ASUS GTX 780 DC2OC-3GD5 Review

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ASUS GTX 780 DC2OC-3GD5

We are going to review the Asus GTX 780 (GTX780-DC2OC-3GD5) , the first impression this video card leaves its a monster of a video card a very solid built made to last with the best cooling from Asus, the DC2 air cooling achieves 30% lower temps than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 reference card, making it one of a kind, you are able to play games for countless hours without the temperatures from your computer heating up your room.

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From being 3 times quieter and 30 percent cooler than the reference video card, the Asus GTX 780 is able to overclock without even getting high temps.

A Closer Look

The Back Plate on the Asus GTX 780 DC2OC  looks cool the other benefits of having a backplate it will reinforce the PCB by protecting components.

Display connectivity:

  • 2 DVI ports,
  • 1 DisplayPort,
  • 1 HDMI port.

You are able to connect to all port to achieve surround monitor to take gaming to another level

Asus uses the Digi Plus VRM with Super Alloy Power which uses less power to be approximate 30 percent less power by also reducing noise with 2.5 better durability than the reference card.

The Asus GTX 780 the Over Clocked edition is already Oc at 941MHz Boost clock which is able to deliver even better hgming experience.

GTX780-DC2OC-3GD5 Specifications
  • Engine Clock
    GPU Boost Clock : 941 MHz
    GPU Base Clock : 889 MHz
  • Video Memory
    GDDR5 3GB
  • CUDA Core
    2304
  • Power Consumption
    6+8 pin PCIe power required
  • Dimensions
    11.3 ” x 5.8 ” x 1.6 ” Inch
    28.7 x 14.73 x4.06 Centimeter
System Configuration

Intel Core i7-4770K Quad-Core Processor – Socket LGA1150, 3.5Ghz, 8MB L3 Cache

 

ASUS Z87-DELUXE/DUAL Socket 1150 Intel Z87 Chipset

Corsair AX860i Digital ATX Power Supply Fully-Modular – 860Watt 80PLUS Platinum

Corsair Vengeance Pro Black 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1866MHz CL9 DIMMs

Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5″ SATA 6Gb/s Solid State Drive

Futuremark 3DMark Fire strike

(GTX780-DC2OC-3GD5) Score: 8832
(GTX780-DC2OC-3GD5) OC Score: 9875

Ungine Heaven Benchmark 4.0, Settings: 1600x900 8xAA windowed, Preset: Extreme

Score: 1699
Average FPS : 67.4
Max FPS: 155.8

The Asus DirectCU cooling is one of a kind from Asus it shows you how something good can become perfect like many other Asus pays special attention to detail and the smoothness the product will run. The DirectCU delivers 20% cooler and 3 times quieter than then reference Cards. The DirectCu is DIGI+ VRM with Super Alloy Power.

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Temperatures

The temp’s on the Asus GTX 780 DC2OC are awesome for long game play, on “Battlefield 4” and “Thief” the temperature stays around 54°C

Temp's based on 3DMark, and Ungine 4.0

Idle: 27°C
Load : 67°C

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