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Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 MSI Lightning Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 780 MSI Lightning Edition run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 MSI Lightning Edition
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

This GeForce GTX 780 MSI Lightning Edition graphics card is considered budget with poor modern game performance when playing anything more demanding than indie game requirements.

DirectX 11 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

This PC hardware performance game review for the GeForce GTX 780 MSI Lightning Edition graphics card, when running 2022 more popular games, lets us see what type of FPS this card gets when playing at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions and ultra settings. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 306 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the GeForce GTX 780 MSI Lightning Edition can run Far Cry 6 at 1080p and saw it return weak frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 38 FPS, Medium: 30 FPS, High: 20 FPS and Ultra: 15 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Star Citizen is predicted to return a playable 44 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We discovered the GeForce GTX 780 MSI Lightning Edition ran Far Cry 6 to a weak performance level. Results across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 29 FPS, Medium: 23 FPS, High: 15 FPS and Ultra: 11 FPS. Another game researched was Star Citizen with predictions of L: 89FPS, M: 70FPS, H: 47FPS, U: 34FPS. And then we checked graphics card performance on Battlefield 2042, which returned L: 5FPS, M: 4FPS, H: 3FPS, U: 2FPS at 1440p. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 780 MSI Lightning Edition, this is not a first choice gaming resolution. While this graphics card would likely be more suited to 1080p gaming, you may be able to make some graphical tweaks in the game options to improve your stability at 1440p.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 780 MSI Lightning Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 780 MSI Lightning Edition in your PC? This GeForce GTX 780 MSI Lightning Edition card has 12 to 18 months of latest AAA game play left in it before upgrading should be considered

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 780 MSI Lightning Edition? A good choice when looking to upgrade the GeForce GTX 780 MSI Lightning Edition would be the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB which meets 725 of the 1000 top game’s recommended system requirements and has 22% better performance. Alternatively we would suggest getting a R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB, as it can run 960 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 72% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
57 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 780 MSI Lightning Edition was released on 30 Aug 2013
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 780 MSI Lightning Edition
GPU
Architecture
Kepler GK110-300-A1
Process
28nm
TMUs
192
Texture Rate
198 GTexel/s
ROPs
48
Pixel Rate
50 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
(CUDA Cores)
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 11.1
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.3
Resolution (WxH)
4096 x 2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
3072MB
Memory Speed
1502MHz
Memory Bus
384bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
288.4GB/sec
L2 Cache
1536
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
980 MHz
Boost Clock
1033 MHz
Power
Max Power
None
PSU
600 Watt
Power Connector
None
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
GPU Upgrade
GD Official
GD RATING
30
Approved

GeForce GTX 780 MSI Lightning Edition Game Requirement Analysis

GeForce GTX 780 MSI Lightning Edition is a special edition of the high-end GeForce GTX 780.
This edition comes with a custom dual fan cooling solution which by itself should allow a slight performance boost, as GeForce GTX 780 benefits from the GPU Boost 2.0 technology.
Also, it has been overclocked out of the box from 863MHz to 980MHz while its boost clock is now of 1033MHz. The memory clock was left untouched.
Benchmarks indicate a 8% performance boost when compared to the reference card.

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