GeForce GTX 780 Ti Round Up: EVGA, Gigabyte, MSI

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Tomb Raider and Aliens vs Predator

Tomb Raider
DirectX 11 Gaming Performance


Tomb Raider

Developer Crystal Dynamics and publisher Square Enix rebooted the Tomb Raider franchise in 2013 with gameplay elements that place a much larger focus on survival. It runs on the Crystal game engine and uses a technique called compiled performance capture to animate Lara Croft's model. We used the High Quality preset with 8xAF for this roundup.

As we've seen in the majority of tests, Gigabyte's card leads the competition, but it comes with a caveat. This was one of the benchmarks where Gigabyte's high clockspeeds caused some stability issues, most notably when enabling tessellation, which would frequently cause it to crash to the desktop.

4K Benchmarking

Gaming at 3840x2160 proved entirely attainable in Tomb Raider on all cards. Frames never dipped below 60 for MSI and 62 for either Gigabyte or EVGA.

 

Alien vs. Predator
DirectX 11 Gaming Performance


Alien vs. Predator

The Alien vs. Predator benchmark makes use of the advanced Tessellation, screen space ambient occlusion, and high-quality shadow features available with DirectX 11. In addition to enabling all of the aforementioned DirectX 11-related features offered by this benchmark, we also switched on 4X anti-aliasing along with 16X anisotropic filtering to more heavily tax the graphics cards being tested.


Our final test serves as a summary of this entire roundup. As was the case the majority of the time, Gigabyte's ambitious overclock propelled the card into first place with EVGA hot on its heels. MSI again trailed both by a small margin.
 


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