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Poll Results: Which EVGA 780 do you recommend?

 
  • 14% (3)
    EVGA GTX 780 SC
  • 4% (1)
    EVGA GTX 780 Duel FTW
  • 23% (5)
    EVGA GTX 780 SC w/ ACX Cooler
  • 57% (12)
    EVGA GTX 780 Classified
21 Total Votes  
post #1 of 19
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So I currently have 2 660ti's in SLI and I'd like to sell them off to test and play with a 780.

Problem .... Which do y'all recommend?

EVGA 03G-P4-3784-KR GeForce GTX 780 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Dual FTW w/ EVGA ACX Cooler Video Card

EVGA 03G-P4-3788-KR GeForce GTX 780 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Classified w/ EVGA ACX Cooler Video Card

EVGA ACX Cooler 03G-P4-2784-KR GeForce GTX 780 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card

EVGA SuperClocked 03G-P4-2783-KR GeForce GTX 780 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card

Just curious if the ACX coolers are worth it, and if the stock higher clocks are worth it. I hear these OC very well so is it necessary to jump to the Classified or FTW? Thx in advance.

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post #2 of 19
I picked up the SC with ACX cooler and love it. Required a BIOS mod to hit the 1.212 voltage, but loving it besides that. 1300 on the clock speed, didn't push the memory yet.
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post #3 of 19
I was in the same boat over the last week, though I also pondered the EVGA TI as well.
For the price and performance I ended going with the EVGA GTX 780 Classfied.
In fact, it should be at my house anytime now. biggrin.gif
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post #4 of 19
I'm kind of in the same boat. Reference 780s appear to have 1.212v max voltage, and Classy can get to 1.35v. I'm also interested in VRM specs (can't find pictures big enough for both to compare used components and their ratings) so that I know they can stay cool for 24/7 full load operation.

10% difference between regular and Classified is not bad if it's better clocker by that much. Much better than 770 for example.
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post #5 of 19
All the 780's listed will OC probably all around the same margin, except for the Classy which will probably OC a little better (on air) -- on water is a completely different story.

The 780 Classified is the only 780 with a custom PCB and a very beefy 14+1 VRM. Also you can use the EVGA Classified Unlocked Voltage controller to increase voltage up to 1.35v. So if you can afford the 780 classified, and afford to water cool the VRM's -- then i say go with the 780 classy.

If you arent water cooling the VRM's, then overvolting a classy on the ACX Cooler will bring similar OC to the other 780s, possibly a little higher since the Classy's have binned chips.

The ACX Cooler is a very silent cooler, even on 100% fan speed its a lot quieter than the centrifugal "Titan Cooler" fan on the non ACX model. If you plan on overclocking, go with the classy; if you plan on going water......... definitely go with the classy.

If you are doing a tight 2-way or 3-way SLI build with a motherboard that doesnt give you adequate 1-slot spacing in between cards and you know you have a cramp case; then go with the 780 with the Titan cooler (centrifugal fan) -- its better if you have cramp spacing as the cooler will blow the hot air directly behind your case. This solution will be a lot louder than the ACX cooler though.

The ACX cooler is pretty quiet. I was really surprised how quiet the ACX cooler is compared to their Signature 2 Coolers.
post #6 of 19
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Originally Posted by Dnic41 View Post

I was in the same boat over the last week, though I also pondered the EVGA TI as well.
For the price and performance I ended going with the EVGA GTX 780 Classfied.
In fact, it should be at my house anytime now. biggrin.gif
Nice. I was also thinking about the 'ti' but I've heard it's only marginally better than the 780. Plus I figure that after I sell off my 660's it will be a wash. thumb.gif
post #7 of 19
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Originally Posted by jdstock76 View Post

Nice. I was also thinking about the 'ti' but I've heard it's only marginally better than the 780. Plus I figure that after I sell off my 660's it will be a wash. thumb.gif

If you are water cooling, a 780 classy can easily pass a 780ti with some overvoltage. but if you arent; and staying on air then you might want to opt for a 780 with an ACX cooler, over a 780 with titan cooler.

I guess ive seen some people go as high as 1.25v (safely) -- anything higher should be on water.... on a 780 classy on air, whereas the other 780's would only be able to go as high as 1.212v with a bios flash.
post #8 of 19
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Originally Posted by Aesthethc View Post

If you are water cooling, a 780 classy can easily pass a 780ti with some overvoltage. but if you arent; and staying on air then you might want to opt for a 780 with an ACX cooler, over a 780 with titan cooler.

I guess ive seen some people go as high as 1.25v (safely) -- anything higher should be on water.... on a 780 classy on air, whereas the other 780's would only be able to go as high as 1.212v with a bios flash.

Shouldn't need to over volt a 780 to get 780 Ti performance. If you can do 1200 mhz, you should run with a 780 Ti stock.
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post #9 of 19
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A

The 780 Classified is the only 780 with a custom PCB and a very beefy 14+1 VRM. Also you can use the EVGA Classified Unlocked Voltage controller to increase voltage up to 1.35v.

The updated controller can go up to 1.5V core and even more if you have an EVBot. biggrin.gif
post #10 of 19
Briefly owned a FTW which started throttling at stock clocks after 2 days for some reason so it was returned.

My new classy, even though a 66.9% ASIC, still hit 1300 Mhz at 1.25V on air.

So from my side,

Once you get a Classy, you never go back.biggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif
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