GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 960 vs 780 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

7.7

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 960

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960

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Much better 3DMark 11 graphics score 32,987 vs 14,020 More than 2.2x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Higher clock speed 1,127 MHz vs 863 MHz More than 30% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 7,012 MHz vs 6,008 MHz More than 15% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 1,178 MHz vs 902 MHz More than 30% higher turbo clock speed
Higher memory clock speed 1,753 MHz vs 1,502 MHz More than 15% higher memory clock speed
Significantly lower TDP 120W vs 250W 2.1x lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 780

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 780

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Much better 3DMark06 score 35,080 vs 10,767.5 More than 3.2x better 3DMark06 score
Much higher memory bandwidth 288.4 GB/s vs 112.2 GB/s More than 2.5x higher memory bandwidth
Better PassMark score 7,976 vs 5,813 More than 35% better PassMark score
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 42,870 vs 32,171 Around 35% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Significantly higher texture rate 165.7 GTexel/s vs 72.1 GTexel/s More than 2.2x higher texture rate
Better floating-point performance 3,977 GFLOPS vs 2,308.1 GFLOPS More than 70% better floating-point performance
Many more texture mapping units 192 vs 64 Three times as many texture mapping units
Much better ocean surface simulation score 1,929.8 frames/s vs 780.9 frames/s Around 2.5x better ocean surface simulation score
Significantly more shading units 2,304 vs 1,024 1280 more shading units
More memory 3,072 MB vs 2,048 MB 50% more memory
Much wider memory bus 384 bit vs 128 bit 3x wider memory bus
More render output processors 48 vs 32 16 more render output processors
Higher BioShock infinite framerate 95.3 fps vs 75.8 fps More than 25% higher BioShock infinite framerate
Better PassMark direct compute score 3,971 vs 3,046 More than 30% better PassMark direct compute score
Higher battlefield 4 framerate 74 vs 58 Around 30% higher battlefield 4 framerate

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 960 vs 780

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960
111.95 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 780
143.29 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960
69.13 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 780
66.27 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960
780.9 frames/s
GeForce GTX 780
1,929.8 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960
710.39 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTX 780
649.36 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960
3.92 frames/s
GeForce GTX 780
7 frames/s

Video composition Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 960
25.99 frames/s
GeForce GTX 780
91.06 frames/s

Battlefield 4

Reviews Word on the street

GeForce GTX 960  vs 780 

9.0
9.3
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

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Comments

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no comparison guys between both , just check the frames fps ? 780 gtx sc evga for example is the highest version some games make 25 fps difference , how can we compare them 960 was a pricy shit when it came up now its only a shit ..
you are a moron
hey the freaking 960 is poopoo!!!
960 is really good card i over clocked mine to 1553 mz and still run at 77c -80 c max an full load 1 h gaming. really impressed . i pull more fps in gta 5 them my brothers 970. on stock freq.
Nvidia let down a lot of consumers especially the 780 owners who want to keep their card for a long time. I find it anti-consumer to not optimize their older generation GPUs. This is the reason why I won't buy an Nvidia card anymore.
now as 390 x going down in price and so does gtx 980 ti version. when gtx 1080 (p) 4k take over it would be like 2 sli gtx 980. for the ti i dont know. its just o.c and not the real version. we just want non normal no o.c versions. to mutch errors on o.c cards. got a r9 390 with RMA. used it 1 day then it died. if amd nvidia are gonna make bad gpu s then ill stick to s3 virge dx 367-375 forever (LOL) n* o** way writer so take it easy. *r **w Norwegian chees too and flying in it too.cheese and smile to 4k-8k cards and of corse hdmi 2.0 dp 2.0 support out of the box. the 780 was a good card and still are.. no need to push it out yet. since dx12 make it better ingaming. gtx 960-980 are 2 gen over gtx 780-90 version. .no warrning!!
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im highj
I have both and let me say the 960 blows to 780 out of the water... gtx 780 is garbage and outdated.
gtx 960 g2 2g 4g g4 (gb) are a eterance only. not a mor faster gpu then gtx 780 with 4gb ram. some 960 got 2-4 gb ram. only if you want to test out dx12 demos. go for 980 ti or wait to get 1000 version from nvidia. still go for amd too. cheaper still run games in 1k-8k. when a gtx 980 cost 5 big nok +mva. go for it but get atleast a 4-6 gen cpu and 16-128 gb ram ssd m2 or hybrid 7200 ssd.
I had a HD5850 and you're right. I eventually purchased a brand new GTX960 4GB OC edition (Gigabyte) instead of buying a used GTX660Ti/GTX670/GTX680 since it was more efficient and since I only game at full HD, it met my requirements.
lol you must be on weed.
The 960 would walk all over the 660. The 760 is right between the 660 ti and the 670, where the 960 beats the the 760 by about 15 - 20%. Where the the stock core ont he 960 is 1127mhz (correct me if im wrong), just about every 960 I seen will hit 1500+ mhz on the core, driving its performance in games faster then the stock GTX 680. Cuda, wellt he 680 will beat it if your into cuda type stuff. Its only a disappointment if you have something already faster enough witch a 660 is still a decent card for todays games at 1080p, The 960 would look better to them who has something older or slower and not much of a budget but wants shadowplay cuda physx, a $200 price point is actually pretty good for something that can rival a GTX 680 overclocked that uses next to no power and shuts its own fan off even overclocked to 1600mhz lol
What are you on about? All the specs of the 780 are correct.
This is 780 vs 960... NOT 680 vs 960
The 960 is a disappointing card. We were all hoping for the GTX 680 at the price of $200 and what we got was a GTX 670 1.1 It's not even worth upgrading from a GTX 660 which has nearly identical specs (aside form architecture).
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