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Gigabyte GTX 780 GHz Edition Review

Posted February 21, 2014 by Jake in Video Cards


Price at time of Review: $520


Very aggressive factory overclock; Excellent performance; Low temperatures; Low noise


Little leftover overclocking headroom
Showcases an excellent combination of strong gaming performance, great cooling, and impressive performance..
by Jake
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First off, a bit of background about Nvidia’s Kepler and current lineup releases for those who may be living under a rock and unfamiliar.

When Nvidia’s Kepler GTX GeForce 680 launched amidst much hype and fanfare, it was a revolutionary step forward from the days of Fermi. The changes and advances were significant in just about every facet, and the popularity of Kepler is a testament to its own success. So where to go from there? Moving forward, the 700 series is the next natural step for Nvidia, but the advances are more modest; it’s now evolutionary, a stepping stone ahead, and not quite the giant leap we saw when Kepler launched.

So, how did we get here? Nvidia’s 700 series models have extended from the top, down to the latest GTX 750 Ti in the budget range. With the lineup essentially filled out, board partners are increasingly looking to get more mileage from what’s already launched, extending what is already an impressive Nvidia lineup. Partners can do this by adding custom coolers, boosting overclocks, and these are two things that Gigabyte has done with the GTX 780 GHz Edition.

The Gigabyte GTX 780 GHz Edition comes with 3GB of GDDR5 in a 384-bit bus, while the core Base Clock speed is overclocked to 1019MHz Base Clock. The GPU Boost clock is 1071MHz, but remember, this is the minimum you can expect to achieve; higher speeds are absolutely possible as discussed earlier.



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    I bought one of these cards in Dec for my new build, The performance out of this card is stunning. Not much room for ocing left on it but I was able to get another 40mhz out of the core speeds and theres room to oc the memory, I was hitting boost speeds out of the box of 1163 mhz and can get it to hit 1200 mhz (oc).

    Good read on the article, keep em coming!


      taylor 2 cool

      Yo man, I hate to rub it in, by my 760 OC Windforce I’ve gotten to 1235/1300 with NO artifacts or heat issues. Completely stable and burned it in tough on Furmark, 3dmark and multiple newer games. 🙂

      I only could achieve a 200mhz boost on memory clock, which is considerably less than most of the guys out there with this card. But at a stock 6000, I’m not that worried about getting it much higher considering most of my games won’t even require that.

      In short, I payed 260$ for this card, and you payed almost double for yours. Sigh 🙁

        Sandy Bruce

        Hey taylor,

        We are glad you took the time to read our review. However I think you are missing some very important information regarding the distinctions between a GTX760 and a GTX780. So we “hate to rub it in” that the GTX760 performs 30-40% lower then a 780 in almost every benchmark. Even with your claimed OC it still can not come close to a 780. Why you may ask? Its simple. The GTX780OC has 2304 CUDA Cores compared to the 1152 cores in a 760. The 760 comes with 2GB of memory on a 256bit bus compared to the 3GB on a 384bit bus found on the 780. More cores, More memory,Faster memory on a bigger bus equals a better overall GPU. The 760 is half the price of the 780 for a reason. It is half the GPU. 🙂 You have to look at the whole picture and not just the Core Clock speeds to determine if your card is better. Sigh 🙁

        Sigh 🙁 Im thinking you should register for a forum account so you can gain the knowledge needed to compare GPUs correctly.

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