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Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 MSI Gaming 6GB Edition

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How well can the GeForce GTX 780 MSI Gaming 6GB Edition run games
15 Sep 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the GeForce GTX 780 MSI Gaming 6GB Edition is only really challenged by the most demanding games released today, but normally it is more than capable of running games with a stable frame rate at 1080p. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 11 requirement.

Here we take a closer look at the various performances across 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions for the GeForce GTX 780 MSI Gaming 6GB Edition. In particular this is looking at the Ultra graphics settings to see what sort of FPS this graphics card can get across some of the more popular games played in 2020. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 238 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

First we looked at 1080p resolution for the GeForce GTX 780 MSI Gaming 6GB Edition performance to explore what sort of benchmarks it would achieve on the popular title Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and predict it will deliver playable frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 75 FPS, Medium: 59 FPS, High: 40 FPS and Ultra: 29 FPS. We proceeded to look at Horizon: Zero Dawn to see how that compared and saw that it returned a playable 43 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we researched the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War to predict how the GeForce GTX 780 MSI Gaming 6GB Edition would deal with it. Our research revealed a weak series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 57 FPS, Medium: 45 FPS, High: 30 FPS and Ultra: 22 FPS. Next we looked at Horizon: Zero Dawn which was playable with a 33 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Assassins Creed: Valhalla that we predict will get an Ultra 1440p FPS of 13. Gaming at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 780 MSI Gaming 6GB Edition is likely in need of some graphical option tweaks when trying to play modern games.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 780 MSI Gaming 6GB Edition graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 780 MSI Gaming 6GB Edition in your PC? Our current calculations suggest a graphics card upgrade will be required in around 12-18 months

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 780 MSI Gaming 6GB Edition? Are you looking to upgrade a GeForce GTX 780 MSI Gaming 6GB Edition? Then we would suggest getting a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, as it can run 833 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 43% increased graphics performance. Alternatively if you want an upgrade suggestion for the GeForce GTX 780 MSI Gaming 6GB Edition then a good choice would be R-500 Series Radeon RX 590 8GB as this is better than 786 of the top 1000 most demanding game requirements with 23% better performance as well.
FPS System Benchmark
60 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 780 MSI Gaming 6GB Edition is released on 10 Sep 2013

GeForce GTX 780 MSI Gaming 6GB Edition Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 780 MSI Gaming 6GB Edition
GPU
Architecture
Kepler GK110-301-B1
Process
28nm
TMUs
192
Texture Rate
193 GTexel/s
ROPs
48
Pixel Rate
48 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
2304
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
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Driver Support
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Release Price
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
5.0
Open GL
4.5
Resolution (WxH)
4096x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
6144 MB
Memory Speed
1502 MHz
Memory Bus
384 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
288.4GB/sec
L2 Cache
1536KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
2
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
954 MHz
Boost Clock
1006 MHz
Power
Max Power
250 Watts
PSU
600 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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GeForce GTX 780 MSI Gaming 6GB Edition Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 780 MSI Gaming 6GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's High-End GeForce GTX 780 6GB, created by MSI.


Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 954MHz, instead of 863MHz and goes up to 1006MHz, in Turbo Mode.


Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock and the Frame Buffer remain the same.


Cooling Solution
The reference NVIDIA Single-Fan Cooling System has been replaced by MSI's Twin Frozr cooler which uses a large Aluminium fin grid array that provides a huge amount of surface area for cooling. Heat from the GPU is transferred to the fin grid array by virtue of heat pipes with MSI's special SuperPipe technology. SuperPipes transfer heat twice as fast as regular heat pipes enabling an MSI GAMING graphics card to stay cooler than the competition..


Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 3% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 780 6GB.


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GeForce GTX 780 MSI Gaming 6GB Edition vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
23%
RAM
12GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 12% 13%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 33% 49%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1% 1%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 30% 23%
Valorant 96% 89%
eFootball PES 2021 47% 42%
Crysis Remastered 25% 45%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 50% 64%
The Invincible 1% 22%
Watch Dogs Legion 33% 10%
GeForce GTX 780 MSI Gaming 6GB Edition Extras
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