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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 780 EVGA Dual FTW w/ ACX Edition GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 19% 46%
Hitman 3 54% 90%
Resident Evil 8 19% 46%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 8% 34%
FIFA 21 40% 26%
Grand Theft Auto VI 67% 105%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 5% 29%
Genshin Impact 19% 46%
Far Cry 6 72% 111%
The Medium 48% 82%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 EVGA Dual FTW w/ ACX Edition are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition.

The GTX 680 has a 130 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 780, but the GTX 780 has 64 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 680. As a result, the GTX 780 exhibits a 46.1 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 680. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 680 has a 130 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 780, but the GTX 780 has 16 more Render Output Units than the GTX 680. As a result, the GTX 780 exhibits a 11.5 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GTX 680. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 780 was released over a year more recently than the GTX 680, and so the GTX 780 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 680.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The GTX 680 has 1024 MB more video memory than the GTX 780, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the GTX 780 has superior memory performance.

The GTX 780 has 96.1 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 680, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 780 is massively better than the GTX 680.

The GeForce GTX 780 EVGA Dual FTW w/ ACX Edition has 2304 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition has 1536. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 780 is 2380 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 680 is 1806. The GTX 780 having 574 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 780 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 680.

The GeForce GTX 780 EVGA Dual FTW w/ ACX Edition requires 250 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition requires 195 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 780 and a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the GTX 680. The GTX 780 requires 55 Watts more than the GTX 680 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 780 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 680.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed980 MHzvs1110 MHz
Boost Clock1033 MHzvs1176 MHz
ArchitectureKepler GK110-300-A1Kepler GK104-400-A2
OC Potential Poor vs Good
Driver Support Good vs Good
Release Date23 May 2013vs01 May 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900
10
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1920x1080
9.7
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8.8
2560x1440
7.2
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6.4
3840x2160
5.4
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4.7

GPU Memory

Memory3072 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed1502 MHzvs1502 MHz
Memory Bus384 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth288.4GB/secvs192.3GB/sec
L2 Cache 1536 KB green tick vs 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2304vs1536
Actual Shader Performance100%vs87%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units192vs128
Texture Rate188.2 GTexel/svs142.1 GTexel/s
Render Output Units48vs32
Pixel Rate47 GPixel/svs35.5 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power250 Wattsvs195 Watts
Recommended PSU600 Watts & 42 Ampsvs550 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHzvsIntel Core i7-3770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1440vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GTX 780 EVGA Dual FTW w/ ACX Edition is a special edition of the high-end GeForce GTX 780.
This edition comes with a custom double fan cooling solution and with a special PCB which together allow a reasonable performance boost from the start, as GeForce GTX 780 benefits from the GPU Boost 2.0 technology.
Also, it has been overclocked out of the box from 863MHz to 967MHz while its boost clock is now of 1020MHz. The memory clock was left untouched.
Benchmarks indicate a 9.5% performance boost when compared to the reference card and so this edition performs slightly better than GeForce GTX Titan.
GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition is a Special Edition of the powerful GeForce GTX 680. See the standard version for more information about it.
Compared to the standard version, GeForce GTX 680 Galaxy Edition features an increased core-clock that went from 1006MHz to 1110MHz and the turbo boost from 1100MHz to 1176MHz. The amount of memory was also increased from 2GB to 4GB, proving useful if gaming at high resolutions and using many image improving techniques, though we consider this excessive.
Expect a 9% performance boost when compared to the standard card.
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