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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI Radeon HD 5770 Crossfire
Cyberpunk 2077 31% 138%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 36% 120%
Genshin Impact 30% 140%
eFootball PES 2021 65% 21%
FIFA 21 65% 21%
Watch Dogs Legion 33% 132%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 29% 145%
Marvel's Avengers 34% 128%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 0% 245%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 38% 113%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI are massively better than the AMD Radeon HD 5770 Crossfire.

The GTX 980 has a 276 MHz higher core clock speed and 176 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD 5770. This results in the GTX 980 providing 220.3 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 980 has a 276 MHz higher core clock speed and 96 more Render Output Units than the HD 5770. This results in the GTX 980 providing 116.9 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 980 was released over three years more recently than the HD 5770, and so the GTX 980 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the HD 5770 when running the latest games.

The GTX 980 has 6144 MB more video memory than the HD 5770, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 980 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 980 has 295.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 5770, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 980 is massively better than the HD 5770.

The GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI has 4096 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 5770 Crossfire has 1600. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 980 is 6724 and the actual shader performance of the HD 5770 is 884. The GTX 980 having 5840 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 980 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD 5770.

The GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI requires 350 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 5770 Crossfire requires 206 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the GTX 980 and a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the HD 5770. The GTX 980 requires 144 Watts more than the HD 5770 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 980 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the HD 5770.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1126 MHzvs850 MHz
Boost Clock1216 MHzvs-
ArchitectureMaxwell GM204-400-A1 (x2)Juniper XT
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs -
Release Date19 Sep 2014vs01 Oct 2009
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900
10
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8.6
1920x1080
10
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6.8
2560x1440
9.9
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5.1
3840x2160
7.8
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3.5

GPU Memory

Memory8192 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1753 MHzvs1200 MHz
Memory Bus512 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth448.8GB/secvs153.6GB/sec
L2 Cache 4096 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression yes vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units4096vs1600
Actual Shader Performance100%vs43%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units256vs80
Texture Rate288.3 GTexel/svs68 GTexel/s
Render Output Units128vs32
Pixel Rate144.1 GPixel/svs27.2 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs4
HDMI Connections1vs2
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power350 Wattsvs206 Watts
Recommended PSU750 Watts & 42 Ampsvs600 Watts

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs11
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-5820K 6-Core 3.3GHzvsIntel Pentium Dual Core E6700 3.2GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs6 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution5760x1080vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI is a solution of two GeForce GTX 980 4GB put together using NVIDIA's SLI technology.

Architecture
The Second variant of the Maxwell Architecture, despite being also manufactured with a 28nm technology, has an extremely large L2 Cache and features a Third Generation Delta Color Compression which allows NVIDIA to produce Graphics Cards with relatively small memory data transfer rates, without causing too much impact on the overall performance. Furthermore, the Shaders have been redesigned and are both more powerful and energy efficient.

GPU
It consists of 2 GPUs codenamed GM204-400-A1 which, together, offer 4096 Shader Processing Units, 256 TMUs and 128 ROPs, on a 512-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at 1126MHz and goes up to 1216MHz, in Turbo Mode, while the memory clock operates at 1753MHz.

Power Consumption
Power Consumption lies between 300W and 400W.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks prove that at 4K (3840x2160) GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI is over 7% faster than AMD's Radeon R9 295X2.

System Suggestions
We recommend a very strong processor (Intel Core i7 Six Core/AMD FX Eight Core) and 16GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI.
Radeon HD 5770 Crossfire is a solution of two Radeon HD 5770 put together using AMD'S Crossfire technology.
Check the page of Radeon HD 5770 to know more about its chip.
Crossfire relies a lot on proper driver support and may suffer from micro-stuttering in lower frame rates (below 30). Benchmarks indicate the performance is overall, is up around 79% better a single Radeon HD 5770 performing by itself but at times (depending whether or not the 3D game supports crossfire or in the graphics driver) it might perform worse than a single Radeon HD 5770. Expect this combination to draw up to 216 Watt though the average power consumption should be slightly lower.
Most demanding games will run at the highest settings.
Recommended CPU
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