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

By Scorpus · 20 replies
Nov 6, 2013
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  1. 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...

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  2. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    Cant wait to see a benchmark.
  3. godrilla

    godrilla TS Rookie Posts: 16

    Please have a gtx 690 on the list of graphics cards early benchmarks still shows the gtx 690 single best nvidia graphics card even with this beast. My 17 month old gtx 690 stable 17 month oc gets x5600 on firestrike vs x5600 on 300mhz oc on the gtx 780ti.
    If the benchmarks are are better than my stable oc I will look to upgrade.
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  4. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder This guy again... Posts: 2,198   +593

    Holy hot ****, 2880 Cuda Cores, that's way higher than was expected by everyone to be like 2600 Cores in between the Titan. This is going to be epic, but at a price, now im really anxious to see how much better it performs than the titan which is officially dead as of tomorrow unless they knock some green off the price tag.

    Though at a 700 buck price point, that's going to be a tough sell unless its got at least a 15% or more bump in performance. Now im having second thoughts about the getting the 290X depending on how powerful this is!

    Can this really even be called a 780ti, besides the drop in VRAM from a titan, this is more like a titan ti. :p
  5. Yes, please have a gtx 690 in the list when you compare!
    thank you!
  6. Capaill

    Capaill TS Evangelist Posts: 452   +180

    Please have a HD5850 in the list when you compare!
    Haha. That card is so good - I'm struggling to find a newer card that significantly outperforms it while remaining cool and quiet for under 200 euro. But there seems to be a lot of movement lately in graphics card releases so maybe it's time to finally upgrade.
    Then again, I play on 1680x1050 so I won't use the extra horsepower of newer cards. And we're still on DirectX 11 so there have been no advancements there. I guess I'll wait until DirectX 12 comes out. Or until somebody buys me a 30 inch monitor. Or 2.

    What's so good about these new cards for a low-end user like myself? Is there really much of an improvement?
  7. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,146   +911

    Well the Titan still has a few tricks up it's sleeve, but for gaming, yep, it's really not worth it, hell it hasn't been since the 780 arrived.

    Linus has done a review:

    It does blow everything else out the water so it's price is at least justified if a little bit expensive, Still stays cool and quiet and seems it overclocks very well, I believe they got it (easily) to 1.3GHz on the core using the stock cooler! Eats more power than the titan and 780 (Obviously) but still less than the 290 series.

    Overall, I want one and plan on getting one ASAP! xD
  8. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder This guy again... Posts: 2,198   +593

    Burty117 Yea just saw it a bit ago, looks like a good card better than what was expected to be honest. One thing that bugged me was they said in the doc they attach that the overclock results would be there yet I did not see one for the 780ti (If I missed it point it out lol). The problem with that test is that they can get the 290 overclocked and the 290x is not overclocking well for them (probably a heat constraint) so were really not getting a good comparison there for the performance between them (I mean in some test the 290 was beating its big brother x variant because of the higher overclock achieved).

    Its a great card for sure, im now going to sit this one over and think about the cost's to performance when buying 2 and grabbing blocks plus its performance in 3 monitor gaming. I may go ahead and switch back to NVidia if I can justify the price, but im still wanting more information before I pull the trigger.
  9. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    That's always been the case with the top dog card. It will carry a premium based solely on that fact
    Yup. The new power balancing feature and split phase power delivery are likely offering a cleaner and more precise current. The 780 Ti also has software for increasing voltage of the NCP4206 voltage controller (previously a software mod or the province of the 780 Classified and Lightning).
    Without any additional voltage 1100-1200MHz seems the range ( 1120/1173 at TPU, 1161/1213 at OCC, 1075/1205-1276 at G3D, 1100/1152-1230 at bit-tech for example)
    Here's PCGH's everything overclocked comparison

    I think I'll join you. I had planned on getting GTX 780 Classified's but the 780 Ti version appeals more now. The 14+2+1 phase (up from reference 6+2+1), dual 8-pin power, and I expect at the very least, the Classified's 1.3v voltage allowance should ensure that my credit card needs to go onto life support very soon. Also rumoured that EVGA will produce a 6GB version of the Classified :eek:
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  10. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,997   +1,317

    110 degrees? its ok thats normal. they swear.
    The good news is you can spend the money you WOULD spend powering your heater this winter on your graphics card and on powering instead. Whenever you get cold, you can just run a stress test.
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  11. backo

    backo TS Enthusiast Posts: 59   +8

    nVidia seem to be doing a better job when it comes to efficiency. Their GPUs usually consume less power than their AMD counter parts, and definitely have better stock coolers. However I think the price is a bit much. An R9 290X + aftermarket cooler will still cost less than a 780Ti. I personally am waiting for OC version of R9 290 with Windforce.
    Even if the price of the normal 780 was equal to the 290 I cannot ignore the potential of Mantle. Still I will reserve finale judgement for when the Mantle update of Battlefield 4 arrives to decide.
    Anyways heads off to AMD for starting a price and performance war... one can only hope they can start making decent CPUs soon too.
  12. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    That is literally what I did in winter in my dorm room. :) Fired up Furmark on all my machines while getting ready and preparing breakfast.
  13. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,997   +1,317

    I loled, thanks for that.
  14. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 855   +121

    What game is worth $700 to play on Ultra?
  15. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,997   +1,317

    how about every game for the next 3 years? is that enough? (assuming the buyer has no other good use for the money)
  16. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 1,936   +1,101

    Anandtechs 780ti review is up, it's 20% faster then a standard 780 and 11% faster then a 290X.
  17. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,146   +911

    Plus eats slightly less power and is considerably cooler and quieter and still managed a fairly decent overclock, I AM getting one xD
  18. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    I'd suggest maybe holding out until the end of the month. The stock cooler on the 780 Ti is causing the card to throttle - not as badly as the 290/290X, but it is noticeable depending on the ambient temp and chassis airflow.
    ComputerBase has a review of the first vendor OC'ed cards. The Gigabyte Windforce 3 looks very solid. Normally I'd look at the price and say that for £100 more, a R9-290 CrossfireX beats the 780Ti into a cocked hat, but the black screen issue that seems to be popping up with these cards is a bit of a worry. Until AMD speak up about it - whether it be bad memory IC's, BIOS, or PowerTune, I would steer clear of them for the time being.
  19. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,146   +911

    But I hate coolers like the Windforce 3, why can't these vendors make coolers that blow out of the case instead of inside :( and I've got a window on the side of my case and the current light in the 780 looks epic! How much is it throttling back?
  20. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    The throttling isn't too severe at stock clocks/voltage:
    From Hardware France:
    928MHz is the minimum boost speed, so 915MHz average isn't too bad considering the card was pre-heated before testing. A manually set fan profile would make the throttling a non-issue at the expense of an increase in sound.
    W1zzard at TPU reported an average clockspeed of 993MHz with the stock cooler so you aren't losing any actual performace by sticking with the reference blower over a proprietary air cooled solution assuming adequate airflow.
  21. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,146   +911

    Oooww ok, that's fine with me, I've got plenty of airflow in my case so that's not too much of an issue and I already use a custom fan profile for my 780 when I have it beyond 1.1GHz anyway so I'm used to that, still pretty quiet in my case xD

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