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R9 270X TOXIC vs GTX 780 FE (shitty) Benchmarks

So, I got GTX 780 Founders Edition from @mutation666 and ofc I had to bench it against my 270X TOXIC.

The benchmarks are not done super properly, I don’t have time or patience to rerun them 5-8 times. I just wanted to see the general difference in performance.


Setup

Hardware

  • Intel® Xeon® CPU E31240
  • 24GB DDR3 RAM @ 1333MHz
  • 1920x1080 screen

Software (Linux)

  • Arch Linux (4.18.11-arch1-1-ARCH)
  • AMDGPU 18.1.0-1
  • LLVM 7.0.0-1
  • nvidia 410.57-3

Software (Windows)

  • Windows 7 Ultimate (Build 7601)
  • AMD Radeon 18.9.3
  • nvidia 411.70

Contenders

GPU GPU Clock Boost Clock VRAM VRAM Type Memory Bus Memory Bandwidth TDP
AMD Radeon R9 270X TOXIC by Sapphire 1100 MHz 1150 MHz 2048 MB GDDR5 256 bit 192.0 GB/s 180 W
Nvidia GTX 780 Founders Edition by EVGA 863 MHz 902 MHz 3072 MB GDDR5 384 bit 288.4 GB/s 250 W

Games/Benches

Program OS
Unigine Heaven 4.0 Windows, Linux Native
Unigine Superposition 1.0 Windows, Linux Native
DiRT Rally Linux Native
Doom 2016 Linux Proton
CS:GO Linux Native
GTA V Windows
Quake Champions Windows
DiRT 3 Windows

More info in the end of post, under raw data.
Anyways, enough words, give me the shinny charts!


Charts



And all of those averaged and combined:

I decided to compare the difference between Linux and Windows performance too. But since I didn’t/couldn’t bench all titles on both OSes I only included Unigine benches here.


Now some notes

  • CS:GO min and max FPS are eyeballed, coz bench only showed average, and no similar software to FRAPS on Linux;
  • All Doom (2016) FPS are eyeballed coz I couldn’t find anything like FRAPS for Linux. To add to that I am comparing Vulkan on 270X vs OpenGL on 780 coz Vulkan on 780 has a bug, when using any AA, all textures are simply black;
  • DiRT 3 benchmark didn’t provide max FPS, so I just omitted it.

Thoughts

I am very surprised what my 270X is capable of, apparently I didn’t push it far enough. That said, clearly 780 is a better GPU overall. That +1GB of VRAM is making some difference. (Plus that memory bandwidth)


Raw Data

Get some of the raw benchmarks from my website:
https://codebite.xyz/other/10.04.18-270x-vs-780.zip

Otherwise you can check my compiled data here:

compiled
System Config

Shared:
    MB:  Gigabyte P75-D3
         Chipset: Intel B75
         BIOS: American Megatrends F9 08/21/2012 Rev. 4.6

    CPU: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E31240
         Socket(s):           1
         Thread(s) per core:  2
         Core(s) per socket:  4
         CPU max MHz:         3700.0000
         CPU min MHz:         1600.0000
         BogoMIPS:            6587.70
         L1d cache:           32K
         L1i cache:           32K
         L2 cache:            256K
         L3 cache:            8192K

    RAM: DDR3 24060 MiB
         Channel 0: 2x Hitachi GY1600D364L9/4G  @ 1333 MHz
         Channel 1: 2x Hitachi GY1600D364L10/8G @ 1333 MHz

    Resolution: 1920x1080

GPUs:
    AMD Radeon R9 270X TOXIC by Sapphire
    Nvidia GTX 780 Founders Edition by EVGA

Arch:
    SSD: Samsung SSD 750 (232.9 GiB)
        FS:
            /     ext4
            /boot fat32
            /home ext4
    HDD: TOSHIBA DT01ACA2 (1.8 TiB)
        FS: /data ext4 (with 24 GiB swapfile)

    Kernel:     4.18.11-arch1-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT x86_64 GNU/Linux
    firmware:   intel-ucode 20180807.a-1
    DE/WM:      KDE/KWin plasma-desktop 5.13.5-1
    clang/llvm: clang 7.0.0-1

    270X TOXIC:
        GPU Driver: xf86-video-amdgpu 18.1.0-1
        OpenGL:     mesa 18.2.1-2
        Vulkan:     vulkan-radeon 18.2.1-2

    780 FE:
        GPU Driver: nvidia 410.57-3

Windows 7:
    HDD: WDC WD5000AZRX-0 (456.8 GiB)
        FS:
            system   ???
            C:       ntfs

    Version: Ultimate SP 1 (Build 7601)

    270X TOXIC:
        GPU Driver: AMD Radeon 18.9.3

    780 FE:
        GPU Driver: 411.70


===============================================================================
Unigine Heaven Benchmark 4.0 under Linux

Render:       OpenGL
Mode:         1920x1080 8xAA fullscreen
Quality:      Ultra
Tessellation: Extreme

           |        FPS        |
    GPU    | Avg  | Min | Max  | Score
-----------+------+-----+------+-------
270X TOXIC | 25.2 | 7.8 | 57.5 |  635
780 FE     | 45.4 | 8.0 | 95.7 | 1144

===============================================================================
Unigine Superposition Benchmark 1.0 under Linux

Render: OpenGL
Mode:   1920x1080
Preset: Extreme

           |         FPS         |
    GPU    | Avg  |  Min | Max   | Score
-----------+------+------+-------+-------
270X TOXIC | 1.46 | 1.00 | 1.89  |  194
780 FE     | 8.79 | 5.46 | 11.33 | 1175


===============================================================================
Dirt Rally under Linux

Resolution: 1080p
Preset:     Ultra
Vsync:      Off

           |          FPS
    GPU    | Avg   |  Min  | Max
-----------+-------+-------+-------
270X TOXIC | 71.57 | 51.21 | 97.67
780 FE     | 68.14 | 49.11 | 100.64

===============================================================================
Doom 2016 under Linux

Resolution: 1080p
Preset:     Ultra
Vsync:      Off

Eyeballed coz Linux sucks
BUG ON NVIDIA drivers, black texture when ANY AA is turned on in Vulcan

           |          FPS         |
    GPU    | Avg   |  Min  | Max  |   API  |  AA
-----------+-------+-------+------+--------+-------
270X TOXIC |  ~20  | ~11   | ~53  | Vulcan | TSSAA
780 FE     |  ~56  | ~39   | ~130 | Vulcan | No AA
780 FE     |  ~52  | ~31   | ~120 | OpenGL | TSSAA

===============================================================================
CS:GO under Linux

Resolution: 1080p
Preset:     All max
Vsync:      Off

Eyeballed coz Linux sucks

           |          FPS
    GPU    |   Avg  | Min | Max
-----------+--------+-----+------
270X TOXIC | 130.33 | ~15 | ~260
780 FE     | 186.73 | ~29 | ~410

===============================================================================
Unigine Heaven Benchmark 4.0 under Windows

Render:       OpenGL
Mode:         1920x1080 8xAA fullscreen
Quality:      Ultra
Tessellation: Extreme

           |        FPS         |
    GPU    | Avg  | Min | Max   | Score
-----------+------+-----+-------+-------
270X TOXIC | 25.1 | 6.8 | 57.2  |  631
780 FE     | 51.0 | 8.2 | 107.5 | 1285

Render:       DirectX 11
Mode:         1920x1080 8xAA fullscreen
Quality:      Ultra
Tessellation: Extreme

           |        FPS          |
    GPU    | Avg  | Min  | Max   | Score
-----------+------+------+-------+-------
270X TOXIC | 29.2 | 7.2  | 64.3  |  736
780 FE     | 52.6 | 24.0 | 115.0 | 1326

===============================================================================
Unigine Superposition Benchmark 1.0 under Windows

Render: OpenGL
Mode:   1920x1080
Preset: Extreme

           |         FPS           |
    GPU    | Avg   |  Min  | Max   | Score
-----------+-------+-------+--=----+-------
270X TOXIC | 6.79  | 5.45  | 8.38  |  908
780 FE     | 10.23 | 8.11  | 12.45 | 1368

Render: DirectX
Mode:   1920x1080
Preset: Extreme

           |         FPS           |
    GPU    | Avg   |  Min  | Max   | Score
-----------+-------+-------+-------+-------
270X TOXIC | 8.18  | 5.58  | 10.42 | 1094
780 FE     | 15.40 | 12.36 | 18.12 | 2059

===============================================================================
GTA V under Windows

Resolution: 1080p
Preset:     All Max, but Advanced
Vsync:      Off

           |          FPS
    GPU    | Avg   |  Min  | Max
-----------+-------+-------+-------
270X TOXIC | 20.41 | 0.83  | 138.5
780 FE     | 50.07 | 3.73  | 136.75

===============================================================================
Quake Champions under Windows

Resolution: 1080p
Preset:     Ultra
Vsync:      Off

           |          FPS
    GPU    | Avg   |  Min  | Max
-----------+-------+-------+------
270X TOXIC | 52.32 |  34   | 61
780 FE     | 88.83 |  69   | 122

===============================================================================
Dirt 3 Complete Edition under Windows

Resolution: 1080p
Preset:     Ultra
Vsync:      Off

           |          FPS
    GPU    | Avg    |  Min   | Max
-----------+--------+--------+------
270X TOXIC | 91.23  | 79.31  | N/A
780  FE    | 153.32 | 112.23 | N/A
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And we’re live! @mutation666 @psycho_666

Oh wow, it’s like Pete was right all along to tell you it’s not that bad :smiley:

Other than that - yeah, 780 should wipe the floor with 270X. But I’m surprised as well… I thought the difference would be larger than that.

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5 days

I still dont see bench settings for unigine. I’m assuming everything max.

if you download the zip, they have data if the benchmarks provided any. Unigine did.

But in general I maxxed out everything in all cases.

im just gonna do extreme then.

https://forum.level1techs.com/t/the-lounge-2018-10-october-rip-kurama-edition/133116/7425?u=redgek

you can see the settings in the table on the pic.

  • 1080p x8 AA
  • Ultra Quality
  • Extreme Tesselation

image

Im streaming while doing this but p goo

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oof, I got gekked

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This brings back memories, Found my old folder of benchmarks.


The 780 that scored this has since died but boy did it pull it’s weight.

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What 780 was that? And what’s happening with that GPU model. It detected that you had both plugged it? It used 780 tho, right?

I had a 280X for mining (This was the 2013 crypto boom) but it was running on a EVGA GTX 780 Classified overclocked beyond what’s reasonable.

I had a custom bios on the card to push higher voltage. roughly 20% higher than what the stock bios allowed.
What also helped was the 4770k overclocked to 5GHz.

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Not bad at all

I had another go because my first run was while streaming using NVENC and with a bunch of other shit running

image

Its odd it says my vram is 4096 and not the actual 8192 it should be

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