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Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 6GB

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How well can the GeForce GTX 780 6GB run games
4 Jul 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the GeForce GTX 780 6GB 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. All games with system requirements of DirectX 11 or lower are met by this card.

Here is a performance review on how capable the GeForce GTX 780 6GB is at running the more popular games of 2020. Specifically looking at this PC hardware’s ability to get suitable frames per second to play on Ultra game settings and what FPS it might get on 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen res. This graphics hardware can run 215 of the 1000 most demanding PC games played today.

A GeForce GTX 780 6GB card at 1080p is predicted to see a weak frame rate when running Grand Theft Auto VI on Ultra - 17 FPS. Lets look at the predicted performance it will get on Horizon: Zero Dawn which is 41 FPS. To add a bit more variety lets see how the popular Hyper Scape is predicted to perform on this hardware, which gets a reasonable 48 FPS.

Moving screen sizes up to 1440p we researched Grand Theft Auto VI on the GeForce GTX 780 6GB and predict it will get a weak set of frame rates. Here are the low to ultra predictions at 1440p - L: 34FPS, M: 27FPS, H: 18FPS, U: 13FPS. Another popular game to investigate at 1440p with this card was Horizon: Zero Dawn which we predicted will be playable in performance netting an Ultra FPS of 31 FPS. Finally we then took a look at Hyper Scape where its predicted Ultra 1440p Frame rates were playable at 37 FPS. Running games at 1440p with a GeForce GTX 780 6GB is a reasonable choice for most modern games at 1440p, but you may encounter some need to adjust graphics settings down from Ultra to High in some cases to improve gaming stability.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 780 6GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 780 6GB 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 6GB? Are you looking to upgrade a GeForce GTX 780 6GB? Then we would suggest getting a 16 Series GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, as it can run 852 of the top 1000 demanding game requirements today with 47% increased graphics performance. Alternatively a suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 780 6GB is the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB, which is 21% more powerful and can run 797 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
57 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 780 6GB is released on 10 Sep 2013

GeForce GTX 780 6GB Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 780 6GB
GPU
Architecture
Kepler GK110-301-B1
Process
28nm
TMUs
192
Texture Rate
173 GTexel/s
ROPs
48
Pixel Rate
43 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
2304
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
-
Driver Support
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Release Price
$590.00
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
863 MHz
Boost Clock
902 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
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GeForce GTX 780 6GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce GTX 780 6GB is a High-End Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Kepler Architecture.


Architecture
The Kepler Architecture was NVIDIA's big step to power efficiency. Each Stream Multiprocessor (SMX) now hosts 192 Shader Processing Units - against the 48 of older Fermi Architecture, and has been redesigned being now clocked at the same speed of the Central Unit. This means they are more energy efficient and will consequently lead to cooler operating temperatures. However, it also means they are weaker. It can be said that one Fermi SMX is as fast as 2 Kepler SMXs.
Additionally, and not available in all GPUs, Kepler also introduced the Boost Clock Feature. The Boost Clock is an even higher Clock Speed activated when in gaming mode and becomes the effective speed of the GPU.


GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed GK110-301-B1 which has 12 SM activated and thus offers 1664 Shader Processing Units, 192 TMUs and 48 ROPs, on a 384-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at 863MHz and goes up to 902MHz.


Memory
The GPU accesses a 6GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 384-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is somewhat exaggerated. The Memory Clock Operates at 1502MHz.


Features
DirectX 11.2 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for SLI, GameStream, G-SYNC, GPU Boost 2.0, GeForce Experience, PhysX and other technologies.


Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 250W, it requires at least a 600W PSU with one available 6-pin and 8-pin connectors.


Performance
Gaming benchmarks prove that at 2560x1600 GeForce GTX 780 6GB is around 10% faster than its original 3GB version.


System Suggestions
We recommend a very strong processor (Intel Core i7 Quad Core/AMD FX Eight Core) and 8GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GTX 780 6GB.


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GeForce GTX 780 6GB vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Graphics Card
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 24% 53%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 31% 53%
Hyper Scape 49% 4%
Valorant 96% 89%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 9% 11%
Far Cry 6 4% 70%
Grand Theft Auto VI 4% 66%
Death Stranding 33% 18%
Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris 40% 57%
Doom Eternal 14% 14%
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