NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Video Card ReviewTue, May 28, 2013 - 12:00 PM
On March 5th, 2013 Square Enix released Tomb Raider, billed as a reboot of the franchise. In Tomb Raider, the player is confronted with a much younger Lara Croft who is shipwrecked and finds herself stranded on a mysterious island rife with danger, both natural and human. In contrast to the earlier games Croft is portrayed as vulnerable, acting out of necessity, desperation and sheer survival rather than for a greater cause or personal gain.
The game has been built on Crystal Dynamics’s game engine called the “Crystal Engine” and the graphics look fantastic. AMD and Crystal Dyanmic’s worked on a new technology called TressFX Hair, which AMD describes as “the world’s first in-game implementation of a real-time, per-strand hair physics system” for this game title. We set the image quality to ultimate for benchmarking, but we disabled TressFX Hair under the advanced tab to be fair to NVIDIA graphics cards that don’t support the feature.
Benchmark Results: In Tom Raider we found the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 being twice as fast as the GeForce GTX 580 and nearly 50% faster than the GeForce GTX 680 at 2560×1600! The NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan was 8% faster than the GeForce GTX 780 at 2560×1600.