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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 780 Galaxy HOF 3GB Edition GeForce GTX 680 Quad SLI
Halo: Reach 65% 71%
Cyberpunk 2077 52% 27%
Red Dead Redemption 2 11% 7%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 32% 43%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 11% 7%
Doom Eternal 5% 20%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 52% 27%
Grand Theft Auto VI 69% 41%
FIFA 20 41% 51%
Need For Speed Heat 11% 7%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 Quad SLI are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Galaxy HOF 3GB Edition.

The GTX 780 and the GTX 680 have the same core clock speed of 1006 MHz, but the GTX 680 has 320 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 780. As a result, the GTX 680 exhibits a 321.9 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 780. 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 and the GTX 680 have the same core clock speed of 1006 MHz, but the GTX 680 has 80 more Render Output Units than the GTX 780. As a result, the GTX 680 exhibits a 80.5 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 GTX 680, 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 GTX 680.

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 GTX 680 has 5120 MB more video memory than the GTX 780, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 680 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 680 has 480.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 780, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 680 is massively better than the GTX 780.

The GeForce GTX 780 Galaxy HOF 3GB Edition has 2304 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 680 Quad SLI has 6144. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 780 is 2438 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 680 is 6500. The GTX 680 having 4062 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 680 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 780.

The GeForce GTX 780 Galaxy HOF 3GB Edition requires 250 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 680 Quad SLI requires 780 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 780. The GTX 680 requires 530 Watts more than the GTX 780 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 680 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 780.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1006 MHzvs1006 MHz
Boost Clock1058 MHzvs1058 MHz
ArchitectureKepler GK110-300-A1Kepler GK104-400-A2 (x4)
OC Potential Poor vs Good
Driver Support Good vs Good
Release Date01 Sep 2013vs01 Mar 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900
10
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1920x1080
9.7
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2560x1440
7.2
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8.8
3840x2160
5.4
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GPU Memory

Memory3072 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed1502 MHzvs1502 MHz
Memory Bus384 Bitvs1024 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth288.4GB/secvs769GB/sec
L2 Cache 1536 KB vs green tick 2048 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2304vs6144
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units192vs512
Texture Rate193.2 GTexel/svs515.1 GTexel/s
Render Output Units48vs128
Pixel Rate48.3 GPixel/svs128.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs0
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power250 Wattsvs780 Watts
Recommended PSU600 Watts & 42 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 i7-3770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1440vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GTX 780 Galaxy HOF 3GB Edition is a special edition of the high-end GeForce GTX 780.
This edition comes with a custom double fan cooling solution which will allow a reasonable performance boost from the start, 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 left untouched.
Benchmarks indicate a 11% performance boost when compared to the reference card and so this edition performs slightly better than GeForce GTX Titan.
GeForce GTX 680 Quad SLI is a solution of four GeForce GTX 680 put together using NVIDIA'S SLI technology.
Check the page of GeForce GTX 680 to know more about its chip.
As usual, SLI relies a lot on proper driver support and may suffer from micro-stuttering in lower frame rates (below 30). Benchmarks indicate the performance is overall, is up to around 115% better than a single GeForce GTX 680 performing by itself but at times (depending whether or not the 3D game supports SLI or in the graphics driver) it performed worse than a single GeForce GTX 680. Expect this combination to draw up to 780 Watt though the average power consumption should be slightly lower.
Even the most demanding games will run at the highest settings.
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