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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Classified Kingpin ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition GeForce GTX 780 Ti EVGA Classified Kingpin Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 8% 1%
Hitman 3 19% 28%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 16% 10%
Resident Evil 8 8% 1%
FIFA 21 54% 50%
Grand Theft Auto VI 29% 39%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 19% 13%
Genshin Impact 8% 1%
The Medium 14% 23%
Far Cry 6 33% 43%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Classified Kingpin ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti EVGA Classified Kingpin Edition.

The GTX 980 has a 232 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 780 Ti, but the GTX 780 Ti has 112 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 980. As a result, the GTX 780 Ti exhibits a 90.4 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 980. 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 232 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Render Output Units than the GTX 780 Ti. This results in the GTX 980 providing 32 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 780 Ti, 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 780 Ti.

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 1024 MB more video memory than the GTX 780 Ti, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The GTX 780 Ti has 111.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 980, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 780 Ti is massively better than the GTX 980.

The GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Classified Kingpin ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition has 2048 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 780 Ti EVGA Classified Kingpin Edition has 2880. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 980 is 3920 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 780 Ti is 3275. The GTX 980 having 645 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GTX 780 Ti performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Classified Kingpin ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition requires 165 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 780 Ti EVGA Classified Kingpin Edition requires 250 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GTX 980 and a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 780 Ti. The GTX 780 Ti requires 85 Watts more than the GTX 980 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 780 Ti may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 980.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1304 MHzvs1072 MHz
Boost Clock1418 MHzvs1137 MHz
ArchitectureMaxwell GM204-400-A1Kepler GK110-425-B1
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Good
Release Date06 Feb 2015vs12 Dec 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900
10
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1920x1080
10
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2560x1440
8.2
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3840x2160
6.2
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GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs3072 MB
Memory Speed1753 MHzvs1750 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth224.4GB/secvs336GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB green tick vs 1536 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2048vs2880
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units128vs240
Texture Rate166.9 GTexel/svs257.3 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs48
Pixel Rate83.5 GPixel/svs51.5 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)5120x3200vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power165 Wattsvs250 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 37 Ampsvs600 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHzvsIntel Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1440vs2560x1440

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Classified Kingpin ACX 2.0+ 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 980 4GB, created by EVGA.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 1304MHz, instead of 1127MHz and goes up to 1418MHz, in Turbo Mode.

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

Cooling Solution
The new EVGA ACX 2.0+ cooler brings new features to the award winning EVGA ACX 2.0 cooling technology. A Memory MOSFET Cooling Plate (MMCP) reduces MOSFET and Memory temperatures and optimized Straight Heat Pipes (SHP) reduce GPU temperature by an additional 5C. ACX 2.0+ coolers also feature optimized Swept fan blades, double ball bearings and an extreme low power motor, delivering more air flow with less power, unlocking additional power for the GPU.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 13% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 980 4GB.
GeForce GTX 780 Ti EVGA Classified Kingpin Edition is a special edition of the high-end GeForce GTX 780 Ti.
This edition comes with a custom double fan cooling solution which by itself should allow a slight performance boost, as GeForce GTX 780 benefits from the GPU Boost 2.0 technology.
Also, it has been overclocked out of the box from 875MHz to 1072MHz while its boost clock is now of 1137MHz. The memory clock was left untouched.
Benchmarks indicate a 10% performance boost when compared to the reference card and so this card surpasses the mighty GeForce GTX 690.
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