AMD Radeon RX 580 2048SP vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780

Price now 266$
Games supported 84%
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
RX 580 2048SP
Radeon RX 580 2048SP
  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1168 MHz
  • Max video memory 8192
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 7000 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 121$
Games supported 83%

General info

GPU architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters compared.

Place in performance ranking206219
Place by popularityno data69
Value for money7.7938.29
ArchitectureKepler (2012−2018)GCN 4.0 (2016−2020)
GPU code nameGK110Polaris 20
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date23 May 2013 (10 years old)15 October 2018 (4 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$649 no data
Current price$266 (0.4x MSRP)$121
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

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 MHz1168 MHz
Boost clock speed900 MHz1284 MHz
Number of transistors7,080 million5,700 million
Manufacturing process technology28 nm14 nm
Power consumption (TDP)250 Watt150 Watt
Maximum GPU temperature95 °Cno data
Texture fill rate160.5 billion/sec164.4
Floating-point performance4,156 gflopsno data

Size and compatibility

Information on compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics 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)241 mm
Height4.376" (11.1 cm)no data
Minimum recommended system power600 Wattno data
Supplementary power connectorsOne 8-pin and one 6-pin1x 8-pin


Parameters of VRAM installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Integrated GPUs have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR5GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount3 GB8 GB
Memory bus width384 Bit256 Bit
Memory clock speed6008 MHz7000 MHz
Memory bandwidth288.4 GB/s224.0 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, 3x 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.

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

API support

List of supported graphics and general-purpose computing APIs, including their specific versions.

DirectX12 (11_0)12 (12_0)
Shader Model5.16.4
CUDA+no data

Synthetic benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.

Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

GTX 780 20.35
RX 580 2048SP 19.69

GeForce GTX 780 outperforms Radeon RX 580 2048SP by 3% in our combined benchmark results.


This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 24%

GTX 780 8026
RX 580 2048SP 7762

GeForce GTX 780 outperforms Radeon RX 580 2048SP by 3% in Passmark.

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 780 and Radeon RX 580 2048SP. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

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

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Average FPS across all PC games

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

Full HD54no data

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 20.35 19.69
Recency 23 May 2013 15 October 2018
Memory bus width 384 256
Pipelines / CUDA cores 2304 2048
Memory bandwidth 288.4 224
Chip lithography 28 nm 14 nm
Power consumption (TDP) 250 Watt 150 Watt

We couldn't decide between GeForce GTX 780 and Radeon RX 580 2048SP. The differences in performance seem too small.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780
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