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ASUS Unveils the GeForce GTX 780 STRIX 6 GB Graphics Card

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  1. Cristian_25H

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    ASUS today took the veil off a new graphics card powered by NVIDIA's GK110 GPU, a custom GeForce GTX 780 that packs 6 GB of memory (double the amount found on 'regular' GTX 780s) and makes use of a DirectCU II cooling solution that can be totally silent, in certain situations. Named GeForce GTX 780 STRIX, the card in question will not be running its two fans when idle or during light workload scenarios (assuming the GPU temperature is below a threshold) but will power them up as soon as the GPU load increases.

    The GeForce GTX 780 STRIX has 2304 CUDA Cores, a 384-bit memory interface, SLI support, dual-DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort outputs and will be available in two versions - one with stock clocks and one with an overclocked GPU. ASUS is promising more information 'soon'.

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    Update [22/5] - ASUS has officially announced the STRIX GTX 780 and revealed the specifications of the OC version of the card. Codenamed STRIX-GTX780-OC-6GD5, the card will have GPU Base/Boost clocks of 889/941 MHz and a memory clock of 6008 MHz.
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  2. GhostRyder

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    Glad to see more of these 6gb edition reasonable gamer cards coming out. Its really needed for today's high resolutions (4k) but really wish this was a TI variant.
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    You know what i like to see? finally? A name that doesn't include:
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    Strix. I like it.
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    If a card comes out named Kamehameha edition, im buying it no questions asked.
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    looks better than the ROG Matrix cards :).
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    GTX 780 Autobots Edition?
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    This is like a 780 Black Edition card.
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    Would've loved to see a 6GB 780Ti but I guess it would eat into Titan Black market...

    Nvidia :rolleyes:
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    I think its already too late for that, 780ti's have been eating into titan sales for a while now regardless of 6gb or not
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    The games that need this much vram at 4k are also the games that GK110 is too weak to drive. Definitely a card for an SLI setup.
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    Yeah, and it still fails even in SLI imho, 4k needs much stronger gpus.. nvm next-gen titles.


    Also sadly that extra 3gb vram it doesnt make any real difference, 780TI or 6gb titan black SLI can run faster..

    http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/graphics/69713-palit-geforce-gtx-780-jetstream-6gb-sli/?page=4

    http://www.kitguru.net/components/g...x780-jetstream-6gb-sli-ultra-hd-4k-review/21/
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    It's very game dependent, many games even at 4k do not use up beyond 3gb of the ram. However there are titles especially crysis 3 which eat up well over 3gb of ram and that causes a wall to be hit.
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    Sorry guys, but those 6GB are useless, UNLESS you are buying 2 cards and SLI them for a 4K monitor. But then again, you are better off with 2x290X or 2x780Ti cards with 3GB of VRAM each.
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    Perfect, looks good and 4k gaming. Or if 3gb is fine then I will go the other route.
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    How well does this thing again MSI GTX 780 Gaming or Lightning edition?

    EDIT : Against*
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    You need 4 of these cards to make use of 6GB
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    Who are you asking?
    Considering the clocks haven't been announced, maybe you should phone a fortune teller.

    I'd assume the card features B1 silicon. In that case, I'd also assume that whilst it may not overclock significantly better than any other GTX 780, it will likely achieve it's max OC with much less voltage - as is the case with my Gigabyte GHz edition card.
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    Update [22/5] - ASUS has officially announced the STRIX GTX 780 and revealed the specifications of the OC version of the card. Codenamed STRIX-GTX780-OC-6GD5, the card will have GPU Base/Boost clocks of 889/941 MHz and a memory clock of 6008 MHz.

    what is this then kind sir?
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    It's exactly the same clocks as the DirectCU II OC, so it shouldn't be too hard to work out it's performance - just read a review of that card.
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    Look at it this way, because it is a special edition card Asus is going to be more selective about the chips they put into the card. Since apparently there are 2 flavors (A normal and OC version) the normal will do probably around the normal areas of overclocking while the OC model will have the more high and mighty binned chips that will achieve very nice core clocks. The MSI lightning or the EVGA Classified are top notch and come with better power control so they are still going to most likely clock better because they are designed for the heaviest of clockers. Now of course with any card you can get lucky or unlucky, but that should be the general thing to expect.
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    Um if you use a 1440p monitor it not useless, 3gb ram is decent up to around 1080p after that it can with some current game start to become limiting.

    Sadly they call these cards "OC" but might well just call them reference clocks since 863mhz is base ref clock nvidia set, getting a minor 20mhz above base is such a joke and not worthly of tag OC.
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    They proved that even 3GB of VRAM is enough for 4K with 4xMSAA and ultra texture packs on ALL new existing games. However some of the game engines are actually caching all off the existing VRAM, so even if you have 12GB of VRAM you might see seem at 90% occupancy due to caching. Something like Windows is doing with the RAM. ;)
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    Gotta disagree with you there, Crysis 3 for instance hits that 3gb barrier at 4k very easily. Other games including Rome Total War 2 also use up the threshold of 3gb easily, now not every game does that and games like Far Cry 3 only use a little over 2gb even at 4k. But its more close on many of the high end games than you think.

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    Artificial construct. As has been pointed out here (and elsewhere) ad nauseam, a board (or boards) run out of GPU horsepower before the vRAM limit becomes the limiting factor. The Hexus article you linked to shows a framerate of 20 frames per second - hardly playable. Disabling AA will make the framerate more realistic, but it also frees up vRAM.
    I'd also note - in a real world gaming scenario, who is likely to sacrifice playability for a largely superfluous full screen AA on a 4K monitor of ~30" ? There maybe people around that might run their game as a lovely slideshow to prove a point, but I'm willing to bet there would be many, many more that would aim for a fluid 60 f.p.s. over some barely perceptible aliasing for the most part.
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    I'd also note that what Prima.Vera said regarding caching is likely true. The Titan in the above graph is "using" considerably more vRAM than the 780 Ti, yet that extra usage doesn't translate into a framerate increase.
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