I've recently seen a lot of confusion about the actual performance of these graphics cards in relation to one another, and it doesn't help that a lot of the performance figures for the 7-series cards are now considerably outdated because of vastly improved drivers (the most recent being version 364.51 WHQL) and many of the reviews are a couple of years old. I regularly encounter statements like "the 970 is about the same as the 780Ti" or "the 980 is a little faster than the 780" and so on. With that in mind, I thought that a collaborative comparison thread might help clear things up a little bit, especially for people who are thinking of picking up a 7-series card or upgrading to a 9-series card. I've run some tests using three freely available and popular graphics benchmarks (3DMark11, 3DMark Firestrike, and Heaven 4.0), and I'd like to invite owners of the aforementioned graphics cards to do the same and share the results in this thread. Naturally it would be preferable to have all GPUs tested in the same system, but I figured it'd at least be an acceptable compromise to have all GPUs tested with the same software and driver versions, and things like CPU and RAM can be taken into account when comparing scores. I've done a lot of benching with a few of Nvidia's more recent driver versions (from 361.43 onwards) and there doesn't seem to be any difference in these synthetic tests. Here are my results for each of the benchmarks. For the Futuremark results, the most important number is the GPU-specific result. I expect more modern systems to achieve higher GPU scores; I'm not sure to what extent there'll be a difference. My 780Ti is running at 1306MHz core, 7000MHz RAM, and using driver version 362.00.