Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 6GB

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How well can the GeForce GTX 780 6GB run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 6GB
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

This GeForce GTX 780 6GB graphics card is considered budget with poor modern game performance when playing anything more demanding than indie game requirements.

All games with system requirements of DirectX 11 or lower are met by this card.

Here is a quick game performance synopsis for the AAA games played in 2023. In particular we focus on how well the GeForce GTX 780 6GB runs at Ultra graphics settings and what frames per second it is getting at 1080p, 1440p and 4K monitor resolutions. This graphics hardware can run 362 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the GeForce GTX 780 6GB can run Resident Evil 8 at 1080p and saw it return weak frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 62 FPS, Medium: 49 FPS, High: 33 FPS and Ultra: 24 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Forza Horizon 5 returns a weak 24 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

We move on to 1440p, and tested Resident Evil 8 which delivered weak FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 47 FPS, Medium: 37 FPS, High: 25 FPS and Ultra: 18 FPS. Next we have Forza Horizon 5 running on GeForce GTX 780 6GB which gets L: 47FPS, M: 37FPS, H: 25FPS, U: 18FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Grand Theft Auto VI is predicted to get L: 34FPS, M: 27FPS, H: 18FPS, U: 13FPS at 1440p. Running games at 1440p with a GeForce GTX 780 6GB is in need of some graphics adjustments to get some stability, which means its not an ideal gaming resolution for this GPU.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 780 6GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 780 6GB 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 6GB? Are you looking to upgrade a GeForce GTX 780 6GB? Then we would suggest getting a RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB, as it can run 716 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 21% increased graphics performance. An alternative great upgrade graphics card would be a R-500 Series Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB, which has 70% better performance and can run 956 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today.
FPS System Benchmark
57 FPS
The GeForce GTX 780 6GB was released on 10 Sep 2013
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 780 6GB
Kepler GK110-301-B1
Texture Rate
173 GTexel/s
Pixel Rate
43 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
(CUDA Cores)
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
Direct X
DX 11.1
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
4096 x 2160
Notebook GPU
Memory Speed
Memory Bus
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
HDMI Connection
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
863 MHz
Boost Clock
902 MHz
Max Power
250 Watts
600 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
GPU Upgrade
GD Official

GeForce GTX 780 6GB Game Requirement Analysis

GeForce GTX 780 6GB is a High-End Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Kepler Architecture.

The Kepler Architecture was NVIDIA's big step to power efficiency. Each Stream Multiprocessor (SMX) now hosts 192 Shader Processing Units - against the 48 of older Fermi Architecture, and has been redesigned being now clocked at the same speed of the Central Unit. This means they are more energy efficient and will consequently lead to cooler operating temperatures. However, it also means they are weaker. It can be said that one Fermi SMX is as fast as 2 Kepler SMXs.
Additionally, and not available in all GPUs, Kepler also introduced the Boost Clock Feature. The Boost Clock is an even higher Clock Speed activated when in gaming mode and becomes the effective speed of the GPU.

It equips a GPU Codenamed GK110-301-B1 which has 12 SM activated and thus offers 1664 Shader Processing Units, 192 TMUs and 48 ROPs, on a 384-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at 863MHz and goes up to 902MHz.

The GPU accesses a 6GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 384-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is somewhat exaggerated. The Memory Clock Operates at 1502MHz.

DirectX 11.2 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for SLI, GameStream, G-SYNC, GPU Boost 2.0, GeForce Experience, PhysX and other technologies.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 250W, it requires at least a 600W PSU with one available 6-pin and 8-pin connectors.

Gaming benchmarks prove that at 2560x1600 GeForce GTX 780 6GB is around 10% faster than its original 3GB version.

System Suggestions
We recommend a very strong processor (Intel Core i7 Quad Core/AMD FX Eight Core) and 8GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GTX 780 6GB.

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