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ASUS announces GeForce GTX 780 6GB STRIX Edition

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ASUS has just announced its newest high-end graphics card.

ASUS is joining Palit, Gainward and EVGA with its 6GB version of GeForce GTX 780. Surprisingly it is not DirectCU II or ROG Matrix series. Instead, ASUS launched a brand new series called STRIX. The card features newnew cooler design, which reminds me of some Colorful’s solutions. It has a neat feature of zero noise emission (fans are not spinning) when the card is not in use. It’s an amazing technology and hopefully more AIB manufactures will adopt it. The box art suggests STRIX GTX 780 would generate zero dBs, which is simply most likely impossible if it has a coil whine problem.

zero noise emission (fans are not spinning) when the card is not in use.

http://videocardz.com/50542/asus-announces-geforce-gtx-780-6gb-strix-edition

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Hmm, more of a fan (badum tish) of the stock 780 cooler, not really liking the look of this one.
 
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The non fan is a interesting idea and , hopefully it doesnt just let the card idle at a higher temp
 

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I would of thought that a fan going from stopped to spinning would be more intrusive than one going from spinning slowly to spinning faster.
 
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"zero noise emission (fans are not spinning) when the card is not in use."

Wow mine does that too when the pc is turned off !

GTX 780 is a few days away from being a 1 year old chip...and it's still strong. Thats quite impressive when you think that is almost a decade in 'graphics cards years' :D
 
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In principal this sounds like a great idea (like the PSU's that only start spinning the fan beyond a certain load), but in practice the majority of graphics cards are basically silent at idle now anyway (yes even the reference 290/290X).
 
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