ASUS GeForce GTX 780 Ti DirectCU II Review

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Performance Summary and Conclusion

Performance Summary: Having already benchmarked a collection of GeForce GTX 780 Ti graphics cards in a previous roundup, we knew what to expect from this GPU. With that being the case, what we look for are any unusual anomalies or standout features. The ASUS GeForce GTX 780 Ti DirectCU II is the lowest clocked card in this class that we've tested, though that's not necessarily a bad thing. In most cases, it performed within a few frames per second of the other cards, and sometimes less than 1fps, but is tied for the least expensive of the bunch.

ASUS GeForce GTX 780 Ti DirectCU II
  The ASUS GeForce GTX 780 Ti DirectCU II can be found for $690 on Amazon.


The ASUS GeForce GTX 780 Ti DirectCU II enters a somewhat crowded field, but manages to separate itself from the competition in a couple of areas. The first is with the included metallic stickers -- yes, it's part gimmick, but if you're looking to match your graphics card to a red or gold themed motherboard, these pieces of bling allow you to do that.

Secondly, the DirectCU II is the least expensive GeForce GTX 780 Ti around (not including mail-in-rebates). At $690 street, this overclocked card costs less than the MSRP for a reference card. That's a stellar deal considering you get higher clock speeds, a superior cooling solution, and quality parts that deliver cleaner, more stable power.

ASUS backs this card with a 3-year warranty. Combined with the comparatively low price tag, advanced cooling, and high quality parts, the ASUS GeForce GTX 780 Ti DirectCU II is another solid option.


  • Capable of gaming at 4K in some instances
  • Runs cool and exceptionally quiet
  • High quality parts deliver clean and stable power
  • Comparatively low price tag
  • Customizable design via metallic stickers
  • Isn't the fastest GeForce GTX 780 Ti around
  • Won't play every single game at 4K

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