Gaming Performance

We won’t comment too much on performance here since the charts generally speak for themselves. EVGA’s 12% overclock isn’t a massive overclock, but it’s easily enough to push the card into a higher tier of performance. Compared to a reference GTX 780, the 780SC ACX is consistently ahead by 6-12% depending on the game, and with the exception of Bioshock it is within +/- 2% of GTX Titan. Out of the box, the only performance advantage GTX Titan would hold is in scenarios where more than 3G of VRAM is required, and at this point in time those are few and far between. In other words, we're looking at a GTX 780 with GTX Titan performance.

Total War: Shogun 2 - 2560x1440 - Ultra Quality

Hitman: Absolution - 2560x1440 - Ultra

Sleeping Dogs - 2560x1440 - Ultra Quality + High AA

Battlefield 3 - 2560x1440 - Ultra Quality + 4x MSAA

Bioshock Infinite - 2560x1440 - Ultra Quality + DDoF

Crysis 3 - 2560x1440 - High Quality + FXAA

EVGA's GeForce GTX 780 Superclocked ACX Power, Temperature, & Noise
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  • MrCommunistGen - Sunday, September 22, 2013 - link

    Can you fix the Boost Clock value for the ACX in the table on the first page? It doesn't match the narrative and the current value in the table does not make logical sense.
  • solien - Sunday, September 22, 2013 - link

  • mmrezaie - Sunday, September 22, 2013 - link

    Silverstone "FT03-MINI" is very small. Does it make sense to use this card instead of the stock cooler that blows air out of the case? I really like the look of the case, and it seems the most exciting case for me right now.
  • Samus - Sunday, September 22, 2013 - link

    You'd want to use a blower-style cooler in either the FT03 or FT03-Mini. There isn't an exhaust fan to pull out all the heat an open-air cooler produced. I have trouble cooling my passive-cooled 7750 on my FT03-mini because of this.
  • mmrezaie - Monday, September 23, 2013 - link

    Thanks. I will settle for a normal GTX 780 for my FT03 mini.
  • merikafyeah - Sunday, September 22, 2013 - link

    At $660 only a fool would buy this instead of Galaxy's HOF edition GTX 780 which is $690.
    What Galaxy did with that card is nothing short of astounding and a complete departure from practically anything they've released thus far. The HOF card can easily reach 1300 MHz core clock and when pushed gets so close to a GTX 690 that only a bigger fool would choose a 690 over the HOF 780, which has none of the problems associated with multi-GPU cards and is $300 cheaper than a 690..

    The GTX Titan cannot, I repeat CANNOT, beat the HOF 780's stock settings in ANY game benchmark, unlike this EVGA ACX card which lost against the Titan in more than one benchmark.

    Seriously, Anandtech, if you ever get the chance to review this card, do it. There is no faster single GPU card for gaming on the planet, and I'm betting AMD's Hawaii flagship will have a tough battle ahead.
  • inighthawki - Sunday, September 22, 2013 - link

    The ACX has enough headroom to also be pushed further than a GTX Titan, and the HOF is massive, making it incredibly difficult, if not impossible in most cases, to SLI them together.
  • merikafyeah - Monday, September 23, 2013 - link

    My point was the ACX has to be pushed to beat the Titan decisively. The HOF beats the Titan out-of-the-box, and when pushed, gives the Titan an even more thorough beating. Yes the cooler is large, but it does it's job really well as the temps never exceed 75C even when the card is pulling 501W from the wall. Still, the cooler can be replaced, what's more important is the PCB design which is simply put, a work of art. So much so that I am quite surprised it was made by Galaxy given their past record of being one of the lesser card manufacturers, so it makes sense that they would not have spared any expense at this point to make a name for themselves. There's a good reason why the LN2 GPU world records were made using the HOF GTX 780, and not say, the EVGA 780 Classified.
  • Nfarce - Monday, September 23, 2013 - link

    @merikayfyeah - I'll trust EVGA's superior support and warranty any day to a few more frames with a hyper-clocked Galaxy card, thanks.
  • DPOverLord - Monday, October 7, 2013 - link

    I would trust EVGA before anyone else, also it would be nice to see how this works against Titans in SLI on surround displays 1440p / 1600p surround. This is where the titan excels.

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