ocmax Asus GTX 780 3GB DirectCU II OC Review

 

Like recent offerings from Asus, our card is bundled with the GPU Tweak utility, seen here with our maximum overclock, that allows adjustments to the Nvidia GPU Boost 2.0 parameters such as the boost clock offset and power/temperature targets. There is also the ability to load/save user profiles and record video sequences (like FRAPS).

loadtemps Asus GTX 780 3GB DirectCU II OC Review

The thermal characteristics of the DirectCU II cooler on this card is pretty good by any measure, and can clearly support a significantly higher core overclock if the over-voltage restrictions are bypassed. I should add that the fans are pretty tolerable even at full speeds, and whisper quiet at AUTO (with shipping firmware).

 

Benchmarks

Everything looks rosy for the GTX780 in the synthetic and gaming benchmarks. But what about OpenCL compute?

clbench Asus GTX 780 3GB DirectCU II OC Review

Turns out the Radeon is still streets ahead of the Geforce cards in GP compute.