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

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Batman Arkham City and Hitman Absolution

Batman: Arkham City
DX11 Gaming Performance
Batman: Arkham City is the second in the trio of Batman: Arkham games. Released in 2011, it continued the dark narrative themes created by the 2009 Batman: Arkham Asylum game and added new gameplay mechanics, as well as a bigger environment.




Since we haven't come right out and said it up to this point, the GeForce 780 Ti isn't a card you purchase for 1080p gaming, not unless you're looking to future-proof your setup for 100 years. It's much better suited for 30-inch panels rocking a 2560x1600 resolution, as you can get away with running one card rather than two.

Interestingly, Gigabyte's Windforce X3 card posted the lowest minimum framerates of the bunch at 2560x2600.

4K Benchmarks


Pushing into 4K territory, Gigabyte seems to again have tripped over its aggressive clockspeeds by posted the lowest minimum framerates, which dipped into stuttering territory. In terms of overall performance, EVGA put on the strongest showing here.

Hitman: Absolution
DX11 Gaming Performance
  Our final game benchmark of the review is of Hitman, the blockbuster series that follows an assassin as he finds himself go from hunter to prey. The benchmark routine makes use of Hitman: Absolution's support for Global Illumination, which provides realistic lighting, but also hammers on NVIDIA-based graphics cards. The benchmark shows a throng of people watching fireworks in crowded city square.




Things got a little interesting in Hitman: Absolution, a more demanding benchmarking than some of the others up to this point. At 1080p, MSI temporarily found its groove and posted the highest peak framerates, though it also had the lowest minimum frames. When the dust settled, EVGA stole another win from Gigabyte in terms of average framerates. EVGA also had the overall strongest showing at 2560x1600.

4K Benchmarking


 

Turning our attention to 4K gaming, all three cards struggled to maintain playable framerates with the visual quality settings cranked up. That said, EVGA again came out on top.
 

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