AMD Radeon HD 8970 OEM vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780

Price now 154$
Games supported 84%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780
  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 863
  • Max video memory 3072 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 6008 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
AMD Radeon HD 8970 OEM
Radeon HD 8970 OEM
  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 925 MHz
  • Max video memory 3 GB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 5500 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Price now no data
Games supported 39%

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating198not rated
Value for money16.22no data
ArchitectureKepler (2012−2018)GCN 1.0 (2012−2020)
GPU code nameGK110Tahiti
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date23 May 2013
(9 years old)
8 January 2013
(10 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$649 no data
Current price$154 (0.2x MSRP)no data
Value for money

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores23042048
CUDA cores2304no data
Core clock speed863 MHz925 MHz
Boost clock speed900 MHzno data
Number of transistors7,080 million4,313 million
Manufacturing process technology28 nm28 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)250 Watt250 Watt
Maximum GPU temperature95 °Cno data
Texture fill rate160.5 billion/sec118.4
Floating-point performance4,156 gflops3,789 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

Bus supportPCI Express 3.0no data
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
Length10.5" (26.7 cm)274 mm
Height4.376" (11.1 cm)no data
Minimum recommended system power600 Wattno data
Supplementary power connectorsOne 8-pin and one 6-pin1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin


Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR5GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount3 GB3 GB
Memory bus width384 Bit384 Bit
Memory clock speed6008 MHz5500 MHz
Memory bandwidth288.4 GB/s264.0 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display ConnectorsOne Dual Link DVI-I, One Dual Link DVI-D, One HDMI, One DisplayPort1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x mini-DisplayPort
Multi monitor support4 displaysno data
HDCP+no data
Maximum VGA resolution2048x1536no data
Audio input for HDMIInternalno data


Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

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3D Gaming+no data
3D Vision+no data
PhysX+no data
3D Vision Live+no data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 (11_0)12 (11_1)
Shader Model5.15.1
CUDA+no data

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 780 and Radeon HD 8970 OEM. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 252 Mh/s no data
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto) 18.5 Mh/s no data

Advantages and disadvantages

Recency 23 May 2013 8 January 2013
Pipelines / CUDA cores 2304 2048
Memory bandwidth 288.4 264

Technical City couldn't decide between

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780
GeForce GTX 780


AMD Radeon HD 8970 OEM
Radeon HD 8970 OEM

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Competitors of GeForce GTX 780 by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 780 from AMD is Radeon R9 290.

AMD Radeon R9 290 Radeon R9 290

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GTX 780:

Radeon RX 470 100.88
Radeon R9 290 100.83
GeForce GTX 780 100

Competitors of Radeon HD 8970 OEM by NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 8970 OEM from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 970.

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