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Leaked Nvidia 800 series benchmarks show massive performance jumps

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I’ve known that my PC is due for a serious upgrade since the beginning of this year. The Nvidia flagship cards out now have been extremely tempting, but I’ve been told time and time again that the 800 series be worth the long wait. It’s been difficult, but if these leaked benchmarks are anything to go by that wait might indeed have been worthwhile.

There have been many rumors regarding the desktop versions on Nvidia’s 800 series over the past few days. Most of them try to pin down a release date for the cards, which is currently sitting around the November/December windows. Another leak late yesterday supposedly reveals more information about the card itself, and how it stacks up against the current Nvidia top dog.

A screenshot that made its way online yesterday supposedly shows the 3DMark score of Nvidia’s GTX 880. Of course, the authenticity is up in the air, but at the very least we know it’s not a shot of the laptop version of the card. The screenshot clearly shows CPUZ running, showing that the card was being used with a i7 4770K, which proves that this is a desktop benchmark. With that said, the results are extremely impressive.

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Nvidia’s GTX 780 scores around 4500 on 3DMark, with the GTX 780ti coming in at 5000. The GTX 880 benchmark shows the card pushing out a score of 6110, which is a massive performance jump. That’s close to a 35% increase in power, which means that the long wait for the new series could have been well worth it.

Of course, there’s still that little voice at the back of my head that questions how authentic the test is, but if Nvidia made us wait this long then I’d expect performance on this level. The cards will apparently hit shelves later this year, and by then we should have a better picture of how well they actually run.

Last Updated: July 24, 2014

49 Comments

  1. And with massive performance comes massive amounts of arms & legs required. So I’d wait until AMD releases their new range before jumping on one, because Nvidia will invariably drop the price then just like they did with the Titan when it got competition.

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    • Admiral Chief Saxon

      July 24, 2014 at 10:09

      I’ll just casually wait until the time is right
      http://d3dsacqprgcsqh.cloudfront.net/photo/a75jWNr_460sa_v1.gif

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      • Sith JJ

        July 24, 2014 at 10:30

        That’s how I imagine I was as a sperm, because there is no way that I could’ve been the fastest.

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        • Admiral Chief Saxon

          July 24, 2014 at 11:17

          BWAHAHAHAHA

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        • ZaySk

          July 29, 2014 at 16:08

          Best comment I’ve seen on the internet in MONTHS and I frequent 10+ blogs/websites. Logged in just to say you are freaking awesome.

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        • Jason Daniel

          August 10, 2014 at 15:16

          It’s not the fastest that fertilizing the egg, but the one that gets through after thousands of others have done the work of dissolving the outer coating of the egg. So, the one that makes it through is a lazy opportunist.

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      • MakeItLegal

        July 24, 2014 at 12:55

        this GIF ! made my day 3 times over

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    • Skyblue

      July 24, 2014 at 10:19

      Love it when new generations of vid cards are released as it always signals that the current top tech should be affordable real soon.

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        July 24, 2014 at 10:35

        That too. I’m upgrading at the start of the new year, hopefully there’ll be a few good deals. Perfectly happy to be a generation behind.

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        • Sith JJ

          July 24, 2014 at 10:36

          Gen behind pc = gen ahead of console 😉

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          • Skyblue

            July 24, 2014 at 11:38

            Or 2…

          • MakeItLegal

            July 24, 2014 at 13:00

            lol 🙂 , this man speaks the truth

        • TheCanadian0495

          July 25, 2014 at 19:51

          Supposedly though the GTX 880 is supposed to be cheaper than a 780 ti.. so if that’s true then that’s awesome 😀

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      • saif

        July 25, 2014 at 06:01

        how come ? the gtx 680 is x3 times it’s price atm Oo

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    • FoxOneZA

      July 24, 2014 at 11:49

      R9 280 is getting a refresh next month. It’s the most affordable 4K card right now. The Nvidia cards are way over priced compared to the AMD equivalent and AMD will even throw in a bunch of games.

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        July 24, 2014 at 11:56

        The 280 is exactly what I’m looking at for when I eventually upgrade. Not bothered by the X version either, although I might be tempted by a good special when the time comes around.

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        • Johan du Preez

          July 24, 2014 at 12:42

          Yeh its a nice card the R9 280 is a rebranded 7950 and the R9 280x is a rebranded 7970. Although they run with lower power consumption and runs cooler than the 7950 and 7970.

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      • Spaffy

        July 24, 2014 at 12:23

        I’ll still hang on to my 7870 for a year or two.
        Made the move from Nvidia about 4 cards back, best decision ever.
        AMD are much more bang for the buck.

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        • Jason Daniel

          August 10, 2014 at 15:17

          Exactly why I moved from AMD back to Nvidia several years ago. I’m looking for the best, not best for the money.

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          • Spaffy

            August 11, 2014 at 07:17

            And this can now spark that endless debate about AMD vs NVidia…
            But it’s Monday morning so F that.

    • misomalu

      July 24, 2014 at 19:36

      It’s always better to wait for a manufacturer to make a card with a custom pcb aswell, especially for Overclocking.

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      • godrilla

        July 24, 2014 at 21:36

        Evga acx cooler slight price premium but massive OC headroom.

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    • xxcloud417xx

      August 22, 2014 at 00:30

      That’s cute, thinking the Titan actually had competition. AMD never got to hit the same benchmarks nVidia did with this current generation and if this 35% increase is true, they’re going to get blown out of the water to the point of being obsolete less than a few months after release.

      The saddest part is all the people saying AMD’s hardware is better, which in a lot of generations it was, unfortunately for AMD, they’re so terrible at software support that their drivers do nothing but limit their cards because they’re so bad.

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  2. UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    July 24, 2014 at 10:13

    lol and I just upgraded, but then again it’s not like the new cards were going to be worse…

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  3. Sith JJ

    July 24, 2014 at 10:24

  4. VampyreSquirrel

    July 24, 2014 at 10:28

    Damn, this makes me feel sad about my current GPU… *cries*

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    • Sith JJ

      July 24, 2014 at 10:30

      Same here man.

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      • VampyreSquirrel

        July 24, 2014 at 11:05

        You’ve probably got something better than an HD 4800 series GPU though?

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        • Matthew Holliday

          July 24, 2014 at 11:10

          those 4850s were awesome cards

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          • VampyreSquirrel

            July 24, 2014 at 11:12

            Mine’s a MSI ATI HD 4850 OC edition… still runs decently, just needs an upgrade now, then my mom can have it so she can play the Sims again.

          • Spaffy

            July 24, 2014 at 12:28

            My mom also usually gets my hand me downs.
            She’s running a 6850 now. For Sims no less. I never had a 4850, ran Nvidia at the time, but since my 5770 I’ll never look back from AMD.

    • Vegas82

      July 25, 2014 at 16:29

      Makes me real real happy I didn’t buy a 780Ti and waited to see what the 880 would look like.

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      • Dan Dorfman

        August 20, 2014 at 07:35

        I hear ya man. That’s my attitude with regards to computer tech updates, fantasize as if you got one a month ago, and laugh at the people who have one like it’s 2 months from now.

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  5. Ottokie

    July 24, 2014 at 10:32

    Been putting off an upgrade so long just waiting for the 800 series to release, awesome to finally get a hint of what the performance margin will be. They were expexted Q2 of 2014 but the lack of mass production of the 20nm Haswell chip is what pushed it’s release date back so much.

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  6. oomjan

    July 24, 2014 at 10:33

    they will ask like R8-10k+ for the gpu. no thank you. I as always an Nvidia fanboy but I switched to 2xr9 280x and must say amazing cards. better than any 780 and i payed less for mine at that time

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  7. Kromas

    July 24, 2014 at 11:15

    Nvidia and 3D mark results is like government saying E-Tolls are successful. Ill hold off till the actual “non-tweaked” performance tests come out.

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  8. Johan du Preez

    July 24, 2014 at 12:18

    I get a higher score with my i7-2600k and a single 7970 ? I get 7719 firestrike score on extreme on 1080p?

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    • Spaffy

      July 24, 2014 at 12:29

      Well, that’s benchmarking for you.

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    • Zach Hafen

      July 24, 2014 at 17:34

      This says they get around 3500 on FireStrike Extreme??
      http://www.pcper.com/image/view/20453?return=node%2F56456

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    • CallingYouOut

      July 26, 2014 at 05:29

      You cant even run the firestrike extreme bench at 1080p. LOL The firestrike extreme bench runs at a resolution 2560×1440. The weaker version of firestrike benchmark runs at 1080p. So your score is actually pretty low.

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  9. MakeItLegal

    July 24, 2014 at 12:52

    i am not sure i understand the “Scoring” , higher = better ? i havent even run a bench mark yet , maybe i should ?

    what should use to bench mark ? 3d max ?

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  10. Maxiviper117

    July 24, 2014 at 14:33

    With more power, demands more money.

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  11. ZubSaber

    July 24, 2014 at 22:00

    Thing about switching to AMD is, Nvidia gets all those exclusive and pretty effects that they’re pushing for in more and more games.
    Ubisoft is a good example, with TXAA (no jaggies), HBAO+(contact-shadows), soft shadows (fading shadows) in recent games, which are all fancy words but they do make for a substantial difference. ie Watchdogs, Black Flag and others.

    AMD has so much more bang for buck and I do love their “underdog” formula, so hopefully they can counter this. Maybe consoles make up for these minor disadvantages?

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    • TheCanadian0495

      July 25, 2014 at 19:55

      What I find extremely funny in that regard is that Nvidia advertises all of these “pretty effects”, but then doesn’t give you a card powerful enough to run it. Obviously it depends on the game, but majority of people can’t run 1080p, ultra graphics,HBAO+, high soft shadows, and TXAA 4X at a steady 60fps with a single card. They’re like “Hey, we have all these awesome effects! But you’re going to need 3 780ti’s to run them…” Obviously that’s an exaggeration, but you get the point xD

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  12. saif

    July 25, 2014 at 06:15

    well am pretty sure maxwell is coming 1H 2015 and these cards won’t be manufactured by great numbers.. since they were late in schaduale even the the gtx 990 getting a release date of Q1 2015. tho am pretty sure they will be more power efficient than performance boost, so i’ll get the the previous gen gtx 880 dual cards when they drop on price, since i expect a good drop in price for them
    Reason: i don’t pay for electrecity since my father works on that company other wise i would get the new gtx 900 series, i hope this becomes true, i can dream right ?

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  13. OohSpagget

    July 26, 2014 at 17:11

    so should i not get gtx 780?

    i was gonna spend like 500 on gpu for all the games coming out in the fall and beyond

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    • Brandon M Shanks

      August 6, 2014 at 02:26

      If you’re going to spend 500, and the 880 is rumored to have a decent performance increase over the 780ti and only cost 500, I would wait till the 880 releases and find out whats really up with the price and performance before deciding. Its only a couple months away.

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    • Dan Dorfman

      August 20, 2014 at 07:29

      You’re always going to be months away from the next big thing, such is the nature of computer technology. This time, however, when there’s a confirmed release date AND it’s at the time of year when part purchasing is at its ripest, I’d say wait.

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  14. SADBOYS

    September 8, 2014 at 11:38

    niggers tongue ur anus

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