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3D Pinball for Windows - Space Cadet (referred to as 3D Pinball or simply Pinball) is the version of the game bundled with various Microsoft products. It was originally packaged with Microsoft Plus! 95 and later included in Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows 2000 and Windows XP. Instructions are available from Microsoft on how to install it on Windows 98. Windows XP is the last version of Windows to include the game, as it was removed in Windows Vista since beta 1. However, by simply copying the whole "pinball" folder (usually in C:\Program Files\Windows NT\) from a Windows XP installation to another system it is possible to play the game on Windows Vista and Windows 7 in both 32 and 64-bit Environments.
Low vs Ultra 3D Pinball for Windows - Space Cadet Screenshot Comparison.
What FPS does a GeForce GTX 980 4GB get @ 1080p?

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No in-game screens available at this time*

* This page is using reference screenshots for display purposes and not from in-game

3D Pinball for Windows - Space Cadet

GeForce GTX 980 4GB

Low Vs Ultra GeForce GTX 980 4GB Performance Review

Viewing the performance found on the 6 year old GeForce GTX 980 4GB while playing 3D Pinball for Windows - Space Cadet we quickly see it can get a very strong 140 FPS. To get that 3D Pinball for Windows - Space Cadet is benched at High graphics setting and at 1080p.

But then the GeForce GTX 980 4GB will get a solid big screen performance at 4K, with 45 frames per second. So we expect you are likely to consider running the game in 4K or 1440p. If you are interested, this is a cost of $12.22 per FPS, assuming we take it based on the GPU’s launch price.

To summarise, GeForce GTX 980 4GB graphics cards can smoothly run this game, but what 3D Pinball for Windows - Space Cadet screen resolution would you like to run with? While you can get 45 FPS with 4K Ultra you can increase your frame rate to 76 FPS in Ultra 1440p and up to 100 FPS with 1080p. Pricing this on a frame per frame around the graphics cards original price it will cost $5.50 per 1080p Ultra frame. This increases to $7.24 per frame at 1440p Ultra and even more with 4K Ultra at $12.22 per frame.

GeForce GTX 980 4GB Cost Per FPS @ 1080p for 3D Pinball for Windows - Space Cadet

Graphics Card price at launch:

AMD R-400 Series Low Vs Ultra for 3D Pinball for Windows - Space Cadet
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