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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 780 MSI Lightning Edition Quadro Plex 7000
Red Dead Redemption 2 13% 92%
Halo: Reach 64% 39%
Cyberpunk 2077 55% 163%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 13% 92%
Doom Eternal 3% 65%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 55% 163%
Grand Theft Auto VI 72% 193%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 30% 18%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 55% 163%
Need For Speed Heat 13% 92%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 MSI Lightning Edition are significantly better than the Nvidia Quadro Plex 7000.

The GTX 780 has a 406 MHz higher core clock speed and 64 more Texture Mapping Units than the Quadro Plex 7000. This results in the GTX 780 providing 114.7 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 GTX 780 has a 406 MHz higher core clock speed than the Quadro Plex 7000, but the Quadro Plex 7000 has 48 more Render Output Units than the GTX 780. As a result, the Quadro Plex 7000 exhibits a 8.1 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GTX 780. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 780 was released over a year more recently than the Quadro Plex 7000, and so the GTX 780 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the Quadro Plex 7000.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The Quadro Plex 7000 has 9216 MB more video memory than the GTX 780, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The GTX 780 has 0.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Quadro Plex 7000, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 780 is marginally better than the Quadro Plex 7000.

The GeForce GTX 780 MSI Lightning Edition has 2304 Shader Processing Units and the Quadro Plex 7000 has 1024. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 780 is 2380 and the actual shader performance of the Quadro Plex 7000 is 1176. The GTX 780 having 1204 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 780 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Quadro Plex 7000.

The GTX 780 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Quadro Plex 7000. This means that the GTX 780 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Quadro Plex 7000.

The Quadro Plex 7000 requires 600 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GTX 780. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 780 and a PSU with at least 900 Watts for the Quadro Plex 7000. The Quadro Plex 7000 has been recommended a PSU with 300 Watts more than the GTX 780. The difference is significant enough that the Quadro Plex 7000 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 780.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed980 MHzvs574 MHz
Boost Clock1033 MHzvs-
ArchitectureKepler GK110-300-A1Fermi GF100 (x2)
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Good vs Poor
Release Date30 Aug 2013vs25 Jul 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900
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1920x1080
9.6
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2560x1440
7.2
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3840x2160
5.4
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GPU Memory

Memory3072 MBvs12288 MB
Memory Speed1502 MHzvs750 MHz
Memory Bus384 Bitvs768 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth288.4GB/secvs288GB/sec
L2 Cache 1536 KB green tick vs green tick 1536 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2304vs1024
Actual Shader Performance100%vs57%
Technology28nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units192vs128
Texture Rate188.2 GTexel/svs73.5 GTexel/s
Render Output Units48vs96
Pixel Rate47 GPixel/svs55.1 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs4
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-600 Watts
Recommended PSU600 Wattsvs900 Watts & 60 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHzvsIntel Core i7-2700K 4-Core 3.50GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1440vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce 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.
Quadro Plex 7000 is an enthusiast professional card based on the 40nm, Fermi architecture.

It's based on 2 Fermi GF100 GPUs and thus offers 1024 Shader Processing Units, 128 TMUs and 96 ROPs, on a 768-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at 574MHz and the memory clock operates at up to 750MHz. It has a L2 Cache of 1536KB and a rated board TDP of 600 Watts.

Despite exhibiting similarities to GeForce GTX 590, due to being under-clocked and because Quadro Plex 7000's drivers are only certified for professional applications only, its gaming performance is up to 10% slower than GeForce GTX 590.
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