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MSI GeForce GTX 980 4GB Twin Frozr V Gaming OCed Video Card Review

By: Shawn Baker | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Sep 26, 2014 10:15 pm
TweakTown Rating: 95%Manufacturer: MSI

High Quality AA and AF Testing

 

 

While we test all our games with maximum in-game settings, turning on Anti-Aliasing (AA) and Antistrophic Filtering (AF) helps take the intensity of our testing to another level.

 

Here we see video cards go from playable FPS to unplayable FPS, and the real power houses continue to help break that 60 FPS mark we always aim for to provide a smooth gaming experience.

 

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Metro: Last Light sees some awesome performance gains with overclocking thrown into the mix. At 1920 x 1200, you can see the overclocked MSI GTX 980 4GB Twin Frozr V Gaming and R9 290X 4GB are separated by a massive 20%, with that gain favoring the NVIDIA offering. Overall, you can see we're just a bit short of that 60 FPS average we're on the hunt for, with a 58 FPS average shown.

 

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With AA and AF turned on under GRID Autosport, you can see that there's no slowing down the overclocked MSI GTX 980 4GB Twin Frozr V Gaming. You can see solid averages at both resolutions that put it a decent chunk ahead of the overclocked R9 290X 4GB.

 

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With AA and AF on under Sleeping Dogs, you can see some great performance gains, which really see the MSI GTX 980 4GB Twin Frozr V Gaming OC separate itself from the rest of the single GPU options.

 

At the highest 2560 x 1600 resolution, we manage to see a really nice boost, which makes the MSI GTX 980 4GB Twin Frozr V Gaming OC the only single GPU setup to give an average FPS in the 50's. However, overall, the number is just a little too low.

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