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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 590 EVGA Classified Hydro Copper Edition GeForce GTX 780 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X3 Ultra DHS Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 34% 9%
Halo: Reach 57% 65%
Cyberpunk 2077 84% 50%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 34% 9%
Doom Eternal 15% 6%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 84% 50%
Grand Theft Auto VI 105% 66%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 17% 33%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 84% 50%
Need For Speed Heat 34% 9%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X3 Ultra DHS Edition are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 590 EVGA Classified Hydro Copper Edition.

The GTX 780 has a 416 MHz higher core clock speed and 64 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 590. This results in the GTX 780 providing 120.2 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 416 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 590, but the GTX 590 has 48 more Render Output Units than the GTX 780. As a result, the GTX 590 exhibits a 10.3 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 590, 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 590.

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 GeForce GTX 590 EVGA Classified Hydro Copper Edition and the GeForce GTX 780 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X3 Ultra DHS Edition have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GTX 590 has 34.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 780, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 590 is noticeably better than the GTX 780.

The GeForce GTX 590 EVGA Classified Hydro Copper Edition has 1024 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 780 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X3 Ultra DHS Edition has 2304. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 590 is 1290 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 780 is 2500. The GTX 780 having 1210 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 780 delivers a significantly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 590.

The GTX 780 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 590. This means that the GTX 780 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 590.

The GeForce GTX 590 EVGA Classified Hydro Copper Edition requires 365 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 780 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X3 Ultra DHS Edition requires 265 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 700 Watts for the GTX 590 and a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 780. The GTX 590 requires 100 Watts more than the GTX 780 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 590 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 780.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed630 MHzvs1046 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1085 MHz
ArchitectureFermi GF110-351-A1Kepler GK110-300-A1
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Poor vs Good
Release Date24 Mar 2011vs01 Jan 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900
10
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1920x1080
8.9
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9.8
2560x1440
6.6
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7.3
3840x2160 - vs green tick
5.5

GPU Memory

Memory3072 MBvs3072 MB
Memory Speed864 MHzvs1550 MHz
Memory Bus768 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth331.8GB/secvs297.6GB/sec
L2 Cache 1536 KB green tick vs green tick 1536 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1024vs2304
Actual Shader Performance62%vs100%
Technology40nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units128vs192
Texture Rate80.6 GTexel/svs200.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units96vs48
Pixel Rate60.5 GPixel/svs50.2 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power365 Wattsvs265 Watts
Recommended PSU700 Watts & 46 Ampsvs600 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 i7-2700K 4-Core 3.50GHzvsIntel Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM12 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1600vs2560x1440

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GTX 590 EVGA Classified Hydro Copper is a special edition of the dual-graphics solution GeForce GTX 590.
This edition comes overclocked out of the box in the central unit that went from 608MHz to 630MHz and in the operating memory clock, which is now of 864MHz. Furthermore, it features a new cooling system which keeps the card cool under load.
Benchmarks indicate a 5% performance boost over the reference card and so it proves to be faster than GeForce GTX 680.
GeForce GTX 780 Inno3D iChill HerculeZ X3 Ultra DHS 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 1056MHz while its boost clock is now of 1085MHz. The operating memory clock was increased to 1550MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a 13% performance boost when compared to the reference card.
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