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GeForce GTX 780 Ti vs GeForce RTX 3060

Intro

The GeForce GTX 780 Ti features a GPU clock speed of 875 MHz, and the 3072 MB of GDDR5 RAM is set to run at 1750 MHz through a 384-bit bus. It also is comprised of 2880 Stream Processors, 240 Texture Address Units, and 48 ROPs.

Compare those specifications to the GeForce RTX 3060, which uses a 8 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core frequency at 1320 MHz. The GDDR6 memory is set to run at a speed of 1875 MHz on this specific model. It features 3584 SPUs as well as 112 Texture Address Units and 48 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce RTX 3060 170 Watts
GeForce GTX 780 Ti 250 Watts
Difference: 80 Watts (47%)

Memory Bandwidth

As far as performance goes, the GeForce RTX 3060 should in theory be just a bit superior to the GeForce GTX 780 Ti overall. (explain)

GeForce RTX 3060 368640 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 780 Ti 336000 MB/sec
Difference: 32640 (10%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 780 Ti is much (more or less 42%) more effective at AF than the GeForce RTX 3060. (explain)

GeForce GTX 780 Ti 210000 Mtexels/sec
GeForce RTX 3060 147840 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 62160 (42%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high screen resolution is important to you, then the GeForce RTX 3060 is the winner, and very much so. (explain)

GeForce RTX 3060 63360 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 780 Ti 42000 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 21360 (51%)

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 780 Ti GeForce RTX 3060
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year November 2013 February 2021
Code Name GK110 GA106
Memory 3072 MB (Unknown) MB
Core Speed 875 MHz 1320 MHz
Memory Speed 7000 MHz 3750 GB/s
Power (Max TDP) 250 watts 170 watts
Bandwidth 336000 MB/sec 368640 MB/sec
Texel Rate 210000 Mtexels/sec 147840 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 42000 Mpixels/sec 63360 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 2880 3584
Texture Mapping Units 240 112
Render Output Units 48 48
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR6
Bus Width 384-bit 192-bit
Fab Process 28 nm 8 nm
Transistors 7080 million 13250 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 11.0 DirectX 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.4 OpenGL 4.6

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface in one second. The number is worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by the speed of its memory. In the case of DDR type RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that can be applied in one second. This number is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the graphics card will be at handling 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 could possibly write to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel rate is also dependant on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.

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