For those who've been following our reviews, take note that we've replaced our old test rig with a brand new one for 2013. Here are the new specs we'll be running with:
Here's the list of cards we'll be testing:
N.B.: There's a slight discrepancy in driver versions used across all the cards, but bear with us updating of benchmarks is an ongoing process, especially on our new test rig. Despite this, the differences shoudn't be alarming as they are fairly recent releases and still paint a reasonably accurate expectation of where the new card stands among the competition.
For this review, we naturally expect the Gigabyte GTX 780 to score better than the reference design thanks to its factory overclock. As such, we will be paying more attention to its overclocking potential, temperature and power consumption. For this, we've chosen to streamline our results reporting to a very select set of benchmarks as outlined below. For a full set of benchmark and comparison results for the stock GTX 780 you may refer to our original review.