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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition SLI
Borderlands 3 72% 31%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 64% 10%
Cyberpunk 2077 64% 10%
eFootball PES 2020 82% 55%
Need For Speed Heat 74% 34%
FIFA 20 86% 65%
Grand Theft Auto VI 60% 1%
Red Dead Redemption 2 64% 10%
Need For Speed 2019 74% 34%
Remnant: From the Ashes 75% 39%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition SLI.

The RTX 2080 Ti has a 172 MHz higher core clock speed and 64 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 970. This results in the RTX 2080 Ti providing 122.2 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 RTX 2080 Ti has a 172 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 970, but the GTX 970 has 24 more Render Output Units than the RTX 2080 Ti. As a result, the GTX 970 exhibits a 13.1 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the RTX 2080 Ti. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The RTX 2080 Ti was released over three years more recently than the GTX 970, and so the RTX 2080 Ti is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GTX 970 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 RTX 2080 Ti has 3072 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 RTX 2080 Ti also has superior memory performance overall.

The RTX 2080 Ti has 167.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 970, which means that the memory performance of the RTX 2080 Ti is massively better than the GTX 970.

The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI has 4352 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition SLI has 3328. However, the actual shader performance of the RTX 2080 Ti is 7116 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 970 is 5971. The RTX 2080 Ti having 1145 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the RTX 2080 Ti delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 970.

The RTX 2080 Ti transistor size technology is 16 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 970. This means that the RTX 2080 Ti is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 970.

The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SLI requires 260 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition SLI requires 350 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 650 Watts for the RTX 2080 Ti and a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the GTX 970. The GTX 970 requires 90 Watts more than the RTX 2080 Ti to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 970 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the RTX 2080 Ti.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Grand Theft Auto V

207 FPS

The Witcher III

262.8 FPS

The Witcher III

105.5 FPS

Crysis 3

310.8 FPS

Just Cause 4

217.7 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

189.2 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

192.6 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

77.3 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

254.8 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

102.3 FPS

Battlefield 1

328.6 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

242 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

97.2 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

206.3 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

82.9 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

146.9 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

59 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

205.2 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

82.4 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

244.1 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

243.7 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

588.6 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

236.4 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

150.3 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

60.4 FPS

Metro: Exodus

171 FPS

Far Cry 5

272.5 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

331.1 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

133 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

157 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

63.1 FPS

Battlefield V

327.6 FPS

The Division 2

193.7 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

262.4 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

105.4 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

150.3 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

60.4 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

358.2 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

143.8 FPS

Gears 5

165.3 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

209.4 FPS

F1 2019

297.6 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

195.7 FPS

The Witcher III

168.5 FPS

Crysis 3

226.2 FPS

Just Cause 4

148.2 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

107.3 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

43.1 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

297.7 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

119.6 FPS

Battlefield 1

250.9 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

151 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

60.6 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

107.5 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

43.2 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

187.2 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

75.2 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

200.8 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

274.9 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

110.4 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

149.4 FPS

Metro: Exodus

115.7 FPS

Far Cry 5

257.5 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

193.6 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

77.7 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

119.9 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

48.2 FPS

Battlefield V

251.6 FPS

The Division 2

205.2 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

187.2 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

132.6 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

53.3 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

250.7 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

100.7 FPS

Gears 5

142.6 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

204.7 FPS

F1 2019

236.9 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

76.4 FPS

The Witcher III

115.4 FPS

Crysis 3

97.3 FPS

Just Cause 4

75.3 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

83.7 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

115.2 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

46.3 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

76.4 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

30.7 FPS

Battlefield 1

153.9 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

88.2 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

35.4 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

95.4 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

38.3 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

67.9 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

27.3 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

96.8 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

38.9 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

84.1 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

33.8 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

93.2 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

153.9 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

61.8 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

71.8 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

28.8 FPS

Metro: Exodus

62.1 FPS

Far Cry 5

91.7 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

114.6 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

52.3 FPS

Battlefield V

151.2 FPS

The Division 2

84.2 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

142.6 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

73.9 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

29.7 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

124 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

49.8 FPS

Gears 5

63.7 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

109.5 FPS

F1 2019

132.2 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1350 MHzvs1178 MHz
Boost Clock1635 MHzvs1329 MHz
ArchitectureTuring TU102-300A-K1-A1Maxwell GM204-200-A1 (x2)
OC Potential - vs Poor
Driver Support - vs Great
Release Date20 Sep 2018vs19 Sep 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

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2560x1440
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GPU Memory

Memory11264 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs1753 MHz
Memory Bus352 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth616GB/secvs448.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 6144 KB green tick vs 4096 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units4352vs3328
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology12nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units272vs208
Texture Rate367.2 GTexel/svs245 GTexel/s
Render Output Units88vs112
Pixel Rate118.8 GPixel/svs131.9 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power260 Wattsvs350 Watts
Recommended PSU650 Wattsvs750 Watts & 30 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12.1
Shader Model-vs5.0
Open GL-vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-8700K 6-Core 3.7GHzvsIntel Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution3840x2160vs5760x1600

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is the top RTX 20 Series graphics card and considered an Enthusiast graphics card based on the Turing architecture. Architecture The Turing architecture represents a process shrink down to 12nm compared to 14nm Pascal. The Turing architecture provides the world's first consumer support for real-time ray-tracing technology, or RTX. GPU It equips a GPU Codenamed TU102 which has 4352 Shader Processing Units, 272 TMUs and 88 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1350MHz and goes up to 1545MHz in Boost mode. It also has 544 Tensor Cores for AI purposes. Memory The GPU accesses an 11GB frame buffer of first-gen GDDR6 memory through a 352-bit memory interface, while the Memory clock operates at 1750MHz, or 14GHz effective. Power Consumption With a rated board TDP of 285W, it requires at least a 650W PSU with two 8-pin power connectors. System Suggestions GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is best suited for resolutions up to and including 3840x2160. We recommend a top-End Processor and at least 16GB of RAM for optimal performance.Overview
GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition SLI is a solution of two GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition 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 3328 Shader Processing Units, 208 TMUs and 128 ROPs, on a 512-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at 1178MHz and goes up to 1329MHz, 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 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition SLI is over 6% faster than GeForce GTX 970 4GB SLI and as fast as 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 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition SLI.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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