Synthetics

As always we’ll also take a quick look at synthetic performance, though as GTX 780 is just another GK110 card, there shouldn't be any surprises here. These tests are mostly for comparing cards from within a manufacturer, as opposed to directly comparing AMD and NVIDIA cards. We’ll start with 3DMark Vantage’s Pixel Fill test.

Pixel fill is traditionally bound by ROP and memory throughput, but with enough of both the bottleneck can shift back to the shader blocks. In this case that’s exactly what happens, with the GTX 780 trailing GTX Titan by about the theoretical difference between the two cards. On the other hand it’s very odd to see the GTX 680 get so close to the GTX 780 in this test, given the fact that the latter is more powerful in virtually every way possible.

Moving on, we have our 3DMark Vantage texture fillrate test, which does for texels and texture mapping units what the previous test does for ROPs.

Unlike pixel fill, texel fill is right where we expected it to come in compared to cards both above and below the GTX 690.

Finally we’ll take a quick look at tessellation performance with TessMark.

NVIDIA’s tessellation performance is strongly coupled to their SMX count, so the high number of SMXes (12) on the GTX 780 helps it keep well ahead of the pack. In fact we’re a bit surprised it didn’t fall behind GTX Titan by more than what we’re seeing. On the other hand the lead over the GTX 580 is right where we’d expect it to be, showcasing the roughly trebled geometry performance of GTX 780 over GTX 580.

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  • formulav8 - Friday, May 24, 2013 - link

    AMD is competing just fine unless I looked over something? It seems this card and price wouldn't have AMD worried. Reply
  • i_max2k2 - Thursday, May 23, 2013 - link

    This is a big request, but could we please, please add GTX 580 SLI results in there too. I have that setup and I feel, its more then enough for something like a Full HD to 2560x1600 resolution monitor, for most recent games. Reply
  • gonks - Thursday, May 23, 2013 - link

    What about bitcoin mining? it's the same as the GTX TITAN? Reply
  • Daeros - Thursday, May 23, 2013 - link

    "...of a casted aluminum..."

    Seriously?! Casted? That made it through proof and spell-check and anyone over the age of six?
    Reply
  • Ryan Smith - Thursday, May 23, 2013 - link

    Noted and fixed. Thank you. And I'd note at 5am in the morning, a six year old is about where my mental capacity is at... Reply
  • Daeros - Thursday, May 23, 2013 - link

    and I may have been a bit harsh, apologies Reply
  • just4U - Friday, May 24, 2013 - link

    I understood what he meant... and sadly I am not sure why it's a spelling mistake.. (without checking haha..) Im 44! but I do lack grammer skills. Reply
  • Ryan Smith - Friday, May 24, 2013 - link

    Nah, there's no need to apologize. You were spot-on. Reply
  • Nfarce - Thursday, May 23, 2013 - link

    Okay so when are 680 prices going to drop so I can get a second one for my new 2560x1440 monitor? Reply
  • Airjarhead - Thursday, May 23, 2013 - link

    When is the Gigabyte Windforce coming out? I can't find it on Newegg, TD, or Amazon.
    BTW, I was at work when the 780 hit the stores, so I probably missed it, but did Amazon have any 780's in stock? By the time I looked they said they were out of stock of every brand. Newegg still has reference boards available, but I want the Windforce or ACX cooler.
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