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Jacked-Up: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 SC with ACX Cooling

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Alien vs. Predator
DirectX 11 Gaming Performance


Alien vs. Predator

The Alien vs. Predator benchmark makes use of the advanced Tessellation, screen space ambient occlusion, and high-quality shadow features available with DirectX 11. In addition to enabling all of the aforementioned DirectX 11-related features offered by this benchmark, we also switched on 4X anti-aliasing along with 16X anisotropic filtering to more heavily tax the graphics cards being tested.

We saw more of the same in the Alien vs. Predator benchmark. Once again, the EVGA GeForce GTX 780 SuperClocked card with ACX cooling was the fastest single-GPU powered card of the bunch.
 

Although there are some obvious performance differences, none of the single-GPU configurations we tested suffered from any major frame pacing issues. The EVGA GeForce GTX 780 SuperClocked with ACX cooling was the fastest across the board, but all of the single GPU cards we tested with FCAT delivered frames consistently in this game.
 

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In EVGA we trust!

Honestly though it's getting kind of ridiculous how expensive pc gaming is getting. I wish there was a bigger drive for some kind of software revamp that will allow games to run better with lower end hardware.

Ps. "Quite Cooling" , I think you meant quiet ;)

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To be honest, I don't see how the landscape has really changed in this regard. There's always been expensive GPUs for those who want them, and lesser-expensive ones alike. I'd actually say things are way better today than 5 - 8 years ago. Years ago, I always felt inclined to buy $500+ GPUs, but today, $200 - $250 offerings are -so- powerful, they're totally suitable for most gamers. Those running higher than 1080p resolutions, multi-monitor or desire the highest possible detail settings are the ones who will need to shell out more.

"Although its GK110 GPU has fewer active CUDA cores and texture units than a GeForce GTX Titan, the EVGA GeForce GTX 780 SC with ACX cooling's higher clocks allowed it to overtake the Titan's performance more often than not."

Enough said. Damn! Great review, Marco.

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"Years ago, I always felt inclined to buy $500+ GPUs, but today, $200 - $250 offerings are -so- powerful, they're totally suitable for most gamers. Those running higher than 1080p resolutions, multi-monitor or desire the highest possible detail settings are the ones who will need to shell out more."

I was happily running a gtx590 Classified from Evga for two years, but since I upgraded my monitor to 2560x1440 the old dog is struggling really bad. Playing a bunch of combat flight sims that eat up a lot of video memory is not helping either.

While at 1080p most console ported games run ok on cheaper cards, I think most modern games, made for PC, will need a more powerful card this days.

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You are correct, sir! :) Fixed. Thanks for the head's up.

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yep. got a chub now.

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Great review, just ordered on Newegg after cancelling on Amazon for a different card, this is clearly the one to get. Also thanks for the power info, I'm running a 650 and was wondering if I would be a problem and knowing the adapters are included is a plus as well. I game, but I also work as a video editor, I can actually do renders at home with this thing, that many cuda cores allows Adobe CS to render 3D and HD at near pro system levels, amazing for the price. Currently I have a GTX 660 at home and was amazed at the performance for a $200 card, Metro Last night looked great on it, interested to see the difference with the 780 for myself.

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I'm glad I read this benchmark. I am super excited for when I get my 780's... if I ever have the funds for such a thing. But I'm even more excited for the sweeps that just went up including a 7990 in the build. I guess you have to take AMD seriously too. Awesome review. It's also good to know that my 1200i won't be needing a replacement till it dies.

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very informative review, I will be using this to help decide my next purchase

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Wow, that is a beautiful card! I don't know if it is worth me spending that amount of money though, unless I had extra money laying around! $659 is allot to spend on a card, especially since I spend half that on two MSI Twin Frozr Hawk Edition 6870's! They have great performance for half the price and am very happy with the temps I am getting from them! I am running Mac OS X 10.8.4 and Windows 8 with them. I can play games on both Operating Systems!

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I can't wait for my paycheck, this particular graphics card seems like the perfect card for my ultimate gaming pc that I will be going to make! :)

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