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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 18% 6%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 18% 6%
Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip 24% 1%
Cyberpunk 2077 12% 46%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 12% 46%
Borderlands 3 14% 12%
FIFA 20 56% 44%
The Outer Worlds 25% 3%
eFootball PES 2020 44% 28%
Ghost Recon Breakpoint 24% 60%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition.

The GTX 970 has a 50 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 980 Ti, but the GTX 980 Ti has 72 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 970. As a result, the GTX 980 Ti exhibits a 66.8 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 970. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 970 has a 50 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 980 Ti, but the GTX 980 Ti has 40 more Render Output Units than the GTX 970. As a result, the GTX 980 Ti exhibits a 37.2 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GTX 970. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 980 Ti was released less than a year after the GTX 970, 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 GTX 980 Ti has 2048 MB more video memory than the GTX 970, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 980 Ti also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 980 Ti has 112.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 970, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 980 Ti is massively better than the GTX 970.

The GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB has 2816 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition has 1664. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 980 Ti is 4091 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 970 is 2646. The GTX 980 Ti having 1445 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 980 Ti delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 970.

The GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB requires 250 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition requires 148 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 980 Ti and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GTX 970. The GTX 980 Ti requires 102 Watts more than the GTX 970 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 980 Ti may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 970.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Grand Theft Auto V

67 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

51.6 FPS

The Witcher III

71 FPS

The Witcher III

65.5 FPS

Just Cause 4

54 FPS

Just Cause 4

54.3 FPS

Borderlands 3

49 FPS

Borderlands 3

39.3 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

60 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

48 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

82 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

51.2 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

120 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

146.8 FPS

Metro: Exodus

42 FPS

Metro: Exodus

42.6 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

44.7 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

39.2 FPS

Battlefield V

74.5 FPS

Battlefield V

81.7 FPS

The Division 2

62.7 FPS

The Division 2

48.3 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

83 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

52.2 FPS

Crysis 3

100.5 FPS

Crysis 3

77.5 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

61.2 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

47.2 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

82.4 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

63.5 FPS

Battlefield 1

106.3 FPS

Battlefield 1

82 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

78.3 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

60.3 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

66.7 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

51.5 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

47.5 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

36.6 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

78.9 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

60.9 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

78.8 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

60.8 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

48.6 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

37.5 FPS

Far Cry 5

88.2 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

107.1 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

82.6 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

84.9 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

65.4 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

48.6 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

37.5 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

115.9 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

89.3 FPS

Gears 5

53.5 FPS

Gears 5

41.2 FPS

Control

44.6 FPS

Control

34.4 FPS

F1 2019

96.2 FPS

F1 2019

74.2 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

63.3 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

48.8 FPS

The Witcher III

54.5 FPS

The Witcher III

42 FPS

Just Cause 4

47.9 FPS

Just Cause 4

37 FPS

Borderlands 3

34 FPS

Borderlands 3

37.3 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

34.7 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

26.8 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

88.9 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

68.6 FPS

Metro: Exodus

37.4 FPS

Metro: Exodus

28.9 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

38.8 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

29.9 FPS

Battlefield V

81.4 FPS

Battlefield V

62.8 FPS

The Division 2

44.7 FPS

The Division 2

51.2 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

66.2 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

51.1 FPS

Crysis 3

73.2 FPS

Crysis 3

56.4 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

96.3 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

74.2 FPS

Battlefield 1

81.2 FPS

Battlefield 1

62.6 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

48.8 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

37.7 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

34.8 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

26.8 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

60.5 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

46.7 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

65 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

50.1 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

48.3 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

37.3 FPS

Far Cry 5

83.3 FPS

Far Cry 5

64.2 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

62.6 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

48.3 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

60.6 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

46.7 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

42.9 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

33.1 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

81.1 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

62.5 FPS

Gears 5

46.1 FPS

Gears 5

35.6 FPS

Control

26.7 FPS

Control

20.6 FPS

F1 2019

76.6 FPS

F1 2019

59.1 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

24.7 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

19.1 FPS

The Witcher III

37.3 FPS

The Witcher III

28.8 FPS

Just Cause 4

19 FPS

Just Cause 4

18.8 FPS

Borderlands 3

18 FPS

Borderlands 3

9.1 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

28 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

28.7 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

31.3 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

24.1 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

49.8 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

38.4 FPS

Metro: Exodus

20.1 FPS

Metro: Exodus

15.5 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

14.6 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

13.1 FPS

Battlefield V

36.5 FPS

Battlefield V

37.7 FPS

The Division 2

27.2 FPS

The Division 2

21 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

35 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

27.3 FPS

Crysis 3

31.5 FPS

Crysis 3

24.3 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

27.1 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

20.9 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

24.7 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

19.1 FPS

Battlefield 1

49.8 FPS

Battlefield 1

38.4 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

28.5 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

22 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

30.9 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

23.8 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

22 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

16.9 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

27.2 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

21 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

30.1 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

23.2 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

23.2 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

17.9 FPS

Far Cry 5

29.7 FPS

Far Cry 5

22.9 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

37.1 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

28.6 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

46.1 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

35.6 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

23.9 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

18.4 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

40.1 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

30.9 FPS

Gears 5

20.6 FPS

Gears 5

15.9 FPS

Control

13.4 FPS

Control

10.3 FPS

F1 2019

42.8 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1000 MHzvs1050 MHz
Boost Clock1076 MHzvs1178 MHz
ArchitectureMaxwell GM200-310-A1Maxwell GM204-200-A1
OC Potential Good vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date01 Jun 2015vs19 Sep 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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10
1600x900
10
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10
1920x1080
10
green tick vs
9.9
2560x1440
8.5
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7.4
3840x2160
6.6
green tick vs
5.6

GPU Memory

Memory6144 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed1753 MHzvs1753 MHz
Memory Bus384 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth336.6GB/secvs224.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 3072 KB green tick vs 1792 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2816vs1664
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units176vs104
Texture Rate176 GTexel/svs109.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units96vs56
Pixel Rate96 GPixel/svs58.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)5120x3200vs5120x3200
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power250 Wattsvs148 Watts
Recommended PSU600 Watts & 42 Ampsvs500 Watts & 30 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-4790K 4-Core 4.0GHzvsIntel Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1600vs2560x1440

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB is an Enthusiast Graphics Card based on the second revision of the Maxwell architecture.

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.
The Second Revision of Maxwell also adds VXGI (Voxel Global Illumination) which makes scenes significantly more lifelike and believable as light interacts more realistically in the game environment and the MFAA technology which provides the same effect as MSAA but at a much lower performance cost.

GPU
It equips a GPU codenamed GM200-310-A1 which has 22 SM activated and thus 2816 Shader Processing Units, 176 TMUs and 96 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1000MHz and goes up to 1076MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 6GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 384-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1753MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 250W, it requires at least a 600W PSU with one available 6-pin and one available 8-pin connectors.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate its performance is slightly above AMD's Dual Radeon R9 295X2 at 1920x1080 but at any resolution above that, the latter proves to be faster.
As expected, $999 GeForce GTX Titan X is also slightly faster but GeForce GTX 980 is beaten in around 20%.
Even so, GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB is not a competitive product because a solution of two GeForce GTX 970 in SLI is still much faster and doesn't come at a much higher cost ($658 against $649).

System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1600. We recommend a Very Strong Processor and 16GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Overview
GeForce GTX 970 EVGA ACX 2.0 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 970 4GB created by EVGA. It features a new Cooling Solution but no overclocking out of the box. Read below to know more.

Overclock Out of The Box
The Clock Frequencies of both Central Unit and Operating Memory Clock Remain the Same.

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

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 1% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 970 4GB.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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