Nvidia launches the GTX 780 Ti, fully unlocks the GK110 core for $699

By on November 7, 2013, 8:00 AM

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.

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