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nVidia GeForce GTX 780 vs. AMD Radeon HD 7990

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August 25, 2013 8:31:52 AM

Hey everyone! I'm going to buy a new GPU within the next couple of days... And I'm not quite sure which to go for... I don't really care for the 8 free games, so I won't take it into considartion... I just want to know which of the two is the better card and why.
Cons of both cards
Pros of both cards
Any problems with either one of them?

More about : nvidia geforce gtx 780 amd radeon 7990

August 25, 2013 8:44:07 AM

The 7790 is better, as its 2 7970s together. But it's $350 more, uses more power, and is probably louder.

The 780 is quieter, not as powerful but still good enough to run most games at max 1080p. And uses less power.

I'd still go for those free games if I were you, but didn't the free games bundle end already?

Check out my youtube channel: youtube.com/user/kobortor
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August 25, 2013 8:53:47 AM

I'd go with the GTX-780. A more "elegant" solution I would call and should be a lot more silent.

As Kobortor said, the 7990 is two cards on one and draws a lot of power and has a reputation to be noisy. But of course it's very powerful, if you only want raw power.
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August 25, 2013 8:58:03 AM

Kobortor said:
The 7790 is better, as its 2 7970s together. But it's $350 more, uses more power, and is probably louder.

The 780 is quieter, not as powerful but still good enough to run most games at max 1080p. And uses less power.

I'd still go for those free games if I were you, but didn't the free games bundle end already?

Check out my youtube channel: youtube.com/user/kobortor

No, the bundle hasn't ended, and it's a 40 euro(€) difference, not 350 lol.

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August 25, 2013 9:02:55 AM


A 14% FPS boost, for more money, more noise, more heat, more power, no upgrade path as its already dual GPU and most importantly, Crossfire issues. The 13.8 drivers only fixes DX11 games, DX9 and 10 are totally unaffected, as are multi monitor setups. Add to this the fact that a 14% FPS boost from a 780 will take you 10 seconds to achieve in Afterburner, and the relatively 'meh' overclocking of dual GPU cards, and the choice is pretty obvious.

Not even slightly worth it.
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August 25, 2013 9:25:49 AM

The 7990 is $670 on newegg. That price drop plus the free games?... I'd say the 7990 has the edge here
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August 25, 2013 10:28:34 AM

The Indomitable said:
The 7990 is $670 on newegg. That price drop plus the free games?... I'd say the 7990 has the edge here


I don't agree, with only a 14% performance advantage over the GTX-780 I would avoid it. The 7990 will consume a lot more power, has a reputation to be very noisy, plus it's two gpus on one card (so it's like internal Crossfire) with all the problems that can come with it, less stable drivers, stuttering, some games not well optimized for it, etc...

To me it's a no brainer, I would go with the GTX-780 without hesitation.

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August 25, 2013 10:41:38 AM

My ideal solution was "wait for 9970" :p  but it sounded like he couldn't wait till October
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August 25, 2013 2:36:29 PM

swaggswagy0l0 said:
Kobortor said:
The 7790 is better, as its 2 7970s together. But it's $350 more, uses more power, and is probably louder.

The 780 is quieter, not as powerful but still good enough to run most games at max 1080p. And uses less power.

I'd still go for those free games if I were you, but didn't the free games bundle end already?

Check out my youtube channel: youtube.com/user/kobortor

No, the bundle hasn't ended, and it's a 40 euro(€) difference, not 350 lol.



Oh sorry, I didn't check the prices recently, it was $1000 a few weeks ago.
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October 19, 2013 10:05:47 PM

MC_K7 said:
The Indomitable said:
The 7990 is $670 on newegg. That price drop plus the free games?... I'd say the 7990 has the edge here


I don't agree, with only a 14% performance advantage over the GTX-780 I would avoid it. The 7990 will consume a lot more power, has a reputation to be very noisy, plus it's two gpus on one card (so it's like internal Crossfire) with all the problems that can come with it, less stable drivers, stuttering, some games not well optimized for it, etc...

To me it's a no brainer, I would go with the GTX-780 without hesitation.

I have Catalyst 13.11 and have nothing but good things to say about it.

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October 19, 2013 10:55:12 PM

suggest you wait for the r9 - 290x. its way better , even beating the titan plus comes with battlefield 4 ltd edition key.
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December 6, 2013 8:52:17 AM

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July 1, 2014 3:26:15 PM

caj said:
suggest you wait for the r9 - 290x. its way better , even beating the titan plus comes with battlefield 4 ltd edition key.


LOL!!!
No way,compare it to 780ti because they are almost in same price range and 780ti will blow amd.
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