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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 780 Gainward Phantom GLH Edition GeForce GTX 285 SLI
Red Dead Redemption 2 13% 95%
Cyberpunk 2077 55% 167%
Doom Eternal 3% 67%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 13% 95%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 30% 20%
Halo: Reach 64% 38%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 55% 167%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 55% 167%
Grand Theft Auto VI 72% 197%
Need For Speed Heat 13% 95%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Gainward Phantom GLH Edition are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 285 SLI.

The GTX 780 has a 332 MHz higher core clock speed and 32 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 285. This results in the GTX 780 providing 84.5 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 332 MHz higher core clock speed but 16 fewer Render Output Units than the GTX 285. The lower ROP count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the GTX 780 manages to provide 5.5 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 GTX 285, 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 GTX 285 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 GTX 285, 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 285 has 29.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 780, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 285 is slightly better than the GTX 780.

The GeForce GTX 780 Gainward Phantom GLH Edition has 2304 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 285 SLI has 480. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 780 is 2380 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 285 is 311. The GTX 780 having 2069 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 GTX 285.

The GTX 780 transistor size technology is 27 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 285. This means that the GTX 780 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 285.

The GeForce GTX 285 SLI requires 408 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 750 Watts for the GTX 285. The GTX 285 has been recommended a PSU with 150 Watts more than the GTX 780. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 285 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 MHzvs648 MHz
Boost Clock1033 MHzvs-
ArchitectureKepler GK110-300-A1Tesla GT200 B3 (x2)
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Good vs -
Release Date30 Jun 2013vs01 Dec 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900
10
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9.3
1920x1080
9.6
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7.4
2560x1440
7.2
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5.3
3840x2160
5.4
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3.9

GPU Memory

Memory3072 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1502 MHzvs1242 MHz
Memory Bus384 Bitvs1024 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth288.4GB/secvs318GB/sec
L2 Cache 1536 KB green tick vs 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2304vs480
Actual Shader Performance100%vs15%
Technology28nmvs55nm
Texture Mapping Units192vs160
Texture Rate188.2 GTexel/svs103.7 GTexel/s
Render Output Units48vs64
Pixel Rate47 GPixel/svs41.5 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-408 Watts
Recommended PSU600 Watts & 42 Ampsvs750 Watts & 55 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs10
Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.5vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHzvsIntel Core 2 Quad Q9650 3.0GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1440vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GTX 780 Gainward Phantom GLH Edition is a special edition of the high-end GeForce GTX 780.
This edition comes with a custom triple 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 also increased to 1550MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a 8% performance boost when compared to the reference card.
GeForce GTX 285 SLI is a solution of two GeForce GTX 285 put together using NVIDIA'S SLI technology.
SLI relies a lot on proper driver support and may cause micro stuttering in FPS below 30. This means this combination might even perform worse than a single GTX 285.
The optimal performance it delivers is largely better than a single GeForce GTX 295.
Therefore, this combination is sufficient for gaming at 1080p and most demanding games can be played at the highest settings.
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