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Nov
12
2013

EVGA GTX 780Ti Superclocked SC Reference Blower Unboxed, Review and Benchmarks

EVGA GTX 780Ti Superclocked (03G-P4-2883-KR) Reference Blower Review and Benchmarks

NVIDIA has just unleashed its secret GTX 780Ti. Unlike the GTX 780 and GTX Titan, it features over 2880 CUDA cores making it one of the most powerful graphics cards to date. The EVGA SC model comes clocked in with a base clock of 980 MHz. Just how fast is the EVGA GeForce GTX 780Ti Superclocked with reference cooling? Check out our review below.

The Card

The EVGA GTX 780 Ti Superclocked (03G-P4-2883-KR) uses a reference blower design.

Powering the EVGA GTX 780Ti SC requires one 6-pin and one 8-pin power cable.

Here you can see the PCB of the NVIDIA GTX 780Ti with its cooler removed.

IO Ports

On the back, you'll find one display port, one HDMI port and two DVI ports.

Accessories

Also included is a DVI-VGA adapter, 8-pin to 6-pin adapter and 6-pin to molex adapter.

Benchmarks

Test Bench

Motherboard     ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition
CPU     Intel 4960X at 4.5GHz
Memory     32GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 1866MHz
Hard Drive     250GB Western Digital Velociraptor
Power Supply     Corsair ATX 1200i Power Supply
Drivers     Nvidia 336.70 Beta Drivers
Monitor     ASUS 27" 1440p

Graphics Tests

Battlefield 4

Being one of the most popular franchises to date, Battlefield 4 is the latest addition to the series that takes full advantage of the latest hardware. For our settings, we set everything to Ultra with 4x MSAA enabled. We tested on the 2560x1440p resolution.

Bioshock Infinite

We chose to use Bioshock Infinite to test the video card due to its magnificient visual qualities and the fact that it is one of the most popluar PC games out at the moment. This will allow us to get an accurate benchmark of how the card will perform in real life scenarios. We tested the EVGA GTX 780Ti Super Clocked and the other graphics cards using the built-in benchmark tool under the 2560x1440 resolution with ultra graphics and DDOF enabled.

Crysis 3

Crysis 3 is still one of the most demanding games currently out on the market. It's able to put any graphics card through its paces by throwing everything at it. For the settings, we cranked the graphics to Very High with 4x MSAA on 2560x1440p.

Heaven 4.0

Widely used to test the capability of a GPU, Heaven benchmark puts maximum stress on the GPU allowing you to check stability issues and real time performance of the card. It also generates real-time in game video that gives the user an accurate reading of the cards capability. The settings that we used to test the cards were as follows: 2560x1440p Full Screen, 4x Multisample Anti-Aliasing, and Normal Tessellation.

3DMark Fire Strike Extreme

3DMark Fire Strike offers extensive features and unbiased results by testing the full potential of DirectX 11 hardware. It is considered to be the best option out there when trying to find out the power of one’s computer as it tests both the graphics and physics capabilities of a GPU.

Conclusion

Overall, the EVGA GTX 780Ti Superclocked edition with reference cooler is a great card. It offers on average a 8fps boost in most games and a 400 point boost in 3DMark Firestrike Extreme. If you're not comfortable with overclocking, the EVGA Super Clocked edition of the GTX 780Ti might be the one to pick up. Stay tuned for our review of the ACX version of the Super Clocked card.

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