ASUS STRIX GTX 780 OC 6GB SLI Video Card Review

You’ve seen the new ASUS STRIX GTX 780 OC Edition 6GB DirectCU II video card, now let’s look at two of these in an SLI configuration! We will explore 4K and NV Surround performance with two ASUS STRIX video cards for the ultimate high-resolution experience and see if the extra memory helps this GPU make better strides at high resolutions.

Introduction

We have evaluated a single ASUS STRIX GTX 780 OC Edition 6GB DirectCU II video card. This $579 video card comes with a completely custom hardware engineered build from ASUS. You will find all of AMD’s high-end components for this video card based around a GeForce GTX 780 GPU. In addition ASUS has doubled the VRAM to 6GB to offer the best high-resolution experience. This video card also offers ASUS’ new STRIX technology which keeps this video card quiet under operation. The fans do not engage until a certain temp is reached, then these spin on slowly and ramp as needed. This design has succeeded in its design goals of being a quiet video card with performance to back it up.

Even with further overclocking the ASUS STRIX GTX 780 6GB video card has room to grow.

Today however we are looking at the very high-resolution capable nature of the ASUS STRIX GTX 780 OC 6GB by utilizing two of these cards in SLI for better performance to exploit 4K and NV Surround gaming at 3840x2160 / 2160p / 4K resolution, and 5760x1200 resolution.

SLI Setup

Setting up SLI was easy. We simply installed two ASUS STRIX GTX 780 OC 6GB video cards, attached the SLI cable and installed the drivers. We had no issues getting SLI to work at NV Surround or on a 4K display. In today’s testing we are going to run all three configurations of video cards on both a 4K display and 3x1 triple-display at 3840x2160 and 5760x1200. These resolutions will push the use of the 6GB of VRAM. We will also run some apples to apples tests that push VRAM even harder by turning on MSAA.

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