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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 770 PNY Enthusiast 4GB OC Edition GeForce GTX 470
Halo: Reach 56% 11%
Cyberpunk 2077 91% 287%
Red Dead Redemption 2 39% 182%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 14% 74%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 39% 182%
Doom Eternal 20% 142%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 91% 287%
Grand Theft Auto VI 112% 330%
FIFA 20 26% 50%
Need For Speed Heat 39% 182%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 PNY Enthusiast 4GB OC Edition are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 470.

The GTX 770 has a 452 MHz higher core clock speed and 72 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce GTX 470. This results in the GTX 770 providing 101.6 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 452 MHz higher core clock speed but 8 fewer Render Output Units than the GeForce GTX 470. The lower ROP count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the GTX 770 manages to provide 9.6 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 770 was released over three years more recently than the GeForce GTX 470, 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 GeForce GTX 470 when running the latest games.

The GTX 770 has 2816 MB more video memory than the GeForce GTX 470, 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 90.5 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce GTX 470, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 770 is massively better than the GeForce GTX 470.

The GeForce GTX 770 PNY Enthusiast 4GB OC Edition has 1536 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 470 has 448. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 770 is 1706 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 470 is 544. The GTX 770 having 1162 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 GeForce GTX 470.

The GTX 770 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce GTX 470. This means that the GTX 770 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce GTX 470.

The GeForce GTX 770 PNY Enthusiast 4GB OC Edition requires 230 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 470 requires 215 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 770 and a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the GeForce GTX 470. The GTX 770 requires 15 Watts more than the GeForce GTX 470 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GTX 770 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GeForce GTX 470.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1059 MHzvs607 MHz
Boost Clock1111 MHzvs-
ArchitectureKepler GK104-425-A2Fermi GF100-275-A3
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs Poor
Release Date30 Aug 2013vs01 Mar 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs1280 MB
Memory Speed1753 MHzvs837 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs320 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth224.4GB/secvs133.9GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB vs green tick 640 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1536vs448
Actual Shader Performance82%vs26%
Texture Mapping Units128vs56
Texture Rate135.6 GTexel/svs34 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs40
Pixel Rate33.9 GPixel/svs24.3 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power230 Wattsvs215 Watts
Recommended PSU600 Watts & 42 Ampsvs550 Watts & 38 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHzvsIntel Core i7-930 Quad 2.80GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

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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.
GeForce GTX 470 is a high-end GPU based on the 40nm Fermi architecture.
It's based on the Fermi GF100 Core and offers 480 Shader Processing Units, 56 TMUs and 40 ROPs. The central unit runs at 607MHz and the memory clock operates at 837MHz.
Compared to GeForce GTX 480, it delivers considerably worse performance due to the lower SPU count and lower clocked central unit and therefore also lower Shaders speed.
Most modern demanding games will run at the highest settings using a 1080p resolution. However, some will require reduced settings to be played optimally.
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