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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 780 Galaxy HOF 3GB Edition Radeon HD 5970
Red Dead Redemption 2 11% 88%
Cyberpunk 2077 52% 158%
Doom Eternal 5% 61%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 32% 16%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 11% 88%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 52% 158%
FIFA 20 41% 0%
Grand Theft Auto VI 69% 187%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 52% 158%
Need For Speed Heat 11% 88%

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 HD 5970.

The GTX 780 has a 281 MHz higher core clock speed and 32 more Texture Mapping Units than the Radeon HD 5970. This results in the GTX 780 providing 77.2 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 281 MHz higher core clock speed but 16 fewer Render Output Units than the Radeon HD 5970. The lower ROP count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the GTX 780 manages to provide 1.9 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 GTX 780 was released over three years more recently than the Radeon HD 5970, and so the GTX 780 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Radeon HD 5970 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 HD 5970, 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 32.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon HD 5970, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 780 is noticeably better than the Radeon HD 5970.

The GeForce GTX 780 Galaxy HOF 3GB Edition has 2304 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 5970 has 3200. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 780 is 2438 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 5970 is 1508. The GTX 780 having 930 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 HD 5970.

The GTX 780 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Radeon HD 5970. This means that the GTX 780 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Radeon HD 5970.

The GeForce GTX 780 Galaxy HOF 3GB Edition requires 250 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 5970 requires 294 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 780 and a PSU with at least 650 Watts for the Radeon HD 5970. The Radeon HD 5970 requires 44 Watts more than the GTX 780 to run. The difference is significant enough that the Radeon HD 5970 may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 780.

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GPU Architecture

Core Speed1006 MHzvs725 MHz
Boost Clock1058 MHzvs-
ArchitectureKepler GK110-300-A1Hemlock XT
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs -
Release Date01 Sep 2013vs18 Nov 2009
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory3072 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1502 MHzvs1000 MHz
Memory Bus384 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth288.4GB/secvs256GB/sec
L2 Cache 1536 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2304vs3200
Actual Shader Performance100%vs73%
Texture Mapping Units192vs160
Texture Rate193.2 GTexel/svs116 GTexel/s
Render Output Units48vs64
Pixel Rate48.3 GPixel/svs46.4 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power250 Wattsvs294 Watts
Recommended PSU600 Watts & 42 Ampsvs650 Watts & 50 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs3.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHzvsIntel Core i7-975 Quad 3.33GHz Extreme
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1440vs1920x1080

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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.
The Evergreen series is a family of GPUs developed by AMD graphics products division. The existence was spotted on a presentation slide from AMD Technology Analyst Day July 2007 as 'R8xx'. ATI held a press event in the USS Hornet museum on September 10, 2009 and announced ATI Eyefinity multi-display technology and specifications of the Radeon HD 5800 series' variants. The first variants of the Radeon HD 5800 series were launched September 23, 2009, with the HD 5700 series launching October 12 and HD 5970 launching on November 18 The HD 5670, was launched on January 14, 2010, and the HD 5500 and 5400 series were launched in February of 2010, completing what has appeared to be most of ATI's Evergreen GPU lineup.
Demand so greatly outweighed supply that more than two months after launch, many online retailers were still having trouble keeping the 5800 and 5900 series in stock.
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