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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  • DigitalFreak - Friday, October 18, 2013 - link

    Not much more they can do, since the 780 was pretty close to Titan performance to begin with. I'm guessing they'll up the clocks and maybe go with 6GB of RAM.
  • madwolfa - Friday, October 18, 2013 - link

    I'm guessing that will be a rebranded Titan :)
  • extide - Friday, October 18, 2013 - link

    Yup I bet it will be a Titan, (ie have 2688 SP's) except with 1/24th speed on FP64, instead of 1/3 speed, 3GB RAM, and similar clock speeds to the existing cards.
  • dgingeri - Friday, October 18, 2013 - link

    I'm thinking the same thing.
  • chizow - Friday, October 18, 2013 - link

    I'm betting it will be the fully Monty GK110, less the DP functionality. All 2880SP with a slight clock bump, anything less than that wouldn't convincingly beat 290X imo, and if it doesn't do that there's not much point in it. There's already 225W 2880SP GK110 parts out there with Quadro K6000, figure the ones that don't make that TDP cut would be prime candidates for GTX 780Ti.
  • SolMiester - Sunday, October 20, 2013 - link

    What would be the point of a rebranded Titan when the 290x is level pegging with it.....Forget Titan, it served its purpose9 mths ago, the 780 has made it redundant...The Ti IMO, will be full GK110, 1/24 FP64, a speed bump and hopefully 7ghz RAM
  • Minion4Hire - Friday, October 18, 2013 - link

    There's no need for the 780 to have 6GBs of RAM. Titan has that much for GPGPU purposes, not because it offers any gaming advantage (as you already noted).

    The 780 TI will most likely just be a clock bump. Just something to get under AMD's skin and preemptively steal back the crown from what might have been their king-of-the-hill gaming card.
  • Cellar Door - Friday, October 18, 2013 - link

    I would say it would be more then just a clock bump. Just look at the history - no Ti product has ever been just a clock bump if I recall correctly. I think 780 will get one more SMX and same speed along with the RAM it has now.
  • madwolfa - Friday, October 18, 2013 - link

    "something to replace the GTX 780 Ti" - I guess it should be GTX 780 here?
  • medbor - Friday, October 18, 2013 - link

    In the anouncement they said it was their best gaming gpu yet, implying it should be faster than titan...

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