Originally Posted by dave l
Hi, long time lurker that never really had a reason to post until now. I am new to PC gaming and just went all out and bought a 780 ti. The kicker is it is a Gigabyte 780 ti GHZ edition. The rest of my computer is more than capable of running it... i5 3570k, Asus P77 motherboard, 16gb 1866 RAM and 700W PSU. All the recent talk about the problems with this card has me worried. Are the problems really that widespread or is it a case that only a few out of a bunch are having this problem? Better yet, is a problem trying to overclock the card more than the factory OC, which I wont do anyway. Please give me a piece of mind. Just curious, how many people have perfectly working ones... factory OCed and GHZ?
From what I've seen the ones who got it truly stable are few. Once you get it I advice the first test to do is 3DMark11, it is the fastest way at showing the weaknesses in 780 Ti OCs, run it a few times, it can even catch unstable factory OCs (and was the main reason why I returned my GBT 780 ti GHz). 3DMark 13 doesn't look as intense TBH, my old Gigabyte was perfectly fine with 3DMark 13, once tested with 11 after a few minutes it starts artifacting.
The problem was exactly as this video shows.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Jflrp9E5wIEdited by HeadlessKnight - 3/22/14 at 2:41am