No trouble here using any of the Topaz products. I have each of them set up to run using High memory consumption on the GPU, and to run in the Foreground. The GTX 980 may be a couple of generations old now, but it was top of the line in it’s day, and still outperforms much of the lower-middle end of the current cards.
GTX 980 is still in the Fourth Tier
Operating System: Windows 10 (10.0)
Graphics Hardware: GeForce GTX 980/PCIe/SSE2
OpenGL Driver: 3.3.0 NVIDIA 436.15
CPU RAM: 16314 MB
Video RAM: 4096 MB Total, 3673 MB In Use
Preview Limit: 6245 Pixels
My factory Super-Clocked card is modestly overclocked (100 Mhz) using EVGA’s Precision XOC.
I also use Wagnard’s Intelligent Standby List Cleaner to automatically trim my Win 10 Standby Memory whenever the system Free Memory drops below 1024 MB.
The monitor is ASUS’s ROG Swift PG348, 100 Mhz Gsync, 34" Curved Widescreen @ 3440 x 1440.
The CPU is an i7 7700K Unlocked running at 4.6 Ghz.