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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 780 Asus Strix OC 6GB Edition GeForce GTX 590 EVGA Classified Hydro Copper Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 9% 34%
Cyberpunk 2077 50% 84%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 33% 17%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 50% 84%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 9% 34%
Doom Eternal 6% 15%
FIFA 20 42% 29%
Grand Theft Auto VI 67% 105%
Need For Speed Heat 9% 34%
Halo: Reach 65% 57%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Asus Strix OC 6GB Edition are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 590 EVGA Classified Hydro Copper Edition.

The GTX 780 has a 259 MHz higher core clock speed and 64 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 590. This results in the GTX 780 providing 90.1 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 259 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 17.8 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 three years more recently than the GTX 590, 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 590 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 3072 MB more video memory than the GTX 590, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The GTX 590 has 43.4 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 780 Asus Strix OC 6GB Edition has 2304 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 590 EVGA Classified Hydro Copper Edition has 1024. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 780 is 2168 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 590 is 1290. The GTX 780 having 878 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 780 delivers a noticeably 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 780 Asus Strix OC 6GB Edition requires 250 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 590 EVGA Classified Hydro Copper Edition requires 365 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 780 and a PSU with at least 700 Watts for the GTX 590. The GTX 590 requires 115 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 Speed889 MHzvs630 MHz
Boost Clock941 MHzvs-
ArchitectureKepler GK110-301-B1Fermi GF110-351-A1
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support Good vs Poor
Release Date22 May 2014vs24 Mar 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900
10
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1920x1080
9.8
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2560x1440
7.3
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6.6
3840x2160
5.5
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GPU Memory

Memory6144 MBvs3072 MB
Memory Speed1502 MHzvs864 MHz
Memory Bus384 Bitvs768 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth288.4GB/secvs331.8GB/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 Units2304vs1024
Actual Shader Performance100%vs62%
Technology28nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units192vs128
Texture Rate170.7 GTexel/svs80.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units48vs96
Pixel Rate42.7 GPixel/svs60.5 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power250 Wattsvs365 Watts
Recommended PSU600 Watts & 42 Ampsvs700 Watts & 46 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 i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHzvsIntel Core i7-2700K 4-Core 3.50GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs12 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1440vs2560x1600

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 780 Asus Strix OC 6GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's High-End GeForce GTX 780 6GB, created by Asus.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 889MHz, instead of 863MHz and goes up to 941MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock and the Frame Buffer remain the same.

Cooling Solution
The reference NVIDIA Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by Asus's DirectCU II cooling technology which outperforms reference designs with an exclusive 10mm heatpipe that transports 40% more heat away from the GPU.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 2% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 780 6GB.
GeForce 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.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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