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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 4GB Video Cards in SLI

By: Shawn Baker | NVIDIA SLI Articles in Video Cards | Posted: Sep 26, 2014 1:12 pm
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4K - 3840 x 2160 Testing

 

 

4K monitors are the next step for gamers demanding the best in image quality. With 4x the pixels of a standard 1920 x 1080 monitor (meaning 4x the intensity); 3840 x 2160 brings with it a new level of intensity to video cards.

 

Wanting to make sure that you're buying the right video card for a monitor that offers such a large resolution, we test the latest and greatest video cards in a couple of benchmarks to give you an idea of just what kind of setup you require.

 

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Cranking up the resolution, you can see that the AMD R9 295 X2 8GB and GTX 980 4GB SLI perform quite closely to each other. With that said, you can see that the lead the NVIDIA setup gets is still 10% higher.

 

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4K isn't an issue for the GTX 980 4GB SLI setup with a massive 141 FPS average being seen here.

 

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Looking above, you cans see that the AMD and NVIDIA setups perform extremely closely to each other with the same minimum being seen. The only difference is that the NVIDIA setup manages to get a couple of FPS in the average. More importantly, though, the numbers are playable at this resolution, and that is the most important thing.

 

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Under Tomb Raider, you can see we just fall short of the 60 FPS average we want when at 4K. With that said, the 58 FPS average when combined with the 46 FPS minimum is a very playable setup. Compared to the R9 295 X2 8GB, you can see that while the averages are similar, the NVIDIA setup manages a 15% stronger minimum.

 

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Finishing up with GRID Autosport, we see some great numbers the 60 FPS minimum and 69 FPS average is mighty impressive at this resolution.

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