Update: You may have seen this information pop up on TechSpot yesterday, which was the result of an embargo date mix-up. It has been republished at the correct time in its original form below.
If you thought the current flurry of graphics card launches was over, think again, as today Nvidia launched the GeForce GTX 780 Ti. Positioned as the top-tier graphics card in the GeForce 700 series, the GTX 780 Ti features a fully unlocked GK110 GPU core with all 2880 CUDA cores, 240 TMUs and 48 ROPs.
As well as bumping the amount of CUDA cores, the GTX 780 Ti sees higher clock speeds compared to the GTX Titan. The Titan's boost clock speed of 876 MHz becomes the 780 Ti's base core clock, with the GPU now coming with a 928 MHz boost. Memory-wise, the 780 Ti features 3 GB of 7,000 MHz effective GDDR5 VRAM on a 384-bit bus.
With these specification boosts, the GTX 780 Ti is expected to perform better than both the GTX Titan and the freshly-released AMD Radeon R9 290X, although it will come at a price. Starting tomorrow you'll be able to pick up a GTX 780 Ti for $699, which is $150 more than the R9 290X, $200 more than the GTX 780, and $300 more than the ultra-competitive Radeon R9 290.
The 780 Ti features two DVI ports, a HDMI port and a DisplayPort, like most other GeForce 700 series GPUs, and requires a 6+8pin PCIe power connector. All the usual APIs, including DirectX 11.2, OpenGL 4.4, PhysX, Surround and 3D Vision, are supported by the flagship card.
While we don't have a review of this card ready just yet, stay tuned as the fastest single-GPU Nvidia-made card, and likely the fastest single-GPU card overall, hits our test bed in the coming days.
The Radeon R9 290X is AMD's latest and most powerful GPU set to go head to head with Nvidia's GTX 780 and the GTX Titan, in spite of being offered at a lower price at launch. The R9 290X GPU core is clocked at 1000MHz and packs a 4GB frame buffer. The R9 290X sports a pair of dual DL-DVI connectors, an HDMI 1.4a port, a DisplayPort 1.2 socket and a dual BIOS switch, it supports a max resolution of 2560x1600 on up to three monitors as well as Ultra HD.
The Radeon R9 290 is the non-X version of the company's flagship GPU, offering the greatest bang for your buck if you are looking for a top performing, high-end GPU. It features 4GB GDDR5 of RAM and 512-bit bus for 320GB/s of bandwidth. The I/O panel includes a pair of dual DL-DVI connectors, an HDMI 1.4a port and a DisplayPort 1.2 socket. The R9 290 supports a max resolution of 2560x1600 on up to three monitors as well as Ultra HD (also known as 4K) over both HDMI 1.4b and DisplayPort 1.2.
The Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 features two dual-link DVIs, one HDMI and one DisplayPort connector. With 2304 CUDA cores at its disposal, 3GB of RAM and 64-bit memory controllers for a 384-bit wide memory bus. Paired with a 6008Mhz GDDR5 memory clock, it provides up to 288.4GB/sec of peak memory bandwidth to the GPU.
The GeForce GTX Titan is a single GPU graphics card packing 2688 SPUs, 224 TAUs and 48 ROPs. The card's memory subsystem consists of six 64-bit memory controllers (384-bit) with 6GB of GDDR5 memory running at 6008MHz, which works out to a peak bandwidth of 288.4GB/s
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