GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 780 vs 480 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

7.2

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 780  based on its benchmarks and compute performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 780

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 780

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Much better 3DMark vantage graphics score 42,870 vs 20,100 Around 2.2x better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Much better 3DMark06 score 35,080 vs 23,824 More than 45% better 3DMark06 score
Significantly better PassMark score 7,976 vs 4,356 Around 85% better PassMark score
Significantly better 3DMark 11 graphics score 14,020 vs 5,014 More than 2.8x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Significantly higher memory bandwidth 288.4 GB/s vs 182.4 GB/s Around 60% higher memory bandwidth
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 6,008 MHz vs 3,800 MHz Around 60% higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly better floating-point performance 3,977 GFLOPS vs 1,393 GFLOPS More than 2.8x better floating-point performance
Much higher texture rate 165.7 GTexel/s vs 43.56 GTexel/s More than 3.8x higher texture rate
Many more texture mapping units 192 vs 60 132 more texture mapping units
Higher clock speed 863 MHz vs 726 MHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Many more shading units 2,304 vs 480 1824 more shading units
More memory 3,072 MB vs 1,536 MB 2x more memory
Much better particle simulation score 966.29 mInteraction/s vs 303.89 mInteraction/s Around 3.2x better particle simulation score
Higher pixel rate 41.4 GPixel/s vs 21.78 GPixel/s More than 90% higher pixel rate
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,502 MHz vs 950 MHz Around 60% higher memory clock speed
Significantly better PassMark direct compute score 3,971 vs 1,561 More than 2.5x better PassMark direct compute score
Front view of GeForce GTX 480

Reasons to consider the
EVGA GeForce GTX 480

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GPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the EVGA GeForce GTX 480 vs the Nvidia GeForce GTX 780.

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 780 vs 480

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

3DMark 11 Graphics Industry standard benchmark that tests DirectX 11 GPU performance

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 780
255.31 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 480
116.66 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 780
57.69 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 480
34.48 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 780
1,928.62 frames/s
GeForce GTX 480
706.1 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 780
966.29 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTX 480
303.89 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 780
5.49 frames/s
GeForce GTX 480
4.05 frames/s

Video composition Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 780
91.16 frames/s
GeForce GTX 480
47.95 frames/s

Reviews Word on the street

GeForce GTX 780  vs 480 

9.3
8.4
The EVGA ACX cooler does look nice, but I still don't think it can compete with the NVIDIA reference design cooler and its large shiny metal surfaces.
GeForce GTX 780

Comments

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Asus GTX 780 DC2 is drawing more power than Asus GTX 480 this is not correct. http://archive.benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=607&Itemid=72&limit=1&limitstart=16
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