EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Superclocked ACX 3GB (03G-P4-2784-KR)
EVGA Corporation offers as many as eight GeForce GTX 780s to everyone's taste and budget. We can hardly name any other manufacturer that provides such a broad choice of Nvidia’s top-end graphics cards. The eight models differ in clock rates and even cooling systems, among which we can find two with waterblocks for liquid cooling. EVGA’s product range keeps on evolving, by the way. Recently the company has announced a number of GeForce GTX 760 and 780 products with dual BIOS. We haven’t yet got one, but the EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Superclocked ACX 3GB (03G-P4-2784-KR) is quite an exciting model in its own right.
Its key features are indicated on the front of its rather compact box. For detailed descriptions you can refer to the back of the packaging.
There is a small window in the box so that you could check out a sticker on the card and make sure it is the product you need rather than something else.
The accessories are numerous, including two manuals (brief and full versions) and various stickers:
Then, in three individual packs, there are two power adapters, a DVI->D-Sub adapter, and a software CD:
A huge EVGA Gaming poster is included with the product. You may want to hang it above the computer case with your new EVGA graphics card inside.
The accessories are added in the USA, although the card itself is manufactured in China. It costs $659, which is a mere $10 more than the recommended price for GeForce GTX 780s. Its warranty period is 3 years.
The EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Superclocked ACX is compact (268x100x38 mm) and beautiful. The plastic cooler casing is painted a matte paint with grainy texture, which looks splendid together with the two glossy fans.
As additional touches that contribute to the exclusive exterior of the product, there are the gold-colored inserts with manufacturer and model names, the figured grid imitations, the lacquered edging with the name of the cooling system, and the chrome-like plastic inserts on the top of the casing.
With all these embellishments, the EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Superclocked ACX is one of the most aesthetically pleasing devices in the top-performance category.
We’ve come to expect original solutions from EVGA, even when its products are based on reference designs. Here, we can see an enlarged vent grid in the card's mounting bracket.
The selection of video interfaces is standard with dual-link DVI-I and DVI-D ports, an HDMI 1.4a port, and a DisplayPort 1.2. The power and SLI connectors are standard as well and can be found in their conventional locations. They are easily accessible, unlike on MSI cards, for example.
The cooling system is secured with four screws around the GPU, so we could easily take it off:
It was somewhat harder to remove the metal plate that covers the graphics memory and power components, especially as it held firmly with its thermal pads even after we had unfastened the screws. With the metal plate out of our way, we could make sure that we were dealing with a copy of the reference GeForce GTX 780.
The power system includes 6 phases for the GPU and 3 phases for the graphics card and PLL.
The GPU voltage regulator is based on an ON Semiconductor NCP4206 controller.