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Gaming Performance Comparison

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

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 Palit Dual Fan 3GB Edition.

The GTX 780 has a 197 MHz higher core clock speed and 128 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 580. This results in the GTX 780 providing 138.1 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 197 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 580 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 780 providing 9.4 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 GeForce GTX 580 Palit Dual Fan 3GB Edition and the GeForce GTX 780 Gainward Phantom GLH 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 780 has 95.4 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 580 Palit Dual Fan 3GB Edition has 512 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 780 Gainward Phantom GLH Edition has 2304. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 580 is 802 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 780 is 2380. The GTX 780 having 1578 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 Palit Dual Fan 3GB Edition requires 244 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce GTX 780 Gainward Phantom GLH Edition. 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 two GPUs have been recommended a PSU with the same amount of wattage. As such, there is no need to worry about which will more significantly affect your yearly electricity bills.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed783 MHzvs980 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1033 MHz
ArchitectureFermi GF110-375-A1Kepler GK110-300-A1
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Poor vs Good
Release Date12 Jan 2011vs30 Jun 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
green tick vs -
1600x900
9.4
vs green tick
10
1920x1080
7.4
vs green tick
9.6
2560x1440
5.3
vs green tick
7.2
3840x2160 - vs green tick
5.4

GPU Memory

Memory3072 MBvs3072 MB
Memory Speed1005 MHzvs1502 MHz
Memory Bus384 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth193GB/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 Performance39%vs100%
Technology40nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units64vs192
Texture Rate50.1 GTexel/svs188.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units48vs48
Pixel Rate37.6 GPixel/svs47 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power244 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 Palit Dual Fan 3GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's High-End GeForce GTX 580, created by Palit.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 783MHz, instead of 772MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock is now of 1005MHz, instead of 1002MHz.

Frame Buffer
The Frame Buffer was Doubled to 3GB.
This will prove useful in some modern 3D Games which require extra memory for detailed textures. However and because the GPU itself is relatively weak to work under other circumstances in which 3GB are needed such as 1600p Gaming, it is mostly a gimmick.

Cooling Solution
Palit Dual Fan Cooling Solution.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 2% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 580.
GeForce 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.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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