AMD Radeon RX 470
vs
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780

RX 470 GTX 780 Difference
AMD Radeon RX 470 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780
Price $ 280 $ 649 369 (79%)
Year 2016 2013 3 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 75C 84C 9 (11%)
Max Fan Noise 49dB 53dB 3.3 (6%)
Recommended Power Supply 470W 600W 130 (24%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz ($334.99) Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz ($248.98)
CPU Impact on FPS +0 FPS +0 FPS 0 (0%)
CPU Impact on FPS % 0% 0% 0 (0%)
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 55 FPS 66 FPS 10.7 (18%)
Average 1440p Performance 40 FPS 47 FPS 6.4 (15%)
Average 4K Performance 22 FPS 30 FPS 8.1 (31%)
Memory 4 GB 6 GB 2 (40%)
Overall Combination Score 69/100 49/100 20 (34%)

Our Verdict: Upgrading from RX 470 to GTX 780 is not recommended as it is less than 30% of improvement in performance. In general, a reasonable upgrade is between 30% and 50% or more to justify the purchase of new hardware. The price/performance ratio is much better for RX 470 .

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AMD Radeon RX 470
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Fallout 76
52
59
2018 Forza Horizon 4
45
41
2018 Hitman 2
41
46
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
46
41
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
41
43
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
42
31
2016 Hitman
74
38
2016 Overwatch
71
63
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
63
54
2016 The Division
55
44
2015 DiRT Rally
86
78
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
48
51
2015 The Witcher 3
48
40
2013 Battlefield 4
64
71
2013 Crysis 3
54
55

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AMD Radeon RX 470
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Forza Horizon 4
38
34
2018 Hitman 2
27
30
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
29
27
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
31
33
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
39
27
2016 Hitman
53
28
2016 Overwatch
49
43
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
43
36
2016 The Division
40
29
2015 DiRT Rally
60
53
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
33
35
2015 The Witcher 3
35
29
2013 Battlefield 4
41
45
2013 Crysis 3
33
33

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AMD Radeon RX 470
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Forza Horizon 4
25
23
2018 Hitman 2
16
18
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
16
14
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
18
19
2016 Overwatch
25
22

AMD Radeon RX 470 / Core i7-6700K

For the most part, the RX 470 is still capable of playing modern games, but you would have to reduce settings to sustain those higher framerates. If keeping graphics quality settings closer to ultra or high is important, there are a few options for upgrades. It appears that the RX 470 is a more capable mid-range card that can play AAA titles at 1080p with 60 frames per second. The price/performance ratio is excellent for RX 470 against the competition in budget mid-range cards. With current 4096 MB RAM, the RX 470 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. View Current Price List

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 / Core i7-3770K

At 1440p, GTX 780 can hit 50-60 fps on pretty much everything at ultra, just without antialiasing, less ambient occlusion and turned down shadows. It is worth noting that the GTX 780 is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. In terms of memory, the GTX 780 's 6144 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. This combination between GTX 780 and Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz has less than 8% bottleneck in many games and is perfect match to avoid FPS loss. Deciding whether to invest so much money in a high-end GPU like GTX 780 requires careful thought. This combination between GTX 780 and Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz is a perfect match to avoid FPS loss. At 1440p, GTX 780 can hit 50-60 fps on pretty much everything at ultra, just without antialiasing, less ambient occlusion and turned down shadows. It is worth noting that the GTX 780 is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. In terms of memory, the GTX 780 's 6144 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. This combination between GTX 780 and Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz has less than 8% bottleneck in many games and is perfect match to avoid FPS loss. Deciding whether to invest so much money in a high-end GPU like GTX 780 requires careful thought. This combination between GTX 780 and Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz is a perfect match to avoid FPS loss. View Current Price List

RX 470 vs GTX 780 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RX 470 GTX 780
Board NumberC940, D000-03, D009-07P2083 SKU 25
Length9.5 inches 241 mm10.5 inches 267 mm
Outputs1x HDMI3x DisplayPort2x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 6-pin1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP120 W250 W

Clock Speeds

RX 470 GTX 780
Boost Clock1206 MHz902 MHz
GPU Clock926 MHz863 MHz
Memory Clock1650 MHz 6600 MHz effective1502 MHz 6008 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RX 470 GTX 780
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationArctic Islands (RX 400)GeForce 700
Launch Price179 USD649 USD
ProductionActiveEnd-of-life
Release DateAug 4th, 2016Sep 10th, 2013

Graphics Features

RX 470 GTX 780
DirectX12.0 (12_0)12.0 (11_1)
OpenCL21.2
OpenGL4.54.6
Shader Model65.1
Vulkan1.1.821.1.82

Graphics Processor

RX 470 GTX 780
ArchitectureGCN 4.0Kepler
Die Size244 mm²561 mm²
GPU NameEllesmereGK110B
GPU VariantPolaris 10 PRO (215-0876204)GK110-301-B1
Process Size14 nm28 nm
Transistors5,700 million7,080 million

Memory

RX 470 GTX 780
Bandwidth211.2 GB/s288.4 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit384 bit
Memory Size4096 MB6144 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

RX 470 GTX 780
ROPs3248
Shading Units20482304
TMUs128192

Theoretical Performance

RX 470 GTX 780
FP32 (float) performance4,940 GFLOPS4,156 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance308.7 GFLOPS (1:16)173.2 GFLOPS (1:24)
Pixel Rate38.59 GPixel/s43.30 GPixel/s
Texture Rate154.4 GTexel/s173.2 GTexel/s