GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 270X vs 780


Real world tests using the latest 3D games

battlefield 3 (2013)


Synthetic tests to measure overall performance

PassMark, 3DMark 11 Graphics, 3DMark Vantage Graphics and 3DMark06

Compute Performance

General computing tests executed on the GPU

Civilization 5 Texture Decomposition (2013) and PassMark Direct Compute

Noise and Power

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


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 and compute performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R9 270X

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon R9 270X

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Higher clock speed 1,000 MHz vs 863 MHz More than 15% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz vs 902 MHz More than 15% higher turbo clock speed
Lower TDP 180W vs 250W Around 30% 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 23,610 Around 50% better 3DMark06 score
Significantly better 3DMark vantage graphics score 42,870 vs 28,000 Around 55% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Better PassMark score 8,018 vs 4,579 More than 75% better PassMark score
Significantly more memory 6,144 MB vs 2,048 MB 3x more memory
Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 14,020 vs 8,520 Around 65% better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Higher texture rate 166.4 GTexel/s vs 80 GTexel/s More than 2x higher texture rate
Better floating-point performance 3,977 GFLOPS vs 2,560 GFLOPS More than 55% better floating-point performance
Significantly more texture mapping units 192 vs 80 112 more texture mapping units
Significantly higher BioShock infinite framerate 95.3 fps vs 55.1 fps Around 75% higher BioShock infinite framerate
More shading units 2,304 vs 1,280 1024 more shading units
Significantly higher battlefield 3 framerate 141 fps vs 84.3 fps More than 65% higher battlefield 3 framerate
Higher pixel rate 41.4 GPixel/s vs 32 GPixel/s Around 30% higher pixel rate
More render output processors 48 vs 32 16 more render output processors
Better civilization 5 texture decomposition (2013) score 365.9 vs 310.9 Around 20% better civilization 5 texture decomposition (2013) score
Better PassMark direct compute score 3,938 vs 2,442 More than 60% better PassMark direct compute score
Slightly better T-Rex score 6.91 frames/s vs 5.84 frames/s Around 20% better T-Rex score
Slightly higher memory clock speed 1,502 MHz vs 1,400 MHz More than 5% higher memory clock speed

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R9 270X vs GeForce GTX 780

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

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

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining)

Radeon R9 270X
293.29 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 780
136.1 mHash/s

GFXBench 3.0 (T-Rex)

Radeon R9 270X
GeForce GTX 780

GFXBench 3.0 (Manhattan)

Radeon R9 270X
GeForce GTX 780

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

Radeon R9 270X
55.1 fps
GeForce GTX 780
95.3 fps

Reviews Word on the street

Radeon R9 270X  vs GeForce GTX 780 

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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i know for a fact that far cry 3 frame rate is bs. my computer has an fx-8320, a sapphire r9 270x 2gb,8gb ram. i ran farcry 3 on max settings with an average of 45-50fps.
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