The Cloud Gate scene is too CPU-dependent to reveal the potential of these top-class graphics subsystems, therefore we should consider the Fire Strike results, especially at the extreme graphics quality settings. The GeForce GTX 780 SLI tandem shows good scalability, being 70.7% faster than the single GTX 780 and enjoying a large advantage over both dual-processor products from AMD and Nvidia. The difference between the MSI and Palit is insignificant.
Unigine Valley Bench
We can see the same picture in the Unigine Valley benchmark. At high loads (with enabled antialiasing) the GeForce GTX 780 tandem is 78.5% faster than the single GTX 780 and beats both dual-processor flagship cards. And again, there is hardly any difference between the MSI and Palit at their factory settings.
Total War: SHOGUN 2 – Fall of the Samurai
The MSI GeForce GTX 780 OC Gaming is roughly equal to the Palit GeForce GTX 780 Super JetStream in this game, too:
The GeForce GTX 780 tandem feels very good here. It is 83 to 86% faster than the single card with enabled antialiasing and enjoys a 25-31% advantage over the overclocked dual-processor GeForce GTX 690. None of these graphics subsystems has any bottom speed problems, by the way.
The top-class graphics subsystems we’re benchmarking today are overkill for this game:
Although the actual gameplay is going to be 20-30% slower than in the intro scene we use for our benchmarking, even a single GeForce GTX 780 is enough for playing Battlefield 3 at the maximum settings and highest resolutions. There’s no reason to build a 2-way SLI tandem out of GTX 780s for playing this game, but if you do, you will enjoy a performance boost of 65 to 82% in comparison with the single card and 20-30% in comparison with the GeForce GTX 690. By the way, the latter is slower than the dual-processor card from AMD here.
Sniper Elite V2 Benchmark
The standings do not change in this game: