Gaming Performance

We won’t comment too much on performance here since the charts generally speak for themselves. EVGA’s 12% overclock isn’t a massive overclock, but it’s easily enough to push the card into a higher tier of performance. Compared to a reference GTX 780, the 780SC ACX is consistently ahead by 6-12% depending on the game, and with the exception of Bioshock it is within +/- 2% of GTX Titan. Out of the box, the only performance advantage GTX Titan would hold is in scenarios where more than 3G of VRAM is required, and at this point in time those are few and far between. In other words, we're looking at a GTX 780 with GTX Titan performance.

Total War: Shogun 2 - 2560x1440 - Ultra Quality

Hitman: Absolution - 2560x1440 - Ultra

Sleeping Dogs - 2560x1440 - Ultra Quality + High AA

Battlefield 3 - 2560x1440 - Ultra Quality + 4x MSAA

Bioshock Infinite - 2560x1440 - Ultra Quality + DDoF

Crysis 3 - 2560x1440 - High Quality + FXAA

EVGA's GeForce GTX 780 Superclocked ACX Power, Temperature, & Noise


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  • alkhanzi - Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - link

    Comparing the above given benchmarks the 7990 is more than 20% faster in average than the 780 at 2560*1440. As of today in newegg the price is 620USD. So I will choose 20% more FPS and 20 USD less price 10 times out of 10 :) Reply
  • tackle70 - Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - link

    The limited test suite here favors the 7990
  • GeorgeH - Monday, September 23, 2013 - link

    The Titan is still incredibly relevant and important for Nvidia - for psychological reasons.

    The Titan at $1000 makes this card a "good deal". When Titan came out every review had a "but the price!" as a negative. If the Titan did not exist every 780 review would have the same caveat. Instead every 780 review has a "it's a great deal on a Titan" comment.

    Intel does the same thing with its $1000 -X CPUs; the 4930K is a "good deal" on a 4960X. It's a sales technique widely used across all industries because it works incredibly well.

    Bottom line Nvidia isn't marketing the Titan to "prosumers" or whatever else, they're marketing it to 780 customers.
  • colonelclaw - Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - link

    I love Nvidia graphics cards, and have historically bought their top-of-the-range card every two generations, but this time out I think they've completely lost the plot on price. I remember thinking £350 here in the UK was an outrageous price when I bought my 580, but a 780 is now £500+ and it's not even their best single-GPU gaming card. Shouldn't the price stay pretty much the same for the top card across generations (inflation-adjusted)? Plotting a graph of performance increases per generation going back many generations pretty much shows the Titan should be branded the 780.
    I'd be interested to see their sales figures, but I can't imagine they're selling anything like as many 780s as they did 580s. And as for Titans, niche would have to be an understatement.
  • Jodiuh - Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - link

    I don't know how you're testing this card or perhaps you got a VERY cherry picked card, but I load @ 77C and so does a friend's card. Also, this cooler is noisy. Your review conflicts heavily with xbit labs, hardware canucks, and what I've seen on two of these cards. Reply
  • tackle70 - Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - link

    I have two of these in SLI, and they're dead silent - never louder than my NH-D14 CPU cooler. Top card never goes over 70C at stock settings. Guru3d, TPU, and others corroborate the noise results. The cooler is not noisy at all. Reply
  • rs2 - Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - link

    Would anyone care to explain how those FP64 ratings work? Specifically the things like "1/3 FP32" and "1/24 FP32". Seems like gibberish to be, though I assume one is better than the other, by some amount that can be inferred by comparing the fractions? Reply
  • Oscarcharliezulu - Friday, September 27, 2013 - link

    Give the card works within its thermal limits even under boost, can you underclock or reduce the base speed to make it even quieter and cooler when not gaming, but utilise full speed when playing a game? Do the utilities let you do that? Reply
  • jdietz - Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - link

    Where do I go to see the test setup (CPU, etc...)? Reply
  • Laststop311 - Sunday, October 6, 2013 - link

    All these cards basically have right about the same speed and frame rates. The all can overclock very close to one another. The only things that really matter are the cooling capability and the noise level. The quietest/coolest gtx 780 is either the Asus Direct CU II with the updated BIOS or the MSI Gamer N780. Going with one of these cards gives you the lowest temp to noise ratio which is really the only different things between these cards. Plus the MSI Gamer N780 is on the cheaper end of the scale. Reply

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