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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 980 Palit 4GB Edition GeForce GTX 960 Ti 4GB
Red Dead Redemption 2 4% 34%
Halo: Reach 70% 58%
Cyberpunk 2077 31% 84%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4% 34%
Doom Eternal 18% 15%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 31% 84%
Grand Theft Auto VI 46% 104%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 41% 18%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 31% 84%
Need For Speed Heat 4% 34%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Palit 4GB Edition are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Ti 4GB.

The GTX 980 has a 77 MHz higher core clock speed and 32 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 960 Ti. This results in the GTX 980 providing 43.5 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 77 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 960 Ti and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 980 providing 4.9 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 960 Ti was released over a year more recently than the GTX 980, and so the GTX 960 Ti is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 980.

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 960 Ti 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 960 Ti 4GB are the same, which means the GTX 980 and the GTX 960 Ti have equal limitations when it comes to graphical data transfer.

The GeForce GTX 980 Palit 4GB Edition has 2048 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 960 Ti 4GB has 1536. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 980 is 3362 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 960 Ti is 1809. The GTX 980 having 1553 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 980 delivers a significantly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 960 Ti.

The GeForce GTX 980 Palit 4GB Edition requires 180 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 960 Ti 4GB requires 140 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GTX 980 and a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the GTX 960 Ti. The GTX 980 requires 40 Watts more than the GTX 960 Ti to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 980 may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 960 Ti.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1127 MHzvs1050 MHz
Boost Clock1216 MHzvs1178 MHz
ArchitectureMaxwell GM204-400-A1Maxwell GM204-200-KD
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs -
Release Date19 Sep 2014vs31 Oct 2015
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

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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 0 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2048vs1536
Actual Shader Performance100%vs87%
Texture Mapping Units128vs96
Texture Rate144.3 GTexel/svs100.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs64
Pixel Rate72.1 GPixel/svs67.2 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)5120x3200vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs0

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power180 Wattsvs140 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 42 Ampsvs450 Watts & 33 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 i5-4690K 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1440vs1920x1080

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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.

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Cooling Solution

Benchmarks Indicate no Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 980 4GB.
GeForce GTX 960 Ti 4GB is an upcoming high-end Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Maxwell architecture.

The first variant of the Maxwell Architecture succeeds the Kepler Architecture. Despite being also manufactured with a 28nm technology, it has an extremely large L2 Cache 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.

It equips a GPU codenamed GM204-200-KD which has 12 SM activated and thus offers 1536 Shader Processing Units, 96 TMUs and 64 ROPs. The central unit runs at ????MHz and goes up to ????MHz, in Turbo Mode.

The GPU accesses a 4GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1753MHz.

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.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 140W, it requires at least a 450W PSU with one available 6-pin connector.

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System Suggestions
We recommend a very strong processor (Intel Core i5 Quad Core/AMD FX Eight Core) and 8GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GTX 960 Ti 2GB.
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