|We were quite impressed with the new Gigabyte GTX 780 Ti GHz
Edition as it did really good in our tests, had a decent factory
overclock and featured a really good custom Windforce 3X 450W triple fan
cooler. The manufacturing quality is very good and the backplate is
definitely a must when you are looking at a premium graphics card. It
is, at least currently, the fastest GTX 780 Ti graphics card on the
market, and with 1'085MHz base clock and 1'150MHz GPU Boost clocks, it
will be quite hard for other manufacturers to come up with a faster GTX
On the other hand, we would have really liked that Gigabyte paid more attention to the bundle since after all this is a premium product. The Gigabyte GTX 780 Ti GHz Edition should be eligible for Nvidia's game bundle that includes Assassin's Creed: Black Flag, Batman: Arkham Origins and Splinter Cell: Blacklist. Despite doing a good job in keeping the temperatures of the graphics card down we would appreciate if the cooler was just a tad bit less noisier under load.
- Factory Overclocking
- Noise level under load
|Cooling / Noise Level||+||-|
|As noted earlier, the Windforce 3X 450W triple-fan
cooler is very good and definitely runs circles around the reference
solution, but it is still a bit behind from some other solutions on the
market including the MSI Twin Frozr IV Advanced when it comes to raw
performance. It does a great job in keeping the graphics card cool way
advertised Boost clock and there is not much that you can ask
As far as the noise goes, the GTX 780 Ti GHz Edition is noiseless in idle and could be a bit quieter under load. The noise under load is not bad, but although the card can be considered as silent, we would have liked it to be even more silent.
|- Inaudible in 2D||- Could be quieter under load|
|The performance is where the GTX 780 Ti GHz Edition
really shines. The performance ends up around 15 % faster on average
than nVidia's reference GTX 780 Ti.
The reference GTX 780 Ti is already quite a fast graphics card and performance gain on the Gigabyte GTX 780 Ti GHz Edition ranges from a flat zero in some games like Borderlands 2 or Skyrim to a rather impressive 22 percent in more demanding game titles like the Crysis 3 or the Metro: Last Light.
The power consumption of the Gigabyte GTX 780 Ti GHz Edition is very good in idle with power consumption of the entire setup at 48W. Under load, the new GTX 780 GHz Edition pulls quite a few Watts but it still manages a quite good performance per Watt ratio. The performance per Watt ration was actually quite good and very close to the reference model which puts the new Gigabyte GTX 780 Ti GHz very close to the very top of our performance/watt table.
- Power consumption
|Recommendation / Price||+||-|
|Unfortunately, we still do not have any information
regarding the price so we will update it when the new GTX 780 Ti GHz
Edition becomes available.
In the meantime we can say that it is a good card, if the price premium is not that high, making the GTX 780 Ti GHz Edition one of the best GTX 780 Ti graphics cards on the market. We recommend this card as an alternative to the more expensive GTX Titan and reference GTX 780 Ti since the 780 Ti GHz Edition is faster, less expensive (compared to the Titan) and quieter.
|We gave the GeForce GTX 780 Ti GHz Edition from Gigabyte 4.5 out of 5 stars.|
|Page 1 - Presentation / Specifications|
|Page 2 - The card|
|Page 3 - Photo Gallery / Delivery|
|Page 4 - In-Game Performance|
|Page 5 - Temperatures / Noise levels|
|Page 6 - Performance/Price & Performance/Watt|
|Page 7 - Conclusion|