Gigabyte GTX 780 WindForce OC 3 GB 43

Gigabyte GTX 780 WindForce OC 3 GB

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The Card

Gigabyte has engineered a completely new cooling solution for their GTX 780. While it certainly looks nice, I find it lacks in appearance when compared to the reference design cooler, but every board partner will have a hard time competing with that. The biggest change is certainly Gigabyte's use of three fans compared to the NVIDIA reference cooler's use of one. The card is 28 cm long and 13 cm high. The metal tab with WindForce writing extending a bit beyond the edge of the card without any clear function could make installing the card difficult in smaller cases.

Installing the card requires two slots in your system.

Display connectivity options include two DVI ports, one HDMI port, and one DisplayPort. You may use all outputs at the same time, so triple-monitor surround gaming is possible with one card.

The GPU also includes an HDMI sound device. It is HDMI 1.4a compatible, which includes HD audio and Blu-ray 3D movies support.

Two SLI connectors are available, which would allow you to combine up to four GTX 780 cards in a Triple-SLI, multi-GPU configuration. NVIDIA limited the GTX 780 to Triple-SLI only, while Quad SLI is supported by the GTX Titan.

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