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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Classified ACX 2.0 4GB Edition GeForce GTX 760 Ti (OEM)
Red Dead Redemption 2 12% 65%
Cyberpunk 2077 20% 126%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 46% 2%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 20% 126%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 12% 65%
Doom Eternal 25% 42%
FIFA 20 53% 12%
Grand Theft Auto VI 34% 152%
Need For Speed Heat 12% 65%
Halo: Reach 72% 48%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Classified ACX 2.0 4GB Edition are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 Ti (OEM).

The GTX 980 has a 376 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 760 Ti. This results in the GTX 980 providing 62.7 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 980 has a 376 MHz higher core clock speed and 32 more Render Output Units than the GTX 760 Ti. This results in the GTX 980 providing 53.3 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 980 was released less than a year after the GTX 760 Ti, 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 GTX 980 has 2048 MB more video memory than the GTX 760 Ti, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 980 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 980 has 32.1 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 760 Ti, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 980 is noticeably better than the GTX 760 Ti.

The GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Classified ACX 2.0 4GB Edition has 2048 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 760 Ti (OEM) has 1344. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 980 is 3851 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 760 Ti is 1317. The GTX 980 having 2534 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 980 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 760 Ti.

The GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Classified ACX 2.0 4GB Edition requires 165 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 760 Ti (OEM) requires 170 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GTX 980 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GTX 760 Ti. The GTX 760 Ti requires 5 Watts more than the GTX 980 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GTX 760 Ti to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GTX 980.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1291 MHzvs915 MHz
Boost Clock1393 MHzvs980 MHz
ArchitectureMaxwell GM204-400-A1Kepler GK104-325-A2
OC Potential Poor vs Good
Driver Support Great vs Good
Release Date01 Oct 2014vs17 Oct 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900
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1920x1080
10
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2560x1440
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3840x2160
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GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1753 MHzvs1502 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth224.4GB/secvs192.3GB/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 Units2048vs1344
Actual Shader Performance100%vs63%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units128vs112
Texture Rate165.2 GTexel/svs102.5 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs32
Pixel Rate82.6 GPixel/svs29.3 GPixel/s
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)5120x3200vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power165 Wattsvs170 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 42 Ampsvs500 Watts & 30 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHzvsIntel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1440vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Classified ACX 2.0 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 980 4GB created by EVGA. It features a new Cooling Solution and overclocking out of the box. Read below to know more.

Overclock Out of The Box
The Central Unit now runs at 1291MHz, instead of 1126MHz. Boost Clock is now of 1393MHz, instead of 1216MHz. Memory Clock was left untouched.

Cooling Solution
The reference NVIDIA Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by EVGA's ACX 2.0 Cooling Solution. This means the card runs cooler under load.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 10% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 980 4GB.
GeForce GTX 760 Ti (OEM) is an OEM only high-end Graphics Card based on the Kepler GK104 (325-A2 Variant) core of the Kepler Architecture.
The 325-A2 Variant of the Kepler GK104 Core offers 1344 Shader Processing Units, 112 TMUs and 32 ROPs, on a 256-bit memory interface. While the central unit runs at 915MHz and goes up to 980MHz, in Turbo Mode, the memory clock operates at 1502MHz.
It's therefore a renamed GeForce GTX 670 and will offer exactly the same performance.
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