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
VRAM ? 6GB 3GB 2GB
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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  • cuteboy17 - Friday, October 18, 2013 - link

    780ti might get one more smx unlock of totally 2496 cores! yay! Reply
  • Adamantine - Friday, October 18, 2013 - link

    I predict the 780 Ti will be basically an upgraded 780 to a full 2688/224 SP/TU's and switch to the 7GHz GDDR5 that's on the 770, with everything else essentially the same. Perhaps a drop in clock speed to match the Titan's clock speed, but don't think it'll get an increase due to the TDP. Reply
  • tipoo - Friday, October 18, 2013 - link

    I'm going to guess this will be essentially Titans performance without all the compute cruft, As that's what they'd need to match R290. Reply
  • kedesh83 - Saturday, October 19, 2013 - link

    Damn, and i just purchased an EVGA 780 SC a week ago. Hopefully this comes out before my 30 day return policy is up. Reply
  • thesavvymage - Saturday, October 19, 2013 - link

    Itll be out sometime in november. You might as well just return your card towards the end of your window anyways, then wait out the rest of the time until this launches. If it launches at 650 like expected, then your 780 will either be bumped down in price and you save money, or you can spend the same and get this instead Reply
  • theMillen - Saturday, October 19, 2013 - link

    use the EVGA step up program... just pay the difference Reply
  • mac2j - Saturday, October 19, 2013 - link

    Nvidia has 2 choices here. We'll either see an OCed 780 at the $650ish price point that still loses to the 290X in a significant number of benches, or we'll see a non-compute Titan (maybe with a clock bump) that wins in about 2/3rds of benches but costs more like $800. No way Nvidia goes the Titan route and sells the card at $650 - just not how they roll these days. Reply
  • haukionkannel - Saturday, October 19, 2013 - link

    If 780ti is really Titan with cut down compute abilities it can be sold in higher price than 290X. This allso can mean that they get very good amount of perfect Titan class chips, so they can really sell these in yhe old 645$ price. More power for the same price is not a bad deal.
    It is very possible that they can take the gaming crown back with this or at least put 290X in thighter competition. If I would be managing Nvidia I would do just that. they are not too worried about if the 290X is better bang for the buck. They want to have the fastes CPU at any cost. It is teir way of doing things and nothing wrong in that.
    I am personally very interested in 290X full reviews and so is Nvidia. They will bump the GPU speed up so much that they are sure that 280ti is at least a little bit faster than 280X :-)
    It is called marketing. I allso can see a lot of OC versions of 290X to counter that and after that it is all about the price the consumers are ready to pay for these...
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  • wwwcd - Sunday, October 20, 2013 - link

    GTX 780 Ti.....
    Stream Processors(and any other parameters) .......???????????????????????????????
    Reply
  • tuklap - Monday, October 21, 2013 - link

    Until r9 290x is out and been matched head to head with the titan or 780 i wouldn't give a damn about the card. does it have a new technology included?? hmmm maybe not?? Reply

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