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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Hybrid 4GB Edition GeForce GTX 770
Red Dead Redemption 2 12% 45%
Cyberpunk 2077 20% 99%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 46% 11%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 20% 99%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 12% 45%
Doom Eternal 25% 24%
FIFA 20 53% 23%
Grand Theft Auto VI 34% 121%
Need For Speed Heat 12% 45%
Halo: Reach 72% 54%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Hybrid 4GB Edition are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 770.

The GTX 980 has a 245 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the GeForce GTX 770. This results in the GTX 980 providing 31.3 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 245 MHz higher core clock speed and 32 more Render Output Units than the GeForce GTX 770. This results in the GTX 980 providing 49.1 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 over a year more recently than the GeForce GTX 770, and so the GTX 980 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GeForce GTX 770.

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 GeForce GTX 770, 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 0.1 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce GTX 770, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 980 is marginally better than the GeForce GTX 770.

The GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Hybrid 4GB Edition has 2048 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 770 has 1536. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 980 is 3851 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 770 is 1667. The GTX 980 having 2184 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 GeForce GTX 770.

The GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Hybrid 4GB Edition requires 165 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 770 requires 230 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GTX 980 and a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the GeForce GTX 770. The GeForce GTX 770 requires 65 Watts more than the GTX 980 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GeForce GTX 770 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 980.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1291 MHzvs1046 MHz
Boost Clock1393 MHzvs1085 MHz
ArchitectureMaxwell GM204-400-A1Kepler GK104-425-A2
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Good
Release Date26 Mar 2015vs30 May 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1753 MHzvs1752 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth224.4GB/secvs224.3GB/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%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2048vs1536
Actual Shader Performance100%vs80%
Texture Mapping Units128vs128
Texture Rate165.2 GTexel/svs133.9 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs32
Pixel Rate82.6 GPixel/svs33.5 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)5120x3200vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs0

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power165 Wattsvs230 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 42 Ampsvs550 Watts & 37 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHzvsIntel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1440vs1920x1080

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 980 EVGA Hybrid Copper 4GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 980 4GB, created by EVGA.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 1291MHz, instead of 1216MHz and goes up to 1393MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock and the Frame Buffer remain the same.

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

Benchmarks indicate a 10% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 980 4GB.
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