GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 780 Ti vs 690 among Desktop GPUs

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

8

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti  based on its compute performance and noise and power.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 780 Ti

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti

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Significantly better PassMark score 8,968 vs 5,251 More than 70% better PassMark score
Much more energy-efficient idle power consumption 80W vs 132W Around 40% more energy-efficient idle power consumption
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 46,186 vs 41,180 More than 10% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Significantly more energy-efficient load power consumption 372W vs 472W More than 20% more energy-efficient load power consumption
Higher effective memory clock speed 7,000 MHz vs 6,008 MHz More than 15% higher effective memory clock speed
Better T-Rex score 6.77 frames/s vs 3.65 frames/s More than 85% better T-Rex score
Significantly better PassMark direct compute score 4,653 vs 2,523 Around 85% better PassMark direct compute score
Quieter load noise level 51.7 dB vs 54.5 dB More than 5% quieter load noise level
Higher memory clock speed 1,752 MHz vs 1,502 MHz More than 15% higher memory clock speed
Quieter idle noise level 38.6 dB vs 40 dB Around 5% quieter idle noise level
Higher crysis 3 framerate 60.3 vs 53 Around 15% higher crysis 3 framerate
Better civilization 5 texture decomposition (2013) score 396 vs 376 More than 5% better civilization 5 texture decomposition (2013) score
Lower TDP 250W vs 300W More than 15% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 690

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 690

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Is dual GPU Yes vs No About half of graphics cards are dual GPU
Much better 3DMark06 score 30,360 vs 15,619 Around 95% better 3DMark06 score
Higher memory bandwidth 384.6 GB/s vs 336 GB/s Around 15% higher memory bandwidth
More memory 4,096 MB vs 3,072 MB Around 35% more memory
Higher clock speed 915 MHz vs 875 MHz Around 5% higher clock speed
Better T-Rex score 5,028 vs 3,359.74 Around 50% better T-Rex score
Slightly better floating-point performance 5,622 GFLOPS vs 5,040 GFLOPS More than 10% better floating-point performance
Higher texture rate 234.2 GTexel/s vs 210 GTexel/s More than 10% higher texture rate
More render output processors 64 vs 48 16 more render output processors
More SMX units 16 vs 15 1 more SMX units

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 780 Ti vs 690

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 780 Ti
179.53 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 690
97.28 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 780 Ti
71.49 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 690
45.33 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Battlefield 4

Reviews Word on the street

GeForce GTX 780 Ti  vs 690 

9.4
9.5
Each GPU further has a 256-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, with which it talks to 2 GB of memory.
GeForce GTX 690

Comments

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the fuckig problem with nvida is VRAM ! 970 3.5 gb 780 ti only 3gb yes this card are amazing buy i have sell my 780ti cuz i need mon vram for gta v nvidia gpu very good buy vram too bad like 680 2gb gtx 960 2gb nvidia kick ass in small time but for the long time buy amd sorry fan boys im bad in english 2 years later after you buy nvdia you need more memory this is why your bottleneck your system like gta v yes amd need more watt i know this amd driver are good people hate amd are so stupid stop fanboy
The least you will need for gaming is 2gb. 3gb is more than enough and it has more CUDA cores than the 690. If you get a gtx 780 Ti Classified k|ngp|n, you will get more performance than a gtx 980 and almost as much as the Titan but for like $200-$300 less.
Wrong. It's a sli, no matter what type it is, and the rules are the same. Every gpu in a sli work on the same data at the same time, so every chip must have a copy of this data in its vram for easy access. The sli bridge only coordinates the final data flow of every graphics card. (in fact the 690 is surclassed for 4K gaming for low memory)
That only applies to bridged SLI. not single silicon dual GPUs.
The VRAM available on the gtx 690 is incorrect. The real memory is 2Gb not 4Gb. This is because in sli the memory isn't summed, remains the same as the single card.
The VRAM is the only thing holding me back from getting the 780 Ti. More and more games are needing more memory, and I want to future proof my rig as much as possible, 3GB is just not going to be enough.
780 Ti is probably the better choice for now. The only true negative I see is less VRAM, but 3GB is still more than enough.
I think I will stay with my Evga factory Superclocked 780 TI, since it's about 15% overclocked (1007 base clock)
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