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GeForce GTX Titan vs Geforce GTX 780

Intro

The GeForce GTX Titan makes use of a 28 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core speed at 837 MHz. The GDDR5 memory works at a speed of 1502 MHz on this particular card. It features 2688 SPUs as well as 224 TAUs and 48 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare all that to the Geforce GTX 780, which features core speeds of 863 MHz on the GPU, and 1502 MHz on the 3072 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 2304 SPUs as well as 192 Texture Address Units and 48 ROPs.

(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Both cards have the same power consumption.

Memory Bandwidth

Both cards have the exact same bandwidth, so in theory they should have identical performance. (explain)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX Titan should be a small bit (approximately 13%) better at texture filtering than the Geforce GTX 780. (explain)

GeForce GTX Titan 187488 Mtexels/sec
Geforce GTX 780 165696 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 21792 (13%)

Pixel Rate

The Geforce GTX 780 will be a little bit (approximately 3%) better at full screen anti-aliasing than the GeForce GTX Titan, and able to handle higher resolutions without losing too much performance. (explain)

Geforce GTX 780 41424 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX Titan 40176 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 1248 (3%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

Price Comparison

GeForce GTX Titan

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Geforce GTX 780

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Specifications

Model GeForce GTX Titan Geforce GTX 780
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year February 2013 May 2013
Code Name GK110 GK110
Fab Process 28 nm 28 nm
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
Memory 6144 MB 3072 MB
Core Speed 837 MHz 863 MHz
Shader Speed 837 MHz 863 MHz
Memory Speed 1502 MHz (6008 MHz effective) 1502 MHz (6008 MHz effective)
Unified Shaders 2688 2304
Texture Mapping Units 224 192
Render Output Units 48 48
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 384-bit 384-bit
DirectX Version DirectX 11.0 DirectX 11.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.3 OpenGL 4.3
Power (Max TDP) 250 watts 250 watts
Shader Model 5.0 5.0
Bandwidth 288384 MB/sec 288384 MB/sec
Texel Rate 187488 Mtexels/sec 165696 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 40176 Mpixels/sec 41424 Mpixels/sec

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the largest amount of information (in units of megabytes per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface in one second. It is calculated by multiplying the bus width by its memory clock speed. If the card has DDR RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the bandwidth is, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that are processed per second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the graphics card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics chip could possibly record to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the number of ROPs by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.

Comments

4 Responses to “GeForce GTX Titan vs Geforce GTX 780”
Anonymous says:
yolo :] it's awesome
Animetakerfan says:
MY GTX 780 Phantom has:
GPU clock: 1079MHZ
Memory clock: 1652MHz
It´s a Titan killer
ali says:
I searching for the best vga to put it in my specs list for my lap?
NewGirlInTown says:
At almost half the price of the Titan and it can handle the best games the same? It's almost a no brainer.
Much better choice than even going with SLI OR Crossfire.
It's fast! Crisp clean visuals. Fast FPS. No lag due to your card.
As another commenter said, It's a Titan killer!

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