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Asus Unveils the GTX 780 DirectCU II OC Graphics Card

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a c 91 U Graphics card
June 6, 2013 8:26:41 AM

really? they're gonna make it look like a red version of the sapphire-vapor X?
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June 6, 2013 8:59:35 AM

They need to start selling the stuff they are announcing. At this point it's almost outdated tech in a month or two.
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June 6, 2013 9:00:20 AM

For how powerful their DCII cooler is, I am always surprised at how little ASUS overclocks their "OC" edition cards. The stock clock for the GTX 780 is 863/902MHz so ASUS is only bumping the clock up 39MHz at most. Given that most GTX 780's are clocking well over 1GHz I can't understand why they put such an insignificant overclock on the card. I suppose it's so users can overclock it more themselves but it seems odd that ASUS doesn't at least push the cards to 950/1000MHz out of the box so that "stock" performance is much higher than a reference card.
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a c 91 U Graphics card
June 6, 2013 10:13:48 AM

WithoutWeakness said:
For how powerful their DCII cooler is, I am always surprised at how little ASUS overclocks their "OC" edition cards. The stock clock for the GTX 780 is 863/902MHz so ASUS is only bumping the clock up 39MHz at most. Given that most GTX 780's are clocking well over 1GHz I can't understand why they put such an insignificant overclock on the card. I suppose it's so users can overclock it more themselves but it seems odd that ASUS doesn't at least push the cards to 950/1000MHz out of the box so that "stock" performance is much higher than a reference card.


the "MOST" part is exactly why. for ASUS, it means lowered yields for a certain product. for which they would have to make the choice of trying to get bigger margins on their high-OC cards, and sell the rest as "reject" direct-OC cards. they probably found that they sell more cards by having fewer variety. besides, I wouldn't be surprised that they've already set aside the highest binned chips for some monster card. not to mention Nvidia have binned as well, and might use those to make a GTX 790...
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a b U Graphics card
June 6, 2013 10:33:06 AM

Evga's 780 oc edition is 967/1118 and considering people are very happy with it im leaning toward Evga this time.
I was waiting for an Asus version with their DCII cooler, but recently learnt their coolers though very quiet and efficient at cooling, the hot air isn't entirely vented out the rear like Evga ACX does. Its alright if you have a good case with decent air flow i suppose but id still rather the hot air be exhaust straight out and not pass through the case to then be exhausted.

Maybe this version might be different, we'll see.
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a c 161 U Graphics card
June 6, 2013 5:21:24 PM

boju said:
Evga's 780 oc edition is 967/1118 and considering people are very happy with it im leaning toward Evga this time.
I was waiting for an Asus version with their DCII cooler, but recently learnt their coolers though very quiet and efficient at cooling, the hot air isn't entirely vented out the rear like Evga ACX does. Its alright if you have a good case with decent air flow i suppose but id still rather the hot air be exhaust straight out and not pass through the case to then be exhausted.

Maybe this version might be different, we'll see.


This one is no different. You like blower designs. Asus does not do blowers.
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a c 161 U Graphics card
June 6, 2013 5:22:28 PM

This cooler better be worth it, they will be asking a premium and WHY should we pay a premium for a marginally better cooler above Nvidia stock?
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a c 85 U Graphics card
June 6, 2013 11:28:21 PM

Why in the world are the putting their shiny new hybrid cooler on the 770 and not on this?
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a c 85 U Graphics card
June 6, 2013 11:31:22 PM

boju said:
I was waiting for an Asus version with their DCII cooler, but recently learnt their coolers though very quiet and efficient at cooling, the hot air isn't entirely vented out the rear like Evga ACX does.

The ACX doesn't vent out the rear, it's open.

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a b U Graphics card
June 7, 2013 6:21:26 AM

your right, thought i read somewhere it exhausts, ok thanks for letting me know.
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