GeForce GTX 780 6 GB vs Radeon R9 280X

GeForce GTX 780 6 GB
Memory: 6144Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 10 Sep 2013
GeForce GTX 780 6 GB
Radeon R9 280X
Memory: 3072Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 8 Oct 2013
Radeon R9 280X
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Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • GeForce GTX 780 6 GB
    125%
  • Radeon R9 280X
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 780 6 GB

Around 25% higher average synthetic performance.
Supports PhysX.
Supports G-Sync.
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Kepler), there are less performance optimizations for current games and applications.

Reasons to consider Radeon R9 280X

Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports Mantle.

GeForce GTX 780 6 GB

HWBench recommends GeForce GTX 780 6 GB

The GeForce GTX 780 6 GB is the better performing card based on the synthetic benchmarks used (1 benchmarks).


Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce GTX 780 6 GBRadeon R9 280X
GPU NameGK110B (GK110-301-B1)vsTahiti (Tahiti XTL)
Fab Process28 nmvs28 nm
Die Size561 mm²vs352 mm²
Transistors7,080 millionvs4,313 million
Shaders2304vs2048
Compute Units12vs32
Core clock863 MHzvs850 MHz
ROPs48vs32
TMUs192vs128

Memory Configuration

GeForce GTX 780 6 GBRadeon R9 280X
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Bus Width384 bitvs384 bit
Memory Speed1502 MHz
6008 MHz effective
vs1500 MHz
6000 MHz effective
Memory Size6144 Mbvs3072 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GTX 780 6 GBRadeon R9 280X
TDP250 wattsvs250 watts
Release Date10 Sep 2013vs8 Oct 2013

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 780 6 GB
    41.40 GP/s
  • Radeon R9 280X
    27.20 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 780 6 GB
    166.00 GT/s
  • Radeon R9 280X
    109.00 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GTX 780 6 GB
    288.00 GB/s
  • Radeon R9 280X
    288.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GTX 780 6 GB
    3977.00 GFLOPs
  • Radeon R9 280X
    3482.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

3DMark 11

  • GeForce GTX 780 6 GB
    13770
  • Radeon R9 280X
    10960

Points (higher is better)