NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card Review


Test System

Before we look at the numbers, let’s take a brief look at the test system that was used. All testing was done using a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit and benchmarks were completed on the desktop with no other software programs running. It should be noted that we average all of our test runs. There has been some concern of people testing a cold card versus a hot card, but we’ve always done out testing ‘hot’ since the site started back more than a decade ago.

Video Cards & Drivers used for testing:

  • NVIDIA GeForce 331.70 on the GTX 780 Ti and GeForce 331.40 on all the rest
  • AMD: Catalyst 13.11 V8 on R-200 series and Catalyst 13.6 Beta 2 on Radeon 7000 series

Intel X79/LGA2011 Platform



The Intel X79 platform that we used to test the all of the video cards was running the ASUS P9X79 Deluxe motherboard with BIOS 4401 that came out on 09/02/2013. The Corsair Vengeance 16GB 1866MHz quad channel memory kit was set to 1866MHz with 1.5v and 9-10-9-27 2T memory timings. The OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD was run with firmware version 2.25.

The Intel X79 Test Platform



Live Pricing


Intel Core i7-3960X


ASUS P9X79 Deluxe


16GB Corsair 1866MHz

Video Card


Solid-State Drive

OCZ Vertex 3 240GB


Intel RTS2011LC

Power Supply

Corsair AX1200

Operating System

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card GPU-Z Information:



Update 11/7/2013 at 11am CT: We’ve been getting some e-mails and comments from people as to why we are testing in PCIe 2.0 and not PCIe 3.0. We assure you that we are testing in PCIe 3.0. GPU-Z reads the current power state of the card when the screen shot is taken. There is a question mark next to the bus interface that explains why you might see a lower than expected value.


Our board is setup to run PCIe 3.0 and we forced PCIe 3.0 mode on the NVIDIA graphics cards.