You might recall that we recently rounded up a collection of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti graphics cards and put them through a gauntlet of benchmarks and tests. Each of the cards represented brought something unique to the table and stood out in some way, but curiously missing from the bunch was an entry from ASUS. Not to worry -- we didn't forget about ASUS, their cards just decided to show up fashionably late to the GPU party. We mean that literally and figuratively. One of the things that separates the ASUS GeForce GTX 780 Ti DirectCU from the competition is the custom cooling solution. Yes, it's prepped and primed to run cooler (up to 20 percent) and quieter (by a factor of 3) compared to NVIDIA's reference cooling solution, but it also makes a customizable fashion statement. Included with the card are two sets of metallic (read: not paper) stickers -- one set in gold and other in red...
ASUS GeForce GTX 780 Ti DirectCU II Review
Reading these reviews makes me wish I could afford this level of hardware. 😞 😃 Someday....Someday...
This is the card I've been saving for!!!...
Well... At least it provides buyers another 4K option, even if it performs below most of the other cards in this round of testing. Sad, as I am an Asus fan.
I am with you rosec14, I wish I could afford it. Everytime I have a little saved up I need to pay a suprise bill
I Personally use an Evga superclocked with acx cooling 780 ti, and it's performance is incredible, I was also looking at this card for a long time. It's a very good alternative if you prefer Asus products.
I've taken to making an entirely separate budget for PC upgrades (like I would for home/auto/bills...) This way every two years or so I can feed this unhealthy need for beautiful, powerful hardware.
I have this card and I love it! I had two GTX 780s in Sli previously from EVGA that were Superclocked. Switching from that to this single card, I actually loved the performance of this more and not having to deal with Sli. That tends to be the case anyways. Highly recommend if you can afford it!
Definitely! If you can get past its price tag it is the fastest graphics card by far (for gaming) on the market today. Eventually the price will drop as well and I'll be able to SLI. Honestly, I don't think I will ever need to SLI though, as the card is so Overkill for every game, with the exception of Crysis 3. The 780 ti makes the rest of my system look like crap. I'm sure I have bottlenecks of some sort, but every thing holds up well. One thing that is bad about High-end cards is that they are very power-consuming. I had to upgrade my PSU immediately to be able to support the card. I can comfortably say that I believe my 780 ti will last for atleast 5-6 years of gaming... Maybe not at maximum settings, but it should perform pretty well for the coming years. Obviously I will have to upgrade the rest of my system, but meh...