NVIDIA has briefly announced their upcoming high-end gaming card, the GeForce GTX 780 Ti. Chip Designer Nvidia has launched what it claims is the “planet’s best gaming GPU”, and it will compete against AMD’s R9 series for a portion of the hard core gaming market.
It is expected to replace the existing GTX 780. It has all the muscle any game could possibly need. Based on the Kepler architecture, it has 7GHz RAM bringing the memory bandwidth up to 336 GB/sec.
Cutting through Gigabyte’s fancy marketing buzzwords, the dual-slot cooler on the company’s OC’d card features three ultra quiet PWM fans supplemented with two 8mm and four 6mm copper heat pipes. Gigabyte has armed its GTX 780 Ti with a massive air cooler that can handle 450W of heat.
According to NVIDIA, most cards will also easily reach the 1 GHz barrier in practice. This is the second card made by NVIDIA with fast GDDR5 memory clocked at 1750 MHz, connected via a 384-bit memory interface, which results in a memory bandwidth of 336 Gbps. With higher memory bandwidth now, the GTX 780 Ti can do a lot better at 4K than the GTX 780 and TITAN did.
With a price of $700, the GTX 780 Ti SC w/ ACX is $30 more expensive than the NVIDIA reference design. NVIDIA tells us that the card will launch in the middle of November.
The NVIDIA TWIMTBP title Assassin’s Creed IV drops on November 19th, with next-generation console releases also planned in that timeframe.