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Geforce GTX 770 vs Geforce GTX 780

Intro

The Geforce GTX 770 makes use of a 28 nm design. nVidia has set the core speed at 1046 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM runs at a speed of 1753 MHz on this specific card. It features 1536 SPUs along with 128 TAUs and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specs to the Geforce GTX 780, which has GPU core speed of 863 MHz, and 3072 MB of GDDR5 memory running at 1502 MHz through a 384-bit bus. It also is comprised of 2304 SPUs, 192 TAUs, and 48 ROPs.

(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Geforce GTX 770 230 Watts
Geforce GTX 780 250 Watts
Difference: 20 Watts (9%)

Memory Bandwidth

As far as performance goes, the Geforce GTX 780 should in theory be a lot superior to the Geforce GTX 770 overall. (explain)

Geforce GTX 780 288384 MB/sec
Geforce GTX 770 224384 MB/sec
Difference: 64000 (29%)

Texel Rate

The Geforce GTX 780 should be quite a bit (about 24%) better at anisotropic filtering than the Geforce GTX 770. (explain)

Geforce GTX 780 165696 Mtexels/sec
Geforce GTX 770 133888 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 31808 (24%)

Pixel Rate

The Geforce GTX 780 will be much (about 24%) better at AA than the Geforce GTX 770, and also will be capable of handling higher resolutions without losing too much performance. (explain)

Geforce GTX 780 41424 Mpixels/sec
Geforce GTX 770 33472 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 7952 (24%)

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 770

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Geforce GTX 780

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Specifications

Model Geforce GTX 770 Geforce GTX 780
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year May 2013 May 2013
Code Name GK104 GK110
Fab Process 28 nm 28 nm
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
Memory 2048 MB 3072 MB
Core Speed 1046 MHz 863 MHz
Shader Speed 1046 MHz 863 MHz
Memory Speed 1753 MHz (7012 MHz effective) 1502 MHz (6008 MHz effective)
Unified Shaders 1536 2304
Texture Mapping Units 128 192
Render Output Units 32 48
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 384-bit
DirectX Version DirectX 11.0 DirectX 11.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.3 OpenGL 4.3
Power (Max TDP) 230 watts 250 watts
Shader Model 5.0 5.0
Bandwidth 224384 MB/sec 288384 MB/sec
Texel Rate 133888 Mtexels/sec 165696 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 33472 Mpixels/sec 41424 Mpixels/sec

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the max amount of information (counted in MB per second) that can be transferred across the external memory interface in one second. It is worked out by multiplying the interface width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR type memory, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics chip can possibly record to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the max fill rate.

Comments

5 Responses to “Geforce GTX 770 vs Geforce GTX 780”
gg says:
the 780 is shit, GG
sonarctica says:
GG, worst reason ever, i bet you are a AMD sheep and that's the reason why complain for nothing.
sheep says:
GG, you don't know sheep about it 780 is a titan killer
IT says:
Huge mistake in the page. thermal design power (TDP) is not power consumption is heat generated by the device.
IT says:
If you want to learn about TDP, I would recommend Linus Fast as possible videos.

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