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MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB GDDR5 Video Card

100% Positive Reviews

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Pros: Fast, High OC potential

Cons: Price for some

 

 

As a previous Titan owner I was enjoying my gaming moments both with my older 120hz 1080p panel and my current 1440p Dell IPS panel. However I had to sell it because going for a 2nd Titan was simply expensive and 780 SLI seemed a much more budget friendly option. Many review sites out there were placing the 780 right alongside the Titan in performance so I wanted to give it a shot. The results were amazing. Besides the lack of 3GB of vram compared to the Titan, I fail to see a big difference between a Titan or a 780. Remember in the previous generation a 670 almost performed like a 680 and the difference was very little when we compared the price? I believe the difference between a Titan and a 780 is even slimmer than the difference between 670 and a 680. Besides the vram, which I do not need 6gb on a single 1440p monitor, both cards almost perform identically or at least very close to each other.

 

My titan was OCed stabily at 1110mhz, and this 780 is OCed at 1163mhz. They perform extremely similar to each other and I don't see myself as a person who downgraded his GPU after selling the Titan. Here are some benchmarks that I gathered together. When I had bought my 780, a new WHQL driver came out labeled 327.23 and later I figured that the driver had some major issues for my setup and I downgraded to 360.28 beta. When you look at the tests closely you will see that the difference between the 2 GPUs are minimal. (please exclude the 327.23 driver benchmarks)

 

I know there is a lighting edition of this GPU which is factory OCed with an aftermarket cooler, but I love the design of the stock coolers that Nvidia came up with this generation. The green logo is also a nice touch if you have a side panel window in your case.

 

I honestly believe that Nvidia has a winner with the 780 GPUs, and I love the build quality a lot. Not to mention that the MSI addition came with 4 different games (Borderlands 2, Metro LL, Splinter's Cell, Batman Origins) here in Turkey so for me it really became a great option. I know the new AMD gpus are around the corner (aka 290x) but anyone who buys a 780 today, would not really regret it. It is not as prestigious as my previous Titan perhaps, but it is a darn good GPU. Strongly recommended.

MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB GDDR5 Video Card
Description:

MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 3GB GDDR5 2DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card

Details:
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BindingPersonal Computers
BrandMSI
EAN0816909108132
FeatureChipset: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Core Clock: 863 MHz Video Memory: 3GB GDDR5 Memory Interface: 384-bit Max. Resolution: 2560 x 1600 Connectors: DVI-I, DVI-D, HDMI, DisplayPort
LabelMSI Computer Corp.
ManufacturerMSI Computer Corp.
ModelN780-3GD5
MPNN780-3GD5
PublisherMSI Computer Corp.
StudioMSI Computer Corp.
TitleMSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 3GB GDDR5 2DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card N780-3GD5
UPC816909108132
ColorMulti
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Item Height12 inches
Item Length18.5 inches
Item Width8.5 inches
NumberOfItems1
Package Height3.5 inches
Package Length17.3 inches
Package Weight7.35 pounds
Package Width10.8 inches
PackageQuantity1
PartNumberN780-3GD5
ProductGroupPersonal Computer
ProductTypeNameVIDEO_CARD
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Item Weight6.5 pounds
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