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ASUS GeForce GTX 980 4GB STRIX OC Video Card Review

By: Shawn Baker | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Nov 15, 2014 6:05 pm
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TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: ASUS

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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Beginning with our 4K performance numbers in 3DMark Fire Strike Ultra, you can see the ASUS GTX 980 4GB STRIX OC does a good job of separating from the other two cards here.

 

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Heaven paints the same kind of picture with the ASUS GTX 980 4GB STRIX OC having no issue separating itself from the other two setups, and showing strong gains over the GTX 970 version of the STRIX card.

 

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Moving away from synthetic benchmarks, and into a game, you can see that the R9 290X manages to come out ahead of our other two setups. This isn't a huge surprise, as we've seen the AMD offerings perform better at 4K. What's really important to take away from this, though, is the fact that while the R9 290X does manage to come out ahead, the FPS are just way too low overall to be playable.

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