AMD Radeon R9 295X2 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780

AMD Radeon R9 295X2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780

General info

Comparison of Radeon R9 295X2 and GeForce GTX 780 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
20.88
 
76.54
Architecture
GCN 2.0
 
Kepler
Code name
Vesuvius
 
GK110
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Design
reference
 
no data
Release date
29 April 2014
 
23 May 2013
Launch price (MSRP)
$1,499
 
$649
Price now
$499
 
$130

Technical specs

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.
Pipelines
2816
 
2304
CUDA cores
no data
 
2304
Core clock speed
no data
 
863 MHz
Boost Clock
1018 MHz
 
900 MHz
Transistor count
6,200 million
 
7,080 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
500 Watt
 
250 Watt
Maximum GPU temperature
no data
 
95 °C
Texture fill rate
179.2
 
160.5 billion/sec
Floating-point performance
2x 5,733 gflops
 
4,156 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).
Bus support
PCIe 2.1 x16
 
PCI Express 3.0
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
307 mm
 
10.5" (26.7 cm)
Height
no data
 
4.376" (11.1 cm)
Minimum recommended system power
no data
 
600 Watt
Supplementary power connectors
2 x 8-pin
 
One 8-pin and one 6-pin

Memory

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.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
8 GB
 
3 GB
Memory bus width
512 Bit
 
384 Bit
Memory clock speed
1250 MHz
 
6008 MHz
Memory bandwidth
640 GB/s
 
288.4 GB/s

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.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 4x mini-DisplayPort
 
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
Display Connectors
no data
 
One Dual Link DVI-I, One Dual Link DVI-D, One HDMI, One DisplayPort
Multi monitor support
no data
 
4 displays
Eyefinity
+
 
-
HDMI
+
 
+
HDCP
-
 
+
Maximum VGA resolution
no data
 
2048x1536
G-SYNC support
-
 
+
Audio input for HDMI
no data
 
Internal

Technologies

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.
CrossFire
+
 
-
FreeSync
+
 
-
HD3D
+
 
-
LiquidVR
+
 
-
TressFX
+
 
-
UVD
+
 
-
DDMA audio
+
 
no data
Blu Ray 3D
-
 
+
3D Gaming
-
 
+
3D Vision
-
 
+
PhysX
-
 
+
GPU Boost
no data
 
+
3D Vision Live
-
 
+
CUDA
-
 
+
FXAA
no data
 
+
TXAA
no data
 
+
Adaptive VSync
no data
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R9 295X2 and GeForce GTX 780, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX® 12
 
12 (11_0)
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.3
Vulkan
+
 
-

Benchmark performance

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

Passmark

R9 295X2 8238 +4.7%
GTX 780 7868

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon R9 295X2 and GeForce GTX 780. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
no data
 
252 Mh/s
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
61.5 Mh/s +232.4%
 
18.5 Mh/s −232.4%

Gaming performance

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)
DirectX® 12
Mantle (an API developed by AMD for 3D graphics acceleration. Discontinued and later superceded by Vulkan)
OpenGL® 4.3
OpenCL™
EyefinitySupport
CrossfireX
FreeSync
HD3DMenu
LiquidVR
TressFX
UVDMenu
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)
TXAA
G-SYNC (removes screen tearing by telling the display when to renew the image. Only works with G-SYNC compatible displays)
SHIELD-ready
3D Vision
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)
Adaptive VSync
FXAA
NVIDIA Surround
SLI-ready
HDCP
BluRay3D
3DGaming
3D Vision Surround
NVIDIAPhysXTechnology
3DVisionLive

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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