MSI Geforce GTX 780 Gaming Edition 3GB Graphics Card - £169.99 + £9.90 postage (£179.89) @ OcUK
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MSI Geforce GTX 780 Gaming Edition 3GB Graphics Card - £169.99 + £9.90 postage (£179.89) @ OcUK

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Found 12th Oct 2015
Decent deal for a last gen card, almost as fast as a 970 which is £70-80 more expensive. Also brilliant if you already have an older one to SLI with!

Free postage if you're an OcUK forum member

edit: looks like the normal Gaming Edition has sold out, but the OC version with slightly faster clock speeds is still available (£10 more)!

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The new GeForce GTX 780 is all about hyper-realistic gaming and next generation technology. The GeForce GTX 780 features the same record-breaking GK110 GPU used in GeForce GTX TITAN. The massively powerful NVIDIA Kepler ™ based GPU contains 50% more cores than its GTX 680 predecessor AND comes with 3GB of high-speed GDDR5 and NVIDIA GPU Boost 2.0 technology. GeForce GTX 780's 384-bit memory interface provides up to 288.4GB/sec of peak memory bandwidth to the GPU. All this combines to give you over a 40% gaming performance upgrade.
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Perfect timing if you are wanting to reach the recommended specs for Fallout 4:

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Amazing deal. Thanks
Wow. Great price for a very decent card still.
it's a good card yes but Nvidia have gimped previous gen card's for the latest drivers so people will but Maxwell, I've got a a 780 Ti and on paper that should completely demolish the 970 but it's only 5%-10% better at best on average in game's.
shkurti

it's a good card yes but Nvidia have gimped previous gen card's for the … it's a good card yes but Nvidia have gimped previous gen card's for the latest drivers so people will but Maxwell, I've got a a 780 Ti and on paper that should completely demolish the 970 but it's only 5%-10% better at best on average in game's.



​rollback to a previous driver then?
shkurti

it's a good card yes but Nvidia have gimped previous gen card's for the … it's a good card yes but Nvidia have gimped previous gen card's for the latest drivers so people will but Maxwell, I've got a a 780 Ti and on paper that should completely demolish the 970 but it's only 5%-10% better at best on average in game's.


Sounds like conspiracy theories to me
I did a little research and turns out this card is very good under load when it comes to noise levels (and also when not under load). I just inherited a new computer so I have picked this up to give it a little GFX boost.

Heat added
sh20

I did a little research and turns out this card is very good under load … I did a little research and turns out this card is very good under load when it comes to noise levels (and also when not under load). I just inherited a new computer so I have picked this up to give it a little GFX boost. Heat added


I wouldn't be surprised if they went after the first few minutes. Still waiting for conformation of payment.
shkurti

it's a good card yes but Nvidia have gimped previous gen card's for the … it's a good card yes but Nvidia have gimped previous gen card's for the latest drivers so people will but Maxwell, I've got a a 780 Ti and on paper that should completely demolish the 970 but it's only 5%-10% better at best on average in game's.



Load of crap. Kepler cards are not getting worse. Maxwell cards are just getting better as the engineers learn to optimise for the new architecture. All optimisation for kepler has been done.
silkyskills

I wouldn't be surprised if they went after the first few minutes. Still … I wouldn't be surprised if they went after the first few minutes. Still waiting for conformation of payment.



Yep I am still awaiting confirmation - fingers crossed.

edit: it's been shipped!
Edited by: "sh20" 12th Oct 2015
Optimus_Toaster

Load of crap. Kepler cards are not getting worse. Maxwell cards are just … Load of crap. Kepler cards are not getting worse. Maxwell cards are just getting better as the engineers learn to optimise for the new architecture. All optimisation for kepler has been done.


Latest drivers are giving me worse performance on the same games that should not have changed it at all, have to revert all the way back to 353.38 to get some actual gpu usage (as low as 30% in Tera for example in the latest, however going back to the earlier driver and full 99% usage with no slideshow frames).

Don't know why people are arguing there has been no crippling, they clearly have been dropping fixes for the previous series.


Looks like their website cant handle the demand, unable to load anything on their site at the moment.
Madafwo

Looks like their website cant handle the demand, unable to load anything … Looks like their website cant handle the demand, unable to load anything on their site at the moment.


They have a 770 at £100 quid and I think everyone just went overclockers crazy
Glix

Latest drivers are giving me worse performance on the same games that … Latest drivers are giving me worse performance on the same games that should not have changed it at all, have to revert all the way back to 353.38 to get some actual gpu usage (as low as 30% in Tera for example in the latest, however going back to the earlier driver and full 99% usage with no slideshow frames).Don't know why people are arguing there has been no crippling, they clearly have been dropping fixes for the previous series.



I've not seen any performance drops with my titan. In fact games like witcher 3 and gta v have had their performance increase with new drivers.
silkyskills

They have a 770 at £100 quid and I think everyone just went overclockers … They have a 770 at £100 quid and I think everyone just went overclockers crazy



Maybe they should pump a few more quid into their web servers then...
Glix

Latest drivers are giving me worse performance on the same games that … Latest drivers are giving me worse performance on the same games that should not have changed it at all, have to revert all the way back to 353.38 to get some actual gpu usage (as low as 30% in Tera for example in the latest, however going back to the earlier driver and full 99% usage with no slideshow frames).Don't know why people are arguing there has been no crippling, they clearly have been dropping fixes for the previous series.

If they are doing that then someone would be initiating a class action lawsuit.
Badongkadong

If they are doing that then someone would be initiating a class action … If they are doing that then someone would be initiating a class action lawsuit.

If that were the case there would be benchmarks of older games getting worse all over the pc sites.

Edited by: "silkyskills" 12th Oct 2015
Nvidia has been causing issues for older gen cards (aka not 900 series) as my 780 has lost its edge due to driver updates.
Optimus_Toaster

I've not seen any performance drops with my titan. In fact games like … I've not seen any performance drops with my titan. In fact games like witcher 3 and gta v have had their performance increase with new drivers.



Your titan bulldozes ahead regardless.

My Asus GTX670 needs all the help it can get.
Edited by: "Glix" 12th Oct 2015
*sigh* website time-out.
Sucks down 250w of power so you would need a decent PSU to go with it.
baddison

Sucks down 250w of power so you would need a decent PSU to go with it.


wouldn't go with anything under a decent 550W psu. Might get away with a decent gold rated 500W but it's risky.

Edited by: "silkyskills" 12th Oct 2015
FUU 780 or 780 ti i dont know!!!
Overclockers have R9 270X for £89 also
Is this worth £180, with 970s popping up for £220 from time-to-time? Genuine question?
TacticalTimbo

Is this worth £180, with 970s popping up for £220 from time-to-time? G … Is this worth £180, with 970s popping up for £220 from time-to-time? Genuine question?


Yes. It's £40 difference and free delivery for overclockers forum members which is near on £50 difference for a card that is 10% off a 970 on sale.


Edited by: "silkyskills" 12th Oct 2015
Anyone know if the 6 gig version is a good deal @ £240? Thanks.
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benjic

Anyone know if the 6 gig version is a good deal @ £240? Thanks.


TBH you'll likely run out of performance before you run out of memory. The number of scenarios where the extra 3GB makes a real difference between playable and unplayable frame rates is pretty miniscule.
Website was down for maintenance but back up now.
jyjyjy

TBH you'll likely run out of performance before you run out of memory. … TBH you'll likely run out of performance before you run out of memory. The number of scenarios where the extra 3GB makes a real difference between playable and unplayable frame rates is pretty miniscule.



Unless you're running at higher resolutions then the increase in VRAM makes a much bigger difference. If you're running at resolutions greater than 1440p then you will see a benefit from more VRAM. If not, the bottle neck is on raw performance not memory.
Edited by: "CABellamy" 12th Oct 2015
any discount codes for overclockers guys?
CABellamy

Unless you're running at higher resolutions then the increase in VRAM … Unless you're running at higher resolutions then the increase in VRAM makes a much bigger difference. If you're running at resolutions greater than 1440p then you will see a benefit from more VRAM. If not, the bottle neck is on raw performance not memory.


Yeah, I have a 4k monitor - would the 6 gig card come anywhere close to cutting the mustard, or should I just save up towards a £500 odd card?
benjic

Yeah, I have a 4k monitor - would the 6 gig card come anywhere close to … Yeah, I have a 4k monitor - would the 6 gig card come anywhere close to cutting the mustard, or should I just save up towards a £500 odd card?

Better off getting a 980ti
Madafwo

Looks like their website cant handle the demand, unable to load anything … Looks like their website cant handle the demand, unable to load anything on their site at the moment.



works fine right now
silkyskills

Better off getting a 980ti



yeah 780 or 780 SLI will not cut it at 4K for latest and future titles IMO
P_K

yeah 780 or 780 SLI will not cut it at 4K for latest and future titles IMO



heres the thing, even a 980ti cant play 4k games maxed out at 60fps man.
It's standard practice for nVidia to tweak drivers for the latest games with little thought about what older stuff they break.
HaganeD

heres the thing, even a 980ti cant play 4k games maxed out at 60fps man.



If that's the case - maybe I should get a cheaper card than a 980ti and wait a year or so. The 6 gig version of this card comes in at about half the price of 980ti.

So, would the 6 gig version be a benefit at all for 1440p, or anything at all, over the 3 gig; or is 3 gig the sweetspot for the performance this card offers?
benjic

If that's the case - maybe I should get a cheaper card than a 980ti and … If that's the case - maybe I should get a cheaper card than a 980ti and wait a year or so. The 6 gig version of this card comes in at about half the price of 980ti.So, would the 6 gig version be a benefit at all for 1440p, or anything at all, over the 3 gig; or is 3 gig the sweetspot for the performance this card offers?



from what ive seen paying an extra 70 for another 3gb isnt worth it for the couple extra fps you may get. Ive gathered this from the benchmark videos i have seen, but have a look at some for yourself to see aswell.
A GTX780 will play anything at decent settings, you just wont be doing 4K res with it.
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