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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 580 EVGA FTW Hydro Copper 2 1.5GB Edition GeForce GTX 780 Galaxy HOF 3GB Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 154% 52%
Halo: Reach 41% 65%
Red Dead Redemption 2 85% 11%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 85% 11%
Doom Eternal 59% 5%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 14% 32%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 154% 52%
FIFA 20 1% 41%
Need For Speed Heat 85% 11%
Grand Theft Auto VI 183% 69%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Galaxy HOF 3GB Edition are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 580 EVGA FTW Hydro Copper 2 1.5GB Edition.

The GTX 780 has a 156 MHz higher core clock speed and 128 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 580. This results in the GTX 780 providing 138.8 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 156 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 580 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 780 providing 7.5 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 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 87 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 580, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 780 is much better than the GTX 580.

The GeForce GTX 580 EVGA FTW Hydro Copper 2 1.5GB Edition has 512 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 780 Galaxy HOF 3GB Edition has 2304. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 580 is 870 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 780 is 2438. The GTX 780 having 1568 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.

The GeForce GTX 580 EVGA FTW Hydro Copper 2 1.5GB Edition requires 244 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 780 Galaxy HOF 3GB Edition requires 250 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 580 and a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 780. The GTX 780 requires 6 Watts more than the GTX 580 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GTX 780 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GTX 580.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed850 MHzvs1006 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1058 MHz
ArchitectureFermi GF110-375-A1Kepler GK110-300-A1
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Poor vs Good
Release Date17 Jan 2011vs01 Sep 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
9.6
vs green tick
10
1920x1080
7.6
vs green tick
9.7
2560x1440
5.4
vs green tick
7.2
3840x2160 - vs green tick
5.4

GPU Memory

Memory1536 MBvs3072 MB
Memory Speed1049 MHzvs1502 MHz
Memory Bus384 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth201.4GB/secvs288.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 768 KB vs green tick 1536 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units512vs2304
Actual Shader Performance42%vs100%
Technology40nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units64vs192
Texture Rate54.4 GTexel/svs193.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units48vs48
Pixel Rate40.8 GPixel/svs48.3 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power244 Wattsvs250 Watts
Recommended PSU600 Watts & 42 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 i7-880 Quad 3.06GHzvsIntel Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs2560x1440

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 580 EVGA FTW Hydro Copper 2 1.5GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's High-End GeForce GTX 580, created by EVGA.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 850MHz, instead of 772MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock is now of 1049MHz, instead of 1002MHz.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
EVGA Hydro Copper waterblock with a true single slot, full-cover design, end to end.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 7% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 580.
GeForce GTX 780 Galaxy HOF 3GB Edition is a special edition of the high-end GeForce GTX 780.
This edition comes with a custom double fan cooling solution which will allow a reasonable performance boost from the start, as GeForce GTX 780 benefits from the GPU Boost 2.0 technology.
Also, it has been overclocked out of the box from 863MHz to 1006MHz while its boost clock is now of 1058MHz. The memory clock was left untouched.
Benchmarks indicate a 11% performance boost when compared to the reference card and so this edition performs slightly better than GeForce GTX Titan.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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