NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Review – The high-end graphics card market recently underwent a massive firefight as NVIDIA and their competitor both launched very impressive single-GPU cards and it seems like the title of “King of The Pixel Mountain” has once again fallen back into NVIDIA’s lap thanks to the GeForce GTX 780 Ti.
Hold on to your seats because NVIDIA has gone and given the GeForce GTX 780 the Ti treatment
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti, King Of The Mountain
Now we know we’ve seen quite a few variants of this card from NVIDIA’s partners but we were anxious to find out if the vanilla variant is just as “tasty” and the answer is a resounding yes. For those of you who have seen the GeForce GTX Titan and GTX 780 before, the GTX 780 Ti looks very similar to both those cards in terms of design even down to the ports. Putting the topic of design aside, what really matters is the cards internals. It still relies on the 28nm GK110 core that boasts 7.1 billion GPU transistors but has an increased core clock speed of 876MHz; 7000MHz (7 GHz) memory clock and 336GB/s memory bandwidth. With those very impressive numbers, the card produces very impressive performance and it just sailed through even the most demanding benchmarks and games.
It doesn’t matter if you have a vanilla card or a partner variant, the GeForce GTX 780 Ti will definitely be able to last you a few years before needing to upgrade to a newer card. One of the best things about having NVIDIA’s very own cooling technology is the fact that not only does it do a good job at keeping the card cool even when under heavy load, it is also very silent. The only time it really made a racket was when we overclocked it and had to boost the fan speed up to a 100%. Speaking of overclocking, the GeForce GTX 780 Ti has quite a bit of headroom for overclocking and we managed to boost its core clock up to 1150MHz where it produced a score of 5,858 in 3DMark’s Fire Strike Extreme test. Of course, we’re sure with a little more tweaking; those with a little more expertise with overclocking can actually make it go higher.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Specifications
- Core Clock: 876MHz
- Boost Clock: 928MHz
- Memory Size: 3072MB (3GB) GDDR5
- Ports: 1x Dual link DVI-I, 1x Dual link DVI-D, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
- Memory Interface Width 384-bit
- Memory Bandwidth 336 GB/Sec