NVIDIA today has launched their latest high-end single GPU graphics card, dubbed the GTX 780. When it comes to performance, it’s actually very close to the TITAN, but at a much lower price. When compared to the previous-generation GTX 680, you can expect a performance boost from anywhere between 20% and 50%. Using a Keplar GPU, it has 2,304 cores with 3GB of GDDR5 graphics memory, “each 50 percent more than its predecessor.” The GTX 780 is available right now from online retailers and from some stores. At Newegg, it’s priced from $649.99 from a number of different manufacturers. As is with all GPU launches, all GTX 780s are currently using the reference design, so it may take a while before companies start implementing their own coolers onto the card. For more information, check out the press release below.
NVIDIA today introduced the GeForce® GTX™ 780 GPU, the latest evolution in elite-class GPUs, which delivers jaw-dropping performance and silky smooth visuals for the next generation of PC gaming titles — including Call of Duty: Ghosts, Watch Dogs and Battlefield 4.
In addition, NVIDIA has released to production the NVIDIA GeForce Experience™ software, which delivers to GeForce gamers the industry’s best gaming drivers, advanced features andoptimal playable settings (OPS) with the convenience of single click operation.
Designed for gaming enthusiasts, the GeForce GTX 780 boasts a massively powerful KeplerGPU with 2,304 cores and 3GB of high-speed GDDR5 memory — each 50 percent more than its predecessor.(1)
The GeForce GTX 780 supports NVIDIA’s latest array of gaming technologies, including PhysX® and NVIDIA TXAA™, while the newest GeForce drivers reduce frame time variations to provide smoother frame delivery and a richer overall experience. And for those gamers who demand the very best, NVIDIA SLI® technology — the industry’s preeminent multi-GPU solution — scales to deliver even higher levels of performance.
“The GeForce GTX 780 delivers the fastest frame-rate and smoothest animation at a value never before seen in PC gaming,” said Scott Herkelman, general manager of the GeForce business unit at NVIDIA. “This level of performance allows gamers to become fully immersed into a game the way the developers originally intended.”
To satisfy gamer demands for greater customization and overclocking options, the GeForce GTX 780 includes NVIDIA GPU Boost™ 2.0 technology, which automatically increases the GPU’s clock speeds for enhanced performance, while adding temperature target and fan controls, as well as extra over-voltage headroom and optimizations for advanced water-cooling solutions.
A high-quality cast exterior aluminum frame and high-efficiency vapor chamber cooling — the most sophisticated thermal solution NVIDIA has created — contribute to the exotic design of the card. With GeForce GTX 780, form meets function with uncompromising acoustic performance as well for near silent gaming operation.
“The GeForce GTX 780 thermal solution is the most sophisticated we’ve ever created,” said Andrew Bell, vice president of engineering at NVIDIA. “The human ear detects not just sound intensity, but also sudden variations in noise levels. For this reason, we created brand new adaptive temperature controllers to reduce unnecessary fan speed variations and deliver beautifully silent operation. This makes the GeForce GTX 780 an awesome choice for powering enthusiast-class PCs including desktop gaming towers as well as the new breed of sexy, small form-factor PCs.”
Easy Optimization With NVIDIA GeForce Experience
Available exclusively to GeForce gamers, the beta version of NVIDIA GeForce Experience software has been used by more than 1.5 million people since the beginning of the year. Now released to production, GeForce Experience is the perfect complement to the GeForce GTX 780’s raw horsepower.
GeForce Experience automatically configures the 3D setting for each game to ensure the best experience based on the system configuration. It notifies gamers of software updates and automatically installs GeForce Game Ready™ drivers so gamers can maximize the performance of their GeForce GPUs and enjoy the latest PC games the day they are released.
Availability and Pricing
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 GPU is available now from the world’s leading add-in card suppliers, including ASUS, Colorful, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision 3D, MSI, Palit, PNY and Zotac. Partner participation will vary by region. Pricing is expected to start at $649.
The GeForce GTX 780 will also be sold in fully configured systems from leading U.S.-based system builders, including AVADirect, Cyberpower, Digital Storm, Falcon Northwest, Geekbox, IBUYPOWER, Maingear, Origin PC, Puget Systems, V3 Gaming and Velocity Micro, as well as other system integrators outside North America.
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