MSI GTX 780 OC Review

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We are going to take a look at the MSI GTX 780 OC Twin Frozr IV  (N780 TF 3GD5/OC)

The first thing you will notice once you open the box the Card is very light and not very bulky but yet the temperatures stay nice a cool even after countless hours of Gaming and Benchmarking.




Box View

The box view basically tells you what you are getting something powerful also complementing the box with the nice dragon and the cool MSI logo.


From the top view we see the Twin Frozr IV  thermal design with dual fans being able to achieve real nice temps, so you spend less time thinking of the temps and more time playing games.


On the back view, for a card like this you would expect a backplate, but unfortunately you wont get that with this edition although it doesn’t make much difference in my opinion as the card feels very durable and the temperatures stay very nice and cool as is.

Video Output Functions

  • Dual-link DVI-I x 1
  • Dual-link DVI-D x 1
  • DisplayPort x 1 which is a version 1.2
  • HDMI x 1 which is a version 1.4a

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  • PCI Express x16 3.0

Memory Type:

  • GDDR5

Memory Size(MB):

  • 3072

Memory Interface:

  • 384 bits

Core Clock Speed(MHz):

  • 954MHz Core (Boost Clock:1006MHz) (OC mode)
  • 902MHz Core (Boost Clock:954MHz) (Gaming mode) 863MHz Core (Boost Clock:902MHz) (Silent mode)

Memory Clock Speed(MHz):

  • 6008

Card Dimension(mm):

  • 266x129x38 mm


With MSI using the highest quality MIL-STD-810G certified components for its gaming Cards its able to achieve amazing results that will last a long time and withstand substantial overclocking.


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  • 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

Futuremark 3DMark Fire strike

(MSI N780 TF 3GD5/OC) Score : 8946
(MSI N780 TF 3GD5/OC) Graphics Score: 9779
(MSI N780 TF 3GD5/OC) Physics Score : 14284

(OC) Futuremark 3DMark Fire strike

(MSI N780 TF 3GD5/OC) Overclocked Score : 9349
(MSI N780 TF 3GD5/OC) Overclocked Graphics Score: 10271
(MSI N780 TF 3GD5/OC) Overclocked Physics Score : 14540

Ungine Heaven Benchmark

Ungine Heaven Benchmark 4.0

Score: 1702
Average FPS : 67.6
Max FPS: 152


The MSI GTX 780 OC temp’s are the big factor,  even with any video card if the cooling is good than the card will be excellent because you are able to do more, such as overclocking or just playing it simple running the card at the normal speeds while being able to play the latest games for hours without the need to turn off the pc because of the temperature’s.

For The MSI GTX 780 OC Temp’s I give it a 5/5



Temperatures based on 3DMark, and Ungine 4.0

Idle: 28°C
Benchmark Load : 65°C
Gaming Battlefield 4 Max Settings :54°C

MSI also provides some cool software for the MSI GTX 780 OC such as the Gaming app which you are able to quickly switch between three modes gaming mode being the default mode, silent mode, and Overclock mode.






MSI also provide Afterburner which is the tool to go for overclockers


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