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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 770 Leadtek Hurricane III Edition Radeon R9 290X Crossfire
Red Dead Redemption 2 40% 20%
Halo: Reach 55% 75%
Cyberpunk 2077 93% 10%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 40% 20%
Doom Eternal 21% 31%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 93% 10%
Grand Theft Auto VI 115% 22%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 13% 51%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 93% 10%
Need For Speed Heat 40% 20%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R9 290X Crossfire are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 Leadtek Hurricane III Edition.

The GTX 770 has a 59 MHz higher core clock speed than the R9 290X, but the R9 290X has 224 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 770. As a result, the R9 290X exhibits a 216.4 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 59 MHz higher core clock speed than the R9 290X, but the R9 290X has 96 more Render Output Units than the GTX 770. As a result, the R9 290X exhibits a 94.1 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 R9 290X was released less than a year after the GTX 770, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance 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 R9 290X 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 R9 290X also has superior memory performance overall.

The R9 290X has 415.7 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 770, which means that the memory performance of the R9 290X is massively better than the GTX 770.

The GeForce GTX 770 Leadtek Hurricane III Edition has 1536 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R9 290X Crossfire has 5632. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 770 is 1706 and the actual shader performance of the R9 290X is 4787. The R9 290X having 3081 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the R9 290X delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 770.

The GeForce GTX 770 Leadtek Hurricane III Edition requires 230 Watts to run and the Radeon R9 290X Crossfire requires 500 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 770 and a PSU with at least 1250 Watts for the R9 290X. The R9 290X requires 270 Watts more than the GTX 770 to run. The difference is significant enough that the R9 290X may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 770.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1059 MHzvs1000 MHz
Boost Clock1111 MHzvs-
ArchitectureKepler GK104-425-A2GCN 1.1 Hawaii XT (x2)
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs Great
Release Date30 May 2013vs24 Oct 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed1752 MHzvs1250 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs1024 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth224.3GB/secvs640GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB vs green tick 2048 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1536vs5632
Actual Shader Performance82%vs100%
Texture Mapping Units128vs352
Texture Rate135.6 GTexel/svs352 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs128
Pixel Rate33.9 GPixel/svs128 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs4
HDMI Connections1vs2
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power230 Wattsvs500 Watts
Recommended PSU600 Watts & 42 Ampsvs1250 Watts

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz-
Recommended RAM8 GBvs12 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs5760x1600

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GTX 770 Leadtek Hurricane III 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 1059MHz while its boost clock is now of 1111MHz. The memory clock was left untouched.
Benchmarks indicate a 3% performance boost when compared to the reference card.
Note: This card has 2GB and 4GB versions. Both offer the same performance.
Radeon R9 290X Crossfire is a solution of two Radeon R9 290X put together using AMD'S Crossfire technology.
Check the page of Radeon R9 290X to know more about its chip.
Crossfire relies a lot on proper driver support and may suffer from micro-stuttering in lower frame rates (below 30). Benchmarks indicate the performance is overall, is up to 30% better than a single Radeon R9 290X performing by itself but at times (depending whether or not the 3D game supports crossfire or in the graphics driver) it may perform worse than a single Radeon R9 290X. Expect this combination to draw up to 500 Watt though the average power consumption should be slightly lower.
Even the most demanding games will run at the highest settings.
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