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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition Crossfire GeForce GTX 780 Ti MSI Gaming 3GB Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 18% 0%
Watch Dogs Legion 15% 3%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 9% 8%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 5% 11%
Genshin Impact 19% 1%
FIFA 21 40% 49%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 5% 11%
eFootball PES 2021 40% 49%
Ghostrunner 5% 11%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 13% 5%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti MSI Gaming 3GB Edition are noticeably better than the AMD Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition Crossfire.

The GTX 780 Ti has a 170 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD 7950. This results in the GTX 780 Ti providing 54.4 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 Ti has a 170 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 7950, but the HD 7950 has 16 more Render Output Units than the GTX 780 Ti. As a result, the HD 7950 exhibits a 5.4 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GTX 780 Ti. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 780 Ti was released over a year more recently than the HD 7950, and so the GTX 780 Ti is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the HD 7950.

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 HD 7950 has 3072 MB more video memory than the GTX 780 Ti, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the HD 7950 also has superior memory performance overall.

The HD 7950 has 144 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 780 Ti, which means that the memory performance of the HD 7950 is massively better than the GTX 780 Ti.

The Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition Crossfire has 3584 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 780 Ti MSI Gaming 3GB Edition has 2880. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 7950 is 2818 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 780 Ti is 3125. The GTX 780 Ti having 307 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the HD 7950 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GeForce GTX 780 Ti MSI Gaming 3GB Edition requires 250 Watts to run but there is no entry for the HD 7950. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 780 Ti, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the HD 7950.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed850 MHzvs1020 MHz
Boost Clock925 MHzvs1085 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 Tahiti PRO2 (x2)Kepler GK110-425-B1
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Good
Release Date01 Aug 2012vs12 Dec 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory6144 MBvs3072 MB
Memory Speed1250 MHzvs1750 MHz
Memory Bus768 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth480GB/secvs336GB/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%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units3584vs2880
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Texture Mapping Units224vs240
Texture Rate190.4 GTexel/svs244.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs48
Pixel Rate54.4 GPixel/svs49 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-250 Watts
Recommended PSU-600 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-3770K 4-Core 3.5GHzvsIntel Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM12 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1600vs2560x1440

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe Crossfire setup of Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition.GeForce GTX 780 Ti MSI Gaming 3GB Edition is a special edition of the high-end GeForce GTX 780 Ti.
This edition comes with a custom dual 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 875MHz to 1020MHz while its boost clock is now of 1085MHz. The memory clock was left untouched.
Benchmarks indicate a 8% performance boost when compared to the reference card and so this card surpasses the mighty GeForce GTX 690.
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