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ASUS DirectCU II GTX780TI-DC2OC-3GD5 G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

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  • 2880 CUDA Cores
  • 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5
  • PCI Express 3.0

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ASUS GeForce GTX 780 Ti DirectCU II – Delivering 6% Faster Game Performance than Reference Designs
  • DirectCU II Offers 20% cooler and 3X quieter performance
  • Exclusive CoolTech Fan Drives wider airflow to keep critical components cool
  • 1020MHz boost clock for better performance and outstanding gaming experience
  • DIGI+ VRM with 10 Phase Super Alloy Power Delivers precise digital power for superior efficiency, reliability, and performance
  • GPU Tweak Helps you modify clock speeds, voltages, fan performance and more, all via an intuitive interface
  • 6% Faster game performance than reference GeForce GTX 780 Ti in BattleField 4™

ASUS Exclusive Innovation

Game Faster. Quieter. Cooler.
ASUS Exclusive Innovation
*For demonstration only

I/O Ports Highlights:
  • Native Dual-link DVI-I
  • Native Dual-link DVI-D
  • Native HDMI
  • Native DisplayPort
ASUS announces the GTX 780 Ti DirectCU II, a graphics card powered by the new GeForce® GTX 780 Ti graphics-processing unit (GPU) and fitted with exclusive DirectCU II technology for cooler, quieter and faster performance. The GeForce GTX 780 Ti GPU is powered by 25% more CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture) cores and benefits from a boosted clock speed of 1020MHz — both significant increases on its predecessor, enabling the ASUS GTX 780 Ti to deliver astonishing gaming performance. With exclusive ASUS DirectCU II on board, the GTX 780 Ti DirectCU II runs up to 20% cooler, three times (3X) quieter and 6% faster than reference cards.

6% Faster Game Performance

System Configuration
MB: Rampage IV Extreme
CPU: Intel Core i7
Memory: 16GB( DDR3)
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 SP1

Ultimate Cooling

DirectCU II
DirectCU II
20% Cooler and 3X* Quieter

For Ultimate cooling, ASUS thermal engineers developed the exclusive DirectCU thermal technology. Applying the exclusively designed heatpipes directly onto the GPU core for faster heat dissipation.

Exclusive DirectCU II thermal design includes a direct-GPU contact 10mm copper heatpipe and 220% larger dissipation area to boost heat removal efficiency. It performs 20% cooler and 3X quieter than reference designs.
*Equivalent to 14dB and performance varies depending on system configuration

CoolTech Fan
CoolTech Fan
Proprietary CoolTech fan consists of a hybrid blade and bearing design, with inner radial blower and outer flower-type blades. These provide multi-directional airflow to accelerate heat removal and enable highly stable graphics performance.

Ultimate Stability

DIGI+ VRM with Super Alloy Power
DIGI+ VRM with Super Alloy Power
30% Less Power Noise and 2.5X Greater Durability

Acclaimed DIGI+ VRM has been applied via a 10-phase power design that uses digital voltage regulators to minimize power noise by 30%, enhance power efficiency by 15%, widen voltage modulation tolerance, and improve overall stability and longevity by 2.5 times over reference.

POSCAPs to lower power noise, enhance overclocking, and improve stability far beyond standard analog designs. DIGI+ VRM with Super Alloy Power.
DIGI+ VRM with Super Alloy Power

Ultimate Graphics Tuning

GPU Tweak
GPU Tweak
Real-Time Intuitive Graphics Tuning
  • Shows detailed specs and actual card status with GPU-Z
  • Monitoring widget provides real-time detailed multi-parameter info
  • Automatically checks and updates drivers and BIOS versions

Stream Online Instantly
GPU Tweak streaming tool lets you share on-screen action in real time – so others can watch live as games are played. It's even possible to add scrolling text, pictures, and webcam images to the streaming window.

Color Match Kit
Customize Your Card
Red or gold – the choice is yours! ASUS includes easy-to-apply metallic stickers so you can choose the color to match your motherboard.

Graphics GPU Features
Powered by NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 780 Ti
Powered by NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 780 Ti
NVIDIA® Adaptive V-Sync
NVIDIA® Adaptive V-Sync

Get more than just faster frame rates. Get ultra-smooth gaming every time with NVIDIA® gaming innovation Adaptive Vertical Sync. This technology dynamically adjusts vsync to current frame rates for maximum playability.

SLI Support
SLI Support

Multi-GPU technology for extreme performance.

PCI Express 3.0
PCI Express 3.0

Delivers double the bandwidth per lane of PCIe 2.0 for faster GPU-CPU communication.

NVIDIA® GPU Boost 2.0
NVIDIA® GPU Boost 2.0

Technology for intelligent monitoring of clock speed, ensuring that the GPU runs at its peak and the game is at its highest frame rate possible. It offers new levels of customization, including GPU temperature target, overclocking, and unlocked voltage.

Microsoft DirectX 11.2 API

Play games with advanced effects such as blazing explosions and lifelike characters with 10X faster switching between graphics and physics processing, enabling more complex effects to be rendered in real time.

NVIDIA® 3D Vision™
NVIDIA® 3D Vision™

Transform hunreds of PC games into stereoscopic 3D and enjoy immersive full HD 3D gaming across three displays at an incredible 5760 x 1080 resolution.

Microsoft® DirectX® 11 Support
Microsoft DirectX 11.2 API (Features Level 11_0)

Brings new levels of visual realism to gaming on the PC and get top-notch performance.

Learn more about the ASUS GTX780TI-DC2OC-3GD5

Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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Customer Reviews of the ASUS GTX780TI-DC2OC-3GD5

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  • Eric B.
  • 10/14/2015 12:15:42 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Performer

Pros: Powerful and efficient graphics card. Great heat control solution. Solid Asus construction. An excellent single GPU option.

Cons: This is a big card. Users with small cases beware.

Other Thoughts: This card was a great value at the time of purchase.

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  • Erika B.
  • 9/11/2015 8:29:24 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsSolid .. for about 8 months.

Pros: Decently quiet, ran ever game smoothly and beautifully. Cool.

Cons: Card started to fail 8 months into ownership. Not cool.

Other Thoughts: Crashes started mostly just playing one specific game, then after two weeks became a multiple times a day occurrence. Tried a different card (MSI 980) and like magic, all the crashing and issues stopped, and everything ran smoothly again. Sent the 780ti in for RMA 8/26... got it back today 9/11 ... installed card, updated drivers, started up a game, crashed in 20 minutes. Made 3 more attempts before swapping back to the MSI 980. I'll be calling ASUS on Monday to see what my other options are. I understand that stuff happens, but something crapping out this soon is really not a pleasant experience at all.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Erika,

I am sorry to hear that your video card is crashing and not performing to its full potential. Are all your drivers up to date? If it still crashing after this, that is unfortunate and you will have to request another RMA. If you need any further assistance, feel free to contact me at and I will help you to the best of my abilities. Your case # for reference is N150945997​

Thanks for choosing ASUS

ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • david p.
  • 5/17/2015 10:25:50 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDefective

Pros: Made by a trusted company. Good performance.

Cons: Defective.

Other Thoughts: It took me almost a year to figure out that it was the card. Separating hardware from software and then troubleshooting hardware components without buying an entire new computers worth of parts can a challenge.
Symptoms - Random crash. Full reboot of computer, while playing BF4 and World of Tanks. Initially random. In WoT, it became constant. In BF4, the map Parcel Storm crashed on load 100% of the time.
Troubleshooting - Too much to list here.
Resolution - Swap this card with old ATI HD6850. Constant crash of Wot ended immediately. In BF4 the map Parcel Storm loaded and played for the first time. Ever.
Conclusion - If I had another, known good, GTX 780 Ti to use as a test, the conclusion could be better, but at this point it is enough for me to start looking for a new card.

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  • Matthew M.
  • 4/13/2015 7:56:42 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsMajor Let Down

Pros: Good looking card, metal shrouding, minor color customization options (still cool), powerful, software interface is easy to use

Cons: Unstable, can't get it replaced, expensive, out lots of money

Other Thoughts: I RMA'd this GPU to ASUS about a month ago and all they did was send it right back. And it is still defective. I decided to chat with someone and explain to them all of the troubleshooting I've gone through and why I am 100% sure it is the GPU and all they said was "The GPU is out of stock... keep checking back with us." -Wait, so you can't notify me when you have a replacement available? I even asked if I could pay extra to swap the card for something newer. Nope. Great.... So now I am out a load of money on the most expensive GPU I've ever purchased and can't do the one thing I bought it for: gaming. Why? Because without fail, 30-45 minutes into gaming, it causes a system crash. I suspected many things at first, but the only remedy came when I pulled the GTX 780 out of my wife's rig and put it in mine and all the crashes stopped. Slap the 780TI back in and the crashing resumed. Thoroughly displeased. I've purchased a lot of ASUS products in the past... my last rig and my current rig are like 80% ASUS products (in terms of cost ratio, not component) and I used to love them. I'm wondering if it is time for me to find a new reliable manufacturer.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Matthew,

I want to thank you for posting this review and I understand that you have an issue with the graphics card. On behalf of ASUS we apologize for any inconvenience this issue has caused you but let me go ahead and further assist you. Can we have RMA number or latest case number for us to check and review the case?

Please check if all the troubleshooting steps below was already tried to the unit.

* Check the compatibility of the GPU to the mobo
* Check the video cable compatibility or use different cable or use other PCIe slot for the GPU
* Uninstall the GPU driver and install the latest ones. Be sure to select the "Clean Install" option. Get the latest driver version, or even latest Beta version available from Asus site or from the chipset site
* Update the BIOS of the GPU if possible.

For further technical assistance or if you want to discuss this matter with me, please email me at and put case #N150769307 in the subject line for a reference. I'm here to help you and all others with these issues, as our customer loyalty department dedicated to bringing a resolution to all issues related to our products.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Best regards,
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Desmen .
  • 2/14/2015 8:29:26 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNot too shabby

Pros: Can max any game thats out with at least 50fps as long as its not a poorly optimized ubisoft game.

Cons: The VRM gets really hot like 90c and over at times unless you make a custom fan profile. If you do make a custom fan profile which is very easy with the GPUtweak software which comes with it you can get the VRM temp to about 70c. Also it only has 3gb of VRAM which wont be enough to max future games at high res, its ok for now but if u wanna "future proof" your PC id look for a card with more VRAM.

Other Thoughts: This card is still awesome despite my cons. Also this version of the 780 TI is pretty expensive but luckily i got it on sale for like 350$

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  • phil t.
  • 1/18/2015 4:26:36 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot Worth The Bother

Pros: Once you underclock the card and get the thing to actually work as advertised alls well. At this price point that is not a good thing in my opinion. As stated before it will not support "Nvidia" game settings. Handles generic computer use with no problems and the same with the internet, sites load and transition very well. I sincere, its the best part of the card.

Cons: I guess the fact that I have yet to play one game like COD or Assassins creed (which came with the card) without a crash. I had the added misfortune of needing spine surgery so I stared at my computer parts for a few months before i got to work. First came "PCI" related crashes and that took a couple weeks to learn it was USB 3 and then when all the stars aligned I loaded a game and it crashed In the interim i wasted a whole day on multiple MIRs. Lesson learned the hard way (as they all seem to be) NEVER MIR until you know the part works. I tried calling newegg to swap for replacement card as reviews are saying i should get 100 FPS at 1080p on cod, i'm not connecting to a stream of monitors nor playing 3d at super high resolution . Since I don't have the "barcode chunk" and only have everything else it turned out the box is worthless as is the remainder. So Newegg wownt help to "REPLACE A JUNK CARD" they sold. I only did a new build and got like 20 boxes. I called Asus and they did not disappoint. They will replace the card for a used one. I just purchased an asrock board because of the "help" they offered back then, sent me a MOBO that had a massive 2" squared what looked like toothpaste all over tons of leads and circuits and explanation was the p6t was no longer in production. Well at least he had a sliver of a point as it was over 3 yrs after the purchase but then id imagine you replace for something comparable and id pay the difference. In the end i mailed them back their garbage board and purchased a new one.
The beauty of it is Asrock tech support is more worthless then Asus because they cant speak english if their life depended on it and DONT ask for another rep because he will be WORST no joke had to hang up it was that bad. Thank heaven for internet and knowledgeable ppl otherwise id still have that error. Thus ive gotten to the point where i will no build another computer i will buy it and i'll leave the headaches behind.
i've only spent around $500 on a single GPU to go through this headache and under 200 for the extreme6. But dont despair, the caring/educated and linguistically unchallenged have move to Corsair and still there at EVGA. "you have a problem with your board we need your CC # as collateral and sending you a replacement now" all it took. Lastly, ppl need to stop complaining about petty stuff. "yeah i got my board in today it was cracked from transit i called the co told them about and they sent out replacement next day" and they rate a co with one star. Stuff happens no co makes 100% perfect stuff this fall etc. if they address your issue ASAP they its a 5 not a 1. If they tell u sorry ur missing an inch off the box we can help or send you a used replacement and your worst off then when you started.

Other Thoughts: I told the story to my brother who works IT for some CO and usually hes worthless and lazy tells me to google it, this time he came through.
The solution is to slow your card and UNDERCLOCK your $500 GPU to get it to run. With that logic I could of saved myself $1000+ and just gotten meger avg parts like a $50 HD not SSD or cooling or i7, just spend $400 on a build and you'll sleep well because it makes you free to pull out the malfunctioning part and beat it with a bat and order a new one.
All i can do is hope i dont find "toothpaste" on the replacement, who knows what that paste was.
All jokes aside i dont recommend this board.

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  • Michael G.
  • 1/18/2015 11:52:25 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsFast and broken

Pros: I have not yet seen any game or benchmark which this card renders under 60 fps. So the performance is great.

Cons: I need to figure out how to RMA to Asus, because the card causes random system crashes when under moderate load. Sometimes they occur after a few minutes of gameplay, and sometimes it's after a few hours. I know that the driver is not an issue; it happens in both Windows and Ubuntu, and all of my other components work together without the card while playing games.

Other Thoughts: unreliable product

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  • Justin W.
  • 1/10/2015 12:34:33 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsLove it when it works

Pros: Can Run almost any game I throw at it on ultra at 1080p

Cons: Causes my computer to crash when I start up any form of game that is remotely intensive. Always without fail DayZ causes my rig to crash

Other Thoughts: great when it works sucks when it doesn't

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  • YIN X.
  • 1/7/2015 1:11:45 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsKeep crushing when play World of Warcraft

Pros: Quiet and cool when not playing game.

Easily handle the games I played at 3440 x 1440 resolution, like Call of Duty, Dragon Age, LOL, etc.

Cons: Keep crashing and reboot when I play World of Warcraft. Crash after few seconds I logged into the game.

At beginning I thought it is too hot , so I turned the fan speed to 100%, still crash. Then I tried different drivers, still crash. Tried my old DELL U2410 @ 1920X1200, still crash.

My old (2) 560ti SLI have no problem when play World of Warcraft.

Other Thoughts: Maybe I need try different PSU or other CPU or motherboard combo to find out it's the video card's problem or other hardware's problem.

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  • Andrey S.
  • 1/7/2015 6:17:06 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWorst support ever

Pros: Good cooling, quiet, good performance (see cons, it fails on high quality)

Cons: Stops working on any near-max settings. Can't even support the NVidia-provided recommended settings. System just crashes. And it's a known problem. ASUS forums are filled with this. The card is very, very buggy.

You may just pray that your instance will have no problems, but that's pure luck. And if you're not that lucky - well, welcome the hell.

ASUS support is TERRIBLE. There no word in the modern language to describe all the crapfulness of ASUS support.

It takes months for them to actually do anything. Lots of your time and nerves and no result. I have actually never seen such low quality of support in my life before I've contacted ASUS.

Never ever buy anything from them. Really. I warned you =)

Buy any other card, from any other manufacturer, but not ASUS. It's TWO MONTHS (already, and still going) that it takes them to replace my item.

It's 4 (yes, FOUR) RMA cases their support guys have created and their replacement dept still can't process. It will take hours, even days of your life to chat with ASUS support and huge amount of absolutely unnecessary actions.

I have never imagined that there could be such level of support at any still alive manufacturer.

Update - I have the problem with their PCE-AC68 network card - and it's the very same infinite replacement process. I've just skipped that and returned an item to the retailer directly, cause I was not going for the same nightmare again.

P.S. If you still want to give it a try - buy any ASUS items only from retailers that have good return policy that will free you from necessity to talk to ASUS support. Sadly, Newegg doesn't.

Other Thoughts: N/A

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