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MSI GTX 780 Ti Gaming 3 GB

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MSI's GeForce GTX 780 Ti is the best graphics card I've reviewed in a long time. It is very fast because of its overclock out of the box, but doesn't run hot at all. Its powerful TwinFrozr cooler also enables MSI to run the card at fantastic noise levels that are quieter than most other graphics cards on the market.

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9.9?! This card looks like a monster. I'll read the review properly later. :)
 
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OMG! Beast! SO SILENT! But in real world maybe some noise samples can be? :))) google/youtube "fun noise" search quite tiring.
 
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Great card no doubt about it, these custom GTX 780 Ti's really do fly.
 
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Would be 10 if memory could oc to 2000 Mhz. : D
 

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I have a special request for W1zzard.

There is no doubt these custom 780TI's are the fastest cards on the planet right now. Price wise in the UK this one is only £50 more than a custom 290X. So it looks like Nvidia have the massively upper hand on acoustics and performance (on non optimised games using Mantle, to be confirmed).

But, would it be possible for a special review edition that puts the custom 780Ti's against the custom 290X's? At the moment the reviews pit the sample against all stock cards. It'd be nice (just for a high end shoot out) to see 3 top custom 780Ti's versus 3 top end 290X's. With overclocks included.

Any chance?
 
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Yet another amazing GTX 780 Ti card. Impressive feats on this MSI version - although its non-custom PCB

OT: For W1zzard: Any chance that you're reviewing the Gigabyte GTX780ti Ghz edition at all?
 
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Fantastic review and a great card. This is how your supposed to make one.

W1zzard any chance I can have your old 670? Pretty please ;)
 
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Great review W1z, still waiting for the Custom R9 290X review :shadedshu:
 
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Great review W1z, still waiting for the Custom R9 290X review :shadedshu:
In other conditions, Sapphire would put a reasonable Vapor-X powered 290 to market. Then i wanna see the first AMD graphics card ever to score 10 on TPU(1st place is 670 DCUII Top, 3rd place is Radeon HD 4850 with 9,8 score).
 
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ANy chance giving my kids your old 670? :)
 

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Any chance that you're reviewing the Gigabyte GTX780ti Ghz edition at all?
No concrete plans, but I'll ask Gigabyte if they can provide a sample

some noise samples
this will be added in a few weeks, once I've moved to my new apartment

would it be possible for a special review edition that puts the custom 780Ti's against the custom 290X's?
no plans for that. everybody is going to want different comparisons .. reviews should be easy to compare, just use two windows or tabs. On the test setup page you'll find a revision number in the table header. All reviews with the same revision can be compared directly, the test setup is 100% identical, using same software, drivers and game versions.
 
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No concrete plans, but I'll ask Gigabyte if they can provide a sample



this will be added in a few weeks, once I've moved to my new apartment


no plans for that. everybody is going to want different comparisons .. reviews should be easy to compare, just use two windows or tabs. On the test setup page you'll find a revision number in the table header. All reviews with the same revision can be compared directly, the test setup is 100% identical, using same software, drivers and game versions.
Only if i had a 290X review to compare it to :(
 
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I, for my part, will be replacing my personal system's ASUS GTX 670 Direct CU with the MSI GTX 780 Ti Gaming as it's the best card I've reviewed in a long time.
Wow, endorsements like that don't come along very often... after reading the review, I may just break open my piggy bank!
 
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Great card! Great review! But still rooting for AMD 290/290X. Can't wait for TechPowerUp for the Custom Reviews. If I have unlimited budget for a card, I will still go for AMD as AMD is the future of gaming. Mantle will be showcased in CES 2014. Cheers!
 

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Wow, what a fantastic card. I was lusting after a stock 780 Ti, especially with that classy silver cooler, but this blows it away. While I prefer the stock cooler in looks, this blows it away in performance. A card that's as silent at load as others are at idle? Truly amazing and a must-have feature for me.

While I was lusting after the stock card, I'm positively drooling for this one!

I'm not surprised wizzy has replaced his main graphics card with this one.
 

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I too have been drooling over the stock card all this while but now have an opportunity to purchase this one. Only thing stopping me is the lack of definitive evidence that this card is compatible with reference GTX 780 Ti waterblocks. The reviews I've read all mention that the PCB has some minor changes but I don't know if those changes affect compatibility.

Can anyone please confirm this?
 
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Card dimensions in the review just say "xx x xx cm".
 
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No concrete plans, but I'll ask Gigabyte if they can provide a sample
That would be very much appreciated as I've been leaning towards investing in a GTX780Ti and that Ghz card - at least on paper - looks impressive.
/Sits down awaits review ;) *

*easier said than done
 

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I too have been drooling over the stock card all this while but now have an opportunity to purchase this one. Only thing stopping me is the lack of definitive evidence that this card is compatible with reference GTX 780 Ti waterblocks. The reviews I've read all mention that the PCB has some minor changes but I don't know if those changes affect compatibility.

Can anyone please confirm this?
Here are the PCB's,

MSI is top. Looks like the VRM area has a slight difference but I think the 780Ti block would fit regardless (just dont buy the XL version if they have one).

 

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Where do you see any changes? I only see the missing white plastic connector that is used to connect the background-lit GeForce logo

Card dimensions in the review just say "xx x xx cm".
Fixed
 
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wow 9.9 graphic card :eek:
 
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