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EVGA GTX 980Ti SC ACX 2.0 + Review, Titan X has a Son

Gaming Benchmarks

Bioshock Infinite

Set in 1912, the game has protagonist, former Pinkerton agent Booker DeWitt, sent to the floating air city of Columbia to find a young woman, Elizabeth, who has been held captive there for most of her life. Though Booker rescues Elizabeth, the two become involved with the city’s warring factions: the nativist and elite Founders that rule Columbia and strive to keep its privileges for White Americans, and the Vox Populi, underground rebels representing the underclass of the city. During this conflict, Booker learns that Elizabeth possesses strange powers to manipulate “Tears” in the space-time continuum that ravage Columbia, and soon discovers her to be central to the city’s dark secrets.

Bioshock

 

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BioShock Infinite looks to be well optimized and at 4k resolution both the EVGA GTX 980 TI SC ACX 2.0+ and the XFX R9 290A gave out playable frame rates but the GTX 980 TI SC did pull out in front by 18.7 FPS. (Editors note: the has a legend saying 2560×1440 that was added by error. It will be removed but ignore it for now. This is 4k-resolution.)

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Drop down to 1440p and the EVGA GTX 980 Ti SC ACX 2.0 soundly trashes all the other cards. You have to keep in mind that for 3D play you need a 120 HZ monitor and 60 FPS (30 FPS per Eye) so while all the GPU’s put out good playable FPS from the GIgabyte 960 down 3D play would be choppy but the R9 290A EDFD and the EVGA GTX 980 Ti SC ACX 2.0 + both gave out high definition 3D playable frame rates.

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Face it at 1920 x 1080 a GTX 280 could play BioShock and the EVGA GTX 980 TI SC ACX 2,0+ slaughtered the FPS coming in at 152.5.

BioShock Settings

1920 x 10802560 x 1440
  • DirectX 11
  • Ultra Quality
  • DODD Enabled
  • FXAA Enabled
  • DirectX 11
  • Ultra Quality
  • Dodd Enabled
  • FXAA Enabled

Battlefield 4

Battlefield 4™ on PC, powered by the advanced technology of DICE’s proprietary Frostbite™ 3 engine, blurs the line between game and glory. With dynamic destructable environments, vehicular combat, and the chaos of all-out-war with 64 players, Battlefield 4 on PC is an unmatched interactive experience.

In addition to its hallmark multiplayer, Battlefield 4 features an intense, dramatic character-driven campaign that starts with the evacuation of American VIPs from Shanghai and follows your squad’s struggle to find its way home.

There is no comparison. Immerse yourself in the glorious chaos of all-out war, found only in Battlefield.

Battlefield 4

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Battlefield 4 is a pretty demanding game at any resolution with high settings and at 4k Resolution the EVGA GTX 980 Ti SC ACX 2,0 pops 38.6 FPS.

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At 1440p most of the GPU’s put out acceptable (playable) frame rates the R9 285 stuttered once in a while. The EVGA GTX 980 Ti SC ACX 2.0 sneered at Battlefield 4 and pumped out 75.1 FPS.

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At 1080p the EVGA GTX 980 Ti SC ACX 2.0 dominates the field and hits a blazing 118.7 FPS and the XFX R9 290A EDFD came closest to the GTX 980 TI SC with 61.74 FPS.

Battlefield 4 Settings

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  • Graphics Quality: Custom
  • Texture Quality: Ultra
  • Texture Filtering: Ultra
  • Lighting Quality: Ultra
  • FX Quality: Ultra
  • Post Process Quality: Ultra
  • Mesh Quality: Ultra
  • Terrain Quality: Ultra
  • Terrain Decoration: Ultra
  • Antialiasing Deferred: 4x MSAA
  • Antialiasing Post: High
  • Ambient Occlusion: HBAO
  • Graphics Quality: Custom
  • Texture Quality: Ultra
  • Texture Filtering: Ultra
  • Lighting Quality: Ultra
  • FX Quality: Ultra
  • Post Process Quality: Ultra
  • Mesh Quality: Ultra
  • Terrain Quality: Ultra
  • Terrain Decoration: Ultra
  • Antialiasing Deferred: 4x MSAA
  • Antialiasing Post: High
  • Ambient Occlusion: HBAO

FarCry 4

The game follows Ajay Ghale, a young Kyrati-American of Nepali origin who returns to his native country of Kyrat (presently in Nepal) to spread his deceased mother’s ashes. Kyrat was an autonomous state in the Himalayas ruled by separate Kyrati Kings. Kyrat is derived from Kirati, a collection of Himalayan people originating from Tibet bordering the Himalayas. Ajay finds the country in a state of civil war between Kyrat’s Royal Army led by the country’s eccentric and tyrannical king Pagan Min and the Golden Path, a rebel movement fighting to free Kyrat from Min’s oppressive rule. The choices Ajay makes will determine the fate of Kyrat. This story has been inspired by the ten-year-long Maoist insurgency in Nepal.

FarCry 4

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We already know Far Cry 4 is a GPU crusher and at 4k un-compromised settings the EVGA GTX 980 Ti SC ACX 2.0+ surprised us and hit 36.1 in this GPU killing game.

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Drop FarCry 4 down to 2560 x 1440p and the EVGA GTX 980 Ti SC nudges out 68.1 FPS and the XFX R9 290a is the only other card to turn out acceptable FPS.

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Crank the resolution down to 1080p and all the GPU;s but the R9 285 did a good job. THe EVGA GTX 980 Ti SC ACX 2.0 strutted past all the GPU’s and hit an astounding 93.4 FPS.

FarCry 4 Settings

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  • Graphics Quality: Custom
  • Motion Blur : On
  • Textures: Ultra
  • VSync: Off
  • Shadow: Ultra
  • Post FX: Ultra
  • Geometry: Ultra
  • Vegetation: Ultra
  • Terrain: Ultra
  • Water: Ultra
  • Environment: Ultra
  • Ambient Occlusion: HBAO+
  • Anti-Aliasing Quality: MSAA-4X
  • Godrays: Volumetric fog
  • Fur : On
  • Trees relief : On
  • Graphics Quality: Custom
  • Motion Blur : On
  • Textures: Ultra
  • VSync: Off
  • Shadow: Ultra
  • Post FX: Ultra
  • Geometry: Ultra
  • Vegetation: Ultra
  • Terrain: Ultra
  • Water: Ultra
  • Environment: Ultra
  • Ambient Occlusion: HBAO+
  • Anti-Aliasing Quality: MSAA-4X
  • Godrays: Volumetric fog
  • Fur : On
  • Trees relief : On

Metro Last Light

Metro: Last Light is the sequel to Metro 2033. Published by Ukrainian game studio 4A Games, it is set in the same post-apocalyptic future as its predecessor, where mankind tries to survive in the underground of Moscow’s Metro. The story takes you through claustrophobic tunnels where you fight both humans and mutants. Each step takes you closer toward revealing a dark future and the possibility to prevent it.

Just like in the last title, the 4A Engine is used. It fully supports DirectX 11, Tessellation and Physics, we test with Physics turned off.

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The 4k Resolution on Metro Last Light brings the XFX R9 290A EDFD to it’s knees and challenges the EVGA GTX 980 Ti SC ACX 2,0 which comes in at 38.1 FPS.

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Hitting 2560 x 1440 the GPU lineup does a pretty good job with the Mainstream / Lower Enthusiast offerings pumping out mid-30’s for FPS. The XFX R9 290 hits 48.2 while the EVGA GTX 980 Ti SC ACX 2,0 busts out with 84.9 FPS.

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At 1080p all the GPU’s were having a good time popping out mid to high 70 FPS while the XFX R9 290a hits almost 83 FPS and the “Titans Child” hits 117.4 FPS.

Metro: Last Light Settings

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  • Quality: Very High
  • Texture Filtering: AF16x
  • Motion Blur: Normal
  • SSAA: On
  • Tessellation: Very High
  • Quality: Very High
  • Texture Filtering: AF16x
  • Motion Blur: Normal
  • SSAA: On
  • Tessellation: Very High

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  1. Ahhhhh…next week, I get my new EVGA 980ti SC. This version has a backplate and a voucher good for Batman: Arkham Knight via Steam.

    “He was so excited that he ejaculated through a flaccid penis!!!”

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