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ASUS GeForce GTX 780 Ti Matrix Platinum Edition review
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Hilbert Hagedoorn
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Default ASUS GeForce GTX 780 Ti Matrix Platinum Edition review - 03-18-2014, 09:45 | posts: 21,374 | Location: Guru3D testlab

In this review we benchmark the ASUS GeForce GTX 780 Ti MATRIX Platinum edition. The uber-enthusiast graphics card has already been overclocked to 1006 MHz for you, with a boost allowance to 1072 MHz....

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Default 03-18-2014, 10:11 | posts: 490 | Location: 30.0000 S, 25.0000 E

Great review Hilbert. Just a suggestion/question but don't you think its time for more up-to-date games to be included in reviews? Eg. AC4:BF , BF4 etc ?
   
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Default 03-18-2014, 10:19 | posts: 21,374 | Location: Guru3D testlab

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Great review Hilbert. Just a suggestion/question but don't you think its time for more up-to-date games to be included in reviews? Eg. AC4:BF , BF4 etc ?
I just got Thief which will be added, and BF4 is already in the test-suite mate.

AC4 is Ubisoft, and after all the DRM drama and multiple keys I have to buy to run their games on multiple PCs I refuse to use Ubi games any longer for testing.


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Videocard: GTX780Ti @ 1233/7400MHz
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Default 03-18-2014, 10:26 | posts: 490 | Location: 30.0000 S, 25.0000 E

Okay that makes sense, sorry totally missed BF4 in the review. Nice card btw.
   
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Default 03-18-2014, 11:49 | posts: 1,377 | Location: Inside My Thoughts..

Great writeup boss as always. Also that mem OC!! Valley benchers and other's similar will love this card.
   
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Default 03-18-2014, 12:47 | posts: 65 | Location: Gulf

thanks Hilbert.
a beautiful card but this doesn't justify the criminal price tag.
let's see how the Matrix 290x will fair.
   
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Default 03-18-2014, 12:57 | posts: 11,996 | Location: new jersey

looks great so far
good read hilbert
You guys check out the ass end they give you with this card???
http://smg.photobucket.com/user/coolice/media/123123_zpsbcd8872f.png.html
   
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Default 03-18-2014, 13:02 | posts: 21,374 | Location: Guru3D testlab

What's that ? An OC add-on card ? ASUS has not mentioned it.


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Default 03-18-2014, 13:27 | posts: 13,599 | Location: USA

^I'm wondering the same.
   
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Default 03-18-2014, 14:43 | posts: 8,088 | Location: Urban`Jungle

Funny to see how Hitman Absolution is bottnecked by cpu, imo boss you would need 4930K or Haswell for that
   
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Default 03-18-2014, 22:15 | posts: 11,996 | Location: new jersey

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What's that ? An OC add-on card ? ASUS has not mentioned it.
Well coolice is the asus guy I think so you never know it may never make retail because they only made 10 of them.
So who knows but If you get one can i borrow it?
   
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Default 03-18-2014, 22:47 | posts: 1,070 | Location: South Dakota

Great review.. The overclock is about normal though for every other 780Ti you see out there... Its untill you get a voltage unlocker tool and take it up to 1.3+ is where you see some massive improvments.. On my Classy, I am running ~1300core and 8000+mem. All on stock cooling and never getting over 83c at 80% fan control. Id like to see what this can do at the 1.3 range.
   
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GTX 780 Ti Matrix Platinum Ed Review
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Talking GTX 780 Ti Matrix Platinum Ed Review - 03-20-2014, 19:24 | posts: 165 | Location: North Carolina

No one, and I mean NO ONE in the world does a review as thoroughly as you!

After reading this review, except for the price tag, my mouth is watering just to see this card in action!

Thanks so much for all your wonderful work at Guru3D .... I have appreciated your reviews and recommendations for a long time! I look forward to reading any you post in the future ... I have confidence in your work to keep us all informed and updated.

Again, thanks so much for all your hard work! I love this site!!
   
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Default 03-26-2014, 06:52 | posts: 22

It's interesting to see the difference in temperature between the 290X version and the 780Ti. If it's the same cooler, I wonder why the 290X is a whole lot hotter
   
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Default 04-05-2014, 18:04 | posts: 42 | Location: the future

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You guys check out the ass end they give you with this card???
what would be really nice is if this can connect to the rog OC panel. one touch extreme oc on cpu and gpu's plus fan control all at once.
   
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Default 08-23-2014, 01:14 | posts: 92 | Location: Gold Coast Australia

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In this review we benchmark the ASUS GeForce GTX 780 Ti MATRIX Platinum edition. The uber-enthusiast graphics card has already been overclocked to 1006 MHz for you, with a boost allowance to 1072 MHz....

ASUS GeForce GTX 780 Ti Matrix Platinum Edition review
I know I'm a bit late but let this serve as a "real life" experience with this card.

I bought one due to having issues with a couple of other brands, the temps in Hilbert's review were amazing, I understand this all on an open air test bench, but usually once you get it in a case you may see 10c difference.

Well my card sits at 81/82c running any game, far from the high 60's in the review.
It's never been over the threshold temps, but that still the highest temps I've seen on a custom cooler.
Even Asus brag about 70c temps on their website.
The fans run at 56% and never go over that, if you manually increase the fan speed the card vibrates and hums horribly until 85%

So after emailing Asus they replied telling me 81c is "normal" for short periods and that the noise is due to the fan design.
But if I'm not happy I could always RMA the card to my supplier.
My supplier charges $50 if no fault found and Asus are claiming its normal.

So I went and asked about water cooling due to having the stupid sticker on the heat sink screw,
my response from Asus left me in shock

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"For your this question, could you please contact with acau_rma@asus.com for help to know about it.
This question is related with warraanty policy.

(*Different region have different warranty policy. Geneally speaking he card must be complete and assembled when it arrives for a warranty repair or the RMA will be rejected and the card returned to you. When a none working product comes in for warranty repair and is disassembled or missing parts, we have no way to determine whether the card may have been damaged during disassembly/miscue/abuse, etc. It would be like buying a new car, taking apart the engine, and having it towed to a dealer for repair with some of the parts missing. They wouldn''t repair it under warranty either.*)

But for the detail warranty policy information, please contact with local related department for help to know about it.
(acau_rma@asus.com handle AU local warranty)"
Yes a reference comparing a video card to a new car????
Well I can upgrade my cooling on my car without voiding warranty.

So yep this premium "Designed for overclocking" card doesn't allow for any other cooling but stock cooling which has horrible performance.
I've spoken to 8 people so far from different countries who have the same temp issues.

Mine is in a Phanteks Enthoo Primo with plenty of cooling, including 2 intakes at the bottom, there is no way a GPU with proper cooling should reach those temps.
   
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Default 08-23-2014, 01:55 | posts: 18,782 | Location: New Jersey, USA

Damn thought a new card was released.
   
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Default 08-23-2014, 03:09 | posts: 8,088 | Location: Urban`Jungle

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I know I'm a bit late but let this serve as a "real life" experience with this card.

I bought one due to having issues with a couple of other brands, the temps in Hilbert's review were amazing, I understand this all on an open air test bench, but usually once you get it in a case you may see 10c difference.

Well my card sits at 81/82c running any game, far from the high 60's in the review.
It's never been over the threshold temps, but that still the highest temps I've seen on a custom cooler.
Even Asus brag about 70c temps on their website.
The fans run at 56% and never go over that, if you manually increase the fan speed the card vibrates and hums horribly until 85%

So after emailing Asus they replied telling me 81c is "normal" for short periods and that the noise is due to the fan design.
But if I'm not happy I could always RMA the card to my supplier.
My supplier charges $50 if no fault found and Asus are claiming its normal.

So I went and asked about water cooling due to having the stupid sticker on the heat sink screw,
my response from Asus left me in shock



Yes a reference comparing a video card to a new car????
Well I can upgrade my cooling on my car without voiding warranty.

So yep this premium "Designed for overclocking" card doesn't allow for any other cooling but stock cooling which has horrible performance.
I've spoken to 8 people so far from different countries who have the same temp issues.

Mine is in a Phanteks Enthoo Primo with plenty of cooling, including 2 intakes at the bottom, there is no way a GPU with proper cooling should reach those temps.
Well open bench can lower few temps.

If I were you I would get rid of that gpu and get Zotac with AMP fan, Imo top cooling and rather quiet too.

I wasnt a fan of it until I got it, Oc'ed to 1215mhz it won't go over 75C in any scenario at auto fan up to ~70% (barely audible until ~ 75%), usually its 60-70C

my case is Haf932 with stock fans.
   
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Default 08-23-2014, 03:32 | posts: 92 | Location: Gold Coast Australia

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Well open bench can lower few temps.

If I were you I would get rid of that gpu and get Zotac with AMP fan, Imo top cooling and rather quiet too.
Can't get the Zotac anywhere locally.

I wanted to get a water block from EKWeb, they have them in stock, yet with a stupid response like that from Asus shows they really don't have any idea when releasing a "enthusiast" over clocking card.
But don't touch the screw on the back in any way, shape or form then you'll have no warranty.

At least eVGA allow you to remove the cooler and water cool, and as long as there is no physical damage (which we all know is very easy to spot even water leakage) they'll do warranty on the card.

This was just a heads up for people who are thinking about buying one for water cooling and over clocking.
   
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Default 08-23-2014, 05:27 | posts: 9,837 | Location: Sweden

Unsure if it's like this everywhere but changing the cooler does indeed void the warranty most of the time since you modified the card, heh even something relatively simple like updating the bios can void the warranty although the car comparison is somewhat of a strange response but I guess they just tried to be clear about it, maybe?
   
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Default 08-23-2014, 07:05 | posts: 3,530 | Location: USA

Where are the 1080p results vs the older cards? 1080p is still what the resolution most people use.

I get this place is enthusiasts site but seriously most people still use 1080p and would like to see those results.

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Default 08-23-2014, 07:58 | posts: 7,534 | Location: Sunny Scotland

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Damn thought a new card was released.
I was hoping so too.
   
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Default 08-23-2014, 08:04 | posts: 92 | Location: Gold Coast Australia

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Unsure if it's like this everywhere but changing the cooler does indeed void the warranty most of the time since you modified the card, heh even something relatively simple like updating the bios can void the warranty although the car comparison is somewhat of a strange response but I guess they just tried to be clear about it, maybe?
Other than eVGA most do void warranty.

Lucky the card is working perfectly, I just water cooled it..
You can't use a card that sits at 82c which is on the edge of thermal throttling.
Don't see temps over 44c now, I went with what I had till the water block gets here, Kraken G10 and Kraken x60.

Will get a GTX880 at the end of the year anyway, and it won't be Asus.

What I found interesting on the white sticker it did not say warranty void like on the standard Asus GTX780ti DCUII.

Also check out the dodgy TIM job on my card.



Sorry if they are off topic posts, I just wanted people to know what the "Real World" experiences of the card are, a lot of people like myself go off Guru3D's reviews.

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Default 08-24-2014, 01:43 | posts: 93 | Location: Ohio

Seems the Asus direct cu cooler and the twin frozr cooler on msi gaming are the 2 quietest air cooling option on cards nowadays well other than goin aftermarket with the arctic accelero extreme.

I'm very impressed with the gtx 780ti. Word on the street is even after the gtx 880 is released the gtx 780ti will still be faster than it. So if you want the fastest single GPU the gtx 780ti is still very relevant. Full gk110 is still a lil too fast for little maxwell gm204. But i guess it's more fair to compare gm204 lil maxwell to gk104 lil kepler which is gtx 770.

I'm just dying to see what nvidia does to replace big kepler gk110 with big maxwell gm210. gm210 will likely be made under 20nm node as well. I'm expecting some massive gains. I expect 4k gaming to run well off a single big maxwell card. Maybe no ultra maxed all the way but good high settings on most every game in 4k with the 20nm gm210 big maxwell!
   
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