GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 780 vs 680 among Desktop GPUs


Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more


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


Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more


Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

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


Overall Score

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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Significantly better 3DMark06 score 35,080 vs 26,525.5 More than 30% better 3DMark06 score
Better PassMark score 7,976 vs 5,693 More than 40% better PassMark score
Significantly higher memory bandwidth 288.4 GB/s vs 192.3 GB/s Around 50% higher memory bandwidth
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 42,870 vs 33,025 Around 30% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 14,020 vs 9,861 More than 40% better 3DMark 11 graphics score
More memory 3,072 MB vs 2,048 MB 50% more memory
Better floating-point performance 3,977 GFLOPS vs 3,090.4 GFLOPS Around 30% better floating-point performance
Significantly more texture mapping units 192 vs 128 64 more texture mapping units
Higher texture rate 165.7 GTexel/s vs 128.8 GTexel/s Around 30% higher texture rate
Significantly better particle simulation score 966.29 mInteraction/s vs 469.05 mInteraction/s More than 2x better particle simulation score
More shading units 2,304 vs 1,536 768 more shading units
More render output processors 48 vs 32 16 more render output processors
Higher pixel rate 41.4 GPixel/s vs 32.2 GPixel/s Around 30% higher pixel rate
Significantly higher BioShock infinite framerate 95.3 fps vs 64.7 fps More than 45% higher BioShock infinite framerate
Wider memory bus 384 bit vs 256 bit 50% wider memory bus
Better PassMark direct compute score 3,971 vs 2,928 More than 35% better PassMark direct compute score
Higher FarCry 3 framerate 46 vs 37.6 More than 20% higher FarCry 3 framerate
Front view of GeForce GTX 680

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Higher clock speed 1,006 MHz vs 863 MHz More than 15% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 1,058 MHz vs 902 MHz More than 15% higher turbo clock speed
Lower TDP 195W vs 250W More than 20% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 780 vs 680

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 780
255.31 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 680
123.57 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 780
57.69 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 680
47.72 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 780
1,928.62 frames/s
GeForce GTX 680
1,504.98 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 780
966.29 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTX 680
469.05 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 780
5.49 frames/s
GeForce GTX 680
4.64 frames/s

Video composition Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 780
91.16 frames/s
GeForce GTX 680
72.95 frames/s

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English: You are comparing video cards 680 (2x) with one GPU 780, tipo 2x gtx 680 much faster gtx 780, here You gtx 680 and we gtx 780 what will happen if the merge gtx 780 in SLI mode, we of course know that 2x 780 will tear your 2x 680!!! -------------------- Russia: Вы сравниваете видеокарты 680 (2x) с одним GPU 780, типо 2x gtx 680 гораздо быстрее gtx 780, здесь вы gtx 680 и мы gtx 780, что произойдет, если объединить gtx 780 в SLI режиме, мы, конечно, знаем, что 2x 780 порвет ваш 2x 680!!!
MSI GTX 780 is only $479 now, and a Zotac GTX 680 SLI would cost around $770. Still the card hasn't went down enough even though it's way out-performed by a 1v1 match with the 780.
Then explain it to us, why Crysis Warhead: 2013... 2013???
it doesnt work for all. but it works for me :)
@Cam: Some applications, like Photoshop, don't benefit from SLI-configured video cards.
Yes, however, some OEM's like EVGA have a promotion to upgrade if you've purchased a 6xx series in the last 90 days. 70 bucks to upgrade to a 780 is a steal. Plus because of power consumption, and issues with SLI a single graphics card will always be better. There are situations of course like yours where it is cheaper to add an additional 680, but it isn't always that simple.
Then you also have to account for a larger power supple, higher energy costs, higher cost of upgrading in the future, etc etc. For that matter, you yourself wasted money getting two 680s already. The smart move would have been to get ONE nice 680 (like a DC2 TOP) and then get a second in 6-12 months when you need the extra performance, when prices will also be a lot lower
Nearly the same situation here and I'd like to know as well. I'm running 5760x1080 using a 670 FTW+ that I've OC'd as well.
my gtx 680 Superclocked x2 SLI destroys a 780 LOL. thing is you can get 2 GTX 680 for around $350-$400 each and the cost of a GTX 780 is roughly $750-$800. I am seeing close to 1.5 x the performance of a GTX 780. So for those of you who want to upgrade their 680 for 780... DONT! buy another GTX 680 and SLI them for half the cost with a lot more speed. I can play Tomb Raider with all the settins mexed as high as they go and get approx. 200 max FPS and approx. 150 average FPS. 1 GTX 780 cant do that...
Oh, my bad D:. I just thought they would make it so all the FPS games are on their game with the number 3. As in Far cry 3, Battlefield 3, and (thought to be) crysis 3. But i see now.
Hey Mystic, it's Crysis: Warhead. We use anandtech as a source for this particular gaming benchmark and that's one of their tests.
They mean Crysis 3, not Crysis: Warhead, right?
Would I see an in increase in performance in any and every game if I upgrade my 680 Classified to this 780? Will less memory make any difference in the near future (1-2 years)? I can take advantage of the step-up program to get one for $70 but the 680 does have a higher stock clock speed and more memory.
Thinking of upgrading my 680 but i guess its not worth it right now, probably need to wait another year.
Ehh.. I will wait around for Maxwell wanna see what a dedi arm processor adds to the mix for satisfied with the 670 i have
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