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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte XTREME 4GB Edition GeForce GTX 980 Palit 4GB Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 12% 4%
Cyberpunk 2077 22% 31%
Doom Eternal 24% 18%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 12% 4%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 45% 41%
Halo: Reach 72% 70%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 22% 31%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 22% 31%
Grand Theft Auto VI 35% 46%
Need For Speed Heat 12% 4%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte XTREME 4GB Edition are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Palit 4GB Edition.

The GTX 980 has a 114 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the GTX 980. This results in the GTX 980 providing 14.5 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 114 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 980 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 980 providing 7.3 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 GTX 980, 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 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 Gigabyte XTREME 4GB Edition and the GeForce GTX 980 Palit 4GB Edition have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GTX 980 has 2.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 980, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 980 is marginally better than the GTX 980.

Both the GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte XTREME 4GB Edition and the GeForce GTX 980 Palit 4GB Edition 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 GTX 980 has 14.5 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate, 7.3 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate, and 2.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth, so should have a slightly faster performance than the GTX 980.

The GeForce GTX 980 Gigabyte XTREME 4GB Edition requires 300 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 980 Palit 4GB Edition requires 180 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 980 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GTX 980. The GTX 980 requires 120 Watts more than the GTX 980 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 980 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 980.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1241 MHzvs1127 MHz
Boost Clock1342 MHzvs1216 MHz
ArchitectureMaxwell GM204-400-A1Maxwell GM204-400-A1
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date11 Nov 2015vs19 Sep 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768
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1600x900
10
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1920x1080
10
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2560x1440
8.2
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3840x2160
6.1
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GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed1775 MHzvs1753 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth227.2GB/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 Rate158.8 GTexel/svs144.3 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs64
Pixel Rate79.4 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 Power300 Wattsvs180 Watts
Recommended PSU600 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 i7-6700K 4-Core 4.0GHzvsIntel 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 Gigabyte XTREME 4GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's High-End GeForce GTX 980 4GB, created by Gigabyte.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit has been increased from 1127MHz to 1241MHz whereas the Boost Clock is now of 1342MHz, instead of 1216MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock was increased from 1753MHz to 1775MHz.

Frame Buffer
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Cooling Solution
The WINDFORCE 3X cooling system features four 6mm and two 8mm composite heat-pipes, special fin architecture, unique blade fan design and GIGABYTE "Triangle Cool" technology, together delivering an effective heat dissipation capacity for higher performance at lower temperatures.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 8% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 980 4GB.
Overview
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
None.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
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Cooling Solution
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Performance
Benchmarks Indicate no Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 980 4GB.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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