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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI GeForce GTX 765M SLI
Cyberpunk 2077 31% 120%
Watch Dogs Legion 33% 114%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 36% 103%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 38% 96%
Genshin Impact 30% 122%
FIFA 21 65% 12%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 38% 96%
eFootball PES 2021 65% 12%
Ghostrunner 38% 96%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 34% 110%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 765M SLI.

The GTX 980 has a 329 MHz higher core clock speed and 128 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 765M. This results in the GTX 980 providing 186.3 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 329 MHz higher core clock speed and 96 more Render Output Units than the GTX 765M. This results in the GTX 980 providing 118.6 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 a year more recently than the GTX 765M, and so the GTX 980 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 765M.

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 980 has 4096 MB more video memory than the GTX 765M, 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 320.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 765M, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 980 is massively better than the GTX 765M.

The GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI has 4096 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 765M SLI has 1536. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 980 is 6724 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 765M is 1326. The GTX 980 having 5398 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 GTX 765M.

The GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI requires 350 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 765M SLI requires 125 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the GTX 980. The GTX 980 requires 225 Watts more than the GTX 765M 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 GTX 765M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1126 MHzvs797 MHz
Boost Clock1216 MHzvs863 MHz
ArchitectureMaxwell GM204-400-A1 (x2)Kepler GK106-N14E-GE-B-A1 (x2)
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Good
Release Date19 Sep 2014vs30 May 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - vs green tick
10
1600x900
10
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9.3
1920x1080
10
green tick vs
7.1
2560x1440
9.9
green tick vs
5.1
3840x2160
7.8
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3.4

GPU Memory

Memory8192 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed1753 MHzvs1000 MHz
Memory Bus512 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth448.8GB/secvs128GB/sec
L2 Cache 4096 KB green tick vs 256 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units4096vs1536
Actual Shader Performance100%vs64%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units256vs128
Texture Rate288.3 GTexel/svs102 GTexel/s
Render Output Units128vs32
Pixel Rate144.1 GPixel/svs25.5 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs0
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs0
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power350 Wattsvs125 Watts
Recommended PSU750 Watts & 42 Amps-

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnoyes
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-5820K 6-Core 3.3GHzvsIntel Core i7-3630QM 4-Core 2.4GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution5760x1080vs1920x1080

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.
Overview
GeForce GTX 765M SLI is a solution of two GeForce GTX 765M put together using NVIDIA's SLI technology.

Architecture
The Kepler Architecture was NVIDIA's big step to power efficiency. Each Stream Multiprocessor (SMX) now hosts 192 Shader Processing Units - against the 48 of older Fermi Architecture, and has been redesigned being now clocked at the same speed of the Central Unit. This means they are more energy efficient and will consequently lead to cooler operating temperatures. However, it also means they are weaker. It can be said that one Fermi SMX is as fast as 2 Kepler SMXs.
Additionally, and not available in all GPUs, Kepler also introduced the Boost Clock Feature. The Boost Clock is an even higher Clock Speed activated when in gaming mode and becomes the effective speed of the GPU.

GPU
It consists of 2 GPUs Codenamed GK106-N14E-GE-B-A1 which, together, offer 1536 Shader Processing Units, 128 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The central unit runs at 797MHz and goes up to 863MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
Each GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1000MHz.

Power Consumption
Power Consumption lies between 100W and 150W.

Performance
Because SLI Relies on Proper Driver Support for Scaling, Performance may vary from game to game.
Overall, GeForce GTX 765M SLI should offer Performance Comparable to a single GeForce GTX 780M at 1920x1080.

System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 765M SLI is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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N/A
GPU Variants
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