AMD Radeon R9 295X2 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780
Comparison of Radeon R9 295X2 and GeForce GTX 780 architecture, market type and release date.
Radeon R9 295X2 and GeForce GTX 780's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon R9 295X2 and GeForce GTX 780's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Maximum GPU temperature
Texture fill rate
2x 5,733 gflops
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on Radeon R9 295X2 and GeForce GTX 780 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).
PCIe 2.1 x16
PCI Express 3.0
PCIe 3.0 x16
PCIe 3.0 x16
10.5" (26.7 cm)
4.376" (11.1 cm)
Minimum recommended system power
Supplementary power connectors
2 x 8-pin
One 8-pin and one 6-pin
Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R9 295X2 and GeForce GTX 780: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R9 295X2 and GeForce GTX 780. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
1x DVI, 4x mini-DisplayPort
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
One Dual Link DVI-I, One Dual Link DVI-D, One HDMI, One DisplayPort
Multi monitor support
Maximum VGA resolution
Audio input for HDMI
Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon R9 295X2 and GeForce GTX 780. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
Blu Ray 3D
3D Vision Live
APIs supported by Radeon R9 295X2 and GeForce GTX 780, sometimes including their particular versions.
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon R9 295X2 and GeForce GTX 780. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
R9 295X2 38.04 +4.7%
GTX 780 36.33
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
R9 295X2 21270 +103.3%
GTX 780 10460
R9 295X2 8238 +4.7%
GTX 780 7868
Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon R9 295X2 and GeForce GTX 780. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
61.5 Mh/s +232.4%
18.5 Mh/s −232.4%
Let's see how good Radeon R9 295X2 and GeForce GTX 780 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of AMD Radeon R9 295X2
4.7% faster in synthetic tests
Somewhat newer (29 April 2014 vs 23 May 2013)
Wider memory bus (512 vs 384 bit)
More pipelines (2816 vs 2304)
Higher memory bandwidth (640 vs 288.4 GB/s)
Mantle (an API developed by AMD for 3D graphics acceleration. Discontinued and later superceded by Vulkan)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780
Cheaper ($649 vs $1499)
Less power hungry (250 vs 500 watts)
GPU Boost 2.0 (increases NVIDIA GPU voltage and frequency when there's a temperature headroom. Similar to AMD PowerTune)
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
G-SYNC (removes screen tearing by telling the display when to renew the image. Only works with G-SYNC compatible displays)
CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)
3D Vision Surround
So, R9 295X2 or GTX 780?
Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon R9 295X2 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780. The differences in performance seem too small.
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