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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game HD i7 3770S GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI
Cyberpunk 2077 1692% 31%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 1554% 36%
Watch Dogs Legion 1644% 33%
Genshin Impact 1708% 30%
FIFA 21 812% 65%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1740% 29%
eFootball PES 2021 812% 65%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1500% 38%
Marvel's Avengers 1612% 34%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 2492% 0%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI are massively better than the Intel HD i7 3770S.

The GTX 980 has a 476 MHz higher core clock speed and 252 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD i7 3770S. This results in the GTX 980 providing 285.7 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 476 MHz higher core clock speed and 124 more Render Output Units than the HD i7 3770S. This results in the GTX 980 providing 141.5 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 HD i7 3770S, 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 HD i7 3770S.

The GTX 980 has 8192 MB video memory, but the HD i7 3770S does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The HD i7 3770S has 16 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI has 4096. However, the actual shader performance of the HD i7 3770S is 74 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 980 is 6724. The GTX 980 having 6650 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 i7 3770S.

The HD i7 3770S transistor size technology is 6 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 980. This means that the HD i7 3770S is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 980.

The HD i7 3770S requires 77 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB SLI requires 350 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the HD i7 3770S and a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the GTX 980. The GTX 980 requires 273 Watts more than the HD i7 3770S 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 i7 3770S.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed650 MHzvs1126 MHz
Boost Clock1150 MHzvs1216 MHz
ArchitectureIvy Bridge GT2Maxwell GM204-400-A1 (x2)
OC Potential None vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs Great
Release Date29 Apr 2012vs19 Sep 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900
2.9
vs green tick
10
1920x1080
2.1
vs green tick
10
2560x1440
1.5
vs green tick
9.9
3840x2160
1.1
vs green tick
7.8

GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs8192 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs1753 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth25.6GB/secvs448.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 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 Units16vs4096
Actual Shader Performance4%vs100%
Technology22nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units4vs256
Texture Rate2.6 GTexel/svs288.3 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs128
Pixel Rate2.6 GPixel/svs144.1 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power77 Wattsvs350 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 22 Ampsvs750 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX11.1vs12.1
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.0vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatednovsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i7-5820K 6-Core 3.3GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1024x768vs5760x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Intel HD i7 3770S is the specific version of Intel HD Graphics 4000 Desktop that is Integrated in the Core i7-3770S Processor.

GPU
The Central Unit Initially Runs at 650MHz and goes up to 1150MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
Frame Buffer: Up to 1.7GB.

Memory Channel: 64-bit Or 128-bit.

Memory Clock: Up to 800MHz.

Memory Bandwidth: It is then obvious the Memory Bandwidth depends on a lot of factors and thus this Graphics Card performance may vary heavily from system to system.

Performance
Gaming Benchmarks Indicate its Performance is Similar to of a Dedicated GeForce GT 620.

System Suggestions
We recommend 4GB of RAM for a system with Intel HD i7 3770S.
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.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
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GPU Variants
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