GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 780 vs 770


Real world tests using the latest 3D games

crysis: warhead (2013), battlefield 3 (2013) and Far Cry 3


Synthetic tests to measure overall performance

Passmark, 3DMark Vantage Texture Fill, 3DMark 11 Graphics and 2 more

Compute Performance

General computing tests executed on the GPU

Civilization 5 Texture Decomposition (2013), Passmark Direct Compute and 1 more

Noise and Power

How loud and hot does the card run idle and under load

TDP, Idle Noise Level, Load Noise Level, Idle Power Consumption and 1 more

GPUBoss Score

Gaming, Benchmarks, Compute Performance and Noise and Power

Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 780  based on its gaming, 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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Better 3DMark vantage texture fill score 147 vs 109.5 Around 35% better 3DMark vantage texture fill score
Better passmark score 8,040 vs 6,147 More than 30% better passmark score
Much more energy-efficient idle power consumption 62W vs 109W Around 45% more energy-efficient idle power consumption
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 42,870 vs 36,150 Around 20% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Better 3DMark06 score 35,080 vs 29,690 Around 20% better 3DMark06 score
More memory 3,072 MB vs 2,048 MB 50% more memory
Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 14,020 vs 11,310 Around 25% better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Higher memory bandwidth 288.4 GB/s vs 224 GB/s Around 30% higher memory bandwidth
Better floating-point performance 3,977 GFLOPS vs 3,213 GFLOPS Around 25% better floating-point performance
Higher texture rate 166.4 GTexel/s vs 134 GTexel/s Around 25% higher texture rate
More texture mapping units 192 vs 128 64 more texture mapping units
More render output processors 48 vs 32 16 more render output processors
More shading units 2,304 vs 1,536 768 more shading units
Higher pixel rate 41.4 GPixel/s vs 33.5 GPixel/s Around 25% higher pixel rate
Better CLBenchmark raytrace score 252,908 vs 164,636 Around 55% better CLBenchmark raytrace score
Wider memory bus 384 bit vs 256 bit 50% wider memory bus
Higher crysis: warhead framerate 71.4 fps vs 57 fps More than 25% higher crysis: warhead framerate
Better passmark direct compute score 3,946 vs 3,012 More than 30% better passmark direct compute score
Higher far cry 3 framerate 58.6 fps vs 50.4 fps More than 15% higher far cry 3 framerate
Higher BioShock infinite framerate 95.3 fps vs 83.4 fps Around 15% higher BioShock infinite framerate
More SMX units 13 vs 8 5 more SMX units
Higher battlefield 3 framerate 141 fps vs 126.2 fps More than 10% higher battlefield 3 framerate
Front view of GeForce GTX 770

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 770

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Significantly higher clock speed 1,046 MHz vs 863 MHz More than 20% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 7,012 MHz vs 6,008 MHz More than 15% higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 1,085 MHz vs 902 MHz More than 20% higher turbo clock speed
Higher memory clock speed 1,753 MHz vs 1,502 MHz More than 15% higher memory clock speed
Better civilization 5 texture decomposition (2013) score 395 vs 365.9 Around 10% better civilization 5 texture decomposition (2013) score
Quieter load noise level 46.7 dB vs 48.1 dB Around 5% quieter load noise level

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 780 vs 770

Passmark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performance

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

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

GeForce GTX 780 GeForce GTX 770 @

Crysis: Warhead (2013) 1920x1080 - Enthusiast Quality + 4xAA

Far Cry 3 1920 x 1080 - Ultra Quality + 4x MSAA + Enh. AtoC

GeForce GTX 780
58.6 fps
GeForce GTX 770
50.4 fps

BioShock Infinite 1920 x 1080 - Ultra preset + DX11 (DDOF)

GeForce GTX 780
95.3 fps
GeForce GTX 770
83.4 fps

Reviews Word on the street

GeForce GTX 780  vs 770 

The GTX 770 WindForce OC is no different, but the improvement over the reference design cooler is, nevertheless, not that big because NVIDIA's cooler is already quite good.
GeForce GTX 770

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Got my Samsung refrigerator and its pretty chill too
Crysis warhead 2013?????something wrong with release date here or I missing something???
Roughly accurate up until the 780 > 690 bit.
Got my D-Wave one quantum computer the other day and it's pretty cool.
thats how they always work though. typically the current gen is better that the last years model that is 1 up from it. 750 > 660 760 > 670 770 > 680 780 > 690
I got my dual titan's and tit is pretty chill when they are watercooled
Wish you had a "multi monitor" benchmark section
I got my dual 780's and it is pretty chill
I wasn't questioning whether or not it was a re-branding or upgraded 680, I was merely pointing out that the improvements are a little better than simple "marginal" as compared to the same numbered 6xx series cards. I think my statement is pretty accurate since, as we have already established, the 770 is an upgraded 680, but it's direct predecessor in the 6xx series is the 670, which is obviously a step below the 680.
Sean, the GTX770 is a rebadged GTX 680. It is running the same GK104 that was in the 680, however PCB and memory is updated. So what Polysix states is correct, as it is a last generation GPU re-branded to 700. In the end the 700 series is a slight improvement anyways, so that Maxwell can be introduced.
Only "marginal" improvements over last gen? That's more than a little understated if you look at the specs and benchmark results... Using the ASUS-2GB OC edition (my current GTX 770 make/model) as point of comparison, it outclasses not only it's 600 series predecessor (GTX 670) but also outperforms the previous gens next higher level, the GTX 680. As for price, it has dropped considerably since your post (and since I got MY card, which I'm annoyed about...) and is now on par with pricing we saw with the previous series when -it- was current.
Good catch, thanks for that.
got my gtx 770 ichill@ 1254mhz, pretty nice!
The AnandTech reference is incorrect for Crysis Warhead. This page is comparing the GTX 770's "2560x1440 - Enthusiast Quality + 4x MSAA" to the 1080P score of the GTX 780.
Am more than happy with my GTX780, 770 is a nice card for the price but only marginal improvements over the last 'gen'.
Thanks, we've fixed that up here:
Hello. You need to fix this post, the GTX770 has same chip has GTX680 (in other words is an overclocked GTX680) and that is the GK104, the only cards that has GK114 at the moment are the Titan and the GTX780, click on the link below and scroll down a bit and you will see the GTX770 chip BTW this post is really good, i was looking for a website to have side to side the cards im considering to buy and this website has all VS info i need to compare and decide.
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