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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 570 Sonic Edition GeForce GTX 780
Cyberpunk 2077 133% 30%
Hitman 3 203% 69%
Resident Evil 8 133% 30%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 113% 19%
FIFA 21 18% 34%
Grand Theft Auto VI 228% 83%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 106% 15%
Genshin Impact 133% 30%
Far Cry 6 237% 88%
The Medium 191% 62%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 570 Sonic Edition.

The GeForce GTX 780 has a 113 MHz higher core clock speed and 132 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 570. This results in the GeForce GTX 780 providing 120.7 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 113 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Render Output Units than the GTX 570. This results in the GeForce GTX 780 providing 11.4 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 a year more recently than the GTX 570, 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 GTX 570.

The GeForce GTX 780 has 1792 MB more video memory than the GTX 570, 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 132.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 570, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GTX 780 is massively better than the GTX 570.

The GeForce GTX 570 Sonic Edition has 480 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 780 has 2304. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 570 is 720 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 780 is 2078. The GeForce GTX 780 having 1358 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 GTX 570.

The GeForce GTX 780 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 570. This means that the GeForce GTX 780 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 570.

The GeForce GTX 570 Sonic Edition requires 219 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 780 requires 250 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the GTX 570 and a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GeForce GTX 780. The GeForce GTX 780 requires 31 Watts more than the GTX 570 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GeForce GTX 780 may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 570.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed750 MHzvs863 MHz
Boost Clock-vs902 MHz
ArchitectureFermi GF110-275-A1Kepler GK110-300-A1
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Good
Release Date01 Jun 2011vs23 May 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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3840x2160 - vs green tick

GPU Memory

Memory1280 MBvs3072 MB
Memory Speed975 MHzvs1502 MHz
Memory Bus320 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth156GB/secvs288.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 640 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 Units480vs2304
Actual Shader Performance35%vs100%
Texture Mapping Units60vs192
Texture Rate45 GTexel/svs165.7 GTexel/s
Render Output Units40vs48
Pixel Rate30 GPixel/svs41.4 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power219 Wattsvs250 Watts
Recommended PSU550 Watts & 38 Ampsvs600 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-880 Quad 3.06GHzvsIntel Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs2560x1440

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GTX 570 Sonic Edition is a special edition of the powerful GeForce GTX 570. See the standard version for more information about it.
The differences include increased memory and core clocks, from 3800MHz to 3900MHz and from 732MHz to 750MHz, respectively.
Compared to the standard version, the performance boost is around 1% when compared to the reference card.
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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