AMD Radeon 780M: specs and benchmarks

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Summary

AMD started Radeon 780M sales 5 January 2023. This is a laptop graphics card based on a RDNA 3 architecture and made with 4 nm manufacturing process. It is primarily aimed at gamers.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 4.0 x8 interface. Power consumption is at 54 Watt (35 - 54 Watt TGP).

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 18.36% of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

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General info

Some basic facts about Radeon 780M: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking280
Place by popularity87
ArchitectureRDNA 3
GPU code namePhoenix
Market segmentLaptop
Release date5 January 2023 (1 year old)

Technical specs

Radeon 780M's specs such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon 780M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores768of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Core clock speed1500 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed3000 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Number of transistors25,390 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology4 nm
Power consumption (TDP)54 Watt (35 - 54 Watt TGP)of 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate139.2of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)

Size and compatibility

Information on Radeon 780M's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.

InterfacePCIe 4.0 x8
Supplementary power connectorsNone

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon 780M: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeSystem Shared
Maximum RAM amountSystem Sharedof 192 (Radeon Instinct MI300X)
Memory bus widthSystem Sharedof 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)
Memory clock speedSystem Sharedof 23000 (GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER)
Shared memory+

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon 780M. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display ConnectorsPortable Device Dependent

API support

APIs supported by Radeon 780M, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model6.7
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL2.1
Vulkan1.3

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of Radeon 780M. 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.

Radeon 780M 18.36

Passmark

This is the most ubiquitous GPU benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various types of 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: 25%

Radeon 780M 7111

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

Radeon 780M 40258

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

Radeon 780M 12272

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

Radeon 780M 7865

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

Radeon 780M 47968

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 8%

Radeon 780M 428150

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Benchmark coverage: 3%

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Benchmark coverage: 3%

Radeon 780M 29

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Benchmark coverage: 2%

Radeon 780M 81

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon 780M is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Average FPS across all PC games

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

Full HD37
1440p21
4K12

Performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 39

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 35−40
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 30−35
Battlefield 5 60−65
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 45−50
Cyberpunk 2077 31
Far Cry 5 44
Far Cry New Dawn 44
Forza Horizon 4 60−65
Hitman 3 50−55
Horizon Zero Dawn 48
Red Dead Redemption 2 30−33
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 42
Watch Dogs: Legion 41

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 35−40
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 30−35
Battlefield 5 60−65
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 45−50
Cyberpunk 2077 24
Far Cry 5 41
Far Cry New Dawn 41
Forza Horizon 4 60−65
Hitman 3 50−55
Horizon Zero Dawn 40
Metro Exodus 27
Red Dead Redemption 2 30−33
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 35
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 46
Watch Dogs: Legion 33

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 35−40
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 30−35
Battlefield 5 60−65
Cyberpunk 2077 23
Far Cry 5 38
Far Cry New Dawn 39
Forza Horizon 4 60−65
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 29
Watch Dogs: Legion 18

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 27−30
Hitman 3 27−30
Horizon Zero Dawn 23
Metro Exodus 16−18
Red Dead Redemption 2 14−16
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 21−24

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 18−20
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 16−18
Battlefield 5 40−45
Cyberpunk 2077 10−11
Far Cry 5 27
Far Cry New Dawn 35−40
Forza Horizon 4 35−40
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 20
Watch Dogs: Legion 12−14

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 12−14
Hitman 3 16−18
Horizon Zero Dawn 12−14
Metro Exodus 10−11
Red Dead Redemption 2 10−11
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 12−14
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 15

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 10−12
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 9−10
Battlefield 5 21−24
Cyberpunk 2077 4−5
Far Cry 5 12
Far Cry New Dawn 18−20
Forza Horizon 4 24−27
Watch Dogs: Legion 8−9

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon 780M performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook video cards.


NVIDIA equivalent

According to our data, the closest NVIDIA alternative to Radeon 780M is GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our ranking.

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Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

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Recommended processors

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