Introducing The GeForce GTX 780 Ti: The Best Gaming GPU on the Planet

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Introducing the GeForce GTX 780 Ti

Released in May, the GeForce GTX 780 held the top spot in benchmarks for over five months, besting all challengers in its price-performance category. Today, GeForce GTX reclaims the performance crown with the release of the GeForce GTX 780 Ti, the planet’s best gaming GPU.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Photo

A turbocharged, enhanced version of the award-winning GeForce GTX 780, the GeForce GTX 780 Ti is packed with 25% more CUDA Cores and new overclocking features, giving the GTX 780 Ti a 20% lead over the almighty GTX 780, and a phenomenal 50% advantage over the GeForce GTX 680 at stock speeds. With unprecedented, industry-leading performance, the GeForce GTX 780 Ti takes on this Holiday season’s AAA, combat-focused games with ease, giving PC gamers superior experiences at super high resolutions, on multiple monitors, at maximum settings, with every NVIDIA-exclusive feature enabled.

In addition to being our fastest gaming GPU, GeForce GTX 780 Ti is also our most efficient, raising the bar for 250 Watt TDP performance, enabling the GeForce GTX 780 Ti to stay cool and whisper quiet in an average chassis placed beneath a desk or away from the user. Being whisper quiet, the player stays immersed in their game, undistracted by the deafening whirr of other fans that revolve over 3000 times per minute. The GeForce GTX 780 Ti’s efficiency extends to game performance, too, enabling our new GPU Boost 2.0-enabled GPU to avoid thermal throttling limits, maintaining peak performance at all times, hours into a gaming marathon, without resorting to similarly deafening fan speeds. If something should throttle your GPU’s performance, GPU Boost 2.0 still guarantees a minimum level of performance, denoted by the Base Clock stat in the GPU’s specification sheet.

And, as an added bonus, the 250 Watt TDP enables the GeForce GTX 780 Ti to run at optimal speeds on more affordable power supplies. In the long-term a more efficient GPU saves you a few dollars on your power bill, too.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Photo

Initially, all GeForce GTX 780 Ti GPUs will feature NVIDIA’s award-winning exterior design, pioneered by the GeForce GTX TITAN, and will run at max of 928MHz, with plenty of room for overclocking. Compared to other GeForce GTX GPUs in our lineup, here’s how the new GeForce GTX 780 Ti stacks up.

Specifications GeForce GTX TITAN GeForce GTX 780 Ti GeForce GTX 780 GeForce GTX 770 GeForce GTX 760 GeForce GTX 680
Chip GK110 GK110 GK110 GK104 GK104 GK104
CUDA Cores 2688 2880 2304 1536 1152 1536
Base Clock 837 MHz 875 MHz 863 MHz 1046 MHz 980 MHz 1006 MHz
Boost Clock 876 MHz 928 MHz 900 MHz 1085 MHz 1033 MHz 1058 MHz
Memory Configuration 6 GB 3 GB 3 GB 2 GB - 4 GB 2 GB - 4 GB 2 GB - 4 GB
Memory Speed 6.0 Gbps 7.0 Gbps 6.0 Gbps 7.0 Gbps 6.0 Gbps 6.0 Gbps
Memory Bandwidth 288 GB/s 336 GB/s 288 GB/s 224 GB/s 192 GB/s 192 GB/s
Power Connectors 1 x 6-pin
1 x 8-pin
1 x 6-pin
1 x 8-pin
1 x 6-pin
1 x 8-pin
1 x 6-pin
1 x 8-pin
2 x 6-pin 2 x 6-pin
Outputs DL-DVI-I
DL-DVI-D
HDMI
Mini-DP
DL-DVI-I
DL-DVI-D
HDMI
Mini-DP
DL-DVI-I
DL-DVI-D
HDMI
Mini-DP
DL-DVI-I
DL-DVI-D
HDMI
Mini-DP
DL-DVI-I
DL-DVI-D
HDMI
Mini-DP
DL-DVI-I
DL-DVI-D
HDMI
Mini-DP
TDP 250 W 250 W 250 W 230 W 170 W 195 W
SLI Options 3-way 4-way 3-way 3-way 3-way 3-way
MSRP $999 $699 $499 $329 $249 N/A

A cooler, quieter GPU is particularly important for increasingly-popular small form factor (SFF) chassis, which rely on exhaust GPU fans, like the GeForce GTX 780 Ti’s, due to limited internal space and restrictive airflow. Often placed on desks or nearer the user, the importance of whisper-quiet operation is heightened. Similarly, low power usage, low temperatures, and whisper-quiet operation are key for Valve’s Steam Box prototype, which uses a GeForce GTX GPU in an extremely compact enclosure. Emitting up to 95C of heat through a plastic GPU shroud, or into the chassis with a dual or triple fan deck would be disastrous for system stability, making a GeForce GTX GPU essential.

Beyond performance, acoustics, and thermals, the GeForce GTX 780 Ti grants access to an interconnected ecosystem of advanced NVIDIA-exclusive features that have the independent press and the industry’s most respected luminaries waxing lyrical.

Most recently we announced NVIDIA G-SYNC, a revolutionary new monitor module that eliminates screen tearing, stutter and VSync input lag. While NVIDIA G-SYNC is compatible with the GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost, and above, the best experience is achieved when paired with a high performance, enthusiast-level product such as the GeForce GTX 780 Ti, delivering the smoothest, most responsive gaming experience ever seen. So ground breaking is the technology, that John Carmack, Tim Sweeney, and Johan Anderson attended our announcement to support the first major shift in monitor technology in recent memory.

In games, only GeForce GTX users benefit from our GameWorks The Way It’s Meant To Be Played program, which enhances your most anticipated titles with game-changing technology like NVIDIA PhysX, NVIDIA TXAA, NVIDIA HBAO+, NVIDIA PCSS, NVIDIA Fur, NVIDIA Surround, and NVIDIA 3D Vision. These are only a small snapshot of the NVIDIA-exclusive features we work to implement, and beyond our own technologies we work hand-in-hand with developers to optimize and enhance their games for all PC players, adding DirectX 11 tessellation, higher-resolution textures, and more, wherever and whenever possible.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX Game Technology Leadership

In addition to enhancing the games themselves, NVIDIA also enhances your experience with the games. Through GeForce Experience, included freely with our frequently-updated drivers, gamers can optimize their game settings with a single click, giving them silky-smooth frame rates with the maximum level of image quality possible with their CPU and GPU. In-game, our new ShadowPlay GeForce Experience module enables the instant recording of gameplay with a minimal performance impact thanks to the H.264 hardware encoder built into GeForce GTX 600 and 700 Series Kepler GPUs, and in a future version of ShadowPlay you’ll be able to stream directly to Twitch, too. GeForce Experience keeps your drivers and profiles up to date, also, and even enables you to customize the LED lighting on your GeForce GTX GPU.

Using the same H.264 hardware encoder, your GeForce GTX 780 Ti can stream PC games at 60 frames per second to the NVIDIA SHIELD, a critically-acclaimed gaming and entertainment portable that has been independently rated as one of the fastest and most responsive mobile devices available. Using GeForce Experience and our GameStream technology, one can enjoy controller-compatible games on the sofa, and with the new SHIELD Console Mode, the experience can be displayed a HDTV.

Along with Kepler-exclusive technologies, NVIDIA has a raft of other features that enthusiasts have come to rely on, such as easy-to-use Downsampling for those wanting to attain ultimate image quality without a 4K monitor, NVIDIA Control Panel HBAO+ that enhances hundreds of games with advanced ambient occlusion shading, and industry-leading multi-GPU SLI technology that works flawlessly at all single-screen and multi-screen resolutions. These and many other tools enable our users to enhance, customize, and enjoy their experiences how they want. And as in the past, new functions and features are developed and released on a regular basis, just like Control Panel HBAO+, which was deployed recently.

For the aforementioned enthusiasts, the GeForce GTX 780 Ti packs one final punch: Power Balancing. Designed for overclockers, Power Balancing dynamically adjusts power draw from the 6-pin PSU connector, 8-pin PSU connector, and PCI Express interface port, enabling overclockers to push the GeForce GTX 780 Ti further and harder than any other GeForce GTX 600 and 700 Series Kepler GPU. Previously, overclocking could unbalance the draw of power, suddenly maximizing the limits of one of the three sources, immediately putting a halt to any additional overclocking. This significant change enables overclockers to get more from their GPU without resorting to warranty-breaking Overvolting.

GeForce GTX 780 Ti Performance

The GeForce GTX 780 Ti is so powerful, and so fast, you’ll be able to enjoy all of your favorite games at eye-popping settings, using the highest resolutions, across multiple monitors, and with every single effect and NVIDIA-exclusive feature maxed out, as our benchmarks attest.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 2560x1600 Game Performance
At reference speeds, without overclocking, the GeForce GTX 780 Ti blitzes past the previous-generation GeForce GTX 680.

In 2-Way SLI, the GeForce GTX 780 Ti draws on its incredible performance to power the latest and greatest games at 3840x2160 on next-generation “4K” Ultra HD monitors, with max game settings, giving you an unprecedented level of image quality and game detail.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 2-Way SLI 3840x2160 4K Game Performance
Please note, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag was tested using a pre-release build that has yet to undergo final optimization. Additionally, a GeForce GTX Game Ready driver will be released shortly before the game’s launch to further optimize performance. For a preview of the PC version’s graphics, please check out our Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag NVIDIA Enhancements editorial.

4K is the ‘next big thing’ for enthusiast PC gamers, as the following Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag 4K screenshot exemplifies.

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag PC Screenshot.
To learn more about 4K Gaming, head on over to our GeForce GTX 4K Gaming Editorial.

In the coming months, NVIDIA’s partners will produce custom GTX 780 Tis with innovative cooling solutions, out of the box factory overclocks, and water blocks, enabling unparalleled performance and overclocking. Stay tuned to GeForce.com for further details.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX Holiday Bundle, With SHIELD

NVIDIA GeForce GTX Holiday Bundle, With NVIDIA SHIELD

If you’re about ready to run out to the shop for a GTX 780 Ti, hold momentarily: select stockists are currently offering the NVIDIA GeForce GTX Holiday Bundle with select GeForce GTX GPUs, like the GTX 780 Ti.

Those buying the GeForce GTX 780 Ti from a participating retailer will get three free AAA titles, in the form of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Batman: Arkham Origins, and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist, plus up to $100 off the NVIDIA SHIELD at select North American outlets.

This GeForce GTX Holiday Bundle puts you straight into the action of three of the year’s best games, worth $179.97 when bought from the Steam store, and enables you to add the critically acclaimed NVIDIA SHIELD to your home gaming setup at a reduced cost. In particular, it enables you to enjoy the aforementioned games from the comfort of your couch on SHIELD’s screen or on your HDTV using NVIDIA GameStream and SHIELD’s Console Mode.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX Holiday Bundle, With NVIDIA SHIELD, Tier Breakdown

Each game features exclusive NVIDIA enhancements and technologies, giving GeForce GTX gamers the definitive experience.

Conclusion: Pure Performance Accelerated

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Photo

The turbocharged GeForce GTX 780 Ti cements NVIDIA’s position as the industry leader in enthusiast gaming graphics cards, with a combination of unbeatable performance, award-winning design, and an unmatched set of advanced hardware and software features.

50% faster than the GeForce GTX 680, and 20% faster than the GeForce GTX 780, the GeForce GTX 780 Ti is the world’s fastest GPU. Ensuring that power is put to good use in this Holiday’s AAA, combat-focused action games is NVIDIA’s The Way It’s Meant To Be Played initiative, which has enhanced your most anticipated games with exclusive NVIDIA technologies like GPU PhysX, TXAA, PCSS, and HBAO+.

On the design-front, our award-winning GPU shroud sees the powerful GeForce GTX 780 Ti encased in a cool, quiet, highly desirable enclosure that’s suitable for Small Form Factor chassis like the BitFenix Prodigy and Falcon Northwest Tiki, and our efficient energy usage sees the GPU draw only a max of 250 Watts at full load, enabling the use of affordable 500 Watt power supplies. Similarly, acoustics are whisper-quiet, ensuring the action isn’t drowned out by mechanical whirr.

Only NVIDIA expands its ecosystem with game-changing, revolutionary features like G-SYNC and GameStream. Only NVIDIA supports games with free, innovative software applications like GeForce Experience and GeForce ShadowPlay. Only NVIDIA develops complementary, constantly-updated handheld gaming devices like SHIELD. Only NVIDIA enhances the capabilities of its GPUs year on year. And only NVIDIA supports each GPU with performance-improving, feature-enhancing drivers for over five years.

When you buy a GeForce GTX GPU, like the new GeForce GTX 780 Ti, you’re not just buying a GPU, you’re buying into to the most innovative gaming ecosystem on the planet; the only one with revolutionary technologies, brand new game-changing innovations, and super smooth, flawless gaming experiences that you simply cannot find anywhere else. With a GeForce GTX 780 Ti, everything is better, not just your frame rate.

The GeForce GTX 780 Ti is available now as part of the GeForce GTX Holiday Bundle.

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