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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA 6GB Edition GeForce GTX 780 Ti EVGA Classified Kingpin Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 14% 1%
Hitman 3 12% 28%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 21% 10%
Resident Evil 8 14% 1%
FIFA 21 56% 50%
Grand Theft Auto VI 21% 39%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 24% 13%
The Medium 8% 23%
Genshin Impact 14% 1%
Far Cry 6 25% 43%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA 6GB Edition are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti EVGA Classified Kingpin Edition.

The GTX 780 Ti has a 72 MHz higher core clock speed and 64 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 980 Ti. This results in the GTX 780 Ti providing 81.3 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 780 Ti has a 72 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 980 Ti, but the GTX 980 Ti has 48 more Render Output Units than the GTX 780 Ti. As a result, the GTX 980 Ti exhibits a 44.5 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GTX 780 Ti. 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 over a year more recently than the GTX 780 Ti, and so the GTX 980 Ti 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 Ti has 3072 MB more video memory than the GTX 780 Ti, 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 0.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 780 Ti, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 980 Ti is marginally better than the GTX 780 Ti.

The GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA 6GB Edition has 2816 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 780 Ti EVGA Classified Kingpin Edition has 2880. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 980 Ti is 4091 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 780 Ti is 3275. The GTX 980 Ti having 816 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 980 Ti delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 780 Ti.

The GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA 6GB Edition requires 250 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 780 Ti EVGA Classified Kingpin Edition requires 250 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 980 Ti and a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 780 Ti. The two GPUs require the same amount of wattage to run. As such, there is no need to worry about which will more significantly affect your yearly electricity bills.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1000 MHzvs1072 MHz
Boost Clock1076 MHzvs1137 MHz
ArchitectureMaxwell GM200-310-A1Kepler GK110-425-B1
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Good
Release Date02 Jun 2015vs12 Dec 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768
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1600x900
10
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10
1920x1080
10
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2560x1440
8.5
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8
3840x2160
6.6
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5.9

GPU Memory

Memory6144 MBvs3072 MB
Memory Speed1753 MHzvs1750 MHz
Memory Bus384 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth336.6GB/secvs336GB/sec
L2 Cache 3072 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 Units2816vs2880
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units176vs240
Texture Rate176 GTexel/svs257.3 GTexel/s
Render Output Units96vs48
Pixel Rate96 GPixel/svs51.5 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)5120x3200vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power250 Wattsvs250 Watts
Recommended PSU600 Watts & 42 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 i7-4790K 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 EVGA 6GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Enthusiast GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB, created by EVGA.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit Remains the Same.

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

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System remains the same.

Performance
Without Any Overclock Out of The Box, GeForce GTX 980 Ti EVGA 6GB Edition is as fast as the reference GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB.
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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