Nvidia’s latest installment in the GTX 7xx range, the GTX 780 Ti is looking to be more than a match for Nvidia’s previous highest performing product – the Geforce Titan. Nvidia have been sent slightly on the backfoot of late, with AMD releasing the AMD Radeon 290X GPU, which in most benchmarks is pretty much level with the Geforce Titan. But the key point is that it does this at pretty much half the price.
There are two possible configs that the Geforce GTX 780 Ti could come in, the first is with the same number of processors as the Titan – 2688. The second puts it at 2496. It’s likely to be a Titan refresh from what we’re seeing, but requires a little more juice than even the Titan does, 270Watts for the 780 Ti vs 250W of the Titan.
There have been leaked benchmarks of 3d Mark 2011 (using the extreme preset) which puts the Titan slightly behind the GTX 780 Ti. Although obviously this may change (after all, it’s a leak) and the drivers are mature. Either way, it’s clear that it’s looking to be a very good card. It likely won’t be cause for owners of either the GTX 780 or Titan to upgrade, but the GPU market is starting to see quite a lot of movement. It’ll likely be an interesting time at retail, with AMD obviously very keen to appear the better value for money for the customer. Nvidia are of course pushing their streaming technology, along with hardware Physx along with Shield. AMD have the new Mantle API, which promises to boost performance of cards which sport the GCN architecture. It remains to be seen how many developers will actually support it, but we do know for sure that Battlefield 4 and other Frostbite 3 engine games sure will.
Below is a table of the various cards. Please note that the clock speeds for the Geforce GTX 780 Ti are unconfirmed for now, and that clock speeds are Nvidia’s base settings, 3rd party manufacturers such as EVGA may release GPU’s of the same type at a faster clock rate.
Geforce GTX TI 780 vs Titan specs
|GeForce GTX 780 Ti
First Possible Config
|GeForce GTX 780 TI
Second Possible Config
|Geforce Titan||Geforce GTX 780||Radeon R9 290X|
|Codename||Kepler GK110||Kepler GK110||Kepler GK110||Kepler GK110||Hawaii XT|
|Processors / Texture Units / ROPS||2688 : 224 : 48||2496 : 224 : 48||2688 : 224 : 48||2304 : 192 : 48||2816 : 176 : 64|
|VRAM Amount||3GB or 6GB GDDR5 (not confirmed)||3GB or 6GB GDDR5||6GB GDDR5||3GB GDDR5||4GB GDDR5|
|GPU Core Clock||950+ MHz||950+ MHz||837 MHz||863 MHz||800 MHz|
|Turbo/Boost Clock||1000+ MHz||1000+ MHz||876 MHz||900 MHz||1000 MHz|
|Memory Clock||1750 MHz||1750 MHz||1502 MHz||1502 MHz||1250 MHz|
|GDDR5 Effective Clock||7008 MHz||7008 MHz||6008 MHz||6008 MHz||5000 MHz|
|Memory Bandwidth||336 GB/s||336 GB/s||288 GB/s||288 GB/s||320 GB/s|
|Power Configuration||8+6 Pin||8+6 Pin||8+6 Pin||8+6 Pin||8+6 Pin|
|Power Use||270 W||270 W||250 W||250 W||300W|
|3d Mark 2011||X5204||X5204||4923||4664|