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ZOTAC GeForce GTX 980 4GB AMP! Omega Edition OC Video Card Review

By: Shawn Baker | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Sep 24, 2014 12:56 pm
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: Zotac

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 a new level of intensity to video cards.

 

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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When it came to 4K testing, we saw the heavily overclocked R9 290X 4GB perform quite well against the NVIDIA offerings, taking out the win. However, here you can see the ZOTAC GTX 980 4GB AMP! Omega Edition OC manages to not only close the gap, but also surpass the performance of the R9 290X 4GB.

 

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Sleeping Dogs sees the ZOTAC GTX 980 4GB AMP! Omega Edition OC extend the lead over the overclocked R9 290X 4GB with an average FPS that hits 80.

 

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While we do see some nice gains under Hitman: Absolution, the overclocked R9 290X 4GB does continue to come out ahead in this case. With that said, we'd still prefer that the average FPS was a little higher.

 

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The extra MHz that ZOTAC offers on their GTX 980 4GB gives us a nice little performance boost that sees the card line up just behind the overclocked R9 290X 4GB. What really matters here, though, is that all our setups fall short of the FPS we need, making the game unplayable at these settings.

 

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GRID Autosport sees some awesome performance gains that help extend the GTX 980 4GB's lead over the overclocked R9 290X 4GB. More importantly, however, you can see that the extra MHz ZOTAC offers helps put us into playable FPS territory. That's why the ZOTAC GTX 980 4GB AMP! Omega Edition OC is the clear winner here.

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