In this review we test the GeForce GTX 780 Gaming OC 6 GB graphics card from MSI, the OC edition specifically. The customized product is equipped with a massive cooler that can be air-cooled, this unit comes with a whopping 6 GB graphics memory (rather handy with Watch Dogs we admit) and a very hip looking cooler. That cooler is of course the latest iteration of the TwiNFrozr cooler and it will keep this product chilled down towards roughly 75 Degrees C under full stress, whilst remaining incredibly silent.
Surprisingly, the card packs a GTX 780 GPU, not a 780 Ti. So the more 'regular' GeForce GTX 780 is being used. This means it is based on the GK110 GPU and has a whopping 7.1 Billion transistors. That makes it a nice chunk faster opposed to the GeForce GTX 680 GPU.
So the MSI GeForce GTX 780 Gaming OC (6GB) has your typical standards like 2304 CUDA Cores. The GTX 780 is based on the GK110 GPU with the distinctions that the Titan has a GK110-300 GPU and the GeForce GTX 780 a GK110-400 GPU. Same stuff, yet with some things disabled. 2304 Shader Processing Units, 192 TMUs and 32 ROPs on a 384-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The card comes with dual-DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort outputs and will be available in two versions - one with stock clocks and one with an overclocked GPU (as tested today). The card is factory overclocked towards 954 MHz (core) with a 1006 MHz boost. The memory runs at 6008 MHz (effective data-rate), yet has plenty of room to be tweaked, in fact we'll show you how to run this puppy at over 7 GHz on the memory, and sure, we'll give it a nice GPU overclock as well. Why is this product being introduced you might wonder? Well, lately less than a handful of games really like more than 3GB of graphics memory, hence a 6GB model is something that a lot of people will like very much. Take Watch Dogs for example, flick on an exotic anti-aliasing mode with a decent resolution and boom, with high and ultra quality settings you can easily pass 3GB graphics memory.
But have a peek at the product we test today and then head on-wards into the review.
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