GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 780 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

8.1

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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Much more energy-efficient idle power consumption 62W vs 132W 2.1x more energy-efficient idle power consumption
Better PassMark score 8,015 vs 5,241 Around 55% better PassMark score
Much more energy-efficient load power consumption 250W vs 472W More than 45% more energy-efficient load power consumption
Better 3DMark06 score 35,080 vs 30,360 More than 15% better 3DMark06 score
Quieter load noise level 48.1 dB vs 54.5 dB More than 10% quieter load noise level
Significantly better CLBenchmark raytrace score 252,908 vs 151,263 More than 65% better CLBenchmark raytrace score
Better ocean surface simulation score 1,441.07 frames/s vs 945.5 frames/s More than 50% better ocean surface simulation score
Quieter idle noise level 38 dB vs 40 dB 5% quieter idle noise level
Better PassMark direct compute score 3,937 vs 2,523 More than 55% better PassMark direct compute score
Lower TDP 250W vs 300W More than 15% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 690

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 690

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Is dual GPU Yes vs No About half of graphics cards are dual GPU
Better 3DMark vantage texture fill score 183.4 vs 147 Around 25% better 3DMark vantage texture fill score
Significantly higher memory bandwidth 384.6 GB/s vs 288.4 GB/s Around 35% higher memory bandwidth
Better floating-point performance 5,622 GFLOPS vs 3,977 GFLOPS More than 40% better floating-point performance
Higher texture rate 234.2 GTexel/s vs 166.4 GTexel/s More than 40% higher texture rate
Higher clock speed 915 MHz vs 863 MHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 17,380 vs 14,020 Around 25% better 3DMark 11 graphics score
More memory 4,096 MB vs 3,072 MB Around 35% more memory
Higher pixel rate 58.6 GPixel/s vs 41.4 GPixel/s More than 40% higher pixel rate
Higher turbo clock speed 1,019 MHz vs 902 MHz Around 15% higher turbo clock speed
More texture mapping units 256 vs 192 64 more texture mapping units
Significantly higher far cry 3 framerate 83.1 fps vs 58.6 fps More than 40% higher far cry 3 framerate
More shading units 3,072 vs 2,304 768 more shading units
More render output processors 64 vs 48 16 more render output processors
Higher battlefield 4 framerate 117.5 vs 74 Around 60% higher battlefield 4 framerate
Higher crysis: warhead framerate 87 fps vs 71.4 fps More than 20% higher crysis: warhead framerate
Higher battlefield 3 framerate 160.8 fps vs 141 fps Around 15% higher battlefield 3 framerate
More SMX units 16 vs 13 3 more SMX units

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 780 vs 690

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 780
137.34 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 690
97.28 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 780
66.96 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 690
45.33 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 780
1,441.07 frames/s
GeForce GTX 690
945.5 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 780
926.63 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTX 690
404.85 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 780
6.97 frames/s
GeForce GTX 690
3.65 frames/s

Video composition Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 780
85.94 frames/s
GeForce GTX 690
30.61 frames/s

Battlefield 4

Reviews Word on the street

GeForce GTX 780  vs 690 

9.3
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

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Comments

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300 watt -_-
tempting..... how much you want for it?
It's magic
finger my pussy
the 690 is insanely overpriced
exactly, although i am not pleased with the loudness of the 690... i should have taken two 680s
gtx 690? gtx titan? HD 7990?
Once GTX 790 comes im ebaying my GTX 690 for sure.
690 still whips the llamas ass. Only the 790 will take the crown.
What a delusion :(
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