Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Zotac AMP! Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 780 Zotac AMP! Edition run games
2 Aug 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the GeForce GTX 780 Zotac AMP! 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. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 11 requirement.

This PC hardware performance game review for the GeForce GTX 780 Zotac AMP! Edition graphics card, when running 2020 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. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 278 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the GeForce GTX 780 Zotac AMP! Edition can run Valorant at 1080p and saw it return strong frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 1236 FPS, Medium: 973 FPS, High: 655 FPS and Ultra: 468 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Death Stranding returns a playable 43 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

People are turning their increasingly more powerful graphics cards to the popular 1440p screen size so we tested the GeForce GTX 780 Zotac AMP! Edition to see how it performs on 1440p. First off we have looked at Valorant where it was strong. The frame rates it scored for the game presets were - Low: 942 FPS, Medium: 742 FPS, High: 500 FPS and Ultra: 357 FPS. We added Death Stranding to our tests and saw it was playable with a 32 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And then tested Horizon: Zero Dawn which got 32 FPS at Ultra 1440p. Running games at 1440p with a GeForce GTX 780 Zotac AMP! Edition is one of the more powerful graphics cards for this monitor resolution. Games will be running with stable frame rates at Ultra on a 1440p setup. 4K gaming for a number of modern games should also be considered with this graphics hardware.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 780 Zotac AMP! Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 780 Zotac AMP! Edition in your PC? Our current calculations suggest a graphics card upgrade will be required in around 12-18 months

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 780 Zotac AMP! Edition? Upgrading this graphics card would have us consider the 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB which is 43% more powerful. This upgrade choice can also run 853 games from the most demanding games today. Alternatively we would suggest getting a R-500 Series Radeon RX 590 8GB, as it can run 805 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 24% increased graphics performance.
FPS System Benchmark
60 FPS
The GeForce GTX 780 Zotac AMP! Edition was released on 23 Aug 2013

GeForce GTX 780 Zotac AMP! Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 780 Zotac AMP! Edition
Kepler GK110-300-A1
Texture Rate
203 GTexel/s
Pixel Rate
51 GPixel/s
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
Driver Support
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Release Price
Direct X
DX 12.0
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
Notebook GPU
3072 MB
Memory Speed
1552 MHz
Memory Bus
384 Bit
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
HDMI Connection
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1006 MHz
Boost Clock
1058 MHz
Max Power
300 Watts
600 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
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GeForce GTX 780 Zotac AMP! Edition Game Requirement Analysis

GeForce GTX 780 Zotac AMP! Edition is a special edition of the high-end GeForce GTX 780.
This edition comes with a custom triple 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 1006MHz while its boost clock is now of 1058MHz. The memory clock was increased to 1552MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a 13% performance boost when compared to the reference card and so this edition performs reasonably better than GeForce GTX Titan.

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GeForce GTX 780 Zotac AMP! Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 26% 50%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2% 2%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 12% 9%
Marvel's Avengers 47% 9%
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout 50% 37%
Total War Saga: Troy 76% 42%
Valorant 96% 89%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 33% 50%
Fast & Furious Crossroads 28% 95%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2% 62%
GeForce GTX 780 Zotac AMP! Edition Extras
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