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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 980 Palit 4GB Edition GeForce GTX 980 4GB
Red Dead Redemption 2 4% 4%
Halo: Reach 70% 70%
Cyberpunk 2077 31% 31%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4% 4%
Doom Eternal 18% 18%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 31% 31%
Grand Theft Auto VI 46% 46%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 41% 41%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 31% 31%
Need For Speed Heat 4% 4%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the GTX 980 and the GTX 980 are equal.

The GTX 980 has a 1 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the GTX 980. This results in the GTX 980 providing 0.20000000000002 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 1 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 980, but both GPUs exhibit the same Pixel Fill Rate. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

Both the GeForce GTX 980 Palit 4GB Edition and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB were released at the same time, so are likely to be quite similar.

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 GeForce GTX 980 Palit 4GB Edition and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The memory bandwidth of the GeForce GTX 980 Palit 4GB Edition and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB are the same, which means the GTX 980 and the GTX 980 have equal limitations when it comes to graphical data transfer.

Both the GeForce GTX 980 Palit 4GB Edition and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB have 2048 Shader Processing Units. Having the same number of SPUs and using the same architecture means that the performance they offer can be compared by looking at the memory bandwidth, Texture and Pixel Rates. In this case, the two GPUs have extremely similar stats, so any gaming performance difference would most likely be negligible.

The GeForce GTX 980 Palit 4GB Edition requires 180 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 980 4GB requires 165 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 980. The GTX 980 requires 15 Watts more than the GTX 980 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GTX 980 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GTX 980.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1127 MHzvs1126 MHz
Boost Clock1216 MHzvs1216 MHz
ArchitectureMaxwell GM204-400-A1Maxwell GM204-400-A1
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date19 Sep 2014vs19 Sep 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
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1600x900
10
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1920x1080
10
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2560x1440
7.9
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3840x2160
5.9
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GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed1753 MHzvs1753 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth224.4GB/secvs224.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB green tick vs green tick 2048 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2048vs2048
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units128vs128
Texture Rate144.3 GTexel/svs144.1 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs64
Pixel Rate72.1 GPixel/svs72.1 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)5120x3200vs5120x3200
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs3
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power180 Wattsvs165 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 42 Ampsvs500 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHzvsIntel Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1440vs2560x1440

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 980 Palit 4GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's High-End GeForce GTX 980 4GB, created by Palit.

Overclock: Central Unit
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Cooling Solution
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Performance
Benchmarks Indicate no Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 980 4GB.
Overview
GeForce GTX 980 4GB is a high-end Graphics Card based on the second revision of the Maxwell architecture. It surpassed previous GeForce GTX 780 Ti and cost less. It was also much more energy efficient. Read below to know more.

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 VXGI (Voxel Global Illumination) 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 GM204-400-A1 which has 16 SM activated and thus 2048 Shader Processing Units, 128 TMUs and 64 ROPs, on a 256-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at 1126MHz and goes up to 1216MHz, in Turbo Mode, while the memory clock operates at 1753MHz.

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

Cooling Solution
The Cooling Solution consists of a Single-Fan and is identical to the one seen on GeForce GTX 780. The Card is known to run cool and has a maximum operating temperature of 98ÂșC.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 165W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with two 6-pin connectors.

Release Price
The release price of $550 is lower than of its predecessor - GeForce GTX 780 which was launched for $649.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks prove that at 4K (3840x2160) GeForce GTX 980 4GB is over 20% faster than its predecessor and even beats GeForce GTX 780 Ti in about 7%.

System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 980 4GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1440. We recommend a Very Strong Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
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