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Gaming PC build GeForce GTX 980M 4GB, Core i7-4870HQ 4-Core 2.5GHz, 16GB performance review

According to the top 1000 recommended requirements for PC games a PC with a Core i7-4870HQ 4-Core 2.5GHz processor, a GeForce GTX 980M 4GB graphics card and 16GB RAM is better performing than 330 games from that list. The main hardware in this PC puts the GeForce GTX 980M 4GB as a bottleneck component. If this was upgraded then the system could increase the number of games it could run to 606 at recommended requirement.

This PC, when compared to a popular game like Red Dead Redemption 2 is a good way to review its gaming performance. In summary, while some might be tempted to play Red Dead Redemption 2 in 1440p resolution with the GeForce GTX 980M 4GB, we feel it is best placed at running at 1080p, where you could get the following frame rates - Low setting: 78 FPS, Medium setting: 61 FPS, High setting: 41 FPS, Ultra setting: 30 FPS.

2nd most popular game: Halo: Reach - In summary, if you are looking to play Halo: Reach in Ultra then you have come with the right graphics card. The GeForce GTX 980M 4GB can chew through the graphical performance needs of the game with relative ease. 1080p Ultra will return 103 frames, then the larger screen resolution of 1440p can deliver 78 FPS, with the 4K resolution seeing 47 FPS in Ultra as well.

3rd most popular game: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - In summary, while some might be tempted to play Call of Duty: Modern Warfare in 1440p resolution with the GeForce GTX 980M 4GB, we feel it is best placed at running at 1080p, where you could get the following frame rates - Low setting: 65 FPS, Medium setting: 51 FPS, High setting: 34 FPS, Ultra setting: 25 FPS.

Reported FPS for
GeForce GTX 980M 4GB
medium
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ultra
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Ultra
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Ultra
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Alan Wake
100 FPS
ultra
@1920x1080
Sims 3
100 FPS
ultra
@1920x1080
F1 2015
60 FPS
ultra
@1920x1080
ultra
@1920x1080
ultra
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ultra
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ultra
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high
@1920x1080
ultra
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ultra
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ultra
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ultra
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NBA 2K15
60 FPS
ultra
@1920x1080

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