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Asus GeForce GTX 780 Ti DirectCU II Unleashed – See Specifications, Price and Availability

Asus has recently released their latest GeForce GTX 780 Ti with a non reference cooler, design and clock speeds. Asus released the Asus GTX780TI-DC2-3GD5 featuring a non reference cooler but with reference clock speeds, and the Asus GTX780TI-DC2OC-3GD5 featuring both a non reference cooler and factory overclock settings. The GeForce GTX 780 Ti features 25% more Compute Unified Device Architecture Cores, or CUDA cores with a boost clock speed of 1020 MHz, giving it a significant increase in performance compared to its predecessors. The Asus DirectCU II cooling system not only makes the GTX 780 Ti cooler and more silent compared to the reference design, but it also consumes only 2 slots. Check out more details below.

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Asus GeForce GTX 780 Ti DirectCU II Specifications

Graphics EngineNVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 TiNVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti
Bus StandardPCI Express 3.0PCI Express 3.0
Video Memory3GB GDDR53GB GDDR5
Engine ClockGPU Based Clock: 876 MHz
GPU Boost Clock: 928 MHz
GPU Based Clock: 954 MHz
GPU Boost Clock: 1020 MHz
CUDA Core28802880
Memory Clock7000 MHz7000 MHz
Memory Interface384-bit384-bit
InterfaceDVI Output : Yes x 1 (DVI-I), Yes x 1 (DVI-D)
HDMI Output : Yes x 1
Display Port : Yes x 1 (Regular DP)
HDCP Support : Yes
DVI Output : Yes x 1 (DVI-I), Yes x 1 (DVI-D)
HDMI Output : Yes x 1
Display Port : Yes x 1 (Regular DP)
HDCP Support : Yes
Accessories1 x Power cable
1 x DirectCU Metal sticker (Red)
1 x DirectCU Metal sticker (Gold)
1 x Power cable
1 x DirectCU Metal sticker (Red)
1 x DirectCU Metal sticker (Gold)
Dimensions11.3 " x 5.8 " x 1.6 " Inch11.3 " x 5.8 " x 1.6 " Inch

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Noticed that there are stickers (metal adhesives) included in the package as mentioned in the specifications table above. This lets you partially customize how you want your Asus GTX 780 Ti DirectCU II to look like, whether in Gold theme, Red theme, or just don’t use the stickers and leave it plain Black.



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Asus GTX 780 Ti DirectCU II Features

Exclusive DirectCU II thermal and CoolTech fan technology delivers faster and quieter gaming
Only ASUS is able to offer the GTX 780 Ti GPU on a graphics card with DirectCU II – because DirectCU II is exclusive to ASUS. This innovative thermal technology puts highly-conductive 10 mm copper cooling pipes in direct contact with a card’s GPU so heat is dissipated quickly and with extreme efficiency.

To further boost cooling, GTX 780 Ti DirectCU II includes a heat-sink that’s 220% larger than reference along with a proprietary CoolTech fan – this consists of a hybrid blade and bearing design, with inner radial blower and outer flower-type blades that provide multi-directional airflow to accelerate heat removal and enable highly stable graphics performance.

All these exclusive ASUS innovations combine to allow GTX 780 Ti DirectCU II to run up to 30% cooler and three times (3X) quieter than reference cards – and that means faster, more stable blockbuster (AAA) games-playing with very low noise.

Ultra-smooth power supply for ultra-stable performance
Another exclusive ASUS technology built in to GTX 780 Ti DirectCU II is DIGI+ voltage-regulation module (VRM) – a 10-phase power design that reduces power noise by 30% and enhances energy efficiency by 15%, compared to reference designs. DIGI+ VRM also widens voltage-modulation tolerance and improves overall stability and longevity – by two-and-a-half times (2.5X) above reference.

ASUS designed DIGI+ VRM with components of exceptional quality. DIGI+ VRM is built with extremely heard-wearing polymerized organic-semiconductor capacitors (POSCAPs) and while GTX 780 Ti DirectCU II has an aluminum backplate, further lowering power noise, increasing durability, enhancing overclocking possibilities and improving stability.

GPU Tweak utility offers exclusive overclocking opportunities – easily and safely
GTX 780 Ti DirectCU II includes the GPU Tweak utility that’s exclusive to ASUS graphics cards. This easy-to-use tool hands users a variety of unique controls that enable them to squeeze the very best performance from the GTX 780 Ti GPU. These include the ability to control finely GPU speeds, voltages and video-memory clock speeds in real time – so overclocking is both easy and can be carried out with high confidence.

As well, the GPU Tweak Streaming tool lets users share on-screen action over the internet in real time – so others can watch live as games are played. It’s even possible to add a title to the streaming window along with scrolling text, pictures and webcam images.

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Price and Availability

Asus hasn’t disclosed their Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price for the Asus GTX780TI-DC2-3GD5 and GTX780TI-DC2OC-3GD5. But based on the current MSRP of the reference GTX 780 Ti, the 780 Ti DirectCU II might be priced a tad higher compared to the reference card, and the OC Edition might be priced around $730 to $750 USD. The Asus GTX 780 Ti DirectCU II is expected to hit shelves starting mid December 2013. Anyway, I’ll update this post once their respective suggested retails prices are disclosed and if they are already available to order online.

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