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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition GeForce GTX 780 Gainward Phantom GLH Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 29% 13%
Doom Eternal 39% 3%
Cyberpunk 2077 2% 55%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 29% 13%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 56% 30%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2% 55%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 2% 55%
Grand Theft Auto VI 9% 72%
Need For Speed Heat 29% 13%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 97% 96%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Gainward Phantom GLH Edition.

The GTX 1070 has a 576 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 780, but the GTX 780 has 72 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 1070. As a result, the GTX 780 exhibits a 1.5 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 1070. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 1070 has a 576 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Render Output Units than the GTX 780. This results in the GTX 1070 providing 52.6 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 1070 was released over a year more recently than the GTX 780, and so the GTX 1070 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 780.

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 1070 has 5120 MB more video memory than the GTX 780, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 1070 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 780 has 32.1 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 1070, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 780 is noticeably better than the GTX 1070.

The GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition has 1920 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 780 Gainward Phantom GLH Edition has 2304. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 1070 is 4526 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 780 is 2380. The GTX 1070 having 2146 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 1070 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 780.

The GTX 1070 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 780. This means that the GTX 1070 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 780.

The GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition requires 150 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 500 Watts for the GTX 1070 and a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 780. The GTX 780 has been recommended a PSU with 100 Watts more than the GTX 1070. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 780 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 1070.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 52.4 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

52.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 55.2 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

55.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 56.2 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

56.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 57.6 FPS on Control

Control

57.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 60.8 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

60.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 61.1 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

61.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 63.7 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

63.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 68.5 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

68.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 69.6 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

69.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 74.6 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

74.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 77.5 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

77.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 77.8 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

77.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 78.3 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

78.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 78.3 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

78.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 78.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

78.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 78.4 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

78.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 82.6 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

82.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 84.8 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

84.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 84.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

84.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 86.6 FPS on The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds

86.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 87.5 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

87.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 87.6 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

87.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 94.3 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

94.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 95.4 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

95.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 97.7 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

97.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 98.8 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

98.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 100.9 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

100.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 105.9 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

105.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 111.3 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

111.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 121.7 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

121.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 145.5 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

145.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 163 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

163 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 17.7 FPS on Control

Control

17.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 18.8 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

18.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 20.4 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

20.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 22.8 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

22.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 23.5 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

23.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 24 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

24 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 24.4 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

24.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 24.7 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

24.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 24.7 FPS on The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds

24.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 27.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

27.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 27.7 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

27.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 28.2 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

28.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 28.4 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

28.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 28.6 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

28.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 28.7 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

28.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 29.3 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

29.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 29.8 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

29.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 30.3 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

30.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 31.3 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

31.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 33.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

33.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 35.3 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

35.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 35.9 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

35.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 37.2 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

37.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 37.3 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

37.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 37.6 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

37.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 38.6 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

38.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 43.1 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

43.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 44.8 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

44.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 48.3 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

48.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 49.9 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

49.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 51.8 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

51.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 56.2 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

56.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 36.4 FPS on Control

Control

36.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 40.9 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

40.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 41 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

41 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 41.7 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

41.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 43.5 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

43.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 43.9 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

43.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 44.7 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

44.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 49 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

49 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 50.2 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

50.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 50.8 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

50.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 51.1 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

51.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 52.3 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

52.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 54.4 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

54.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 54.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

54.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 55.6 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

55.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 57.2 FPS on The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds

57.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 58.4 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

58.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 60.3 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

60.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 60.8 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

60.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 62.5 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

62.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 63.4 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

63.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 65 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

65 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 72.9 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

72.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 73.4 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

73.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 76.1 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

76.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 76.5 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

76.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 78.7 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

78.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 85.4 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

85.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 97.9 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

97.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 101.9 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

101.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition gets 109.3 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

109.3 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1556 MHzvs980 MHz
Boost Clock1746 MHzvs1033 MHz
ArchitecturePascal P104-200-A1Kepler GK110-300-A1
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Good
Release Date10 Jun 2016vs30 Jun 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
10
green tick vs green tick
10
1920x1080
10
green tick vs
9.6
2560x1440
9.1
green tick vs
7.2
3840x2160
7.1
green tick vs
5.4

GPU Memory

Memory8192 MBvs3072 MB
Memory Speed2002 MHzvs1502 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth256.3GB/secvs288.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB green tick vs 1536 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1920vs2304
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology16nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units120vs192
Texture Rate186.7 GTexel/svs188.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs48
Pixel Rate99.6 GPixel/svs47 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power150 Watts-
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Ampsvs600 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-6700K 4-Core 4.0GHzvsIntel Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1600vs2560x1440

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 1070 MSI Armor OC 8GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's High-End GeForce GTX 1070, created by MSI.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit has been increased from 1506MHz to 1556MHz, whereas the Boost Clock can now achieve 1746MHz, instead of 1683MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
Game in style & dare to be different with MSIís unique ARMOR graphics cards. Inspired by advanced armor shielding with a classy black & white finish. ARMOR graphics cards are perfect for gamers and case modders who are looking for something different. This is where gaming meets class.

Performance
At 1920x1080, Benchmarks Indicate a 2% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 1070. This goes up to 6% at 3840x2160.
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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