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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 250X Crossfire GeForce GTX 780
Cyberpunk 2077 136% 30%
Hitman 3 207% 69%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 116% 19%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 109% 15%
FIFA 21 19% 34%
Grand Theft Auto VI 232% 83%
Far Cry 6 242% 88%
Genshin Impact 136% 30%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 239% 86%
Battlefield 6 207% 69%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 are significantly better than the AMD Radeon R7 250X Crossfire.

The R7 250X has a 87 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GTX 780, but the GeForce GTX 780 has 112 more Texture Mapping Units than the R7 250X. As a result, the GeForce GTX 780 exhibits a 89.7 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the R7 250X. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The R7 250X has a 87 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GTX 780, but the GeForce GTX 780 has 16 more Render Output Units than the R7 250X. As a result, the GeForce GTX 780 exhibits a 11 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the R7 250X. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The R7 250X 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 R7 250X has 1024 MB more video memory than the GeForce GTX 780, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the GeForce GTX 780 has superior memory performance.

The GeForce GTX 780 has 144.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R7 250X, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GTX 780 is massively better than the R7 250X.

The Radeon R7 250X Crossfire has 1280 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 780 has 2304. However, the actual shader performance of the R7 250X is 1034 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 780 is 2078. The GeForce GTX 780 having 1044 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 R7 250X.

The Radeon R7 250X Crossfire requires 160 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 780 requires 250 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the R7 250X and a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GeForce GTX 780. The GeForce GTX 780 requires 90 Watts more than the R7 250X 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 R7 250X.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed950 MHzvs863 MHz
Boost Clock-vs902 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 Cape Verde XT (x2)Kepler GK110-300-A1
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs Good
Release Date10 Feb 2014vs23 May 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs3072 MB
Memory Speed1125 MHzvs1502 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth144GB/secvs288.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB vs green tick 1536 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1280vs2304
Actual Shader Performance50%vs100%
Texture Mapping Units80vs192
Texture Rate76 GTexel/svs165.7 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs48
Pixel Rate30.4 GPixel/svs41.4 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power160 Wattsvs250 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 20 Ampsvs600 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHzvsIntel Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs2560x1440

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe Crossfire solution of Radeon R7 250X. Expect performance close to a single 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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