ASUS GTX780Ti DirectCU II OC Review

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Whomever does the ASUS packaging these days has really got it nailed. Some of the classiest, eye-catching box art around and even the reverse, normally the preserve of information overload, has a clarity to it.

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The card itself is shown here in the all-black look. Stickers are provided in the box for either red or gold flashes depending upon your preference. The backplate keeps everything sturdy even under extreme stresses.

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It's been many years since heatpipes were first spotted on a graphics cooler, and yet we still get a thrill, especially with one as beefy as the ones to be found on the ASUS DirectCU II.

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Inputs come courtesy of two 8pin PCIe power connectors, with the standard nVidia outputs of HDMI, DisplayPort and twin DVIs providing the eye candy to your monitor.

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21-02-2014, 09:29:30

barnsley
I still stick by my belief that asus are becoming lazy in terms of GPUs. The 290/290x is crap as far as 290s go for example. I don't know if I have too high an expectation from asus but I was expecting more.Quote

21-02-2014, 09:35:30

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
I still stick by my belief that asus are becoming lazy in terms of GPUs. The 290/290x is crap as far as 290s go for example. I don't know if I have too high an expectation from asus but I was expecting more.
I think you are, can only do as much as the core will allow. Short of making a new GPU they couldnt have done any more to try and polish the 290 & 290X

This is a great card but the stock clocks are lower than the mental fast ones we have tested and the silicone lottery was not shining in our favor with the Ti

Never the less its still cheaper than the £600+ ones that we have looked at and still a mental fast card.....Quote

21-02-2014, 09:44:08

barnsley
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Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
I think you are, can only do as much as the core will allow. Short of making a new GPU they couldnt have done any more to try and polish the 290 & 290X
They could've made a cooler that wasn't the 780's one .

I'm sure if they do a platinum version it'll be amazing. I'm tempted to say that MSI have the market sector that the normal DCUII cooler used to take.Quote

21-02-2014, 10:08:43

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
They could've made a cooler that wasn't the 780's one .

I'm sure if they do a platinum version it'll be amazing. I'm tempted to say that MSI have the market sector that the normal DCUII cooler used to take.
If they made a new cooler every time the price would rocket....Quote

21-02-2014, 10:32:25

barnsley
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Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
If they made a new cooler every time the price would rocket....
Yeah I know this its pretty obvious that is the case however others did a better job. Surely the flagship of each generation of 'card, be it Nvidia or AMD, should have coolers designed or at least modified around the card in question. Prices would be a bit higher, but if you're getting the flagship 'card you're not going to worry about price that much. Obviously it'd be unfair to expect them to do what GPU specific brands do (e.g. Sapphire, Gainward) and come up with a cooler that performs excellently across the range of chips. I'm sure if they do some super powered 'card it'll be amazing as I said earlier its just the DCUII isn't as good as others and with Asus being huge players you'd expect more.Quote
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