The GeForce GTX 780 is 29 to 35% ahead of the GeForce GTX 680 in Crysis 3. It is also slower than the GeForce GTX Titan by 6-10% at the default clock rates and 7-11% faster when overclocked.
Tomb Raider (2013)
The difference between Nvidia’s new and previous flagship products is 33 to 37% in Tomb Raider. The new card is 8-10% slower than the GeForce GTX Titan, which isn't much, especially as overclocking makes the GTX 780 the winner of this test.
This game doesn’t have anything new to tell us:
The only thing that’s different from the previous tests is the low bottom frame rate of the Nvidia-based cards. The AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition is much better in this respect.
Metro: Last Light
Metro: Last Light is the newest and the most resource-consuming test on our list. The GeForce GTX 780 is 31-48% ahead of the GTX 680, depending on the display resolution and visual quality settings. We can see the same picture if we turn off the Advanced PhysX technology:
Here is a table with the full test results, so we can proceed to our performance summary charts.
First of all, let’s check out the difference between the GeForce GTX 780 and GTX 680 at their default clock rates, the latter card serving as a baseline.
We see a consistent performance growth across all the games. It is especially large in Metro 2033: The Last Refuge and, with enabled antialiasing, in Metro: Last Light and Hitman: Absolution. The new card is an average 30-31% faster than the GeForce GTX 780 without antialiasing and 37-38% faster with antialiasing turned on. We guess that’s quite a lot.
The next pair of our summary charts helps compare the GeForce GTX 780 and the GeForce GTX Titan at their default clock rates. Let’s see how slower the GTX 780 is in comparison with the $1000 Titan.
The gap is only 8%, so the new card from Nvidia is very attractive. And it is even more attractive if we compare the overclocked GeForce TX 780 with the standard GeForce GTX Titan:
Of course, the Titan can be overclocked as well and will easily beat the GeForce GTX 780 if both are overclocked to the same extent. Anyway, the 35% less expensive card can deliver the same performance as the standard Titan, which is another point in favor of the GeForce GTX 780!