Jacked-Up: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 SC with ACX Cooling
We’re only a few days removed from the launch of the new GeForce GTX 780 and one of NVIDIA’s key add-in board partners is already set to release a custom version of the card with higher clock speeds and enhanced cooling. The EVGA GeForce GTX 780 SuperClocked Edition with ACX cooling we’ll be showing you here today, takes what’s already a killer graphics card and tweaks it in a number of ways, to not only improve gaming and thermal performance, but to do so quietly, and with potentially better reliability as well.
ACX is an acronym for "Active Cooling Extreme." It is EVGA's latest custom air-cooling solution targeted at the high-performance market. It’s debuting with EVGA's GeForce GTX 780 SC, but we suspect it’ll be offered on some future products as well. Regardless, the EVGA GeForce GTX 780 SC with ACX cooling is here now and believe us when we say, you’ll want to see what this card can do on the pages ahead. For now, let’s get some specs out of the way and then we’ll dig into the good stuff.
|Graphics Processing Clusters||4 or 5|
|CUDA Cores (single precision)||2304|
|CUDA Cores (double precision)||--|
|Base Clock||941 MHz|
|Boost Clock||993 MHz|
|Memory Clock (Data rate)||6008 MHz|
|L2 Cache Size||1536K|
|Total Video Memory||3072MB GDDR5|
|Total Memory Bandwidth||288.4 GB/s|
|Texture Filtering Rate (Bilinear)||180.6 GigaTexels/sec|
|Fabrication Process||28 nm|
|Transistor Count||7.1 Billion|
2 x Dual-Link DVI
|Form Factor||Dual Slot|
|Power Connectors||One 8-pin and one 6-pin|
|Recommended Power Supply||600 Watts|
|Thermal Design Power (TDP)||250 Watts|
|Currently Selling:||$659 on Amazon|
Before we get up close and personal with the EVGA GeForce GTX 780 SC with ACX cooling, we want to show you some of the goodies EVGA bundles with the card. Included with the EVGA GeForce GTX 780 SC with ACX cooling, we found a rather cool “Game of Pwns” poster, some large “Enthusiast Built” decals, various documentation, a drive / utility CD, and a few adapters—two dual-6-pin to single 8-pin adapters and a VGA-to-DVI adapter. Unfortunately, there were no games to speak off, but EVGA wasn’t exactly chintzy with their bundle either.