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Warning - Gigabyte 780ti OC and Ghz - don't buy
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Exclamation Warning - Gigabyte 780ti OC and Ghz - don't buy - 07-26-2014, 10:21 | posts: 27 | Location: Slovenia

There is a 15 page long discussion on Nvidia forums on why not to buy 780ti cards from Gigabyte. Short story is many of us are experiencing the same issues and it has been going on for months now. Which means that Gigabyte is selling broken products of 780ti Ghz and OC edition.

https://forums.geforce.com/default/t...et=225#4267941

http://www.overclock.net/t/1461220/g...dition-crashes

The cards are unstable and are crashing in games and windows most of the time. There is also a lot of artifacting but that depends on the each gpu it self. For my case the artifacting only showed in 3DMark 11 and some games like the new Wolfenstein and of course there are also system freezing issues.

Stay away from it!

EDIT: Hot Hardware review conclusion for Gigabyte ( Thanks to FreaksMulder from Nvidia forums for finding this )

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Starting with Gigabyte's card, we love the ambitious nature of the aggressive overclocks. It wasn't always stable, and had we purchased this card with the intent of keeping it, we might try our luck at exchanging it for the same model. If that didn't work, we could live with the occasional stability issues since they weren't frequent. We're not trying to apologize for Gigabyte here, nor are we defending the issues we ran into -- however, given how high this card is clocked, we're not totally surprised or miffed at the once-in-awhile-hiccup during stress testing. After all, it didn't happen frequently, just barely enough to warrant a mention. As for cooling and noise, we had to peek inside our testbed to make sure the cooler's fans were spinning because of how quiet it runs. We really like that about this card.
http://hothardware.com/Reviews/NVIDI...age=12#!bnGntn

What worries me here is that the reviewer didn't even had the guts to say that the card was broken. I mean If I buy a product I want it to run stable without any stability issues and would not satisfy my self until I get that product.

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Default 07-26-2014, 10:52 | posts: 2,068

I've had to RMA a lot of Gigabyte products, can't say it's surprising. Stick with any other brand
How'd your RMA go?

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Default 07-26-2014, 11:00 | posts: 1,565 | Location: Temeswar,Romania

That might explain why i have artifacts in Guild Wars 2. I tried to RMA it but those idiots from the store i bought it only tested it in furmark(sheesh),unigine don't know which one but probably haven and far cry 3 and i think firestrike also, and guess what, i don't have problems in any of those . This is the first time i have problems with a gigabyte product but i'll stay away from them from now on. At least i have problems only in gw2... could have been a lot worse.
   
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Default 07-26-2014, 11:12 | posts: 27 | Location: Slovenia

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I've had to RMA a lot of Gigabyte products, can't say it's surprising. Stick with any other brand
How'd your RMA go?
Didn't received my card yet. I'm hoping I'll be able to replace it on the first go but my seller said that that's up to Gigabyte.
   
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Default 07-26-2014, 18:02 | posts: 10,548 | Location: United kingdom

My gigabyte 690 works flawlessly, i would buy giga again tbh
   
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Default 07-26-2014, 18:43 | posts: 137 | Location: Netherlands

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My gigabyte 690 works flawlessly, i would buy giga again tbh
Same goes for my 760..
   
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Default 07-26-2014, 18:45 | posts: 227 | Location: Netherlands

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My gigabyte 690 works flawlessly, i would buy giga again tbh
because those aren't custom boards that come from gigabyte's factories.
   
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Default 07-26-2014, 19:21 | posts: 1,047 | Location: Tennessee

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because those aren't custom boards that come from gigabyte's factories.
I loved my Gigabyte 560ti 448 Windforce 3. That thing ran 60c in BF4.
   
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Default 07-26-2014, 21:39 | posts: 10,548 | Location: United kingdom

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because those aren't custom boards that come from gigabyte's factories.
Ive had gigabyte boards in the past and they've worked fine.
   
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Default 07-26-2014, 21:39 | posts: 27 | Location: Slovenia

Guys with non 780ti Gigabyte cards please stop posting on how your card runs ok.

This is a warning for 780ti cards from Gigabyte and even some of those will run ok.

The worrying issue here is that there are many people experiencing problems with them, and I mean many. There was even a review site that mentioned they had issues with it while conducting test's.

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Default 07-26-2014, 21:43 | posts: 3,048 | Location: Sheffield UK

Probably just bad batch of components that's made it into these cards.


   
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Default 07-26-2014, 22:32 | posts: 18,716 | Location: New Jersey, USA

That's why I buy evga cards.
   
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Default 07-26-2014, 22:41 | posts: 507 | Location: Toronto

I purposely avoided certain custom cards from them because of their of VRM cooling. Same goes for XFX.
   
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Default 07-26-2014, 23:13 | posts: 563 | Location: Netherlands

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Originally Posted by Denco View Post
There is a 15 page long discussion on Nvidia forums on why not to buy 780ti cards from Gigabyte. Short story is many of us are experiencing the same issues and it has been going on for months now. Which means that Gigabyte is selling broken products of 780ti Ghz and OC edition.

https://forums.geforce.com/default/t...et=225#4267941

http://www.overclock.net/t/1461220/g...dition-crashes

The cards are unstable and are crashing in games and windows most of the time. There is also a lot of artifacting but that depends on the each gpu it self. For my case the artifacting only showed in 3DMark 11 and some games like the new Wolfenstein and of course there are also system freezing issues.

Stay away from it!
I had the same problems back in the day with my gigabyte gtx 460 in sli, artifacs hard freezings, lol this thread brings back the good old days xD

I also had weird problem with the gigabyte gtx 580 in sli they were noisy as hell and overheated pretty fast on load.

I never buy gigabyte producs again, dumb brand with allot of hardware failures.
   
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Default 07-27-2014, 10:28 | posts: 27 | Location: Slovenia

Thanks to FreaksMulder from Nvidia forums for finding 1 reviewer who did had issues with Gigabyte. First post updated.

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Default Returned mine to - 07-27-2014, 10:45 | posts: 6

I had a Gigabyte 780ti GHz it would crash a lot, tomb raider was unplayable and 3DMark 11 would crash on test 4. The Gigabyte overclock was not stable. I returned it and got a reference Titan Black and I honestly I have not had a GPU crash in any game yet.
   
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Default 07-27-2014, 18:57 | posts: 68 | Location: Switzerland

I also had a Gigabyte 780Ti that crashed at stock (underclocking would solve the crashes), luckily I was able to give it back and get two Asus 780 instead. I don't think I will get Gigabyte graphics card again.
   
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Default 07-27-2014, 19:18 | posts: 894 | Location: Austria

Never owned anything from gigabyte, since the reviews of their cards never were that good. Surely they could keep up with the performance, but never with coolness and quiteness, or a compromise between the two.
   
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Default 07-27-2014, 19:21 | posts: 17 | Location: NH

I read about the issues before purchasing my pair of gb 780ti's and I am happy to say after much stress testing and punishing them with a custom bios(upped power limit etc) that they are stable. I do however know I rolled the dice.
   
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Default 07-27-2014, 19:26 | posts: 1,565 | Location: Temeswar,Romania

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Never owned anything from gigabyte, since the reviews of their cards never were that good. Surely they could keep up with the performance, but never with coolness and quiteness, or a compromise between the two.
You're kidding about the coolness and quietness i hope.
   
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Default 07-27-2014, 19:33 | posts: 894 | Location: Austria

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You're kidding about the coolness and quietness i hope.
No, I don't. I've never read a comparative review showing that gigabyte is the most quiet. But maybe, I'm not sure, I've read one with it being the coolest. Most likely at the price of being the loudest, and anybody can increase the fan speed. And in the end it might as well just be a matter of how pays the editor on some sites. As the most handy with a nice balance of quietness and coolness I'd be more likely to name ASUS, EVGA or MSI

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Default 07-27-2014, 19:36 | posts: 21,313 | Location: Guru3D testlab

I'm very curious if this is a localized issue with a single batch or wide-spread. Really, I hardly see issues with their cards and consider them to be very good. A reality however is that people that have problems come to forums, people that do not have a problem ... well you don't see that much. So the minority that have issues always speak out the loudest.

The good news is that I have obtained a GHz edition of this card and we'll have a look at it in the weeks to come with a full review.


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Default 07-27-2014, 19:44 | posts: 951 | Location: UK

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Guys with non 780ti Gigabyte cards please stop posting on how your card runs ok.
My MSI card is fine hahaha I'm so funny.

Seriously, I've been hearing things about Gigabyte OC cards for quite a long time now, I think this is a quality control issue, not just a bad batch of cards.
   
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Default 07-27-2014, 19:49 | posts: 227 | Location: Netherlands

The 560Ti SOC by Gigabyte also had a lot of issues running at the clock they set it at.
This is not the first time this has happened.

While I do love Gigabyte, this makes me think twice about getting an OC model from them.
   
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Default 07-27-2014, 21:02 | posts: 5,417 | Location: FLA,USA

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I'm very curious if this is a localized issue with a single batch or wide-spread. Really, I hardly see issues with their cards and consider them to be very good. A reality however is that people that have problems come to forums, people that do not have a problem ... well you don't see that much. So the minority that have issues always speak out the loudest.

The good news is that I have obtained a GHz edition of this card and we'll have a look at it in the weeks to come with a full review.
There have been quite a few WF3 GK110 problems pop up lately. I'd suspect a bad vBIOS personally and not really a hardware issue.
   
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