GeForce GTX 780 Ti Custom Card Roundup: Supercharging The Planet’s Best Gaming GPU

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In November we introduced the world to the GeForce GTX 780 Ti, the best gaming GPU on the planet. Not only was it blisteringly fast, it was also power efficient, whisper quiet, and comparatively cool, emitting a max of 83C from its critically acclaimed exhaust cooler.

Reference Design NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti

Those who jumped at the chance to buy the planet’s best gaming GPU quickly found considerable extra overclocking headroom, further increasing the GeForce GTX 780 Ti’s impressive frame rates. Reaching even higher frame rates, however, required aftermarket air cooling or water cooling. Enter stage left, custom GeForce GTX 780 Ti video cards equipped with extra cooling and new components, designed specifically for aggressive overclocking.

Each card features custom cooling, almost all have higher out of the box clock speeds, many boast specialist hardware for extreme overclocking, and several overclock the GeForce GTX 780 Ti’s record-breaking 7000 MHz memory. In real world terms, the custom GeForce GTX 780 Tis can be up to 10-30 frames per second faster out of the box, and faster still when overclocked by the buyer.

Below, we round up each of the custom cards available, highlight their GPU and memory speeds, break down their tech and features, show their recommended retail prices, and link to online reviews. Please note that the online price is often considerably cheaper. For example, a reference design GeForce GTX 780 Ti is $699.99, but online it can be purchased for $649.99. As always, shop around for the best deal, and decide what features are most important to you. Do you want the best out of the box speeds? The quietest card under load? The best overclocker? Whatever your needs, you’ll find something to fulfil them below.

Do note, however, that all custom cards draw heat away from the GPU and into your chassis, placing extra emphasis on the quality of your system's internal cooling. In comparison, the reference card's exhaust cooler draws heat away from the GPU and out the rear of the chassis, making it more suitable for Mini ITX and Small Form Factor cases. We recommend taking this detail into consideration before making a purchase.

GeForce GTX 780 Ti Custom Card Roundup

ASUS GeForce GTX 780 Ti DirectCU II


GPU Frequency: 954 MHz (Base) / 1020 MHz (Boost)
Memory Speed: 7000 MHz
MSRP: $729.99
Reviews: OCaholic, TechPowerUp, Tech Station
Manufacturer’s Product Page

ASUS GeForce GTX 780 Ti DirectCU II

ASUS’s GeForce GTX 780 Ti DirectCU II features an overclocked 1020 MHz GeForce GTX 780 Ti GPU and their award-winning DirectCU II cooling solution, which places copper heat pipes in direct contact with the GPU, which are in turn cooled by two CoolTech fans. Unique to ASUS, CoolTech fans feature a hybrid blade and bearing design, with an inner radial blower and outer flower-like blades, which effectively displace heat away from the GPU. In comparison to reference GeForce GTX 780 Tis, ASUS claims that their solution reduces noise by a factor of three, and lowers temperatures by 20%.

In addition to the cooling solution, ASUS has equipped their card with a custom Voltage Regulator Monitor (VRM), intended to reduce power noise by 30%, enhance power efficiency by 15%, and widen voltage modulation tolerance, enabling the GPU to run efficiently at the listed Boost clock, and at even higher user-applied speeds.

In an online review, TechPowerUp concluded that the ASUS DirectCU II “successfully improves on the already excellent NVIDIA GTX 780 Ti reference design.” In benchmarks they found that NVIDIA’s GPU Boost 2.0 “works well with the card, ensuring well over 1050 MHz during typical gaming.” As a result, the the DirectCU II was “6% faster than the GTX 780 Ti reference design, 14% faster than the R9 290X in "uber" mode, and 19% faster than AMD's R9 290.”

EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti With EVGA ACX Cooler


GPU Frequency: 876 MHz (Base) / 928 MHz (Boost)
Memory Speed: 7000 MHz
MSRP: $699.99
Manufacturer’s Product Page

EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti With EVGA ACX Cooler

EVGA has an extensive range of custom GeForce GTX 780 Tis, beginning with the “EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti With EVGA ACX Cooler”, a reference-speed GTX 780 Ti equipped with their ACX cooling solution. EVGA claims their ACX cooling system is 20% more efficient, 15% quieter, 15% cooler, and 25% less lighter than the reference cooler.

EVGA ACX Cooler Diagram

With a reference speed GPU, such as the one here, the ACX Cooler will result in lower temperatures and quieter operation, and will enable more extensive overclocking. Given that the MSRP is identical to that of a reference-design GeForce GTX 780 Ti, the “EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti With EVGA ACX Cooler” is a no-brainer for EVGA fans looking to spend as little as possible for superior performance.

Those seeking extra cooling and customization can also purchase a specially-designed backplate from EVGA that improves aesthetics and reduces temperatures by up to 3C.

EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Superclocked With EVGA ACX Cooler


GPU Frequency: 1006 MHz (Base) / 1072 MHz (Boost)
Memory Speed: 7000 MHz
MSRP: $729.99
Reviews: Fudzilla, Guru3D, Hardware Canucks, Hardware Luxx, Legit Reviews, TechPowerUp
Manufacturer’s Product Page

EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Superclocked With EVGA ACX Cooler

EVGA’s “GeForce GTX 780 Ti Superclocked With EVGA ACX Cooler” is technologically identical to their “GeForce GTX 780 Ti With EVGA ACX Cooler”, but underneath that technology there’s a superior piece of silicon that can operate safely at higher speeds. At its slowest, the Superclocked card runs 130MHz faster than EVGA’s reference replacement, and at its max Boost clock, 144MHz faster.

In their review of the Superclocked EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti, Hardware Canucks concluded with the following: “EVGA’s GTX 780 Ti Superclocked is fast. Unbelievably fast. It is actually the highest performing single core graphics card we’ve ever tested and that’s saying something considering there have been some extremely impressive examples in this generation. However, this isn’t all about raw framerates; the manner by which this card achieves gaming greatness is the real star of the show.”

“The reason behind the Superclocked’s mind-bending numbers is its heatsink. The ACX cooler is cleverly designed so it only takes up two slots and doesn’t protrude past the reference PCB but still achieves incredible temperatures.” As with EVGA’s other GeForce GTX 780 Tis, an optional backplate can be purchased, further improving EVGA’s acclaimed cooling solution.

EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Dual Classified With EVGA ACX Cooler


GPU Frequency: 1020 MHz (Base) / 1085 MHz (Boost)
Memory Speed: 7000 MHz
MSRP: $759.99
Reviews: Hardware Asylum, Hardware Luxx, Hexus, TechPowerUp
Manufacturer’s Product Page

EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Dual Classified With EVGA ACX Cooler

EVGA’s Dual Classified GeForce GTX 780 Ti is slightly faster again, though its real strength lies in its aftermarket overclocking, thanks to the addition of a larger ACX cooling system, improved power circuitry, and an upgrade to dual 8-pin power inputs.

With these upgrades and custom BIOS’s designed for extreme overclocking, the Dual Classified GeForce GTX 780 Ti can reach an astonishing 1300MHz using nothing more than standard air cooling. If you push the OC BIOS too far and render the card inoperable, however, it’s not the end of the day – utilize the card’s unique dual BIOS feature to switch back to the default BIOS before beginning your OC efforts again.

For added heat dissipation when pushing the Dual Classified to its limits, consider equipping EVGA’s custom-designed backplate, which also adds extra flair to your system.

EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Dual Classified With EVGA Hydro Copper Watercooler


GPU Frequency: 1020 MHz (Base) / 1085 MHz (Boost)
Memory Speed: 7000 MHz
MSRP: $899.99
Manufacturer’s Product Page

EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Dual Classified With EVGA Hydro Copper Watercooler

If you’re perturbed by the potential noise of a 1300MHz air-cooled card pushed to the brink, consider EVGA’s watercooled variant, the “GeForce GTX 780 Ti Dual Classified With EVGA Hydro Copper Watercooler”. As you can see, the ACX air cooling is swapped out for a custom-designed waterblock, capable of linking into almost all water cooled computers.

Noise will eliminated, temperatures will be significantly reduced, and overclocking potential increased further again. Of all the cards on test, the Hydro Copper has the highest theoretical clock speeds, making it the perfect choice for benchmark record breakers.

EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Classified K|NGP|N Edition


GPU Frequency: 1072 MHz (Base) / 1137 MHz (Boost)
Memory Speed: 7000 MHz
MSRP: $849.99
Reviews: Hardware Asylum
Manufacturer’s Product Page

EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Classified K|NGP|N Edition

EVGA’s newest air-cooled GeForce GTX 780 Ti is the “Classified K|NGP|N Edition”, named in honor of its co-creator, the eponymous K|NGP|N. If you’re unfamiliar with the name, K|NGP|N is one of the world’s top overclockers, frequently pushing GPUs to their breaking point in search of benchmarking world records.

Together, K|NGP|N and fellow overclocker, Tsemenko “TiN” Illya, teamed up with EVGA to design the world’s most advanced GeForce GTX 780 Ti. As detailed by the firm, all critical components were upgraded, the finest GPU silicon utilized, and advanced overclocker features added.

EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Classified K|NGP|N Edition

Using a stock BIOS, the EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Classified K|NGP|N Edition comfortably reached a stable Boost clock of 1200MHz in EVGA’s tests, with an additional 400MHz overclock applied to the memory. With a waterblock, the Boost clock was raised to 1350MHz, and the memory frequency to an astonishing 7600MHz.

With such unprecedented speed it’s unsurprising that K|NGP|N’s 4-Way SLI system currently holds the 3D Mark Fire Strike Extreme world record, which at the time of writing stands at 23,392. The nearest GeForce GTX 780 Ti competitor currently languishes 4,709 points behind, demonstrating the incredible leap in performance the Classified K|NGP|N Edition enabled.

Gainward GeForce GTX 780 Ti Phantom


GPU Frequency: 980 MHz (Base) / 1046 MHz (Boost)
Memory Speed: 7000 MHz
MSRP: N/A (EU import only)
Reviews: Fudzilla, Hardware Luxx, Overclock3D
Manufacturer’s Product Page

Gainward GeForce GTX 780 Ti Phantom

Gainward uniquely places its three cooling fans on the second layer of the two-and-a-half slot GeForce GTX 780 Ti Phantom. According to Gainward, this decreases temperatures by a greater degree than traditional fan-on-top solutions, and enables the integration of its equally unique cleaning system, whereby fans are simply slid out to remove dust.

Gainward GeForce GTX 780 Ti Phantom
Photos courtesy of HardwareLuxx.

On the custom-designed PCB there’s an 8-phase PWM, DrMOS hardware, and a variety of other tweaks intended to reduce energy loss, lower the EMI level, and increase stability when overclocking. Together, these changes give the Phantom a sizeable out of the box factory overclock, and allow for plenty of extra aftermarket overclocking, demonstrated by a reviewer’s stable 1230MHz Boost clock.

Overclock3D’s review concludes succinctly, saying, “With great looks and a hugely inventive solution to the cooling problems, and eye-popping performance, the Gainward GTX 780 Ti Phantom is worthy of our OC3D Gold Award. That cooler is brilliant enough to earn our rare Innovation Award too.”

Galaxy GeForce GTX 780 Ti HOF+


GPU Frequency: 1020 MHz (Base) / 1085 MHz (Boost)
Memory Speed: 7000 MHz
MSRP: $799
Manufacturer’s Product Page

Galaxy GeForce GTX 780 Ti HOF+

Galaxy’s signature, 10 layer white PCB is particularly striking, as is the cooler design of this triple-slot behemoth.

Under the hood there’s an aluminum heatsink tied to 8mm-thick nickel-plated copper heatpipes, in addition to a custom-designed 10-phase VRM, which handles a maximum of 480 amps. Other additions include high quality POSCAP capacitors and high current Coiltronics inductors, helping owners reach substantial overclocks.

Uniquely, the HOF features a “Hyper Boost button” on the card’s rear, automatically boosting clock speeds and adjusting fan speeds accordingly. Like the CPU Turbo Boost buttons of old, Hyper Boost can be enabled and disabled at will, and will likely appeal to buyers looking for a simple, fuss-free, manufacturer-guaranteed overclocking solution.

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti GV-N78TOC-3GD Windforce OC Edition


GPU Frequency: 1020 MHz (Base) / 1085 MHz (Boost)
Memory Speed: 7000 MHz
MSRP: $699.99
Reviews: ComputerBase, Guru3D, Hexus, TechSpot
Manufacturer’s Product Page

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti GV-N78TOC-3GD Windforce OC Edition

Like EVGA’s “GeForce GTX 780 Ti With EVGA ACX Cooler”, Gigabyte’s “GeForce GTX 780 Ti Windforce OC Edition” is a compelling card, being priced identically to reference GTX 780 Tis. Like the EVGA model, the Gigabyte card features a custom cooler, enabling the OC Edition to run quieter and cooler than reference cards, and overclock further. Where things differentiate is in the clock speeds: Gigabyte ships the OC Edition with a sizeable factory overclock.

The eponymous Windforce, dual-slot cooling solution adorns Gigabyte’s card, consisting of two 8mm and four 6mm cooper heat-pipes, inclined fans, and GIGABYTE “Triangle Cool” heat dissipation and deflection technology. And hidden from view there’s an 8+2 phase VRM, ensuring there’s enough juice when jacking up the overclocks.

At the $699 price point, the OC Edition is the card to beat, as supported by Guru3D’s review: “If you choose the Gigabyte GTX 780 Ti Windforce 3X OC edition, then you are in for a real treat. It's drop-dead silent and runs well. Next to that there still remains to be room left for tweaking. Overall the product is just very impressive and has great looks. As such we reward the Gigabyte GTX 780 Ti Windforce 3X OC edition with our top pick award, well deserved. What a great combination and silence, performance and looks.”

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti Windforce GHz Edition


GPU Frequency: 1085 MHz (Base) / 1150 MHz (Boost)
Memory Speed: 7000 MHz
MSRP: $729.99
Reviews: Bjorn3D, Hardware Canucks, Hardware Heaven, Hardware Luxx, Hexus, OCaholic, Overclock3D
Manufacturer’s Product Page

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti GV-N78TGHZ-3GD Windforce GHz Edition

Gigabyte’s GeForce GTX 780 Ti Windforce GHz Edition is a beefed up version of the OC Edition card above. Its cooling solution is identical, but under the hood there’s a superior GeForce GTX 780 Ti GPU that enables higher out-of-the-box overclocks, and considerably higher aftermarket overclocks, as a recent review attests.

On the rear, the GHz Edition sports a custom backplate to help dissipate the extra heat generated by intensive overclocking.

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti GV-N78TGHZ-3GD Windforce GHz Edition

With a MSRP only $30 higher than a reference GeForce GTX 780 Ti, Gigabyte’s GHz Edition offers incredible value thanks to an integrated backplate, souped up specs, custom hardware, and oodles of overclocking potential.

Inno3D GeForce GTX 780 Ti HerculeZ 2000


GPU Frequency: 902 MHz (Base) / 941 MHz (Boost)
Memory Speed: 7000 MHz
MSRP: N/A (EU import only)
Manufacturer’s Product Page

Inno3D GeForce GTX 780 Ti HerculeZ 2000

Inno3D’s GeForce GTX 780 Ti HerculeZ 2000 features a custom twin fan cooler and a moderate factory overclock, giving buyers an extra boost out of the box.

Inno3D iChill GeForce GTX 780 Ti HerculeZ X3 Ultra


GPU Frequency: 1006 MHz (Base) / 1046 MHz (Boost)
Memory Speed: 7200 MHz
MSRP: N/A (EU import only)
Reviews: ComputerBase, Hardware.info, Hardware Luxx
Manufacturer’s Product Page

Inno3D iChill GeForce GTX 780 Ti HerculeZ X3 Ultra

The imposing triple-slot “Inno3D iChill GeForce GTX 780 Ti HerculeZ X3 Ultra” boasts unique features. On the first layer, each of the three 9mm fans can be easily dismantled, cleaned, and replaced, or modded with new fan blades and colors. Each fan bearing is protected with a dust-resistant design to help prevent dust-related malfunctions, and under the illuminated, moddable, side-mounted logo, a jumper enables unrestricted, manual control over fan speeds. And finally, on the sides of each fan, there are tiny slits, designed to aid airflow in SLI configurations, helping reduce temperatures on the airflow-restricted second GPU.

On the second layer of the card there’s a full length heatsink with five integrated heatpipes, each leading to a large copper base placed in contact with the GeForce GTX 780 Ti GPU.

On the PCB there’s the usual assortment of gubbins, ranging from a custom VRM, to Japanese caps and ferrite core chokes. On the rear, a custom-made aluminum backplate holds the Inno3D monster together, and draws heat away from the PCB.

Inno3D iChill GeForce GTX 780 Ti HerculeZ X3 Ultra

Combined, Inno3Ds massive card runs cool and comparatively quiet. Out of the box there’s a moderate GPU overclock and one of the few memory overclocks seen in this roundup, in addition to considerable headroom for extra aftermarket OC’ing.

Inno3D iChill GeForce GTX 780 Ti Accelero Hybrid


GPU Frequency: 1085 MHz (Base) / 1150 MHz (Boost)
Memory Speed: 7280 MHz
MSRP: N/A (EU import only)
Manufacturer’s Product Page

Inno3D iChill GeForce GTX 780 Ti Accelero Hybrid

Inno3D’s iChill GeForce GTX 780 Ti Accelero Hybrid is the world’s first closed loop, liquid-cooled GeForce GTX 780 Ti. Like increasingly-popular closed loop CPU coolers, highly efficient heat-dissipating coolant is placed into the card’s cooler at the factory, which is then sealed into a leak-proof unit that’s attached to a 120mm radiator and exhaust fan. As the liquid passes the GPU and other components, it carries heat away from the sensitive innards and transfers it to the radiator, which is in turn cooled by the fan. Having been cooled, the coolant is pumped back around to repeat the process anew.

Inno3D rates this process as being 200% more efficient than the reference-design GeForce GTX 780 Ti heatsink and fan, and nine times quieter, making it virtually silent.

Inno3D iChill GeForce GTX 780 Ti Accelero Hybrid

Underneath the closed loop cooler you’ll find a board near-identical to that of the monstrous iChill GeForce GTX 780 Ti HerculeZ X3 Ultra, which combined with the cooler enables the iChill GeForce GTX 780 Ti Accelero Hybrid to run as fast as Gigabyte’s GeForce GTX 780 Ti GV-N78TGHZ-3GD Windforce GHz Edition. For on-paper performance, however, the iChill just pips the Gigabyte to the post by boasting a 280MHz memory overclock.

Performance aside, if you value acoustics, the iChill GeForce GTX 780 Ti Accelero Hybrid should run quieter than any air cooled card, only being beaten by full-blown water cooling units, which are of course inflexible, requiring an entire water cooling loop to be built in a chassis before their use. The iChill, in contrast, is plug and play.

KFA2 GeForce GTX 780 Ti HOF


GPU Frequency: 1020 MHz (Base) / 1085 MHz (Boost)
Memory Speed: 7000 MHz
MSRP: N/A (EU import only)
Manufacturer’s Product Page

KFA2 GeForce GTX 780 Ti HOF

KFA2's Hall of Fame GeForce GTX 780 Ti is a European-only version of Galaxy's identical Galaxy GeForce GTX 780 Ti HOF+.

MSI GeForce GTX 780 Ti Gaming 3G


GPU Frequency: 1020 MHz (Base) / 1085 MHz (Boost)
Memory Speed: 7000 MHz
MSRP: $709.99
Reviews: Guru3D, Hard OCP, Hardware Luxx, TechPowerUp, Tweak, Vortex
Manufacturer’s Product Page

MSI GeForce GTX 780 Ti Gaming 3G

MSI was one of the first firms to add dual fans to custom GPUs, so it’s no surprise the “GeForce GTX 780 Ti Gaming 3G” follows their tried and tested formula for success.

New for the Gaming 3G is MSI’s Airflow tech, which uses a deflector to direct air at heatpipes, increasing cooling efficiency. Underneath the dual fans, you’ll find a full size aluminum fin grid array, equipped with SuperPipe technology. According to MSI, SuperPipes transfer heat away from the GPU twice as fast as normal heatpipes, decreasing temperatures noticeably.

On the PCB there are a variety of durable, long-life “MIL-STD-810G certified” components, including Hi-c CAPs, Solid CAPs, and solid state chokes. All in all, the additions result in a sizeable out of the box overclock, with room for extra aftermarket OC’ing, as Vortez’s review affirms:

“The MSI GTX780 Ti Gaming OC is clearly one of the fastest graphics cards on the planet of that there can be no doubt. It regularly outpaced the competition, often bettering the dual core GTX690 while firmly putting the AMD R9 290X in its place. It also has some awesome looks to match that blistering pace. Considering the heavy factory overclock, it also has a little left in reserve to play with to satisfy those who like to manually overclock the card. It runs moderately cool and very quiet and benefits from solid packaging.”

Palit GeForce GTX 780 Ti Jetstream


GPU Frequency: 980 MHz (Base) / 1046 MHz (Boost)
Memory Speed: 7000 MHz
MSRP: N/A (EU import only)
Reviews: Guru3D, Hexus, Overclock3D, TechPowerUp
Manufacturer’s Product Page

Palit GeForce GTX 780 Ti Jetstream

The distinctive appearance of the Palit GeForce GTX 780 Ti Jetstream is not merely for show – contained within the center of the card is a large 9cm fan that blows directly down on the GeForce GTX 780 Ti GPU, enabling aftermarket overclocks to be maximized. Either side of the 9cm fan, smaller 8cm fans tackle heat omitted by the memory and other components, and beneath the deck lie several heatpipes, a heatsink, and a copper block placed in direct contact with the GPU. Also worth noting: the fans are illuminated by blue LEDs during operation.

On the PCB you’ll find an 8-phase PWM, along with the usual assortment of custom components. Together, the changes enable a sizeable out of the box overclock that can Boost to 1200MHz with some tweaking, putting the JetStream in pole position in a review’s overclocking test.

PNY GeForce GTX 780 Ti OC


GPU Frequency: 980 MHz (Base) / 1046 MHz (Boost)
Memory Speed: 7000 MHz
MSRP: $749.99
Manufacturer’s Product Page

PNY GeForce GTX 780 Ti OC

Palit’s critically acclaimed GeForce GTX 780 Ti Jetstream isn’t available in North America, but thankfully an identical card is available, courtesy of PNY. Called the GeForce GTX 780 Ti OC, PNY’s card has the same specs and features, and is typically available for $20-$40 more than the MSRP of the reference card, making it great value for money.

PNY GeForce GTX 780 Ti Custom


GPU Frequency: 875 MHz (Base) / 928 MHz (Boost)
Memory Speed: 7000 MHz
MSRP: $TBA
Manufacturer’s Product Page

PNY GeForce GTX 780 Ti Custom

Shortly before going to press PNY announced two new GeForce GTX 780 Tis. The first, the “Custom”, uses a traditional two-fan cooler on top of a reference GTX 780 Ti GPU and board running at reference speeds. This should enable additional aftermarket overclocking compared to the reference GTX 780 Ti, which is no slouch.

PNY GeForce GTX 780 Ti XLR8 Custom OC


GPU Frequency: 1006 MHz (Base) / 1072 MHz (Boost)
Memory Speed: 7200 MHz
MSRP: $TBA
Manufacturer’s Product Page

PNY GeForce GTX 780 Ti XLR8 Custom OC

The XLR8 Custom OC is PNY's second new offering, with higher Base and Boost clocks than their older “GeForce GTX 780 Ti OC”, in addition to a 200MHz memory overclock.

On the exterior, a conventional three-fan, single-slot cooler eschews the unique stylings of their older OC card, but undoubtedly increases its compatibility with smaller ATX and SFF cases.

ZOTAC GeForce GTX 780 Ti OC


GPU Frequency: 941 MHz (Base) / 1006 MHz (Boost)
Memory Speed: 7000 MHz
MSRP: $699.99
Manufacturer’s Product Page

ZOTAC GeForce GTX 780 Ti OC

Like all cards on offer, ZOTAC’s GeForce GTX 780 Ti OC features a custom cooling solution to push the GPU to higher out of the box clock speeds. At $699.99 MSRP it is identically priced to reference cards, making it an attractive solution for folks looking to spend as little as possible.

ZOTAC GeForce GTX 780 Ti AMP! Edition


GPU Frequency: 1006 MHz (Base) / 1072 MHz (Boost)
Memory Speed: 7200 MHz
MSRP: $719.99
Reviews: Bjorn3D, CowcotLand, Hardware.info, Play3r
Manufacturer’s Product Page

ZOTAC GeForce GTX 780 Ti AMP! Edition

Like the GeForce GTX 780 Ti OC above, ZOTAC’s GeForce GTX 780 Ti AMP! Edition utilizes a custom cooling solution to push the GPU to higher clock speeds. Compared to the aforementioned OC edition, the AMP! Edition has faster out-of-the-box clock speeds and a 200MHz memory overclock, and may reach higher aftermarket speeds.

In their review of ZOTAC’s GeForce GTX 780 Ti AMP! Edition, Bjorn3D concluded that “the performance of the Zotac GTX 780 Ti AMP Edition is superb”, and that “the fan is both silent and cools well”. They also noted the inclusion of “cool unique features like Display Overclocking, the new Adaptive VSync, ShadowPlay and game streaming”, which are available to all GeForce GTX 600 and 700 Series desktop GPU buyers.

Reference Or Custom, Either Way You’ve Got A Winner

If you’ve already purchased a reference-design GeForce GTX 780 Ti and the thought of extreme overclocking has you hot and bothered, cool down with an aftermarket solution that will bolt straight on to your existing card.

Arctic, for example, sells the closed-loop liquid cooler they designed for Inno3D’s iChill GeForce GTX 780 Ti Accelero Hybrid, in addition to a triple-fan air-cooled solution, and FrozenCPU stocks dozens of waterblocks. All fit reference-design GeForce GTX 780 Tis, and all will reduce temperatures, enabling you to push your card to the limits. Without the extra overclocking components of the custom cards you won’t quite match their performance, but you will come close.

Regardless of whether you buy a reference card, a reference card and an aftermarket cooler, or one of the custom beauties featured above, you’ll have in your possession a GPU capable of tackling the latest titles at 2560x1440 with every setting enabled and maxed out. When you’re gaming on a GeForce GTX GPU that means the addition of immersive GPU-accelerated PhysX effects, the enhancement of game worlds with HBAO+, PCSS, TXAA and other innovative NVIDIA GameWorks technologies, as well as the inclusion of the latest NVIDIA-developed DirectX 11 effects like NVIDIA HairWorks.

Importantly, NVIDIA gamers can also enhance their experience with revolutionary hardware and free software. G-SYNC monitors eliminate screen tearing and stuttering, GeForce Experience optimizes game settings with a single click, GameSteam links NVIDIA SHIELD for remote gaming, and ShadowPlay records and streams those magic gameplay moments. Combined, they create an interconnected ecosystem that appreciably improves every moment of every game, every day and every year.

For a limited time, GeForce GTX 780 Tis from select retailers and e-tailers include a free copy of the critically-acclaimed, technologically advanced Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. Filled with NVIDIA technologies like PhysX, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag PC is the definitive edition of Ubisoft's swashbuckling, adventure-filled action game. Please note that NVIDIA cannot provide download codes and coupons for purchases made at non-participating retailers and e-tailers.

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