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3 super-fast GTX 780s: EVGA's Classified, Gigabyte's GHz Edition and MSI's Lightning

Since the May launch of Nvidia's GeForce GTX 780 graphics card, many partner cards have appeared and recently we received three pretty interesting ones. EVGA sent us the GeForce GTX 780 Classified, their flagship GTX 780 card. Gigabyte provided their GHz Edition, and we tested the overclocking card from MSI, the N780 Lightning.

EVGA always launches a number of cards every time Nvidia introduces a new GPU and the Classified is always the most high-end model. Because EVGA only uses the very best GPUs for that card, not as many are available compared to the standard versions.

The Classified cards typically have very high clock frequencies, and the EVGA GTX 780 is no exception. The reference GeForce GTX 780 has a GPU clocked at 863 MHz with a 902 MHz Boost clock, and the EVGA Classified is clocked at 1020 MHz with a 993 Mhz Boost clock. The memory clock frequency remains unchanged, likely due to pressure from Nvidia. You can read the rest of this preview on