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Published: 18th Oct 2014, 09:57 GMT

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti OC Specifications

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis is Gigabyte’s second fastest GTX 780 Ti. The difference between GHz Edition and OC Edition is limited to clock speeds and missing backplate. Apart from that everything is exactly the same.

GeForce GTX 780 Ti is a fully-enabled GK110 die with 2880 CUDA cores. This model took the performance crown from AMD 290X back in November 2013. Due to higher clocks, it’s even faster than TITAN BLACK. However NVIDIA never gave a green light for 6GB 780 Ti cards, so both solutions still coexist on the market.

Gigabyte’s WindForce cooler delivers substantial headroom for overclocking, and on top of that, it’s very quiet, although not as quiet as GTX 670 WindForce 3x I used to own.

The cooler is with no doubt better built than the previous plastic variant, but it also increased the weight to more than 1 kg.

Kepler overclocking is all about temperature, once the card reaches thermal limitation it will keep decreasing until the clock and temperature target reaches the sweet spot. Gigabyte had enough faith in their solution that they increased the clocks to 1020/1085 MHz. We are looking at 17% increase over reference design (876/928 MHz), and that’s not the last word.

NVIDIA GeForce 700 Series
EVGA GeForce GTX 760 SC ACXPalit GeForce GTX 770 JetStreamNVIDIA GeForce GTX 780Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti OC
Picture02G-P4-2765-KR_XL_7Palit GTX 770 JetStream (3)NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Picture (2) 780ti
GPU CodenameGK104-225GK104-425GK110-300GK110-425
Unified Cores1152153623042880
Base Clock1072 MHz1150 MHz863 MHz1020 MHz
Boost Clock1137 MHz1202 MHz902 MHz1085 MHz
Memory Clock1502 MHz1753 MHz1502 MHz1750 MHz
Memory Bus256-bit256-bit384-bit384-bit
Bandwidth192 GB/s224 GB/s288 GB/s336 GB/s
Power Connectors8pin + 6pin8pin + 6pin8pin + 6pin8pin + 8pin

A closer look at Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti OC

Gigabyte’s WindForce 3X 450W cooling solution has three 80mm fans, four 6mm copper heat pipes and 8mm copper heat pipes. You can find the same cooling solution in Radeon R9 290X WindForce OC and GTX 780 (TI) GHz Edition.

What’s funny is that, when I bought this card I didn’t even know it had the same PCB as the more expensive GHz Edition. All review samples were using reference PCB, while retail version came with much more powerful board. That said, the first thing I did was cooler removal, just to be sure. I bought this card shortly after the launch, so for the price of reference card I received fully-custom model. Needless to say, it was good purchase.

Physical specifications:

  • Width: 129 mm
  • Length: 292 mm
  • Height: 2-slot
  • Weight: 1028 g
  • Cooling: WindForce 3X 450W (triple-fan)
  • Display outputs: DVI-D, DVI-I, HDMI, DisplayPort




Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti OC packaging


Review Contents
Page 1Introduction
Page 2Overview HIS Radeon R9 285 IceQ X² OC
Page 3Overview HIS Radeon R9 280 IceQ X² OC
Page 4Overview HIS Radeon R9 280X iPower IceQ X² Turbo
Page 5Overview HIS Radeon R9 290X iPower IceQ X² Turbo
Page 6Overview EVGA GeForce GTX 760 Superclocked ACX
Page 7Overview Palit GeForce GTX 770 JetStream
Page 8Overview Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti OC
Page 9Testing platform and methodology
Page 10Games Batman: Arkham Origins ● BioShock Infinite ● Total War: Rome 2 ● Alien:Isolation
Page 11Games Company of Heroes 2 ● GRID Autosport ● Hitman Absolution ● Watch Dogs
Page 12Games Metro: Last Light ● Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor ● Tomb Raider
Page 13Games Battlefield 4 ● THIEF ● Sniper Elite III
Page 14Test 3DMark Fire Strike ● Catzilla ● CompuBench
Page 15Test ComputeMark ● TessMark ● Luxxmark
Page 16Test Power consumption ● Temperature
Page 17Test Overclocking
Page 18Conclusion

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