GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 970 vs 780 Ti 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

7.8

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti  based on its benchmarks and compute performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 970

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970

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Significantly higher clock speed 1,050 MHz vs 875 MHz 20% higher clock speed
More memory 4,096 MB vs 3,072 MB Around 35% more memory
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 1,178 MHz vs 1,020 MHz More than 15% higher turbo clock speed
Slightly more render output processors 56 vs 48 8 more render output processors
Significantly lower TDP 148W vs 250W More than 40% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 780 Ti

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti

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Significantly higher memory bandwidth 336 GB/s vs 224.4 GB/s Around 50% higher memory bandwidth
Significantly higher texture rate 210 GTexel/s vs 109.2 GTexel/s More than 90% higher texture rate
Better floating-point performance 5,040 GFLOPS vs 3,494 GFLOPS Around 45% better floating-point performance
Many more texture mapping units 240 vs 104 136 more texture mapping units
More shading units 2,880 vs 1,664 1216 more shading units
Better bitcoin mining score 321.97 mHash/s vs 189.33 mHash/s More than 70% better bitcoin mining score
Higher crysis 3 framerate 60.3 fps vs 50.6 fps Around 20% higher crysis 3 framerate
Higher BioShock infinite framerate 116.4 fps vs 107.6 fps Around 10% higher BioShock infinite framerate

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 970 vs 780 Ti

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970
189.33 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 780 Ti
321.97 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 970
101.16 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 780 Ti
85.4 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Reviews Word on the street

GeForce GTX 970  vs 780 Ti 

9.7
9.4
Today, we're reviewing the EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SuperClocked ACX, a non-reference design, factory-overclocked GTX 970 graphics card, which comes with a custom-design PCB, and the company's signature ACX cooler, which features an aluminium stack heatsink that uses a trio of copper heat pipes, to draw heat directly from the GPU die, and dissipate it under the airflow of two 80 mm fans.
GeForce GTX 970

Comments

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Hahaha Brian. Your comment on 780ti and 970 is purely true indeed. And hey, people ask and they get the answer they are looking for. 😂😂😂
If you were to buy a graphics cards for your gaming rig, I would definitely buy a 970. You will b able to max out any game you throw at it and make your part future proof. There is only 10% difference between the 970 and 780 Ti. I mean, $500-600 for a 780 Ti and only $300for a 970?! BS! You would better off go for a 970 because price to performance is a really important thing when it comes to pc gaming and pc building. If you have the money and want to upgrade from that 970, then buy a 980-980 Ti! Don't get the 780 Ti! Otherwise, it's better having at least 4GB VRAM for future coming games.
actually newer games like witcher 3 and etc run better on gtx 970 here is a witcher 3 video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Imhpe5KNIW0 honestly its kinda pathetic that gtx 780 ti, its getting beaten by 970 i feel sad for the people who bought it when 900s series was about to come out.
Ok I will tell the the truth then, It's because I am a misogynistic fedora hat wearing pro rape culture pig that still lives in my Mom's basement. There you found me out! Now you can tell the rest of your social justice warriors.
Why do people argue on these boards, I have a 970sli, and can openly say the 780ti is better in performance most times, howeever the 10% performance increase isn't worth the massive price tag :S I'd rather have newer tech in the 970 that will be supported for much longer, then upgrade to the 970s successor in terms of price/performance.
...Graphics cards should be an object to you as well, what is this, a debate for communism/marxism? jesus christ
iam really glad i went for the gtx 970
The 780 Ti may be faster than the 970 but you can easily run a 970 on a 550W PSU I would like to see the 780 Ti do that. I would pick the 970 as its cheaper, not that much slower and uses a hell of a lot less power. Maxwell GPUs are pretty awesome.
dude why? The 780ti has much more RAW performance over the 970 over any game out there. All that matters to you is the gaming performance... therefore the 780ti is still king and beats the 970 at almost anything, disregarding efficiency.
So you are absolutely willing to squander away all benefits of the 970 for an issue that is not even there? Do you even listen to what you say? 3GB is more than enough, but you'll let go of the 970 because it has 3.5, not 4. lol
Yea its not really the greatest 4 k card though considering the amount of vram
GeForce GTX 9708,641 GeForce GTX 780 Ti8,978
I see 8,986 for 780ti and 8,029 for 970 on that link . .
could be!
spooky
I am spirit haunting you!
I thought it was Hercule Poirot!
the 970 has 3.5gb vram issue so it is kind of useless to worry about that, i bought it one month before the drama happened i would trade my zotac gtx 970 back for my asus gtx 780ti in heartbeat any day. 3gb vram is more than enough for me
Get real breh. 780ti's are loosing their flagship image
There is more vRam, which would help, as games are starting to benefit from it. There was already a game last year that used more than 3Gbs of vRam, which gave 780ti's a big issues trying to play on it. Other than vRam, performance is pretty much side by side. About 5-10 fps difference in my estimate
personally i would go perfromance>features. since games keep getting more demanding every year
AMD have bad TDP, that's the only thing I hold against them. (also maybe heat)
You didn't. There are new things introduced to the new gen.
why do i see you in every comparison
so basically i upgraded from a 780ti to a 970 for nothing
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