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GeForce GTX 1070 vs Geforce GTX 780

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1070 has a core clock frequency of 1506 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 2000 MHz. It also uses a 256-bit bus, and makes use of a 16 nm design. It is made up of 1920 SPUs, 120 TAUs, and 64 ROPs.

Compare all of that to the Geforce GTX 780, which has GPU core speed of 863 MHz, and 3072 MB of GDDR5 memory set to run at 1502 MHz through a 384-bit bus. It also is made up of 2304 Stream Processors, 192 Texture Address Units, 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 will be 10% faster than the GeForce GTX 1070 in general, because of its higher bandwidth. (explain)

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

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1070 is a bit (more or less 9%) better at AF than the Geforce GTX 780. (explain)

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

Pixel Rate

If using a high screen resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 1070 is the winner, by far. (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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GeForce GTX 1070

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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: Bandwidth is the max amount of information (in units of MB per second) that can be transferred across the external memory interface in a second. It is worked out by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the 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 texture map elements (texels) that are processed in one second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the video card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels that the graphics chip can possibly record to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 1070

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Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

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