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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 980 Ti Zotac ArcticStorm 6GB Edition GeForce GTX 770 Palit JetStream 2GB Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 18% 44%
Hitman 3 7% 87%
Resident Evil 8 18% 44%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 25% 32%
FIFA 21 59% 27%
Grand Theft Auto VI 16% 103%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 27% 27%
Genshin Impact 18% 44%
Far Cry 6 19% 108%
The Medium 3% 80%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti Zotac ArcticStorm 6GB Edition are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 Palit JetStream 2GB Edition.

The GTX 770 has a 125 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 980 Ti, but the GTX 980 Ti has 48 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 770. As a result, the GTX 980 Ti exhibits a 33.2 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 770. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 770 has a 125 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 980 Ti, but the GTX 980 Ti has 64 more Render Output Units than the GTX 770. As a result, the GTX 980 Ti exhibits a 61.6 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GTX 770. 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 770, 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 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 Ti has 4096 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 Ti also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 980 Ti has 112.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 770, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 980 Ti is massively better than the GTX 770.

The GeForce GTX 980 Ti Zotac ArcticStorm 6GB Edition has 2816 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 770 Palit JetStream 2GB Edition has 1536. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 980 Ti is 4235 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 770 is 1846. The GTX 980 Ti having 2389 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 770.

The GeForce GTX 980 Ti Zotac ArcticStorm 6GB Edition requires 250 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce GTX 770 Palit JetStream 2GB Edition. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 980 Ti and a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the GTX 770. The GTX 980 Ti has been recommended a PSU with 50 Watts more than the GTX 770. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 980 Ti may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 770.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1025 MHzvs1150 MHz
Boost Clock1114 MHzvs1202 MHz
ArchitectureMaxwell GM200-310-A1Kepler GK104-425-A2
OC Potential Good vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Good
Release Date02 Jun 2015vs30 May 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
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1600x900
10
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10
1920x1080
10
green tick vs
8.8
2560x1440
8.8
green tick vs
6.4
3840x2160
6.9
green tick vs
4.8

GPU Memory

Memory6144 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1753 MHzvs1752 MHz
Memory Bus384 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth336.6GB/secvs224.3GB/sec
L2 Cache 3072 KB green tick vs 512 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2816vs1536
Actual Shader Performance100%vs89%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units176vs128
Texture Rate180.4 GTexel/svs147.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units96vs32
Pixel Rate98.4 GPixel/svs36.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power250 Watts-
Recommended PSU600 Watts & 42 Ampsvs550 Watts

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 i5-4670K 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1600vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 980 Ti Zotac ArcticStorm 6GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Enthusiast GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB, created by Zotac.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 1025MHz, instead of 1000MHz and goes up to 1114MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
Liquid-cooling and triple 90mm fans.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 5% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 980 Ti.
GeForce GTX 770 Palit JetStream 2GB Edition is a special edition of the high-end GeForce GTX 770.
This edition comes with a custom triple fan cooling solution which by itself should allow a slight performance boost, as GeForce GTX 770 benefits from the GPU Boost 2.0 technology.
Also, it has been overclocked out of the box from 1046MHz to 1150MHz while its boost clock is now of 1202MHz. The memory clock was left untouched.
Benchmarks indicate a 6% performance boost when compared to the reference card and so this edition performs very slightly better than GeForce GTX 590.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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