Nvidia Co-Founder, President and CEO Jen-Hsun first previewed the GeForce GTX 780 Ti on October 18 at an event held in Montreal. No details nor specifications were revealed. All we knew was that the GTX 780 Ti delivered “outstanding” performance on “low” power. Hsun went on to say that the 780 Ti was the “best GPU that’s ever been built.”
The later part suggests the GTX 780 Ti will be faster than the GeForce GTX Titan, the current flagship of Nvidia’s consumer grade desktop lineup.
On the same day, Nvidia also unveiled their screen-tear solving technology, called G-SYNC.
Today, Nvidia has further revealed details about the GTX 780 Ti.
Based on the same Kepler chipset the GTX 780 and Titan are based on, the GK110, the GTX 780 Ti has roughly 25 percent more cores than the GTX 780. Along with that, it houses 7GB of onboard memory. Nvidia touts the GTX 780 Ti as being “21 percent faster on average” than the GTX 780.
If you can recall, the GTX Titan uses a version of Nvidia’s GK110 graphics processor with one of its 15 SMX units disabled. That made the Titan have 2688 shader ALUs enabled out of possible 2880. All Nvidia had to do to make a faster product was to enable that last SMX, and voila, we have the GTX 780 Ti. The GeForce 780 Ti also supports G-SYNC technology, which synchronizes the montor’s refresh rate to the GPU’s render rate, thus eliminating screen tearing while maintaining a high frame-latency.
Nvidia India has also officially released the pricing of the GTX 780 Ti, to start at INR 59,000. The pricing is a positive step by Nvidia. Why? Because the GTX 780 costs roughly INR 58,000 while the GTX Titan is currently selling for around INR 73,000. For a 21 percent performance boost, that’s not too bad of a price for the 780 Ti. It will be interesting to see where Nvidia will place the GTX Titan in the market now.
More 780 Ti variants are expected, as ASUS, Zotac, Galaxy and MSI have been confirmed as manufacturers of the chipset. No information yet on whether Gigabyte and Palit will have their own models in the 780 Ti family.
For a limited time, the GeForce 780 Ti will come packaged with Batman: Arkham Origins, Assassin’s Creed IV—Black Flag and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist. We dug all of these games (links are reviews).
Nvidia said reviewers will receive the GTX 780 Ti samples “soon.” So, when the time comes, you can probably look forward to iLLGaming’s benchmark and review. As is, we’re already having a nervous breakdown from all the recent GPU launches. We can’t complain though.
Here are some neat press shots of the GeForce 780 Ti. Enjoy!