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Asus Unveils the GTX 780 DirectCU II OC Graphics Card

By - Source: Videocardz.com | B 10 comments

Asus' new GTX 780 DirectCU II OC features a custom PCB, a revised DirectCU II cooler, and an overclocked base and boost clock.

Asus unveiled the highly anticipated GeForce GTX 780 DirectCU II OC graphics card during a special presentation at this year’s Computex. As you might expect, the DirectCU II OC features overclocks, the base and boost clock to 889 MHz and 941 MHz, respectively, and features a custom PCB.

The new Direct CU II cooler features two different cooling fans with Asus’ Cool Tech technology and four heat pipes that interlace with a large heat sink that covers the entire card. Videocardz.com also reported that this model uses Digi+VRM and Super Alloy Components.

Asus has yet to provide any information on the GTX 780 DirectCU II OC’s pricing or availability, but we expect a sticker price of between $650 and $700.

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    vmem , June 6, 2013 8:26 AM
    really? they're gonna make it look like a red version of the sapphire-vapor X?
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    lazykoala , June 6, 2013 8:59 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 At this point it's almost outdated tech in a month or two.
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    WithoutWeakness , June 6, 2013 9:00 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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    vmem , June 6, 2013 10:13 AM
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    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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    boju , June 6, 2013 10:33 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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    Novuake , June 6, 2013 5:21 PM
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    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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    Novuake , June 6, 2013 5:22 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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    DarkSable , June 6, 2013 11:28 PM
    Why in the world are the putting their shiny new hybrid cooler on the 770 and not on this?
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    DarkSable , June 6, 2013 11:31 PM
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    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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    boju , June 7, 2013 6:21 AM
    your right, thought i read somewhere it exhausts, ok thanks for letting me know.