AMD Radeon RX 470 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti
Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.
Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
This is our combined benchmark performance rating. 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.
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Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks.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.
3DMark Fire Strike Score
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 seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.
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.
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.
Rendering quality tests
Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon RX 470 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
RX 470 satisfies 98% minimum and 90% recommended requirements of all games known to us.
GTX 780 Ti satisfies 99% minimum and 94% recommended requirements of all games known to us.
Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:
Competitors of Radeon RX 470 from NVIDIA
We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon RX 470 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 780, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.
Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon RX 470:
Competitors of GeForce GTX 780 Ti from AMD
We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 780 Ti from AMD is Radeon RX 5500 XT, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 2 positions in our rating.
Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GTX 780 Ti:
Advantages of AMD Radeon RX 470
Much newer (4 August 2016 vs 7 November 2013)
Cheaper ($209 vs $596)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 28 nm)
Lower power consumption (120W vs 250W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti
14.5% better performance in benchmarks
Wider memory bus (384 vs 256 bit)
More pipelines (2880 vs 2048)
Higher memory bandwidth (336 vs 211.2 GB/s)
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
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)
So, which one is the better GPU?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti, since it shows better performance.
Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.
We selected several comparisons of video cards with performance more or less close to those reviewed, providing you with more probable options to consider.