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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 780 Ti EVGA Classified Kingpin Edition Radeon HD 7970 GHz HIS IceQ 3GB Edition
Hitman 3 28% 96%
Cyberpunk 2077 1% 51%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 10% 38%
FIFA 21 50% 24%
Grand Theft Auto VI 39% 112%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 13% 33%
Resident Evil 8 1% 51%
Genshin Impact 1% 51%
Far Cry 6 43% 118%
The Medium 23% 88%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti EVGA Classified Kingpin Edition are significantly better than the AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz HIS IceQ 3GB Edition.

The GTX 780 Ti has a 72 MHz higher core clock speed and 112 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD 7970. This results in the GTX 780 Ti providing 129.3 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 GTX 780 Ti has a 72 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Render Output Units than the HD 7970. This results in the GTX 780 Ti providing 19.5 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 GTX 780 Ti was released over a year more recently than the HD 7970, and so the GTX 780 Ti is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the HD 7970.

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 GeForce GTX 780 Ti EVGA Classified Kingpin Edition and the Radeon HD 7970 GHz HIS IceQ 3GB Edition have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GTX 780 Ti has 48 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 7970, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 780 Ti is noticeably better than the HD 7970.

The GeForce GTX 780 Ti EVGA Classified Kingpin Edition has 2880 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 7970 GHz HIS IceQ 3GB Edition has 2048. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 780 Ti is 3275 and the actual shader performance of the HD 7970 is 1828. The GTX 780 Ti having 1447 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 780 Ti delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD 7970.

The GeForce GTX 780 Ti EVGA Classified Kingpin Edition requires 250 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Radeon HD 7970 GHz HIS IceQ 3GB Edition. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 780 Ti and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the HD 7970. The GTX 780 Ti has been recommended a PSU with 100 Watts more than the HD 7970. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 780 Ti may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the HD 7970.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1072 MHzvs1000 MHz
Boost Clock1137 MHzvs1050 MHz
ArchitectureKepler GK110-425-B1GCN 1.0 Tahiti XT2
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs Good
Release Date12 Dec 2013vs01 Aug 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900
10
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10
1920x1080
10
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8.7
2560x1440
8
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6.5
3840x2160
5.9
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4.9

GPU Memory

Memory3072 MBvs3072 MB
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs1500 MHz
Memory Bus384 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth336GB/secvs288GB/sec
L2 Cache 1536 KB green tick vs 768 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2880vs2048
Actual Shader Performance100%vs88%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units240vs128
Texture Rate257.3 GTexel/svs128 GTexel/s
Render Output Units48vs32
Pixel Rate51.5 GPixel/svs32 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power250 Watts-
Recommended PSU600 Watts & 42 Ampsvs500 Watts

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.4
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 Ti EVGA Classified Kingpin Edition is a special edition of the high-end GeForce GTX 780 Ti.
This edition comes with a custom double fan cooling solution which by itself should allow a slight performance boost, as GeForce GTX 780 benefits from the GPU Boost 2.0 technology.
Also, it has been overclocked out of the box from 875MHz to 1072MHz while its boost clock is now of 1137MHz. The memory clock was left untouched.
Benchmarks indicate a 10% performance boost when compared to the reference card and so this card surpasses the mighty GeForce GTX 690.
Radeon HD 7970 GHz HIS IceQ 3GB Edition is a special edition of Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition.
The new features include a new cooling system called IceQ which is 15dB quieter than the reference cooler, according to HIS.
There is no overclocking out of the box and so the performance is on level with the reference card.
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