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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R9 290X Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition Crossfire GeForce GTX 770 PNY Enthusiast 4GB OC Edition
Halo: Reach 75% 56%
Cyberpunk 2077 8% 91%
Red Dead Redemption 2 22% 39%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 52% 14%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 22% 39%
Doom Eternal 33% 20%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 8% 91%
Grand Theft Auto VI 20% 112%
FIFA 20 58% 26%
Need For Speed Heat 22% 39%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R9 290X Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition Crossfire are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 PNY Enthusiast 4GB OC Edition.

The GTX 770 has a 19 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 230.5 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 19 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 99.2 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 415.6 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 Radeon R9 290X Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition Crossfire has 5632 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 770 PNY Enthusiast 4GB OC Edition has 1536. However, the actual shader performance of the R9 290X is 4979 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 770 is 1706. The R9 290X having 3273 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 PNY Enthusiast 4GB OC Edition requires 230 Watts to run but there is no entry for the R9 290X. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 770, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the R9 290X.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1040 MHzvs1059 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1111 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Hawaii XT (x2)Kepler GK104-425-A2
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Good
Release Date01 Dec 2013vs30 Aug 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900 - vs green tick
10
1920x1080
10
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8.8
2560x1440 - vs green tick
6.4
3840x2160 - vs green tick
4.7

GPU Memory

Memory8192 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed1250 MHzvs1753 MHz
Memory Bus1024 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth640GB/secvs224.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB green tick vs 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units5632vs1536
Actual Shader Performance100%vs82%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units352vs128
Texture Rate366.1 GTexel/svs135.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units128vs32
Pixel Rate133.1 GPixel/svs33.9 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-230 Watts
Recommended PSU-600 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-5820K 6-Core 3.3GHzvsIntel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution3840x2160vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe Crossfire setup of Radeon R9 290X Gigabyte WindForce 3X OC Edition Crossfire.GeForce 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.
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