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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 6970 PowerColor 2GB Edition GeForce GTX 780
Cyberpunk 2077 140% 30%
Hitman 3 213% 69%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 120% 19%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 113% 15%
FIFA 21 21% 34%
Grand Theft Auto VI 238% 83%
Far Cry 6 248% 88%
Genshin Impact 140% 30%
Battlefield 6 213% 69%
Resident Evil 8 140% 30%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 are significantly better than the AMD Radeon HD 6970 PowerColor 2GB Edition.

The HD 6970 has a 17 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GTX 780, but the GeForce GTX 780 has 96 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD 6970. As a result, the GeForce GTX 780 exhibits a 81.2 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the HD 6970. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The HD 6970 has a 17 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GTX 780, but the GeForce GTX 780 has 16 more Render Output Units than the HD 6970. As a result, the GeForce GTX 780 exhibits a 13.2 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the HD 6970. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GeForce GTX 780 was released over a year more recently than the HD 6970, and so the GeForce GTX 780 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the HD 6970.

The GeForce GTX 780 has 1024 MB more video memory than the HD 6970, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GeForce GTX 780 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GeForce GTX 780 has 112.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 6970, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GTX 780 is massively better than the HD 6970.

The Radeon HD 6970 PowerColor 2GB Edition has 1536 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 780 has 2304. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 6970 is 676 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 780 is 2078. The GeForce GTX 780 having 1402 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 HD 6970.

The GeForce GTX 780 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the HD 6970. This means that the GeForce GTX 780 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the HD 6970.

The Radeon HD 6970 PowerColor 2GB Edition requires 250 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 780 requires 250 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the HD 6970 and a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GeForce GTX 780. The two GPUs require the same amount of wattage to run. As such, there is no need to worry about which will more significantly affect your yearly electricity bills.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed880 MHzvs863 MHz
Boost Clock-vs902 MHz
ArchitectureTerascale 3 Cayman XTKepler GK110-300-A1
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Good
Release Date14 Dec 2010vs23 May 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768 - vs green tick
10
1600x900
8.6
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10
1920x1080
6.8
vs green tick
9.3
2560x1440
5.1
vs green tick
6.8
3840x2160 - vs green tick
5.2

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs3072 MB
Memory Speed1375 MHzvs1502 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth176GB/secvs288.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB vs green tick 1536 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1536vs2304
Actual Shader Performance33%vs100%
Technology40nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units96vs192
Texture Rate84.5 GTexel/svs165.7 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs48
Pixel Rate28.2 GPixel/svs41.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power250 Wattsvs250 Watts
Recommended PSU550 Watts & 39 Ampsvs600 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX11.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.3vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-875K Quad 2.93GHzvsIntel Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs2560x1440

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon HD 6970 PowerColor 2GB Edition is a special edition of AMD's High-End Radeon HD 6970, created by PowerColor.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit Remains the Same.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock and the Frame Buffer remain the same.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System remains the same.

Performance
Without Overclocking Out of The Box, Radeon HD 6970 PowerColor 2GB Edition is as fast as the reference Radeon HD 6970.
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.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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