra: 92 FPS. Next we have Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War running on GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 6GB Edition which is predicted to get L: 103FPS, M: 81FPS, H: 54FPS, U: 39FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Valorant gets L: 1381FPS, M: 1088FPS, H: 733FPS, U: 523FPS at 1440p. In summary we feel the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 6GB Edition running at 1440p is one of the more powerful graphics cards for this monitor resolution. Games will be running with stable frame rates at Ultra on a 1440p setup. 4K gaming for a number of modern games should also be considered with this graphics hardware.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 6GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 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 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 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 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 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 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 6GB Edition was released on 01 Sep 2015

GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 6GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 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
2
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
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 6GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 6GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Enthusiast GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB, created by Gigabyte.


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
WINDFORCE 3X cooling system is equipped with high performance pure cooper heat-pipes which direct touch the GPU can strengthen the speed of heat dissipation. Besides, the air flow is effectively enhanced by the unique blade fan design, this not only increase the cooling capacity while reducing air turbulence but also results a lower noise level.


Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 10% Performance Boost over the reference GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB.


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GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 6GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
10%
RAM
12GB
0%
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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 Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC 6GB Edition Extras
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