|Side by side comparison of EVGA GeForce GTX780 with ACX Cooler & EVGA GeForce GTX680SC|
Performance wise, the average frame rates are higher, the leap isn't all that big from a GeForce 680. Guild Wars 2. The frame rate certainly dips below 60 on ultra in Lion's Arch. Those who don't play Guild Wars 2, Lion's Arch is a hub where every player from level 1 to 80 would gather for something or the other. Its a highly populated area and there is always something or the other going on. Check out this video of Lion's Arch on ultra settings.
I was pretty impressed with the performance of the card in Battlefield 3. Here is a video of Battlefield 3 in ultra.
Temperatures are lower on the 780, and that probably has a lot to do with the better cooling system on this card. I would absolutely recommend buying this instead of any reference model. Higher clock speeds, and better cooling system is definitely worth the extra $10.
Quick note about the power connectors - 780 uses 1x6pin + 1x8pin PCI-express power connectors. This version of the card is bundled with the 8 pin power connector.
Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Compatibility with older BIOS
- AD (Issue Ready To Boot event for OS Boot)
- AE (Boot to Legacy OS)
- AB (Wait user command in BIOS Setup)
More GPU pictures below.