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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 970M 3GB GeForce GTX 770M
Hitman 3 107% 242%
Cyberpunk 2077 59% 163%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 46% 140%
Resident Evil 8 59% 163%
FIFA 21 20% 33%
Grand Theft Auto VI 124% 270%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 41% 133%
Genshin Impact 59% 163%
Far Cry 6 130% 280%
The Medium 99% 228%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M 3GB are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 770M.

The GTX 970M has a 113 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the GeForce GTX 770M. This results in the GTX 970M providing 9 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 970M has a 113 MHz higher core clock speed and 24 more Render Output Units than the GeForce GTX 770M. This results in the GTX 970M providing 24.9 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 970M was released over a year more recently than the GeForce GTX 770M, and so the GTX 970M is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GeForce GTX 770M.

The GeForce GTX 970M 3GB and the GeForce GTX 770M have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GTX 970M has 24.1 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce GTX 770M, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 970M is slightly better than the GeForce GTX 770M.

The GeForce GTX 970M 3GB has 1280 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 770M has 960. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 970M is 1794 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 770M is 779. The GTX 970M having 1015 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 970M delivers a significantly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce GTX 770M.

The GeForce GTX 970M 3GB requires 81 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 770M requires 75 Watts. The GTX 970M requires 6 Watts more than the GeForce GTX 770M to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GTX 970M to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GeForce GTX 770M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed924 MHzvs811 MHz
Boost Clock1038 MHzvs-
ArchitectureMaxwell GM204Kepler GK106-N14E-GS-A1
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Good
Release Date07 Oct 2014vs30 May 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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10
1600x900
10
green tick vs
8.4
1920x1080
8.4
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6.5
2560x1440
6.1
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4.4
3840x2160
4.5
green tick vs
2.7

GPU Memory

Memory3072 MBvs3072 MB
Memory Speed1253 MHzvs1002 MHz
Memory Bus192 Bitvs192 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth120.3GB/secvs96.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB green tick vs 384 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1280vs960
Actual Shader Performance86%vs37%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units80vs80
Texture Rate73.9 GTexel/svs64.9 GTexel/s
Render Output Units48vs24
Pixel Rate44.4 GPixel/svs19.5 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power81 Wattsvs75 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-4930MX 4-Core 3.0GHzvsIntel Core i7-4700MQ 4-Core 2.4GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 970M 3GB is a high-end Mobile Graphics Card based on the second revision of the Maxwell architecture.

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.
The Second Revision of Maxwell also adds the VXGI (Voxel Global Illumination) Technology which makes scenes significantly more lifelike and believable as light interacts more realistically in the game environment and the MFAA Technology which provides the same effect as MSAA but at a much lower performance cost.

GPU
It equips a GPU codenamed GM204 which has 10 SM activated and thus offers 1280 Shader Processing Units, 80 TMUs and 48 ROPs. The central unit runs at 924MHz and goes up to 993MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 3GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 192-bit memory interface. The memory clock operates at 1253MHz. The frame buffer size is adequate and any extra memory wouldn't add any extra performance.

Features
DirectX 12.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for SLI, GameStream, G-SYNC, GPU Boost 2.0, GeForce Experience, PhysX and other technologies.

Temperature
The Card is known to run cool. However, ultimately, it all depends on the notebook's cooling system.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 81W, it will only be equipped in large notebooks.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate its performance is over 10% faster than GeForce GTX 880M. Therefore, it should even surpass GeForce GTX 760 and be around as fast as desktop GeForce GTX 670. GeForce GTX 970M is therefore the second fastest mobile Graphics Card as of October 2014 and AMD's Radeon R9 M290X is beaten in over 20%.

System Suggestions
We recommend a very strong processor (Intel Core i7 Mobile Quad Core) and 8GB of RAM for a notebook with GeForce GTX 970M 6GB.
Overview
GeForce GTX 770M is a Performance Mobile Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Kepler Architecture.

Architecture
The Kepler Architecture was NVIDIA's big step to power efficiency. Each Stream Multiprocessor (SMX) now hosts 192 Shader Processing Units - against the 48 of older Fermi Architecture, and has been redesigned being now clocked at the same speed of the Central Unit. This means they are more energy efficient and will consequently lead to cooler operating temperatures. However, it also means they are weaker. It can be said that one Fermi SMX is as fast as 2 Kepler SMXs.
Additionally, and not available in all GPUs, Kepler also introduced the Boost Clock Feature. The Boost Clock is an even higher Clock Speed activated when in gaming mode and becomes the effective speed of the GPU.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed Kepler GK106-N14E-GS-A1 which has 5 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 960 Shader Processing Units, 80 TMUs and 24 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 811MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 3GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 192-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and no way benefits the GPU. The Memory Clock Operates at 1002MHz.

Features
DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for SLI, Kepler Boost, Optimus, CUDA, OpenCL, DirectCompute, 3D Vision Surround, PhysX, Realtime Raytracing and other technologies

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 75W, it is suited for large laptops.

Performance
GeForce GTX 770M is essentially a fast GeForce GTX 675MX.
Gaming benchmarks indicate its performance is slightly better than the older GeForce GTX 675MX.

System Suggestions
We recommend a Powerful Processor (Intel Core i7 Mobile) and 8GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GTX 770M.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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