Out of the box the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 3GB already does an excellent job of putting out some fantastic gaming numbers. Often we can see the model really doesn't sit all that far behind the epic GTX TITAN, considering the $350 price difference between the two models, this is really something quite special indeed.
With the gap at times being quite small, it doesn't come as too much of a surprise when we see the overclocked GTX 780 3GB close that gap to the point where there's almost nothing between the two models. At times you see the overclocked GTX 780 3GB even manage to sneak ahead. Most the time, though, we do see it continue to fall slightly behind its big brother the GTX TITAN, if not by only a few FPS.
Going through the results there's some important performance increases that are brought to the table with overclocking, which include times when we move below 60 FPS to over it, resulting in what we would call non-playable to playable. Along with that we also see times where we just get some extra FPS in that 60 FPS realm which we appreciate as it gives us a bit more breathing room for a solid gameplay experience.
Out of the box the GTX 780 3GB was already putting out some great performance numbers and when overclocked, you can see those numbers are improved even further, and of course extending its lead on AMD's Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition.
The big thing that GTX 780 overclocking brings to the table is an increase in value for the new NVIDIA model. Considering how overclocking closes the gap between this $649 card and the $999 GTX TITAN, the GTX 780 3GB instantly begins looking even more attractive.
It will be interesting to see what companies do when it comes to pre-overclocked retail models, but for now it's obvious that there's some decent head room to be had and NVIDIA has a good thing in the GTX 780.
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