GTX 780 with i7-3770K benchmarks at Ultra Quality settings

For the most part, the GTX 780 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 is worth noting that the GTX 780 is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. 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. With current 3072 MB RAM, the GTX 780 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

 GTX 780 with i7-3770K benchmarks at Ultra Quality settings
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780
Price $ 355.0
Year 2013
Maximum Recorded Temperature 84C
Max Fan Noise 52.7dB
Recommended Power Supply 600W
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz ($248.98)
CPU Impact on FPS + 0.0 FPS
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0%
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 58.6 FPS
Average 1440p Performance 41.9 FPS
Average 4K Performance 25.5 FPS
Memory 3 GB
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 11.1
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 15.5
4K Cost Per Frame $ 25.5
Series GTX 780
Variant NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780
Overall Combination Score 58/100 Acceptable

The good news is, with the release of the GTX 780 Ti, the GTX 780 's price is getting more discount. The GTX 780 is much more expensive than the GTX 680 as it costs a whopping $ 649. Compare this to the GTX 680, which came originally at a price of $ 499. Meanwhile, the AMD closest equivalent card is the HD 7970 GHz Edition which costs $ 499.

The GTX 780 has 3 GB RAM compared to the GTX 680 's 2 GB video memory. Unfortunately, gaming performance was not quite as impressive. Even if the GTX 780 consistently delivers frame rate increases over the GTX 680, the gain is not much to justify an upgrade.

For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play Strange Brigade at 62 fps to 62 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 62 fps.

Forza Horizon 4 (2018)

Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 $ 549
73.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
70.2 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB $ 170
66.6 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 $ 329
63.4 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 Nano $ 649
63.0 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 390X $ 429
57.0 FPS
2013 AMD Radeon R9 290 $ 399
53.0 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 390 $ 329
52.0 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 470 $ 179
45.0 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti $ 699
42.6 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 $ 649
41.0 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 380X $ 229
40.0 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 380 $ 199
38.0 FPS
2015 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 $ 199
38.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti $ 169
37.2 FPS
2013 AMD Radeon R9 290X $ 549
37.0 FPS
2012 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 $ 499
37.0 FPS
2010 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 $ 499
35.0 FPS
2012 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 $ 399
35.0 FPS
2014 AMD Radeon R9 285 $ 249
32.0 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 $ 249
31.5 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 $ 399
30.4 FPS
2014 AMD Radeon R9 280 $ 279
29.0 FPS

The GTX 780 sits between the GTX 780 Ti and the R9 380X, falling slower than GTX 780 Ti by 3.9% and faster than R9 380X by 2.5%. It has an average relative performance against every graphics card here. In addition, the GTX 780 was also faster than the GTX 680 by a good margin. When compared to its lower sibling - the GTX 770 - we see a more than 20% faster performance for the GTX 780.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (2017)

Ultra Quality

Resolution 1920x1080

Year Graphics Card Price Frames Per Second
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 $ 549
58.0 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 Nano $ 649
53.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB $ 254
52.2 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB $ 170
49.6 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 390X $ 429
49.0 FPS
2014 AMD Radeon R9 285 $ 249
48.0 FPS
2014 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 $ 329
47.5 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 390 $ 329
47.0 FPS
2013 AMD Radeon R9 290 $ 399
43.0 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 $ 649
43.0 FPS
2013 AMD Radeon R9 290X $ 549
41.0 FPS
2016 AMD Radeon RX 470 $ 179
41.0 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 $ 249
39.6 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti $ 699
37.0 FPS
2011 AMD Radeon HD 7970 $ 549
32.0 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 380 $ 199
32.0 FPS
2015 AMD Radeon R9 380X $ 229
32.0 FPS
2012 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 $ 499
32.0 FPS
2012 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 $ 399
31.0 FPS
2015 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 $ 199
31.0 FPS
2014 AMD Radeon R9 280 $ 279
30.0 FPS
2016 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti $ 169
27.6 FPS
2013 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 $ 399
26.4 FPS
2010 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 $ 499
22.0 FPS

The GTX 780 sits between the R9 290 and the R9 290X, falling slower than R9 290 by 0% and faster than R9 290X by 4.9%. It has an average relative performance against every graphics card here. Its results are actually indistinguishable from those of the R9 290. In addition, the GTX 780 was also faster than the GTX 680 by a good margin. When compared to its lower sibling - the GTX 770 - we see a more than 20% faster performance for the GTX 780.

Game Performance at Ultra Quality settings

Change Quality Settings

Resolution 1920x1080

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
40
45.0
2019 Anthem
26
29.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
38
42.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
53
59.5
2019 Metro Exodus
23
26.5
2019 World War Z
44
48.9
2019 Gears of War 5
34
38.6
2019 F1 2019
43
48.4
2019 GreedFall
39
43.6
2019 Borderlands 3
27
30.6
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
53
58.9
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
20
22.7
2018 Forza Horizon 4
36
41.0
2018 Fallout 76
53
59.0
2018 Hitman 2
41
46.0
2018 Just Cause 4
34
38.3
2018 Monster Hunter: World
37
41.2
2018 Strange Brigade
55
62.1
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
38
43.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
36
40.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
47
53.0
2017 For Honor
63
70.7
2017 Project CARS 2
45
50.1
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
54
60.7
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
27
30.9
2016 Hitman
34
37.9
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
48
54.3
2016 The Division
39
43.6
2016 Overwatch
56
63.0
2016 Dishonored 2
32
36.5
2015 DiRT Rally
69
77.5
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
45
51.0
2015 The Witcher 3
36
40.0
2015 Total War: Attila
33
37.7
2015 Rocket League
185
206.1
2015 Need For Speed
51
57.1
2015 Project CARS
49
54.8
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
90
100.1
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
79
88.8
2014 Far Cry 4
43
47.9
2014 GRID Autosport
83
92.7
2014 Shadow of Mordor
61
68.2
2014 The Talos Principle
73
81.6
2014 Thief
55
61.2
2013 Bioshock Infinite
93
103.7
2013 Company of Heroes 2
45
50.7
2013 Crysis 3
49
54.9
2013 GRID 2
92
102.7
2013 Metro: Last Light
59
65.9
2013 Total War: Rome 2
55
61.2
2013 Battlefield 4
63
70.6
2012 DiRT: Showdown
76
84.5
2012 Far Cry 3
52
58.6
2012 Hitman: Absolution
54
60.6
2012 Sleeping Dogs
85
95.2
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
127
141.4
2011 Total War: Shogun 2
74
82.3
2011 Battlefield 3
90
101.0
2010 Civilization V
124
138.7
2009 League of Legends
238
265.1
2008 Crysis: Warhead
63
70.1

Resolution 2560x1440

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
26
33.5
2019 Anthem
18
23.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
26
33.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
32
40.1
2019 Metro Exodus
16
20.6
2019 World War Z
28
35.7
2019 Gears of War 5
22
28.0
2019 F1 2019
27
34.3
2019 GreedFall
25
31.5
2019 Borderlands 3
17
21.5
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
33
42.4
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
14
18.6
2018 Forza Horizon 4
27
34.0
2018 Hitman 2
24
30.0
2018 Just Cause 4
22
28.3
2018 Monster Hunter: World
23
28.9
2018 Strange Brigade
34
43.3
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
26
33.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
21
26.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
30
38.3
2017 For Honor
32
41.2
2017 Project CARS 2
28
35.3
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
43
54.8
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
21
27.2
2016 Hitman
22
28.0
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
28
36.0
2016 The Division
23
28.8
2016 Overwatch
34
43.4
2016 Dishonored 2
24
31.2
2015 DiRT Rally
42
53.1
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
27
34.8
2015 The Witcher 3
23
29.1
2015 Total War: Attila
19
24.7
2015 Rocket League
70
88.3
2015 Need For Speed
35
44.2
2015 Project CARS
33
41.8
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
51
64.8
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
53
66.7
2014 Far Cry 4
31
39.3
2014 GRID Autosport
55
69.8
2014 Shadow of Mordor
38
47.9
2014 The Talos Principle
46
57.8
2014 Thief
33
42.0
2013 Bioshock Infinite
54
67.7
2013 Company of Heroes 2
26
33.2
2013 Crysis 3
26
32.8
2013 GRID 2
59
73.8
2013 Metro: Last Light
44
55.5
2013 Total War: Rome 2
31
38.8
2013 Battlefield 4
35
44.8
2012 DiRT: Showdown
50
63.3
2012 Far Cry 3
44
55.0
2012 Hitman: Absolution
53
66.7
2012 Sleeping Dogs
25
31.9
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
94
117.8
2011 Total War: Shogun 2
41
51.6
2011 Battlefield 3
52
65.0
2010 Civilization V
82
103.1
2009 League of Legends
117
147.3
2008 Crysis: Warhead
36
45.5

Resolution 3840x2160

1% Low [Min FPS] Average FPS
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
14
20.0
2019 Anthem
8
12.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
12
17.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
13
19.7
2019 Metro Exodus
9
13.0
2019 World War Z
14
20.5
2019 Gears of War 5
12
17.7
2019 F1 2019
15
21.8
2019 GreedFall
9
13.0
2019 Borderlands 3
7
11.2
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
17
25.3
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
8
11.8
2018 Forza Horizon 4
16
23.0
2018 Hitman 2
12
18.0
2018 Just Cause 4
10
14.7
2018 Monster Hunter: World
9
13.8
2018 Strange Brigade
16
23.6
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
13
19.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
9
14.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
18
26.5
2017 For Honor
14
20.6
2017 Project CARS 2
20
29.5
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
32
45.9
2016 Overwatch
15
22.4
2016 Dishonored 2
17
24.7
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
18
25.8
2015 Total War: Attila
17
24.5
2015 Rocket League
28
41.2
2015 Need For Speed
20
29.5
2015 Project CARS
20
29.5
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
21
30.0
2014 Civilization: Beyond Earth
27
38.8
2014 GRID Autosport
27
39.0
2014 Shadow of Mordor
21
30.1
2014 The Talos Principle
23
32.9
2014 Thief
23
33.7
2013 Bioshock Infinite
29
42.1
2013 GRID 2
27
39.6
2013 Total War: Rome 2
23
33.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
74
106.0
2011 Battlefield 3
24
34.6
2009 League of Legends
41
58.9
2008 Crysis: Warhead
27
38.7
GTX 780 with i7-3770K at 1080p and Ultra Quality settings

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GTX 780 Specifications

GTX 780 Board Design

Board NumberP2083 SKU 25
Length10.5 inches 267 mm
Outputs2x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slot
TDP250 W

GTX 780 Clock Speeds

Boost Clock902 MHz
GPU Clock863 MHz
Memory Clock1502 MHz 6008 MHz effective

GTX 780 Graphics Card

Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 700
Launch Price649 USD
ProductionEnd-of-life
Release DateSep 10th, 2013

GTX 780 Graphics Features

CUDA3.5
DirectX12.0 (11_1)
OpenCL1.2
OpenGL4.6
Shader Model5.1
Vulkan1.1.82

GTX 780 Graphics Processor

ArchitectureKepler
Die Size561 mm²
GPU NameGK110B
GPU VariantGK110-301-B1
Process Size28 nm
Transistors7,080 million

GTX 780 Memory

Bandwidth288.4 GB/s
Memory Bus384 bit
Memory Size3072 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5

GTX 780 Render Config

ROPs48
SMX Count12
Shading Units2304
TMUs192

GTX 780 Theoretical Performance

FP32 (float) performance4,156 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance173.2 GFLOPS (1:24)
Pixel Rate43.30 GPixel/s
Texture Rate173.2 GTexel/s

Critics Reviews

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