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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 780 Gainward Phantom GLH Edition GeForce GTX 580 Asus Matrix Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 13% 94%
Halo: Reach 64% 38%
Cyberpunk 2077 55% 167%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 13% 94%
Doom Eternal 3% 67%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 55% 167%
Grand Theft Auto VI 72% 197%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 30% 20%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 55% 167%
Need For Speed Heat 13% 94%

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 580 Asus Matrix Edition.

The GTX 780 has a 164 MHz higher core clock speed and 128 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 580. This results in the GTX 780 providing 136 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 164 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 580 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 780 providing 7.8 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 a year more recently than the GTX 580, 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 580.

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 1536 MB more video memory than the GTX 580, 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 96 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 580, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 780 is massively better than the GTX 580.

The GeForce GTX 780 Gainward Phantom GLH Edition has 2304 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 580 Asus Matrix Edition has 512. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 780 is 2380 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 580 is 836. The GTX 780 having 1544 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 580.

The GTX 780 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 580. This means that the GTX 780 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 580.

We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 780.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed980 MHzvs816 MHz
Boost Clock1033 MHzvs-
ArchitectureKepler GK110-300-A1Fermi GF110-375-A1
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Good vs Poor
Release Date30 Jun 2013vs01 May 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory3072 MBvs1536 MB
Memory Speed1502 MHzvs1002 MHz
Memory Bus384 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth288.4GB/secvs192.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 1536 KB green tick vs 768 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2304vs512
Actual Shader Performance100%vs40%
Texture Mapping Units192vs64
Texture Rate188.2 GTexel/svs52.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units48vs48
Pixel Rate47 GPixel/svs39.2 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power--
Recommended PSU600 Watts & 42 Amps-

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHzvsIntel Core i7-880 Quad 3.06GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1440vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

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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 580 Asus Matrix Edition is a special edition of the powerful GeForce GTX 580. See the standard version for more information about it.
The new features include an increased core-clock that went from 772MHz to 816MHz and a better cooling system. Benchmarks indicate a performance boost in about 2% when compared to the standard GeForce GTX 580.
All games, including demanding one's, will run on the highest settings.
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