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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 780 EVGA SC w/ ACX Edition SLI Radeon R9 280X Gigabyte 3GB OC Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 20% 40%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 20% 40%
Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip 25% 30%
Cyberpunk 2077 10% 92%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 10% 92%
Borderlands 3 16% 47%
FIFA 20 58% 26%
The Outer Worlds 27% 28%
eFootball PES 2020 46% 5%
Ghost Recon Breakpoint 21% 111%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 EVGA SC w/ ACX Edition SLI are significantly better than the AMD Radeon R9 280X Gigabyte 3GB OC Edition.

The R9 280X has a 33 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 780, but the GTX 780 has 256 more Texture Mapping Units than the R9 280X. As a result, the GTX 780 exhibits a 243.3 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the R9 280X. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The R9 280X has a 33 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 780, but the GTX 780 has 64 more Render Output Units than the R9 280X. As a result, the GTX 780 exhibits a 60.8 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the R9 280X. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The R9 280X was released less than a year after the GTX 780, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

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 780 has 3072 MB more video memory than the R9 280X, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 780 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 780 has 288.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R9 280X, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 780 is massively better than the R9 280X.

The GeForce GTX 780 EVGA SC w/ ACX Edition SLI has 4608 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R9 280X Gigabyte 3GB OC Edition has 2048. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 780 is 4700 and the actual shader performance of the R9 280X is 1915. The GTX 780 having 2785 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 R9 280X.

The GeForce GTX 780 EVGA SC w/ ACX Edition SLI requires 500 Watts to run and the Radeon R9 280X Gigabyte 3GB OC Edition requires 250 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the GTX 780 and a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the R9 280X. The GTX 780 requires 250 Watts more than the R9 280X 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 R9 280X.

GPU Architecture

Core Speed967 MHzvs1000 MHz
Boost Clock1020 MHzvs1100 MHz
ArchitectureKepler GK110GCN 1.0 Tahiti XTL
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Good vs Great
Release Date23 May 2013vs09 Oct 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
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1600x900
10
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10
1920x1080
10
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8.7
2560x1440
9.2
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6.5
3840x2160
6.9
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GPU Memory

Memory6144 MBvs3072 MB
Memory Speed1502 MHzvs1500 MHz
Memory Bus768 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth576.8GB/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 Units4608vs2048
Actual Shader Performance100%vs92%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units384vs128
Texture Rate371.3 GTexel/svs128 GTexel/s
Render Output Units96vs32
Pixel Rate92.8 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 Power500 Wattsvs250 Watts
Recommended PSU750 Watts & 42 Ampsvs600 Watts

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHzvsIntel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM12 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1600vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GTX 780 EVGA SC w/ ACX Edition SLI is a solution of two GeForce GTX 780 EVGA SC w/ ACX Edition.Radeon R9 280X Gigabyte 3GB OC Edition is a special edition of the high-end Radeon R9 280X.
This edition comes with a custom cooling system called "WindForce", which reduces the card's temperature under load, significantly and comes overclocked out of the box in the central unit that was increased from 850MHz to 1000MHz, while the Boost clock is now of 1100MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a 5% performance boost over the standard edition and so this card offers the same performance a GeForce GTX 770 does.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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