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Review: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Superclocked ACX

by Tarinder Sandhu on 22 November 2013, 09:30

Tags: EVGA, NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA)

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Conclusion

EVGA's Superclocked ACX version is strong on all fronts. It runs mighty fast, is cool and quiet and, unlike the previously-reviewed Gigabyte, it overclocks well.

Admittedly out of the financial reach of many, the GeForce GTX 780 Ti is one heck of a GPU. Providing visuals that are way more advanced than the next-gen consoles can offer, these £550-plus cards put the PC firmly in the gaming driving seat.

Sure, there are better value GPUs out there - AMD's R9 290(X) being cases in point - yet there's something innately satisfying about owning the best. So if you're lucky enough to have £600 at your disposal for a graphics update, which one makes the most sense?

EVGA's Superclocked ACX version is strong on all fronts. It runs mighty fast, is cool and quiet and, unlike the previously-reviewed Gigabyte, it overclocks well. We're fans of a transferrable warranty so, other than the very obvious stumbling block of price, there isn't much to dislike.

This card is too powerful for gaming at 1080p, mind, so anyone contemplating one needs to be gaming on multiple screens and/or with high-resolution (1440p) monitors. If that's you in a nutshell, EVGA's card, evaluated over multiple metrics, usurps the Gigabyte in our premium category.

The Good

Awesomely fast
Quiet when under load
Overclocks well
Excellent temps

The Bad

Not great value for money

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EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Superclocked ACX

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The reviewed card is available on pre-order from Scan.co.uk.

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Power is sourced from 6+8-pin connectors, with EVGA recommending an 800W-plus PSU equipped with at least 42W on the 12V rail(s).

I'd sincerely hope that an 800W power supply with plenty of conectors would supply 42W on the 12V rail ;) I assume you actually mean 42A there ;) Although that seems a bit overspecced by EVGA, given that 42A on a 12V rail would provide just over 500W, and the entire computer draws little more than 300W from the wall.

I'm still not sure whether those kind of recommended PSU specs are intended to allow for cheap nasty PSUs that can't do half their rated output, or to push more custom to the big name PSU manufacturers so they can sell more expensive PSUs. Do EVGA make PSUs at all…? ;)

Interesting thing for me in this is how close the 290X comes to even the OCed 780 Ti in many games. When the custom 290Xes come out things could get very interesting indeed….
Power / Thermals / Acoustics aside, if we are talking just plain money for performance how does a £383.99 HD7990 stack up?
Almost 600$ for this one….man I can buy a PC with a card not really bad from this one
If you game at 180p its too powerfull - lol !