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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  • EJS1980 - Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - link

    If by on par you mean wayyyyyyy better, than yeah. Reply
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  • An00bis - Friday, May 31, 2013 - link

    I really appreciate that the guy who made this article showed us the texel and pixel fill rate in the synthetic benchmarks part of the review, instead of doing what me, and apparently inexperienced guy that isn't hired by one of the biggest tech reviewing websites on the internet and clearly lacks knowledge in this field, would do, which is, INCLUDE RESULTS MADE WITH 3DMARK11 IN PERFORMANCE PRESET (please don't include scores made in extreme preset, not everyone pays like 1000$ to get a license for a benchmark program, have some common sense) or in another popular benchmarking program, like Heaven, or maybe include the normal score for 3dmark vantage (even though nobody uses that anymore, even gpus from the amd 5XXX and nvidia 4XX series had support for dx11).

    I don't want to be rude, you're supposed to do your job, but when a stranger with no experience can do it better at least have the decency of actually caring about what to do, you do get paid for doing this, right?
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  • yeeeeman - Sunday, June 09, 2013 - link

    Get a HD7970 and spend those 200$(650-450) on a vacation... Reply
  • Mithan - Friday, June 14, 2013 - link

    Finally, a worthy upgrade for my GTX580.
    Unfortunately, it is priced too much.

    If it was $500, I would probably order one now and be happy for the next 3 years or so, but I will wait for Maxwell.
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