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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 780 GeForce GTX 480
Cyberpunk 2077 30% 140%
Hitman 3 69% 213%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 19% 120%
Resident Evil 8 30% 140%
FIFA 21 34% 21%
Grand Theft Auto VI 83% 238%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 15% 113%
Genshin Impact 30% 140%
The Medium 62% 200%
Far Cry 6 88% 248%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 480.

The GeForce GTX 780 has a 163 MHz higher core clock speed and 132 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce GTX 480. This results in the GeForce GTX 780 providing 123.7 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 GeForce GTX 780 has a 163 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GTX 480 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GeForce GTX 780 providing 7.8 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 GeForce GTX 780 was released over three years more recently than the GeForce GTX 480, and so the GeForce GTX 780 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce GTX 480 when running the latest games.

The GeForce GTX 780 has 1536 MB more video memory than the GeForce GTX 480, 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 111 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce GTX 480, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GTX 780 is massively better than the GeForce GTX 480.

The GeForce GTX 780 has 2304 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 480 has 480. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 780 is 2078 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 480 is 672. The GeForce GTX 780 having 1406 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 GeForce GTX 480.

The GeForce GTX 780 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce GTX 480. This means that the GeForce GTX 780 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce GTX 480.

The GeForce GTX 780 requires 250 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 480 requires 250 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GeForce GTX 780 and a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GeForce GTX 480. 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 Speed863 MHzvs700 MHz
Boost Clock902 MHzvs-
ArchitectureKepler GK110-300-A1Fermi GF100-375-A3
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs Poor
Release Date23 May 2013vs01 Mar 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
10
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8.7
1920x1080
9.3
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6.8
2560x1440
6.8
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3.9
3840x2160
5.2
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GPU Memory

Memory3072 MBvs1536 MB
Memory Speed1502 MHzvs924 MHz
Memory Bus384 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth288.4GB/secvs177.4GB/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 Units2304vs480
Actual Shader Performance100%vs32%
Technology28nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units192vs60
Texture Rate165.7 GTexel/svs42 GTexel/s
Render Output Units48vs48
Pixel Rate41.4 GPixel/svs33.6 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

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

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHzvsIntel Core i7-875K Quad 2.93GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1440vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce 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.
GeForce GTX 480 is a high-end GFX based on the 40nm Fermi architecture.
It's based on the Fermi GF100 Core and offers 480 Shader Processing Units, 60 TMUs and 48 ROPs. The central unit runs at 700MHz and the memory clock operates at 924MHz.
Its gaming performance is still outstanding. GeForce GTX 480 was the fastest single GPU available until the high-end GPUs of the 500 Series were released.
Most modern demanding games will run at the highest settings using a 1080p resolution. However, some will require reduced settings to be played optimally.
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