ASUS GTX780Ti DirectCU II OC Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

ASUS GTX780Ti DirectCU II OC Review

Introduction

To be fair an introduction for this particular card is nearly pointless. If a Luddite time travelled here and wandered past our array of technology in a haze of future shock, they'd still go "Oh yeah, new ROG card based around the best GPU around and with the DirectCU II cooler, I know exactly what I'm getting". And, to be honest, they'd be right.

We all know exactly what we're getting here. The GTX780Ti is a monster of a graphics card that still dominates the charts, despite the R9 290X getting very close in some tests. Combine it with ASUS' knowledge and their excellent cooler and you can pretty much skip to the conclusion.

So if you're brave enough to pore over the details with us during the next 19 pages, we thank you. Because the devil might just be hiding within them.

Technical Specifications

Surprisingly the OC part of the model name doesn't seem to relate to a factory overclock, or if it does it's the mildest thing this side of boiled potatoes. We're so used to cards with a base clock past the 1GHz mark that to find one with a mere 954MHz on board is a surprise. Sure it's 80MHz faster than a reference one, but we know that the GK110 GPU will easily pass 1GHz on even a "bad" overclocking chip. Thankfully the nVidia GPU Boost 2.0 is good enough that as long as the DirectCU II cooler is up to its normal quality the card will clock much higher anyway.

ASUS GTX780Ti DirectCU II OC Review  

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21-02-2014, 09:29:30

barnsley
I still stick by my belief that asus are becoming lazy in terms of GPUs. The 290/290x is crap as far as 290s go for example. I don't know if I have too high an expectation from asus but I was expecting more.Quote

21-02-2014, 09:35:30

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
I still stick by my belief that asus are becoming lazy in terms of GPUs. The 290/290x is crap as far as 290s go for example. I don't know if I have too high an expectation from asus but I was expecting more.
I think you are, can only do as much as the core will allow. Short of making a new GPU they couldnt have done any more to try and polish the 290 & 290X

This is a great card but the stock clocks are lower than the mental fast ones we have tested and the silicone lottery was not shining in our favor with the Ti

Never the less its still cheaper than the £600+ ones that we have looked at and still a mental fast card.....Quote

21-02-2014, 09:44:08

barnsley
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Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
I think you are, can only do as much as the core will allow. Short of making a new GPU they couldnt have done any more to try and polish the 290 & 290X
They could've made a cooler that wasn't the 780's one .

I'm sure if they do a platinum version it'll be amazing. I'm tempted to say that MSI have the market sector that the normal DCUII cooler used to take.Quote

21-02-2014, 10:08:43

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
They could've made a cooler that wasn't the 780's one .

I'm sure if they do a platinum version it'll be amazing. I'm tempted to say that MSI have the market sector that the normal DCUII cooler used to take.
If they made a new cooler every time the price would rocket....Quote

21-02-2014, 10:32:25

barnsley
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Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
If they made a new cooler every time the price would rocket....
Yeah I know this its pretty obvious that is the case however others did a better job. Surely the flagship of each generation of 'card, be it Nvidia or AMD, should have coolers designed or at least modified around the card in question. Prices would be a bit higher, but if you're getting the flagship 'card you're not going to worry about price that much. Obviously it'd be unfair to expect them to do what GPU specific brands do (e.g. Sapphire, Gainward) and come up with a cooler that performs excellently across the range of chips. I'm sure if they do some super powered 'card it'll be amazing as I said earlier its just the DCUII isn't as good as others and with Asus being huge players you'd expect more.Quote
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