GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 280X vs 780 among Desktop GPUs


Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more


T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more


Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more


Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more


Overall Score

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 Radeon R9 280X

Reasons to consider the
Generic Radeon R9 280X

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Better ocean surface simulation score 1,931.89 frames/s vs 1,346.76 frames/s Around 45% better ocean surface simulation score
Higher turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz vs 902 MHz More than 10% higher turbo clock speed
Front view of GeForce GTX 780

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 780

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Much better 3DMark vantage graphics score 42,870 vs 11,255 More than 3.8x better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Significantly better 3DMark06 score 35,080 vs 28,452 Around 25% better 3DMark06 score
Better PassMark score 7,993 vs 5,769 Around 40% better PassMark score
Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 14,020 vs 10,792 Around 30% better 3DMark 11 graphics score
More texture mapping units 192 vs 128 64 more texture mapping units
Higher texture rate 165.7 GTexel/s vs 128 GTexel/s Around 30% higher texture rate
Significantly higher battlefield 3 framerate 141 fps vs 106.5 fps More than 30% higher battlefield 3 framerate
More render output processors 48 vs 32 16 more render output processors
Slightly higher pixel rate 41.4 GPixel/s vs 32 GPixel/s Around 30% higher pixel rate
Higher BioShock infinite framerate 95.3 fps vs 73.9 fps Around 30% higher BioShock infinite framerate
Higher battlefield 4 framerate 74 vs 39.9 More than 85% higher battlefield 4 framerate
Slightly more shading units 2,304 vs 2,048 256 more shading units

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R9 280X vs GeForce GTX 780

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 280X
493.58 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 780
251.96 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 280X
87.88 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 780
55.43 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 280X
1,931.89 frames/s
GeForce GTX 780
1,346.76 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 280X
518.94 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTX 780
680.91 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 280X
9.49 frames/s
GeForce GTX 780
5.32 frames/s

Video composition Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 280X
87.45 frames/s
GeForce GTX 780
90.91 frames/s

Battlefield 4

Reviews Word on the street

Radeon R9 280X  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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