When Nvidia launched the Kepler-based 600 series graphics cards, it represented a revolution of sorts from the previous generation cards, with engineering innovations and features to improve not only gaming horsepower but also power efficiency and temperatures. Nvidia succeeded quite well, proving popular with gamers and enthusiasts alike. Kepler was, quite simply, a resounding success. The question later became: where to go from there?
Indeed, you’re only as good as your last success, and today we’re looking at a custom implementation of the behemoth GeForce GTX 780. This one is from Gigabyte, the GTX 780 OC Windforce, sporting a very aggressive factory overclock and a stunning cooler.
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 cheaper plastic, comes with three fans, heatpipes, and a boatload of cooling potential in a stylish gaming package.
Looks like a great card so far, so let’s get the Gigabyte GTX 780 OC Windforce on the bench and see how it performs.