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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 770 Galaxy GC 2GB Edition GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI
Cyberpunk 2077 44% 31%
Watch Dogs Legion 40% 33%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 33% 36%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 29% 38%
Genshin Impact 45% 30%
FIFA 21 27% 65%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 29% 38%
eFootball PES 2021 27% 65%
Ghostrunner 29% 38%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 38% 34%

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 770 Galaxy GC 2GB Edition.

The GTX 980 has a 16 MHz higher core clock speed and 128 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 770. This results in the GTX 980 providing 146.2 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 16 MHz higher core clock speed and 96 more Render Output Units than the GTX 770. This results in the GTX 980 providing 108.6 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 770, 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 770.

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 6144 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 980 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 980 has 230.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 770, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 980 is massively better than the GTX 770.

The GeForce GTX 770 Galaxy GC 2GB Edition has 1536 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI has 4096. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 770 is 1786 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 980 is 6724. The GTX 980 having 4938 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 770.

The GeForce GTX 770 Galaxy GC 2GB Edition requires 230 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI requires 350 Watts. 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 980. The GTX 980 requires 120 Watts more than the GTX 770 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 770.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1110 MHzvs1126 MHz
Boost Clock1163 MHzvs1216 MHz
ArchitectureKepler GK104-425-A2Maxwell GM204-400-A1 (x2)
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs Great
Release Date30 May 2013vs19 Sep 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900
10
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10
1920x1080
8.8
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10
2560x1440
6.4
vs green tick
9.9
3840x2160
4.8
vs green tick
7.8

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed1703 MHzvs1753 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth218GB/secvs448.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB vs green tick 4096 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1536vs4096
Actual Shader Performance86%vs100%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units128vs256
Texture Rate142.1 GTexel/svs288.3 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs128
Pixel Rate35.5 GPixel/svs144.1 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power230 Wattsvs350 Watts
Recommended PSU600 Watts & 42 Ampsvs750 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHzvsIntel Core i7-5820K 6-Core 3.3GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs5760x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 770 Galaxy GC 2GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 770 created by Galaxy.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 1110MHz, instead of 1046MHz while the Boost Clock is now of 1163MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock and the Frame Buffer remain the same.

Cooling Solution
The reference NVIDIA Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by Galaxy's Dual Fan Cooling Solution. This means the card runs cooler under load.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 5% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 770.
Overview
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.
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