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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 770 PNY Enthusiast 4GB OC Edition Radeon HD 5870 2048MB
Cyberpunk 2077 91% 277%
Red Dead Redemption 2 39% 174%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 14% 69%
Halo: Reach 56% 13%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 91% 277%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 39% 174%
FIFA 20 26% 46%
Doom Eternal 20% 136%
Grand Theft Auto VI 112% 319%
Need For Speed Heat 39% 174%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 PNY Enthusiast 4GB OC Edition are significantly better than the AMD Radeon HD 5870 2048MB.

The GTX 770 has a 209 MHz higher core clock speed and 48 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD 5870. This results in the GTX 770 providing 67.6 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 770 has a 209 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 5870 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 770 providing 6.7 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 770 was released over three years more recently than the HD 5870, and so the GTX 770 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the HD 5870 when running the latest games.

The GTX 770 has 2048 MB more video memory than the HD 5870, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 770 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 770 has 70.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 5870, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 770 is much better than the HD 5870.

The GeForce GTX 770 PNY Enthusiast 4GB OC Edition has 1536 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 5870 2048MB has 1600. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 770 is 1706 and the actual shader performance of the HD 5870 is 680. The GTX 770 having 1026 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 770 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD 5870.

The GTX 770 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the HD 5870. This means that the GTX 770 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the HD 5870.

The GeForce GTX 770 PNY Enthusiast 4GB OC Edition requires 230 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 5870 2048MB requires 195 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 770 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the HD 5870. The GTX 770 requires 35 Watts more than the HD 5870 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 770 may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the HD 5870.

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GPU Architecture

Core Speed1059 MHzvs850 MHz
Boost Clock1111 MHzvs-
ArchitectureKepler GK104-425-A2Terascale 2 Cypress XT
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs Poor
Release Date30 Aug 2013vs01 Sep 2009
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1753 MHzvs1200 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth224.4GB/secvs153.6GB/sec
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Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1536vs1600
Actual Shader Performance82%vs33%
Texture Mapping Units128vs80
Texture Rate135.6 GTexel/svs68 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate33.9 GPixel/svs27.2 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power230 Wattsvs195 Watts
Recommended PSU600 Watts & 42 Ampsvs500 Watts & 40 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHzvsIntel Core i7-860 Quad 2.80GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GTX 770 PNY Enthusiast 4GB OC 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 1059MHz while its boost clock is now of 1111MHz and its frame buffer was doubled to 4GB, which will prove useless. The memory clock was left untouched.
Benchmarks indicate a 4% performance boost when compared to the reference card.
The Evergreen series is a family of GPUs developed by AMD graphics products division. The existence was spotted on a presentation slide from AMD Technology Analyst Day July 2007 as 'R8xx'. ATI held a press event in the USS Hornet museum on September 10, 2009 and announced ATI Eyefinity multi-display technology and specifications of the Radeon HD 5800 series' variants. The first variants of the Radeon HD 5800 series were launched September 23, 2009, with the HD 5700 series launching October 12 and HD 5970 launching on November 18 The HD 5670, was launched on January 14, 2010, and the HD 5500 and 5400 series were launched in February of 2010, completing what has appeared to be most of ATI's Evergreen GPU lineup.
Demand so greatly outweighed supply that more than two months after launch, many online retailers were still having trouble keeping the 5800 and 5900 series in stock.
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