What Can Gamers Expect From the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 GPU?


Nvidia unveiled the GeForce GTX 980 there latest in the long line of GPU cards late last year, with Nvidia describing it as the world’s most advanced GPU due it being powered by next-generation Maxwell architecture. Alongside that they said it offered consumers and gamer’s incredible performance, unmatched power efficiency, and cutting-edge features but is that the case and how great is it? Well let’s investigate.

To start with as I said before the GeForce GTX 980 is based on Nvidia’s amazing 10th generation Maxwell chip architecture, which is designed to overcome some of the most complex lighting and graphics challenges in visual computing, something which will be a joy to gamers. The new 980 GeForce GPU also comes fitted with Nvidia new Voxel Global Illumination technology, which Nvidia claims essentially is a technique that will revolutionise graphics by offering real-time dynamic indirect lighting, including diffuse and specular lighting and reflections.

To enhance games further Nvidia developed a new feature they’ve called Dynamic Super Resolution (DSR), which gives gamers 4k-quality graphics on a 1080p or higher monitor. In order to do this the Maxwell technology renders the game at 3840×2160 before filtering the image back down to the monitor’s native resolution 1080p, this results in a higher quality image and experience even when not using a high-end 4K gaming monitor.  Furthermore with the GeForce GTX 980 series Nvidia have introduced Multi-Frame Anti-Aliasing, which they claim will offer faster, better quality anti-aliasing by spreading sample patterns across pixels through both individual and multiple frames. As you can tell the new 980 series is built with high performance and lower latency in mind and offers gamers improved speed and quality of graphics.

When you’re doing a custom and you’re deciding on which GPU to purchase price and budget plays an important factor, because spending more in one area like a GPU leaves less money for other essential components. Currently the Nvidia GTX 980 is aimed towards the upper end of the PC gaming market and has a price tag of £429 but due to it offering impressive gameplay and unbeatable fast performance it is well worth the money.

In all the GeForce GTX 980 is one of Nvidia’s fastest and most efficient GPU to date due to faster frame rates, new rendering techniques and superior image quality which combine to deliver next-generation game experiences at Ultra HD resolution.

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Joint Editor-in-Chief of this wonderful place. Over 10 years of games industry experience on all sides of the fence and more! Huge Metal Gear fan and all-round geek.


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