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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 780 Galaxy HOF 3GB Edition Radeon R9 270X
Cyberpunk 2077 16% 96%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 7% 81%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 19% 102%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 68% 184%
eFootball PES 2021 41% 0%
Genshin Impact 17% 98%
FIFA 21 41% 0%
Death Stranding 17% 98%
Watch Dogs Legion 13% 91%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 4% 75%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Galaxy HOF 3GB Edition are significantly better than the AMD Radeon R9 270X.

The GTX 780 has a 6 MHz higher core clock speed and 112 more Texture Mapping Units than the Radeon R9 270X. This results in the GTX 780 providing 113.2 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 6 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Render Output Units than the Radeon R9 270X. This results in the GTX 780 providing 16.3 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The Radeon R9 270X was released less than a year after the GTX 780, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

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 780 has 1024 MB more video memory than the Radeon R9 270X, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 780 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 780 has 109.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon R9 270X, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 780 is massively better than the Radeon R9 270X.

The GeForce GTX 780 Galaxy HOF 3GB Edition has 2304 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R9 270X has 1280. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 780 is 2438 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon R9 270X is 1142. The GTX 780 having 1296 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 Radeon R9 270X.

The GeForce GTX 780 Galaxy HOF 3GB Edition requires 250 Watts to run and the Radeon R9 270X requires 180 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 780 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the Radeon R9 270X. The GTX 780 requires 70 Watts more than the Radeon R9 270X to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 780 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the Radeon R9 270X.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1006 MHzvs1000 MHz
Boost Clock1058 MHzvs1050 MHz
ArchitectureKepler GK110-300-A1GCN 1.1 Curacao XT
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Good vs Great
Release Date01 Sep 2013vs08 Oct 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory3072 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1502 MHzvs1400 MHz
Memory Bus384 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth288.4GB/secvs179.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 1536 KB green tick vs 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2304vs1280
Actual Shader Performance100%vs55%
Texture Mapping Units192vs80
Texture Rate193.2 GTexel/svs80 GTexel/s
Render Output Units48vs32
Pixel Rate48.3 GPixel/svs32 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power250 Wattsvs180 Watts
Recommended PSU600 Watts & 42 Ampsvs500 Watts & 34 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHzvsIntel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz
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.
Radeon R9 270X is a high-end Graphics Card based on the Curacao XT core of the Graphics Core Next Architecture.
The Curacao XT Core has its roots on the Pitcairn XT Core used on its predecessor - Radeon HD 7870. It offers 1280 Shader Processing Units, 80 TMUs and 32 ROPs, on a 256-bit memory interface.
However and when compared to its predecessor, Radeon R9 270X offers a Boost Clock of 1050MHz, despite its central unit still running at 1000MHz. Furthermore, its operating memory clock is significantly higher and of 1400MHz, leading to extra memory bandwidth.
Benchmarks indicate its performance is almost on level with powerful Radeon HD 7950, though its Boost Edition and famous GeForce GTX 660 Ti still perform considerably better.
Still, Radeon R9 270X has a launching price of just $199 which makes it a very competitive card.
Expect to run most modern demanding games, such as Crysis 3 and Metro Last Light at highest settings while using a 1080p resolution.
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