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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 770 Zotac AMP! Edition GeForce GTX 780 SLI
Hitman 3 84% 10%
Cyberpunk 2077 41% 16%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 29% 23%
FIFA 21 29% 57%
Grand Theft Auto VI 99% 19%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 25% 25%
Resident Evil 8 41% 16%
Genshin Impact 41% 16%
Far Cry 6 105% 22%
The Medium 76% 5%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 SLI are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 Zotac AMP! Edition.

The GTX 770 has a 287 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 780, but the GTX 780 has 256 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 770. As a result, the GTX 780 exhibits a 184.2 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 770. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 770 has a 287 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 780, but the GTX 780 has 64 more Render Output Units than the GTX 770. As a result, the GTX 780 exhibits a 46 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GTX 770. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 770 was released less than a year after the GTX 780, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The GTX 780 has 4096 MB more video memory than the GTX 770, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 780 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 780 has 346.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 770, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 780 is massively better than the GTX 770.

The GeForce GTX 770 Zotac AMP! Edition has 1536 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 780 SLI has 4608. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 770 is 1846 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 780 is 4156. The GTX 780 having 2310 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 780 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 770.

The GeForce GTX 780 SLI requires 500 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GTX 770. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 770 and a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the GTX 780. The GTX 780 has been recommended a PSU with 150 Watts more than the GTX 770. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 780 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 770.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1150 MHzvs863 MHz
Boost Clock1202 MHzvs902 MHz
ArchitectureKepler GK104-425-A2Kepler GK110-300-A1 (x2)
OC Potential - vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs Good
Release Date30 Jun 2013vs23 May 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs6144 MB
Memory Speed1800 MHzvs1502 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs768 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth230.4GB/secvs576.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB vs green tick 3072 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1536vs4608
Actual Shader Performance89%vs100%
Texture Mapping Units128vs384
Texture Rate147.2 GTexel/svs331.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs96
Pixel Rate36.8 GPixel/svs82.8 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs1

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-500 Watts
Recommended PSU600 Wattsvs750 Watts & 50 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHzvsIntel Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs2560x1600

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GTX 770 Zotac AMP! Edition is a special edition of GeForce GTX 770.
This edition comes with a custom dual fan cooling solution which by itself should allow a slight performance boost, as GeForce GTX 770 benefits from the GPU Boost 2.0 technology.
Also, it has been overclocked out of the box from 1046MHz to 1150MHz while its boost clock is now of 1202MHz. The memory clock was increased to 1800MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a 8% performance boost when compared to the reference card and so this edition performs slightly better than GeForce GTX 590.
GeForce GTX 780 SLI is a combination of 2 GeForce GTX 780 put together using NVIDIA's SLI technology.
Together, this combination offers 4608 Shader Processing Units, 384 TMUs and 96 ROPs. This, on a 384-bit memory interface, per card, of fast GDDR5. While the central unit runs at 863MHz and goes up to 902MHz, in Turbo Mode, the memory clock operates at 1502MHz.
Best case scenario, this combination surpasses considerably a single GeForce GTX 690 but ultimately, its performance depends on the driver support and on the 3D application.
Therefore, and paired with a powerful processor, all demanding games are playable at the highest settings. Still, this combination might surpass the 500W barrier of TDP and so it will require a powerful PSU.
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