ASUS Announced GTX 780 Ti DirectCU II Graphics Card

Subject: General Tech, Graphics Cards | December 18, 2013 - 04:25 AM |
Tagged: GeForce GTX 780 Ti, DirectCU II, asus

There has not been too many custom coolers for top-end NVIDIA graphics cards as of late. Starting with the GeForce GTX 690, NVIDIA allegedly demands AIB partners stick to the reference designs for certain models. Obviously, this is a problem as it limits the innovation realized by partners when they are forced to compete on fewer metrics (although the reference designs were pretty good regardless). This is especially true because the affected models are the upper high-end where pricing is more flexible if the product is worth it.

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This is apparently not the case for the top end GTX 780 Ti. ASUS has just announced the GeForce GTX 780 Ti DirectCU II graphics card. ASUS claims this will lead to 30% cooler operating with 3x less noise. A 6% bump to performance (as measured in Battlefield 4) will accompany that cooler and quieter operation as the full GK110 GPU will boost to 1020MHz.

ASUS makes custom GPUs for both AMD and NVIDIA. Be sure to check out our review of another high-end DirectCU II card, with 100% less NVIDIA, very soon. It will definitely be a great read and maybe even an excellent podcast topic.

Source: ASUS

December 18, 2013 | 06:20 AM - Posted by Skilled Rebuilds (not verified)

Asus, Whoa.....I mean they are damn good at making GPU's sexy.
Loving the quality of these coolers, I have been eagerly awaiting future offerings of non-reference cooling solutions for both red & green teams, the next few days should be quite interesting once more people are in the know.

Thanks for bringing us great content, frequent updates, PCPER is one of my main channels for information, keep up the good work.

December 18, 2013 | 09:35 AM - Posted by Klimax (not verified)

Not many custom coolers? I saw hell lot more, then for 290x...

Asus, Gigabyte, Galaxy, EVGA, MSI, Zotac,... Each often has multiple variants.

Maybe it was supposed to be custom boards, because that might be more likely.

December 18, 2013 | 10:34 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

"30% cooler" in the article versus "20% cooler" on the box in the picture...

December 18, 2013 | 01:30 PM - Posted by Scott Michaud

Good question... press release said 30%. Didn't notice that.

December 18, 2013 | 10:34 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

"Frequent updates"? this "news" has been around for at least 5 days now. I know because I have google alerts set for this :)

The article is pretty useless. Search for the ones that came out on Monday (or was it last week actually!) with actual results and comparisons (they got a sample from ASUS and actually tested it)

Whereas these guys here just parroted/paraphrased the ASUS press release. Lame. At least gets traffic to click on those ads ;) nothing wrong with that i guess

December 18, 2013 | 01:35 PM - Posted by Scott Michaud

We got a different DirectCU II in (containing a certain other company's GPU...) whose benchmarks will be very interesting. That review will be up very soon and I think you would like it.

People want to see everything from announcements to editorials and reviews so we provide all of the above.

December 19, 2013 | 11:15 AM - Posted by ImmenseBrick (not verified)

Thanks for the post Scott, I would ignore the trolls. PCPER is my #1 place for computer news. Keep up the good work, the whole team at pcper is fantastic and the reader base appreciates the hard work. Thanks!

December 19, 2013 | 05:08 PM - Posted by Scott Michaud

Thanks : D

December 18, 2013 | 04:50 PM - Posted by Skilled Rebuilds (not verified)

When I said "frequent updates", I was not specifically mentioning this article alone.. but ALL things newsworthy, the site updates frequently.
Maybe I should have been more specific... ways of the internet.

Its almost like the first response to anything these days goes along the lines of either "Repost or First" or usually finding some negative with the originating comment.
Who'd have thought it had been simple to complement PCPER's team. Keep up the good work.


*Note - Word verification below, IS hard to read because of the words "Word Verification" overlayed ON TOP of the letters... If your not within 5ft of it, cant read.

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