NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Review Published in China – 25% Faster Than GTX 680, 5% Slower Than GTX Titan


The first review of NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce GTX 780 is live on Expreview and we are looking at some great numbers from the 700 series flagship part. In addition to the usual review stuff which includes specification and benchmarks, Expreview also detailed a few models of the upcoming card which include the fastest clocked GTX 780 Herculez 3000 from Inno3D which runs at 1006 MHz core and upto 1046 MHz boost clock.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Reviewed  - 25% Faster Than GTX 680

If you had been following us then you would know that the GeForce GTX 780 is based on a slightly cut down version of the GK110 core which was featured on the GeForce GTX Titan. The GTX 780 would be the flagship product of the 700 series and would be based on a cut down version of the GK110 core codenamed “GK110-300-A2″. This core would have 2304 cores and a 3 GB GDDR5 memory which would operate along a 384-bit memory interface. The core is maintained at 863 MHz with Turbo boost of 900 MHz while the memory operates at the reference 1502 MHz or 6 GHz effective clock speed. The GPU would be powered by an 8+6 Pin connectors which represent a 250W TDP while display connectors include Dual Link DVI, HDMI and a single display port. Following is the specification sheet for the GPUs tested:

Model GeForce GTX Titan GeForce GTX 780 GeForce GTX 680 AMD Radeon HD7970 GHz
Core GK110-400 GK110-300 GK104-400 Tahiti XTX
Transistors 7.1 B 7.1 B 3.5 B 4.31 B
Die Size 28nm 28nm 28nm 28nm
Stream Processors 2668 2304 1536 2048
Core Clock 837 MHz 863 MHz 1006 MHz 1000 MHz
Boost Clock 876 MHz 902 MHz 1059 MHz 1050 MHz
Memory Clock 1502 MHz 1502 MHz 1502 MHz 1500 MHz
Memory Size 6 GB 3 GB 2 GB 3 GB
Memory Interface 384-bit GDDR5 384-bit GDDR5 256-bit GDDR5 384-bit GDDR5
MAX TDP 250W 250W 195W 250W
ROPs 48 48 32 32
TMUs 224 192 128 128
Bandwidth 288.4 288.4 192.26 288
Price $1000 $649 $499 $499


You can check out the performance results below which are pretty good for a cut down GK110 GPU. The GPU scores 8524 Marks with reference clocks while the Inno3d GTX 780 iChill clocked at 1.18 GHz scores 9418 Marks in 3DMark Fire Strike which almost matches a single GeForce GTX Titan. As far as performance goes, the GTX 780 is on avrage 28.73% faster than GTX 680, 22.04% faster than HD 7970 GE, 5-8% slower than the Titan. You can check out the benchmarks below:

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Benchmarks:

GeForce GTX 780 Benchmarks GeForce GTX 780 vs HD 7970GE GeForce GTX 780 vs GTX 680 GTX 780 Temperatures GeForce GTX 780 Specifications GeForce GTX 780 Power Consumption


Galaxy GTX 780

Inno3D GTX 780

Gainward GTX 780