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Inno3D iChill GeForce GTX 780 preview: almost a Titan

Inno3D is a brand that's fairly new to us. We recently reviewed the Inno3D iChill GeForce GTX 660, and today it's time for the iChill GeForce GTX 780. It's a GTX 780, but not just any. The iChill has a huge cooler and is significantly overclocked, which gives it Titan-like performance for a 780-like price. Inno3D expects it to be slightly more expensive than a dime-a-dozen 780, you'll have to pay around £570 for the Inno3D iChill GeForce GTX 780.

We won't go into the specifics of the standard GeForce GTX 780 in this article, read our in-depth review for that information.

The iChill card is significantly overclocked. The standard GeForce GTX 780 has a GPU that runs at 863 MHz with a 902 MHz Boost clock, along with a standard memory clock frequency of 1502 MHz. Inno3D slightly increased the latter to 1533 MHz, but the GPU is much faster at 1006 MHz with a 1046 MHz Boost clock.

The impressive overclocking is made possible by the huge cooler on the iChill, called the HerculeZ X3 Ultra. It's three slots wide and has three 9cm fans. The cooler measures almost 30cm x 10cm. The heatsink consists of two parts connected to five 6mm heatpipes. The fans are controlled separately and are also able to suck air from the side, which Inno3D did to make it possible to place two iChill GTX 780s in SLI right next to each other.

On the side of the cooler there's a large iChill logo that lights up in white, which is nice if you have a chassis with a transparent side panel. A nice bonus is that you can replace the plexiglass plate with the logo with your own, if you're a casemodder. Underneath that plate is the Turbo Boost Jumper, which lets you set the fans at maximum speed in order to achieve the best possible overclocking results. The back side of the card also has a nice finish in the form of an aluminium plate. You can read the rest of Inno3D iChill GeForce GTX 780 review: almost a Titan! on