GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 780 vs 590 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, compute performance and noise and power.

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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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Significantly better PassMark score 7,976 vs 4,182 More than 90% better PassMark score
Significantly better 3DMark vantage graphics score 42,870 vs 25,420 Around 70% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Much higher effective memory clock speed 6,008 MHz vs 3,416 MHz More than 75% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher clock speed 863 MHz vs 608 MHz More than 40% higher clock speed
Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 14,020 vs 9,730 Around 45% better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Significantly higher texture rate 165.7 GTexel/s vs 77.8 GTexel/s Around 2.2x higher texture rate
Better floating-point performance 3,977 GFLOPS vs 2,488.4 GFLOPS Around 60% better floating-point performance
Significantly more shading units 2,304 vs 1,024 1280 more shading units
Much better particle simulation score 966.29 mInteraction/s vs 295.13 mInteraction/s More than 3.2x better particle simulation score
Better 3DMark06 score 35,080 vs 33,520 Around 5% better 3DMark06 score
Significantly more texture mapping units 192 vs 128 64 more texture mapping units
Much higher memory clock speed 1,502 MHz vs 854 MHz More than 75% higher memory clock speed
Significantly better PassMark direct compute score 3,971 vs 1,379 Around 3x better PassMark direct compute score
Significantly lower TDP 250W vs 365W More than 30% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 590

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 590

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Is dual GPU Yes vs No About half of graphics cards are dual GPU
Many more render output processors 96 vs 48 Twice as many render output processors
Higher memory bandwidth 328 GB/s vs 288.4 GB/s Around 15% higher memory bandwidth
Much wider memory bus 768 bit vs 384 bit 2x wider memory bus

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 780 vs 590

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

3DMark Vantage (Texture Fill) Industry standard benchmark that tests DirectX performance

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 780
255.31 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 590
107.24 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 780
57.69 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 590
30.92 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 780
1,928.62 frames/s
GeForce GTX 590
1,116.13 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 780
966.29 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTX 590
295.13 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 780
5.49 frames/s
GeForce GTX 590
3.85 frames/s

Video composition Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 780
91.16 frames/s
GeForce GTX 590
49.11 frames/s

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