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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R9 290X GeForce GTX 770 Palit JetStream 2GB Edition
Hitman 3 50% 87%
Cyberpunk 2077 15% 44%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 5% 32%
Resident Evil 8 15% 44%
FIFA 21 42% 27%
Grand Theft Auto VI 62% 103%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 2% 27%
Genshin Impact 15% 44%
Far Cry 6 67% 108%
The Medium 44% 80%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R9 290X are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 Palit JetStream 2GB Edition.

The GTX 770 has a 150 MHz higher core clock speed than the Radeon R9 290X, but the Radeon R9 290X has 48 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 770. As a result, the Radeon R9 290X exhibits a 28.8 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 150 MHz higher core clock speed than the Radeon R9 290X, but the Radeon R9 290X has 32 more Render Output Units than the GTX 770. As a result, the Radeon R9 290X exhibits a 27.2 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 Radeon R9 290X was released less than a year after the GTX 770, 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 Radeon R9 290X has 2048 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 Radeon R9 290X also has superior memory performance overall.

The Radeon R9 290X has 95.7 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 770, which means that the memory performance of the Radeon R9 290X is massively better than the GTX 770.

The Radeon R9 290X has 2816 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 770 Palit JetStream 2GB Edition has 1536. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon R9 290X is 2394 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 770 is 1846. The Radeon R9 290X having 548 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Radeon R9 290X delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 770.

The Radeon R9 290X requires 290 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce GTX 770 Palit JetStream 2GB Edition. We would recommend a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the Radeon R9 290X and a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the GTX 770. The Radeon R9 290X has been recommended a PSU with 200 Watts more than the GTX 770. The difference is significant enough that the Radeon R9 290X may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 770.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1000 MHzvs1150 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1202 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Hawaii XTKepler GK104-425-A2
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Good
Release Date24 Oct 2013vs30 May 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
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1600x900
10
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10
1920x1080
9.8
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8.8
2560x1440
7.5
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6.4
3840x2160
5.7
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4.8

GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1250 MHzvs1752 MHz
Memory Bus512 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth320GB/secvs224.3GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2816vs1536
Actual Shader Performance100%vs89%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units176vs128
Texture Rate176 GTexel/svs147.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs32
Pixel Rate64 GPixel/svs36.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power290 Watts-
Recommended PSU750 Watts & 42 Ampsvs550 Watts

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHzvsIntel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1440vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon R9 290X is a high-end graphics card and the most powerful single graphics card of the Radeon R-200 Series.
It packs a Hawaii XT Core which offers 2816 Shader Processing Units, 176 TMUs and 64 ROPs, on a 512-bit memory interface.
While the central unit runs at 1000MHz, the memory clock operates at 1250MHz.
Benchmarks indicate its performance is slightly better than GeForce GTX Titan and considerably better than GeForce GTX 780. Its release price of $549 makes Radeon R9 290X an extremely competitive graphics card. It was most powerful single-graphics-card available until November 2013.
Please note that this card is known to heat a lot and requires a very powerful PSU.
GeForce GTX 770 Palit JetStream 2GB Edition is a special edition of the high-end GeForce GTX 770.
This edition comes with a custom triple 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 left untouched.
Benchmarks indicate a 6% performance boost when compared to the reference card and so this edition performs very slightly better than GeForce GTX 590.
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