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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Sea Hawk 6GB Edition GeForce GTX 780
Cyberpunk 2077 22% 30%
Hitman 3 1% 69%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 29% 19%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 31% 15%
FIFA 21 61% 34%
Grand Theft Auto VI 9% 83%
Far Cry 6 12% 88%
Genshin Impact 22% 30%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 11% 86%
Battlefield 6 1% 69%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Sea Hawk 6GB Edition are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 780.

The GTX 980 Ti has a 327 MHz higher core clock speed but 16 fewer Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce GTX 780. The lower TMU count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the GTX 980 Ti manages to provide 43.7 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 980 Ti has a 327 MHz higher core clock speed and 48 more Render Output Units than the GeForce GTX 780. This results in the GTX 980 Ti providing 72.8 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 980 Ti was released over a year more recently than the GeForce GTX 780, and so the GTX 980 Ti is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GeForce GTX 780.

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 980 Ti has 3072 MB more video memory than the GeForce GTX 780, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 980 Ti also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 980 Ti has 52.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce GTX 780, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 980 Ti is much better than the GeForce GTX 780.

The GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Sea Hawk 6GB Edition has 2816 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 780 has 2304. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 980 Ti is 4908 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 780 is 2078. The GTX 980 Ti having 2830 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 980 Ti delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce GTX 780.

The GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Sea Hawk 6GB Edition requires 250 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 780 requires 250 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 980 Ti 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 Speed1190 MHzvs863 MHz
Boost Clock1291 MHzvs902 MHz
ArchitectureMaxwell GM200-310-A1Kepler GK110-300-A1
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Good
Release Date26 Aug 2015vs23 May 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
green tick vs
9.3
2560x1440
9
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6.8
3840x2160
7.1
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5.2

GPU Memory

Memory6144 MBvs3072 MB
Memory Speed1774 MHzvs1502 MHz
Memory Bus384 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth340.6GB/secvs288.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 3072 KB green tick vs 1536 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2816vs2304
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units176vs192
Texture Rate209.4 GTexel/svs165.7 GTexel/s
Render Output Units96vs48
Pixel Rate114.2 GPixel/svs41.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)5120x3200vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power250 Wattsvs250 Watts
Recommended PSU600 Watts & 42 Ampsvs600 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-4790K 4-Core 4.0GHzvsIntel Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1600vs2560x1440

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 980 Ti MSI Sea Hawk 6GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Enthusiast GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB, created by MSI.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 1190MHz, instead of 1000MHz and goes up to 1291MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock has been increased from 1753MHz to 1774MHz.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
Liquid cooling for the GPU and air cooling for the memory and VRAMS.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 11% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 980 Ti.
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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