NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Video Card Roundup – ASUS, MSI and Zotac

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Grand Theft Auto V

GTAV

Grand Theft Auto V, currently one of the hottest PC games, was finally released for the PC on April 14, 2015.  Developed by Rockstar, it is set in 2013 and the city of Los Santos.  It utilizes the Rockstar Advanced Game Engine (RAGE) which Rockstar has been using since 2006, with multiple updates for technology improvements.

GTA5-settings

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In Grand Theft Auto V we set the game to run with no MSAA with 16x AF and high image quality settings as we didn’t want the GPU to bottleneck the system too bad, but wanted a setup that your average gamer would actually play on. We used the games built-in benchmark utility to have at least one game we used that could be compared to your setup at home. We averaged all the five of the default benchmark runs and omitted the maximum values as those results are garbage for some reason.

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Benchmark Results: After running the games built-in benchmark we found that the GeForce GTX 98o Ti had ~90 FPS averages and was easily able to outpace the GeForce GTX 970 and AMD Radeon R9 Fury X video cards that we tossed in for comparisons sake.

GTAV-4K

Benchmark Results: The GeForce GT 980 Ti was averaging about 45 FPS in GTAV with the minimum frame rate dropping into the teens at some points at 4K resolutions. The AMD Radeon R9 Fury X finally showed up to do battle and posted respectable minimum frame rates that actually were better than two of the three GTX 980 Ti cards. Unfortentially, the Radeon R9 Fury X average FPS was still behind that of all three GTC 980 Ti video cards.

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