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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
2 Aug 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the GeForce GTX 780 MSI Lightning Edition is only really challenged by the most demanding games released today, but normally it is more than capable of running games with a stable frame rate at 1080p. DirectX 11 gaming system requirements will be met by this gpu.

We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2020 popular games. This short GeForce GTX 780 MSI Lightning Edition game hardware review looks at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 200 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

The 1080p FPS on Ultra for the GeForce GTX 780 MSI Lightning Edition shows us that Grounded is getting a playable result of 41 FPS, and then we are seeing Halo Infinite predicted to return a weak 23 FPS while another game on our list is the Marvel's Avengers which is predicted to get 23 frames per second 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 predict the GeForce GTX 780 MSI Lightning Edition will run the upcoming game Halo Infinite to a weak performance level. Predictions across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 45 FPS, Medium: 36 FPS, High: 24 FPS and Ultra: 17 FPS. Another game researched was Marvel's Avengers with predictions of L: 45FPS, M: 36FPS, H: 24FPS, U: 17FPS. And then we checked graphics card performance on Grounded, which returned L: 82FPS, M: 64FPS, H: 43FPS, U: 31FPS at 1440p. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 780 MSI Lightning Edition, this is likely in need of some graphical option tweaks when trying to play modern games.

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? Its time to start researching your next graphics card upgrade as the GeForce GTX 780 MSI Lightning Edition is failing to meet modern day gaming system requirements. A gpu AAA lifespan of around 6-12 months.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 780 MSI Lightning Edition? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB which is 49% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 853 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GTX 780 MSI Lightning Edition then a good choice would be R-500 Series Radeon RX 580 8GB as this is better than 790 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 21% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
57 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 780 MSI Lightning Edition was released on 30 Aug 2013

GeForce GTX 780 MSI Lightning Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

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)
2304
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
-
Driver Support
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Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
3072 MB
Memory Speed
1502 MHz
Memory Bus
384 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
288.4GB/sec
L2 Cache
1536KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
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
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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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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GeForce GTX 780 MSI Lightning Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Graphics Card
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RAM
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Microsoft Flight Simulator 5% 5%
Cyberpunk 2077 23% 55%
Valorant 96% 89%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 30% 55%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 8% 13%
Grounded 67% 6%
Marvel's Avengers 30% 55%
Grand Theft Auto VI 5% 68%
Halo Infinite 30% 55%
Death Stranding 32% 19%
GeForce GTX 780 MSI Lightning Edition Extras
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