Nvidia Unveils GeForce GTX 780: GK110-Based Consumer Solution for $649

Nvidia’s Cut Down Titan LE Becomes GeForce GTX 780

by Anton Shilov
05/23/2013 | 03:40 PM

Nvidia Corp. on Thursday formally introduced its GeForce GTX 780 graphics card for performance enthusiasts. Previously known under “Titan LE” moniker, the new graphics board is based on the GK110 GPU, the most powerful graphics processor on the planet. Nvidia promises that the GTX 780 will provide high performance and high-quality visuals for the incoming PC gaming titles, such as Call of Duty: Ghosts, Watch Dogs and Battlefield 4.

 

Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 is based on GK110 graphics processor with 2304 stream processors, 192 texture units and 32 raster operating units clocked at 863MHz. The graphics cards will be equipped with 3GB of GDDR5 memory (connected to chip using 320-bit memory bus) clocked at 6.0GHz. The GeForce GTX 780 solution features latest-generation cooling system from Nvidia, which is powerful enough to cool down one of the world’s hottest graphics processing unit, yet whisper quiet.

"The GeForce GTX 780 thermal solution is the most sophisticated we've ever created. 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," said Andrew Bell, vice president of engineering at Nvidia.

 

The novelty fully supports modern high-end features like DirectX 11, OpenGL 4.2, OpenCL 1.2, stereoscopic-3D, 4 multi-monitor capability, PhysX, 4-way multi-GPU SLI, PCI Express 3.0 and so on.

The GeForce GTX 780 is a cut-down version of the GeForce GTX Titan that utilizes GK110 chip that contains 7.1 billion of transistors and is 561mm2 large. The chip is pretty expensive to make, which is why the new graphics board carries massive $649 price-tag.

"The GeForce GTX 780 delivers the fastest frame-rate and smoothest animation at a value never before seen in PC gaming. This level of performance allows gamers to become fully immersed into a game the way the developers originally intended," said Scott Herkelman, general manager of the GeForce business unit at Nvidia.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 graphics cards are available now from the world's leading add-in card suppliers, including Asustek Computer, Colorful, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision 3D, MSI, Palit, PNY and Zotac.

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.