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GeForce GTX 1070 vs Geforce GTX 780

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1070 makes use of a 16 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core speed at 1506 MHz. The GDDR5 memory is set to run at a frequency of 2000 MHz on this specific model. It features 1920 SPUs along with 120 TAUs and 64 ROPs.

Compare those specs to the Geforce GTX 780, which has core clock 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 TAUs and 48 ROPs.

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Benchmarks

These are real-world performance benchmarks that were submitted by Hardware Compare users. The scores seen here are the average of all benchmarks submitted for each respective test and hardware.

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score

GeForce GTX 1070 18174 points
Geforce GTX 780 10082 points
Difference: 8092 (80%)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 1070 150 Watts
Geforce GTX 780 250 Watts
Difference: 100 Watts (67%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the Geforce GTX 780 should be just a bit faster than the GeForce GTX 1070 in general. (explain)

Geforce GTX 780 288384 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 1070 262144 MB/sec
Difference: 26240 (10%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1070 will be a little bit (about 9%) better at anisotropic filtering than the Geforce GTX 780. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1070 180720 Mtexels/sec
Geforce GTX 780 165696 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 15024 (9%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1070 should be quite a bit (more or less 133%) more effective at full screen anti-aliasing than the Geforce GTX 780, and capable of handling higher screen resolutions while still performing well. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1070 96384 Mpixels/sec
Geforce GTX 780 41424 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 54960 (133%)

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

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Specifications

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Model GeForce GTX 1070 Geforce GTX 780
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year June 2016 May 2013
Code Name GP104-200 GK110
Memory 8192 MB 3072 MB
Core Speed 1506 MHz 863 MHz
Memory Speed 8000 MHz 6008 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 150 watts 250 watts
Bandwidth 262144 MB/sec 288384 MB/sec
Texel Rate 180720 Mtexels/sec 165696 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 96384 Mpixels/sec 41424 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 1920 2304
Texture Mapping Units 120 192
Render Output Units 64 48
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 384-bit
Fab Process 16 nm 28 nm
Transistors 7200 million 7080 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12.0 DirectX 11.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.5 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of information (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface in one second. It's worked out by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory speed. If the card has DDR type RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the video card can possibly write to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 1070

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