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MSI GeForce GTX 780 Ti Gaming 3072 MB

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  1. PerfectCr New Member

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    No clicking sound here either. I have this card. That sort of sound happened when I had the ASUS DirectCU II 780 card. I stopped the fans with my finger and it went away. I have a owned a few MSI twin Frozr cards in the past and I've never heard any odd sound coming from the fans.
     
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    I am puzzled at the low FPS on the regular GTX 780 Performance on BF4. Here it is only in the 70's (1920x1080) yet on my card I average 105 fps at the same resolution with everything on ultra and full filtering on. Strange. But anyways, im sure if the ratio is the same, if I sold my 780 and got the ti version, I should get 130 ish?
     
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    I am excited to install this card. Been holding off on a gpu upgrade, but this review pushed me over the edge.
     
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    Final over clock for my card is 1225/7800. Sadly, I cannot seem to push the voltage up @ all. Especially, cause I load @ 65C in 24C room temp @ 1900 RPM (66%). I def have some temp room! SO much happier w/ the TF4 than the terrible ACX/DC2 coolers.
     
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    Thanks a lot for the review (especially: great fan noise testing method).

    Does any of you lucky owners of this card has coil whine with V-Sync on? I've read some complaints about this...
    Thanks!
     
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    None here at all. Mine is silent. I don't always use V-Sync, but when I do, there is no coil whine.
     
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    Well, that's good to know! Thanks!
     
  8. Shadyqwerty New Member

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    I have coil whine, but it's inaudible when playing BF4 if I'm more than 2 feet away.

    Also, I'm down to 1210, lol. Oh well, at least the memory clocks well, up to 7800 there.
     
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    If you found the cards at MSRP prices(~$450), Buy two 290 Tri-X to put in crossfire.

    If you want better performance, go custom GTX 780Ti like the TF or DCU.
     
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    Hey el etro, just read your reply. I already bought this card. 290s in Crossfire would be faster I'm sure but there are only 3 available on newegg right now and they are very expensive. $600 for sapphire Trix-OC one.
    So far though, this card is great. I'm glad I read this review and decided to get it. I was also considering the Gigabyte Ghz 780 ti. It was $20 bucks more, had a little higher clock rates and a backplate. But I have an MSI G45 mobo and I like the look of the Twin Frozr, although the reviews I've read of the Gigabyte say the card is gorgeous. Of course the 9.9 this card got on here made me want it :). The Gigabyte also became sold out around the time I was ready to order so that made it even easier.
    The card came with Assassin's Creed Black Flag and I've been playing it. The game is gorgeous and taxing to match. I play with max settings except I have shadows on very high instead of (soft shadows) because they tax the card further and I don't really care for them. There's no triple buffering option in game so I had to force it from D3DOverrider. I don't enjoy playing at 30fps or nasty lines across the screen, luckily there's D3DOverrider. I'm getting 45-60fps in the game with these settings.
    I turned off PhysX though because it's absolutely destroying my fps when It's on.
     
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    I just purchased this card over the weekend. Had some coil whine when running 3D Mark, so I switched out my Corsair HX750 PSU for a Cooler Master V1000. Still have a slight electrical hum when gaming. Is it worth exchanging or should I keep the card? Does anyone else experience coil whine?
     
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    I hear a little noise from the card sometimes. I don't know what coil whine sounds like and I don't know if that's what this card is doing but the card is really quiet and really cool. Hottest I've seen it was 66 degrees and that was when it was really hot in my room. Card tops out at 60 degrees when the temperature in my room is normal. That's a good bit cooler than my 7950 Flex.

    On a side note, I like the performance I'm getting from this card. I'm fairly certain it's faster than my 7950s in Crossfire. I just hate that I still can't stay above 60fps all the time in games like Crysis 3 and AC4 on max settings.

    I wonder if a second one of these for SLI would give me what I want lol, which is to play any game on max settings and stay 55-60 fps. And this is just 1080p I shudder to think how these games would run on Higher resolutions.

    Why must these games be so demanding? :(
     
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    it's a high-frequency chirping sound that changes its frequency depending on gpu load
     
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    Don't think I'm hearing that. I'm sure it's normal w.e it is. I registered the card on MSI website and looks like I have 3 year warranty so.
     
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    I thought I saw the card being bottlenecked in AC4 last night. I have a 4670k, It isn't overclocked because I have an old Asus heatsink+fan combo cooling it. I wanted to use the liquid cooler that came with my Alienware Aurora but didn't have the right mounting mechanisms. I'm going to get a good cooler and then I'll overclock the CPU. Anyway, I was playing AC4 last night and using FXAA instead of TXAAX2 gave me 60fps. Later, in other areas, I noticed I wasn't at 60fps and looked at the GPU usage and it was only like 80%. I've read that a 4670k shouldn't bottleneck any GPU but sometimes, at 1080p it can slightly bottleneck some of the fastest single GPUs. I've also read that at higher resolutions the GPU is doing more work so the CPU doesn't cause a bottleneck. When I turned up the AA to TXAAX4 my FPS dropped to about 44 sometimes but mostly stayed at around 50+. The GPU usage however, was constantly over 90%. I'm assuming this is similar to the higher resolutions causing the GPU to work harder and not be bottlenecked by the CPU (something like that).

    I've been testing it on my other games today and there seems to be no bottleneck. So far I've tested Crysis 3 and FarCry 3. FarCry 3 runs flawlessly at maxed settings and 4XMSAA. Crysis 3 is a lot more taxing but if I turn down shadows I stay near 60fps with other settings maxed and 4XTXAA. The GPU usage is constantly over 90% also. I'm going to test some other games and see what I get.

    Do you think the 4670k would bottleneck two of these badboys?
     
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    Your CPU is perfectly fine! AC4 is just horribly optimized for the PC that's all. I have a Core i5–3550 and it can drive this bad boy perfectly fine.
     
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    Yea that's what I'm thinking also. I've read the games not very well optimized for PC.

    What do you think about two of these in SLI though? Can the 4670k handle that?
     
  18. qubit

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    I got this card the other day and I'm really impressed with it.

    It's amazingly cool and quiet, just like the review says and very, very fast. In fact, the only way I can cause it to make any appreciable noise is to set the fans to 100% with Afterburner.

    You do hear a fair amount of coil noise when it's pushed hard, though. Wiz did you notice the coil noise with your sample?
     
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    none, or coil noise is very low. some combinations of graphics card, mobo and psu are more susceptible to this effect
     
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    Ok, thanks.

    It was actually a buzz at the framerate frequency, with it being louder and more obvious if I turned off vsync. While I don't like it, it's not that bad, either and the fact that the fans make almost no noise makes it more obvious, obviously (sorry).

    My reference GTX 285 sounded very similar. I guess you can't have everything, lol.

    Do you think it's worth RMAing it for this?
     
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    try the card in another pc, the noise will probably go away
     
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    Will do.
     
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    Hi Guys, first time poster here. I am currently running two of these in sli. I am getting ready to build a new system and decided to try 3 way sli, so I bought a third card. And then I read that because of the high metal back plate on the cooler, it is not possible to use a regular 3 way sli bridge. So I checked it out, and sure enough, 3 way sli is not possible with these cards using a regular 3 way sli bridge. I have been searching for a solution to this issue, I have tried contacting MSI, but so far, nothing. I would hate to think I have wasted all that money on a third card and now I cannot run 3 way sli. Does any one know of a solution? Thanks for you time and comments.
     
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    Have you considered building your own 3-way bridge from flexible 2-way bridges?

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    I've seen some very long SLI bridges which would let you route around the problem
     
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    That diagonal twist looks untidy and painful.
     

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