Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti WindForce 3X OC review

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Alright... pretty pictures time! A couple of pages with photo's then and most of it from our own photo-shoot.


So as you can see the GeForce GTX 780 Ti from Gigabyte and yes, it is one cool looking dude. The card is using the new WindForce 3x dual-slot cooler which used three silent 80mm fans. The aluminum radiator covers the VRM and even memory area. The radiator is tied towards two 8mm and four 6mm heat pipes. The cooler can dissipate 450W of heat whilst remaining 100% silent. As a result under full load this 780 Ti that is overclocked manages to stay below 75 degrees C in our testing. Absolutely impressive. The card is 10.5 Inches in length which is like 27 cm for those in that like and reside in the Metric system.


With the GeForce GTX 780 Ti you will receive four display connectors, you'll spot a full size Display port connector, one full size HDMI connector and two DVI connectors (dual-link). You can combine these connectors to setup a surround view (multi-monitor) setup. One card will give you more than sufficient performance to play your games on three monitors.

To date we still receive this question a lot, but dual-link DVI does not mean you can hook up two monitors to one connector. Dual-link means double the signal, that way monitor resolutions over 1920x1200 can be supported or you could use a 120Hz monitor. So explained very simple, dual-link DVI supports high-resolution (above 1920x1200) or high-refresh rate (120Hz) monitors.


The GeForce GTX 780 Ti will have its price set a notch above GeForce the GTX 780 (MSRP 699 USD), the price premium does show in things like the cooling and sheer silence. Gigabyte offers this OC edition 3GB WindForce 3X edition factory clocked for you at 1020 MHz (Ref 875) with a Boost clock of 1085 MHz. And as our article will show later on, there's room for tweaking as we got this puppy running stable over 1150 MHz on the boost frequency buddy !

Keeping the same cooling capacity at 450W with just only 2 slot size, the WINDFORCE 3X 2 slot 450W cooler is build with two 8mm and four 6mm composite copper heat-pipea , incline fan, and the Gigabyte 'Triangle Cool' technology not only provide an effectively heat dissipation but also a silent working environment.


Each GeForce GTX 780 Ti will have a maximum power design of 250 Watts, but they are made to a little tweaking as well. As such the cards are using an one 150W 8-pin PEG, and one 75W 6-pin PEG (PCI EXpress Graphics) connector. Another 75 to 150 Watts is delivered though the PCI slot and thus motherboard. This should be plenty for a decent overclocking session.

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