GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 270X vs 780


Real world tests using the latest 3D games

battlefield 3 (2013) and Far Cry 3


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
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Significantly higher clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 863 MHz More than 25% higher clock speed
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz vs 902 MHz More than 25% 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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Significantly better passmark score 8,040 vs 4,517 Around 80% better passmark score
Significantly better 3DMark vantage graphics score 42,870 vs 28,000 Around 55% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Significantly better 3DMark06 score 35,080 vs 23,610 Around 50% better 3DMark06 score
Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 14,020 vs 8,520 Around 65% better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Significantly higher texture rate 166.4 GTexel/s vs 88 GTexel/s Around 90% higher texture rate
More memory 3,072 MB vs 2,048 MB 50% more memory
Better floating-point performance 3,977 GFLOPS vs 2,816 GFLOPS More than 40% better floating-point performance
Significantly more texture mapping units 192 vs 80 112 more texture mapping units
More shading units 2,304 vs 1,280 1024 more shading units
Significantly higher far cry 3 framerate 58.6 fps vs 31.8 fps Around 85% higher far cry 3 framerate
Significantly higher BioShock infinite framerate 95.3 fps vs 55.1 fps Around 75% higher BioShock infinite framerate
Significantly higher battlefield 3 framerate 141 fps vs 84.3 fps More than 65% higher battlefield 3 framerate
More render output processors 48 vs 32 16 more render output processors
Significantly 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 3,946 vs 2,358 More than 65% better passmark direct compute score
Slightly higher pixel rate 41.4 GPixel/s vs 35.2 GPixel/s Around 20% higher pixel rate
Wider memory bus 384 bit vs 256 bit 50% wider memory bus

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

Passmark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performance

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

Radeon R9 270X GeForce GTX 780 @

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

Radeon R9 270X
31.8 fps
GeForce GTX 780
58.6 fps

Battlefield 3 (2013) 1920x1080 - Ultra quality + FXAA-HIGH

Radeon R9 270X
84.3 fps
GeForce GTX 780
141 fps

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

Radeon R9 270X
55.1 fps
GeForce GTX 780
95.3 fps

Passmark Direct Compute Measures performance of general-purpose computing using Microsoft DirectCompute

Reviews Word on the street

Radeon R9 270X  vs GeForce GTX 780 

Overclocking works very well and reaches the highest clocks of all GTX 780 cards we tested so far.
GeForce GTX 780


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