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    Default GTX 780 Reference Design

    Below is 1 of the few GTX 780 currently available. Got it 2 days ago.

    The exceptional build quality of the card alone sets itself far apart from other existing gpu. Other than the plexi see through glass, everything is made out of aluminium. The fan can spin @ 4000rpm but hardly noticeable. I have noisy cpu fans which probably makes it inaudible.

    As per many reviews and my observation for the last 2 days, the reference cooling design is performing at its' finest and it'll be very hard for any non reference design to even compete without increasing the price which is already quite high.

    Personally I think this is ONE drop dead sexy looking GTX 780!

    For obvious reason, I'm not into any kind of performance tweaking right now but I'm looking forward to tweaks and suggestion as to the usage of other useful features from users who are using 7 series nvidia cards.
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    very cool! didn't like the gigabyte motherboard though
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    Quote Originally Posted by Syeef View Post
    very cool! didn't like the gigabyte motherboard though
    well i don't like the look of my MB either but it's performing like a champ so far.

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    @minitt ki brand er gpu eita?
    ami chhoto amake marbenna.-_- shob _ buira_gamer_

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    ^Ummmmm........Ummmmmmm.......NVIDIA ? (Gigabyte)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_08 View Post
    @minitt ki brand er gpu eita?
    packet a lekha MSI. But card a kothao msi er branding nai & No mumbo jumbo sticker which I really liked.

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    beautiful!

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    Nice thing you got there, congrats!

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    Apni 600 watt er PSU dia eita chalaitesen ?


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    wow.......... erokom ekta jinish kinte gele amar atta shukae jaito.

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    Hey ur display is 1080p only, go for eyefinityyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mohiuddin View Post
    wow.......... erokom ekta jinish kinte gele amar atta shukae jaito.

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    Hey ur display is 1080p only, go for eyefinityyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.
    nvidia te eyefinity dilo kobe, amd jane? :v

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mohiuddin View Post
    wow.......... erokom ekta jinish kinte gele amar atta shukae jaito.

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    Hey ur display is 1080p only, go for eyefinityyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.
    I know 780 is a bit overkill for single 1080 monitor. The fact is I get very little amount of spare time to game so the excess gpu power will help driving all kinds of bells and whistles in any games for quite some time without wasting time on tweaking.

    I remember I used to spend 2 hours tweaking things and then playing only 20 minutes. :/
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    Quote Originally Posted by minitt View Post
    I know 780 is a bit overkill for single 1080 monitor. The fact is I get very little amount of spare time to game so the excess gpu power will help driving all kinds of bells and whistles in any games for quite some time without wasting time on tweaking.

    I remember I used to spent 2 hours tweaking things and then playing only 20 minutes. :/
    This is something i always pondered about. Is it better to play games at really high resolutions at cost of some game settings?
    Or better to play at low res, but with all the graphic settings turned up (AA, AF, AO.....etc etc)?

    If i can max out the setting of says Crysis 3 at 1080p with that GPU (which i believe it can, dont remember the reviews) then I would consider that as a win.

    Also congratulations on your purchase. The stock cooler design is awesome, but the lack of a back plate kills it for me.

    Have a good day.

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    For me its the fps that seems more rewarding than anything else. Btw I never understood the true benefit of back plate other than the obvious aesthetic fact. Some say it helps cooling which I found quite funny . Rather not having the backplate should help to dissipate heat better isn't it...


    Quote Originally Posted by NahyaN View Post
    This is something i always pondered about. Is it better to play games at really high resolutions at cost of some game settings?
    Or better to play at low res, but with all the graphic settings turned up (AA, AF, AO.....etc etc)?

    If i can max out the setting of says Crysis 3 at 1080p with that GPU (which i believe it can, dont remember the reviews) then I would consider that as a win.

    Also congratulations on your purchase. The stock cooler design is awesome, but the lack of a back plate kills it for me.

    Have a good day.
    even gtx 780 struggles to maintain 60 fps in crysis 3 when maxed out. Fps in some places drops to as low as 40! :/ I was playing on the initial version without any patch. If it was all patched up the game probably would've performed better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by minitt View Post
    For me its the fps that seems more rewarding than anything else. Btw I never understood the true benefit of back plate other than the obvious aesthetic fact. Some say it helps cooling which I found quite funny . Rather not having the backplate should help to dissipate heat better isn't it...
    Apart aesthetics backplates might...I say again, MIGHT, stop PCBs from becoming bent, but PCBs only bend if you do not change your GFX card's position for like 3-4 years by which the card becomes obsolete. And I seriously doubt backplates help dissipate heat for these 2 reasons:

    1. BackPlates are made out of metal thus better conductor of heat which means more heat in the card

    2. Black surfaces are also better conductor of heat than white surfaces, most BPs are black thus the BP it self should become quite hot.

    These are my assumptions i could be wrong.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by minitt View Post
    I know 780 is a bit overkill for single 1080 monitor. The fact is I get very little amount of spare time to game so the excess gpu power will help driving all kinds of bells and whistles in any games for quite some time without wasting time on tweaking.

    I remember I used to spend 2 hours tweaking things and then playing only 20 minutes. :/
    i got it.
    But think in different way. Actually highend cards are more rewarding if u are in tweaking .
    Like downsampling or more demanding aa.
    Then 780gtx at 1080p makes sense for todays' games.
    Or 3d surround??

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    Single 780 is too weak for multi-monitor if you want a maxed out experience.

    @NahyaN , it's always best to play at native resolution and appropriate settings even if it means turning down a few. In a 1080p monitor, anything below that res will appear to be washed out whereas a 1080p image will have clear details.

    But if you want 60 fps and max settings, then overkill on the GPU side of things is the only way to go. That's pretty much what I've been doing for the last 2 years, and if you ask me, only the initial cost of moving to an overkill setup is biggest burden. Maintaining that setup by upgrading becomes "cheaper" because you will always be able to sell the previous cards which will make a substantial impact at such price ranges.

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    @aayman

    It's definitely settled then. Hopefully, my next setup will have a overkill gpu, and a monitor of native 1080p res. Full graphics at 60 fps. WIN.
    In that light, my current 6870 DCU is doing really well at 1366x768 res. (Except for Crysis 3, which is one b**** of a game).

    And again to OP, congrats on the GTX 780. Happy gaming.

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    @minitt bro....imo its high tym to update ur gadget section...


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    @minitt : Bhai apnar gadget list akhono 5770 dekhai rohosho ta ki ?

    P.S: Can you please post a pic showing your ENTIRE PC instead of close up of your GFX card ?
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