Just as we wrote a couple of days ago, Nvidia has picked the 23rd of May as the official launch date for its new Geforce GTX 780 graphics card based on the 28nm GK110 GPU, the same one that is behind the high-end GTX Titan graphics card.
The new GK110-based Geforce GTX 780 features 2304 CUDA cores, 192 Texture Units, 48 ROPS and will work at 863MHz base and 900MHz Boost GPU clocks. The new GTX 780 graphics card will pack 3GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 6GHz and paired up with a 384-bit memory interface. It also shares the same 250W TDP as the GTX Titan.
On the GPU level, the GK110 on the GTX 780 features a total of 12 SMXs or 2 less than the GTX Titan and despite the fact that it has the same rated TDP, it should have a bit more TDP room for GPU Boost 2.0 to kick in and provide additional performance boost when needed.
The good side of the story is that it already comes with a rather impressive GTX Titan cooler that will give a lot of headache to those partners that decide to go for a custom cooling solution.
Performance wise, the GTX 780 steps in between the GTX 680/Radeon HD 7970GHz Edition and GTX Titan. It practically does not have any competition, at least not yet and can be considered as a great move from Nvidia to fill in the big gap between high-end dual-GPU solutions and GTX Titan and the GTX 680 and Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition that fill the US $450 price range. Compared to those two, the GTX 780 ends up about 20+ percent faster and packs quite a punch for buck.
With a US $649/€649 price tag, the Nvidia Geforce GTX 780 is far from cheap, but it is pretty much justified as it is still way cheaper than GTX Titan and expectedly as well as justifiably more expensive than the GTX 680 and AMD's Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition.
In any case, it will surely put a lot of pressure on AMD as currently it has no answer to the GTX 780, at least not in the near future. You can check out some of the reviews below.
- Techpowerup.com GTX 780 Single GPU
- Techpowerup.com GTX 780 SLI