Although AMD’s forthcoming Radeon R9 290X has yet to launch, NVIDIA has seemingly decided to go ahead and announce their 290X counter product ahead of time. With that in mind, as the final announcement of NVIIDA’s Montreal game showcase NVIDIA has briefly announced their upcoming high-end gaming card, the GeForce GTX 780 Ti.

As something of a bare bones announcement, at this point we don’t have any solid details on the card other than a name and a market position. The GTX 780 Ti is being positioned as NVIDIA’s new high-end gaming card, replacing the existing GTX 780 in that role. Specs, pricing, and the underlying hardware are all unknowns at the moment. Though the reasonable assumption right now is that we’re looking at something to replace the GTX 780 in its $650 slot, and that it will be another GK110 card with higher clocks and/or more SMXes enabled. Furthermore from the very brief glimpse of the card it looks like it will be using the company’s GTX Titan cooler, or a minor variation on it.

  GTX 780 Ti GTX Titan GTX 780 GTX 770
Stream Processors ? 2688 2304 1536
Texture Units ? 224 192 128
ROPs ? 48 48 32
Core Clock ? 837MHz 863MHz 1046MHz
Boost Clock ? 876Mhz 900Mhz 1085MHz
Memory Clock ? 6GHz GDDR5 6GHz GDDR5 7GHz GDDR5
Memory Bus Width ? 384-bit 384-bit 256-bit
FP64 ? 1/3 FP32 1/24 FP32 1/24 FP32
TDP ? 250W 250W 230W
Transistor Count ? 7.1B 7.1B 3.5B
Manufacturing Process ? TSMC 28nm TSMC 28nm TSMC 28nm
Launch Price $649? $999 $649 $399

NVIDIA tells us that the card will launch in the middle of November, presumably after the 290X launches but before NVIDIA misses out on too much of the holiday shopping season. The NVIDIA TWIMTBP title Assassin’s Creed IV drops on November 19th, with next-generation console releases also planned in that timeframe, so we’ll see if NVIDIA tries to get ahead of those launches. In the meantime we’ll have more details as they become available.



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  • Wreckage - Friday, October 18, 2013 - link

    If this is a full GK110 it will have little trouble leaving the 290x in the dust. Should be able to do it without the nuclear power draw of the 290 as well.

    This is still NVIDIA's old chip we are talking about, I can only imagine what their new chip will do.
  • Kevin G - Friday, October 18, 2013 - link

    A full GK110 should outrun the R9 290X but I doubt nVidia is going to go that route. They'd save full GK110's for the HPC crowd where the price premium is far higher.

    More than likely the 780Ti will be 780 with higher clock speeds putting it on Titan level performance. If nVidia needed to increase voltage to get there, then power consumption should be on the same level as the R9 290X.
  • dragonsqrrl - Friday, October 18, 2013 - link

    I highly doubt that's what they did for the 780Ti, but I guess we'll know for certain in about a month. And don't rule out a fully enabled gk110 in a Geforce card. I doubt that the GTX780 Ti is it, but it probably will happen sometime in the not so distant future.

    I still remember people making the same argument against gk110 coming to the Geforce lineup at all, saying that it would make absolutely no sense for Nvidia to do so given the far higher profit margins in their pro lineups... lol. I think this argument just displays a complete lack of understanding of how the industry works.
  • Creig - Friday, October 18, 2013 - link

    Well, since Maxwell is still at least 6-8 months away, imagine is all ANYBODY can do. In the meantime, R290X performance leaks indicate it is faster than the 780 by a good margin at high resolutions. Reply
  • Wreckage - Friday, October 18, 2013 - link

    With Titan and the 780ti above a 780 that puts the R290X in third place. Reply
  • xinthius - Friday, October 18, 2013 - link

    I'm sure I've seen benchmarks leaked that put the r290x ahead of the titan by 11% in 17 different benchmark scenarios. Reply
  • Creig - Friday, October 18, 2013 - link

    Uh, I'm pretty sure 780ti benchmarks aren't out yet. In fact, all we have so far are some leaked R290X benchmarks at high res. Why don't you wait for the official benchmarks to come out before you start gushing green all over the internet.

    I'm willing to bet that the R290X will trade blows with the Titan and 780Ti depending on the game being tested, the resolution and graphics settings.
  • DMCalloway - Sunday, October 20, 2013 - link

    I think we're all aware that benchmarks for the 780ti are not out yet...... however, Xinthius was referring to benchmarks between the r290x and Titan. Reply
  • ltcommanderdata - Friday, October 18, 2013 - link

    Will the GTX 780 be sticking around and dropping in price? There's currently a huge price gap between the $649 GTX 780 and $399 GTX 770. Reply
  • nashathedog - Friday, October 18, 2013 - link

    That's what I'm hoping they'll do, Put the 780 ti close to the current 780 price and bring the 780 down. I've had my 4gb 770 on the for sale market for about 3 weeks now as at first I didn't want to pay the extra for the 780 but I've decided that I will upgrade to either a 290x or 780 once we get reliable test results for them, If I can get the 780 even cheaper now or a ti model for close to that it'll make my day. (I'm not ruling the 290x out though) Reply

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