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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 780 Asus DirectCU II OC Edition SLI GeForce GTX 590 EVGA Classified Hydro Copper Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 23% 34%
Halo: Reach 76% 57%
Cyberpunk 2077 5% 84%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 23% 34%
Doom Eternal 34% 15%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 5% 84%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 97% 95%
Grand Theft Auto VI 17% 105%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 5% 84%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 53% 17%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Asus DirectCU II OC Edition SLI are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 590 EVGA Classified Hydro Copper Edition.

The GTX 780 has a 259 MHz higher core clock speed and 256 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 590. This results in the GTX 780 providing 260.8 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 259 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 590 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 780 providing 24.8 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 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 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. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 780 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 780 has 245 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 590, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 780 is massively better than the GTX 590.

The GeForce GTX 780 Asus DirectCU II OC Edition SLI has 4608 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 4156 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 590 is 1290. The GTX 780 having 2866 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 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 DirectCU II OC Edition SLI requires 500 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 590 EVGA Classified Hydro Copper Edition requires 365 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 750 Watts for the GTX 780 and a PSU with at least 700 Watts for the GTX 590. The GTX 780 requires 135 Watts more than the GTX 590 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 780 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 590.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed889 MHzvs630 MHz
Boost Clock902 MHzvs-
ArchitectureKepler GK110-300-A1 (x2)Fermi GF110-351-A1
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support Good vs Poor
Release Date01 Jul 2013vs24 Mar 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
10
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10
1920x1080
10
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8.9
2560x1440
9
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6.6
3840x2160
6.8
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GPU Memory

Memory6144 MBvs3072 MB
Memory Speed1502 MHzvs864 MHz
Memory Bus768 Bitvs768 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth576.8GB/secvs331.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 3072 KB green tick vs 1536 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units4608vs1024
Actual Shader Performance100%vs62%
Technology28nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units384vs128
Texture Rate341.4 GTexel/svs80.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units96vs96
Pixel Rate85.3 GPixel/svs60.5 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power500 Wattsvs365 Watts
Recommended PSU750 Watts & 50 Ampsvs700 Watts & 46 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHzvsIntel Core i7-2700K 4-Core 3.50GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs12 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1600vs2560x1600

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 780 Asus DirectCU II OC Edition SLI is a solution of two GeForce GTX 780 Asus DirectCU II OC Edition put together using NVIDIA's SLI technology.

GPU: Changes
Check the page of [GeForce GTX 780 Asus DirectCU II OC Edition](http://www.game-debate.com/hardware/index.php?gid=1836&graphics=GeForce%20GTX%20780%20DirectCU%20II%20OC%20Edition) for more details.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 4% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 780 in SLI.
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.
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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