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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI GeForce GTX 770 Zotac AMP! Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 14% 41%
Hitman 3 49% 84%
Resident Evil 8 14% 41%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 5% 29%
FIFA 21 42% 29%
Grand Theft Auto VI 61% 99%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 1% 25%
Genshin Impact 14% 41%
Far Cry 6 65% 105%
The Medium 43% 76%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 Zotac AMP! Edition.

The GTX 960 has a 91 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the GTX 770. This results in the GTX 960 providing 11.6 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 960 has a 91 MHz higher core clock speed and 32 more Render Output Units than the GTX 770. This results in the GTX 960 providing 42.6 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 960 was released over a year more recently than the GTX 770, and so the GTX 960 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 960 has 6144 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 960 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 770 has 6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 960, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 770 is marginally better than the GTX 960.

The GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI has 2048 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 770 Zotac AMP! Edition has 1536. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 960 is 3605 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 770 is 1846. The GTX 960 having 1759 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 960 delivers a significantly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 770.

The GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI requires 240 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce GTX 770 Zotac AMP! Edition. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GTX 960 and a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 770. The GTX 770 has been recommended a PSU with 100 Watts more than the GTX 960. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 770 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 960.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1241 MHzvs1150 MHz
Boost Clock1304 MHzvs1202 MHz
ArchitectureMaxwell GM206-300-A1 (x2)Kepler GK104-425-A2
OC Potential Fair vs -
Driver Support Great vs Good
Release Date10 Mar 2015vs30 Jun 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
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1600x900
10
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1920x1080
9.8
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8.9
2560x1440
7.3
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6.5
3840x2160
5.3
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4.8

GPU Memory

Memory8192 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1753 MHzvs1800 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth224.4GB/secvs230.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 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 Units2048vs1536
Actual Shader Performance100%vs89%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units128vs128
Texture Rate158.8 GTexel/svs147.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs32
Pixel Rate79.4 GPixel/svs36.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power240 Watts-
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Ampsvs600 Watts

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-4790K 4-Core 4.0GHzvsIntel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1440vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition SLI is a solution of two GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition put together using NVIDIA's SLI technology.

GPU: Changes
Check the page of [GeForce GTX 960 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition](http://www.game-debate.com/hardware/index.php?gid=2903&graphics=GeForce%20GTX%20960%20MSI%20Gaming%204GB%20Edition) for more details.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 4% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 960 2GB in SLI.
GeForce GTX 770 Zotac AMP! Edition is a special edition of GeForce GTX 770.
This edition comes with a custom dual 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 increased to 1800MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a 8% performance boost when compared to the reference card and so this edition performs slightly better than GeForce GTX 590.
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