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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game FirePro D500 GeForce GTX 780
Cyberpunk 2077 140% 30%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 120% 19%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 112% 15%
FIFA 21 21% 34%
Grand Theft Auto VI 238% 83%
Hitman 3 212% 69%
Genshin Impact 140% 30%
Far Cry 6 247% 88%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 244% 86%
Watch Dogs Legion 132% 25%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 are significantly better than the AMD FirePro D500.

The GeForce GTX 780 has a 138 MHz higher core clock speed and 96 more Texture Mapping Units than the FirePro D500. This results in the GeForce GTX 780 providing 96.1 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GeForce GTX 780 has a 138 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Render Output Units than the FirePro D500. This results in the GeForce GTX 780 providing 18.2 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The FirePro D500 was released less than a year after the GeForce GTX 780, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The FirePro D500 and the GeForce GTX 780 have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GeForce GTX 780 has 48.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the FirePro D500, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GTX 780 is noticeably better than the FirePro D500.

The FirePro D500 has 1536 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 780 has 2304. However, the actual shader performance of the FirePro D500 is 724 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 780 is 2078. The GeForce GTX 780 having 1354 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce GTX 780 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the FirePro D500.

The FirePro D500 requires 175 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 780 requires 250 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the FirePro D500 and a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GeForce GTX 780. The GeForce GTX 780 requires 75 Watts more than the FirePro D500 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GeForce GTX 780 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the FirePro D500.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed725 MHzvs863 MHz
Boost Clock-vs902 MHz
ArchitectureTahiti LEKepler GK110-300-A1
OC Potential Good vs Fair
Driver Support - vs Good
Release Date18 Jan 2014vs23 May 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - vs green tick
1600x900 - vs green tick
1920x1080 - vs green tick
2560x1440 - vs green tick
3840x2160 - vs green tick

GPU Memory

Memory3072 MBvs3072 MB
Memory Speed1250 MHzvs1502 MHz
Memory Bus384 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth240GB/secvs288.4GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs green tick 1536 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1536vs2304
Actual Shader Performance35%vs100%
Texture Mapping Units96vs192
Texture Rate69.6 GTexel/svs165.7 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs48
Pixel Rate23.2 GPixel/svs41.4 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs2
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power175 Wattsvs250 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 26 Ampsvs600 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.2vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHzvsIntel Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs2560x1440

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewFirePro D500 is a workstation Graphics Card based on the 28nm GCN architecture.
It's based on the Tahite LE Core (same used on Radeon HD 7870 XT) and therefore offers 1536 Shader Processing Units, 96 TMUs and 32 ROPs, but on a 384-bit interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit is clocked 725MHz while the memory clock operates at 1250MHZ.
It is thus considerably lower clocked and its gaming performance is even lower, as Radeon HD 7870 XT benefits from certified gaming drivers which unlock the GCN's architecture potential while FirePro D500 is made for professional applications. Therefore, expect its performance to be similar to Radeon HD 7870.
GeForce GTX 780 is a high-end graphics-card based on the 28nm, Kepler architecture.
It's based on the Kepler GK110 Core (same used on Titan) but with 12 SMX activated and therefore offers 2304 Shader Processing Units, 192 TMUs and 48 ROPs on a 384-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. While the central unit runs at 863MHz and goes up to 902MHz in Turbo, the memory clock operates at 1502MHz. It consumes up to 250W.
Benchmarks indicate that its performance is up to 30% better than previous GeForce GTX 680 and thus allows even the most demanding games to be playable at the highest settings, at 1080p. With proper overclocking and cooling, it can surpass GeForce GTX Titan.
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