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Asus GTX 780 DC II OC 3072 MB

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With the GTX 780 DirectCU II OC, ASUS introduces a new cooler design with upgraded heatpipes capable of carrying even more heat and two new fans that optimize airflow. The card is also overclocked out of the box and comes with a 10-phase power design.

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I would love to see what it does once you add some voltage.
 
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Frankly I don't understand why it's 7% more performant than the reference. The OC is not that high. My reference goes to a stable 1228/6800 in games and 1241mhz in benchmarks. All I did to attain that was setting the fan a little agressive. This way the temps never get higher than 76 degrees and the card is still reasonably quiet.
 
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Such a nice card (it's even best P/W@1600p). +20% OC is also really great.
20% above already overclocked GTX780 yeah...
 

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Frankly I don't understand why it's 7% more performant than the reference. The OC is not that high. My reference goes to a stable 1228/6800 in games and 1241mhz in benchmarks. All I did to attain that was setting the fan a little agressive. This way the temps never get higher than 76 degrees and the card is still reasonably quiet.
As I wrote in every single review, once the card reaches 80°C, it will do additional throttling (happens on the reference design). Card below 80°C = extra performance.
 

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What a sweet card. If I was going for a red and black themed build that would be the card id get for sure.
 
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Beast card, love how the cooler looks and the VRM section too.

Would kill to have a Titan with that PCB :toast:

Also W1zzard any note on voltage tweaking? Have you tried going over 1.2v?

Could be a Titan killer if this goes atleat to 1.35v-1.4v :)

Thank you for the review.
 
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damn it that much power and 15fps in crysis3? I know its three displays but damn it

And cant it go a little higher on the OC? volts etc?
 

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damn it that much power and 15fps in crysis3? I know its three displays but damn it
Its Crysis 3? Even with one monitor is hell to run on most GPUs. Bring 3 in, and have fun. Do I even need to say it........slideshow!?
 
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Were the fans running at a faster rpm than previous direct cu cards or were the fans themselves noiser? I think I'd grab the evga given the lower price.
 
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W1z can I have it now that your finished :D
 

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Were the fans running at a faster rpm than previous direct cu cards or were the fans themselves noiser? I think I'd grab the evga given the lower price.
Same RPM doesn't mean same noise level. Check the noise measurements in my reviews, I think I've reviewed every recent DirectCU card.
 
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This card will be cheap in Belgrade but I don't like at all and I will pay more for EVGA 780 Classified, that is my final decision. ACX Cooler 10000000 times nicer than DirectCU... I thought before year about twin cooler for my taste. Because I'm fan of closed cards like
GTX580 Classified and EAH5870 V2, not stock but closed...
But twin cooler card for my taste is almost 100% ACX.
 
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Same RPM doesn't mean same noise level. Check the noise measurements in my reviews, I think I've reviewed every recent DirectCU card.
Yes, fin arrangement, bearing type, rpm, and blade design. The bearings are probably the same but unfortunately I see now the fin density is higher so even knowing the rpm I can't tell if these new blade designs have merit. I'll just assume they do and that the noise spike is because of the temperature focus which I agree I wish they had backed off about 5-8c for the sake of noise.
 
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Same RPM doesn't mean same noise level. Check the noise measurements in my reviews, I think I've reviewed every recent DirectCU card.
I think is that hybrid turbine fan type the cause of the higher noise...

The fan works well with small heatsinks and is designed for that kind of size.
 
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Yes, fin arrangement, bearing type, rpm, and blade design. The bearings are probably the same but unfortunately I see now the fin density is higher so even knowing the rpm I can't tell if these new blade designs have merit. I'll just assume they do and that the noise spike is because of the temperature focus which I agree I wish they had backed off about 5-8c for the sake of noise.
Just set your own fan profile. You aren't stuck with what they give you, you know.
 
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Sorry, but is there any reason why the fans are not identical?
 
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The noise levels of the new DCII-cards are indeed disappointing. My build is optimized for low noise and I own a GTX570 DCII. I wanted to upgrade to a 7x0 card, but so far there have been none that I would call quiet, which is especially sad after seeing the phenomenally quiet GTX670 DCII.
 

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The noise levels of the new DCII-cards are indeed disappointing. My build is optimized for low noise and I own a GTX570 DCII. I wanted to upgrade to a 7x0 card, but so far there have been none that I would call quiet, which is especially sad after seeing the phenomenally quiet GTX670 DCII.
Take a look at the Windforce 3x as an alternative then, after exclusively using DCII cards I by chance bought a Windforce 3X and have never looked back since, to be honest I love both and would not use anything else now.