When we last looked at a powerhouse graphics card from Gigabyte, it was the GTX 780 OC model, bringing a factory overclock and custom cooler to gaming enthusiasts with a healthy budget who wanted excellent performance. Since that time we’ve seen the GTX 780 Ti hit the shelves, but that also left a hole in Nvidia’s lineup which was being attacked by AMD’s Radeon R9 290. In response, we’ve seen Nvidia move to plug that hole by tweaking what’s already out in the wild, and today we’re looking at just such a horse from Gigabyte in the form of the GTX 780 GHz Edition.
As you can probably guess, its approach comes in the form of aggressive overclocking, by juicing up the core past 1GHz, one of the fastest on the market. Gigabyte doesn’t normally just overclock their products, and indeed this model sports a stunning cooler that we’ve seen before: the Windforce.
We’ve been impressed in the past with Gigabyte Windforce graphics cards, and we suspect this new one will be no different. It’s constructed in metal rather than cheap plastic, comes with three fans, heatpipes, and a boatload of cooling potential in a stylish gaming package. Factor in a very aggressive overclock on this card, and we are eager to see just how fast this thing can go.
Looks like a great card so far, so let’s get the Gigabyte GTX 780 GHz Edition on the bench and see how it performs.