Thursday, October 31st 2013

NVIDIA Preparing GeForce GTX 780 GHz Edition?

With AMD's Radeon R9 290X and the upcoming Radeon R9 290, both NVIDIA's GTX TITAN, and GTX 780 are disrupted at their price points. NVIDIA is fixing its GTX TITAN competitive woes with the GeForce GTX 780 Ti, but it's looking like the GTX 780, despite its price cut to $500, could face trouble from the cheaper Radeon R9 290. NVIDIA's more hands-on solution? Launch a new SKU, that's and backed by non-reference designs for the most part, which some of its add-in card (AIC) partners are referring to as "GeForce GTX 780 GHz Edition."

Simply put, the "GeForce GTX 780 GHz Edition" is your ordinary GTX 780 with increased clock speeds of 1006 MHz core, 1046 MHz GPU Boost, and an untouched 6.00 GHz memory. The card is based on a new stepping of the GK110 silicon, labeled "GK110-300-B1," compared to the original's "GK110-300-A1." Expreview discovered its Inno3D GTX 780 iChill HerculeZ 3000 graphics card to be based on this new silicon, and at its given speeds of 1006/1046/6008 MHz, found to to be about 15 percent faster than a standard GTX 780, and about 7 percent faster than a GTX TITAN. It's also about 6.2 percent faster than an R9 290X on the same test-bed. Power consumption isn't up significantly, and the cooler that's an Arctic Cooling solution, does a good job at keeping the temperatures manageable, and keeps throttle limits away. Find the complete review at the source.


Source: Expreview
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43 Comments on NVIDIA Preparing GeForce GTX 780 GHz Edition?

#1
HisDivineOrder
I suppose this should finally silence the people who have argued that AMD sitting on their hands rather than innovating with new products (not just new bundles) wasn't hurting the industry or us.

In fact, it was. Just as soon as AMD decides to compete, nVidia responds with new rebrands, new overclocked cards, new bundles, and lower prices. All across the board.

If only AMD had shown up earlier this year when they were scheduled to, we'd have such crazy prices now as to blow our minds. Alas, AMD gave us Never Settle and asked us... to settle.
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#2
EarthDog
by: zinfinion
With a modded BIOS you can hit stable 1100+/3500+ easy on a stock 780. So I guess I already have the GHz edition. :rolleyes:
A reference card could do that without mods...
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#3
zinfinion
by: EarthDog
A reference card could do that without mods...
Until it throttled anyway. Modded BIOS removes the throttles, ensures 100% performance 100% of the time.
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#4
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
I thought AMD already used the "GHz Edition" branding on their 7970s? It seems odd that NVIDIA would use the same branding as their competitor who was first with it. I'll bet the final name is a bit different.
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#5
Amrael
by: qubit
I thought AMD already used the "GHz Edition" branding on their 7970s? It seems odd that NVIDIA would use the same branding as their competitor who was first with it. I'll bet the final name is a bit different.
That's what I was talking about. They're desperately trying to catch up even with "superior" hardware. They are rehashing their top of the line GPU's to compete. Frankly I think they would've competed well enough with just the price drops and then going back into R&D and coming back with a whole new strong series not just fiddling with existing hardware and blatantly deceiving us the consumer.
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#6
Xzibit
by: qubit
I thought AMD already used the "GHz Edition" branding on their 7970s? It seems odd that NVIDIA would use the same branding as their competitor who was first with it. I'll bet the final name is a bit different.
The could release 2 cards

GTX 780 Ti - Base model

GTX 780 Ti Boost - Higher clock, They already used the "Boost" name with the 650s
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#7
HammerON
The Watchful Moderator
by: EarthDog
A reference card could do that without mods...
Exactly:toast:

by: zinfinion
Until it throttled anyway. Modded BIOS removes the throttles, ensures 100% performance 100% of the time.
I have not had any issues with throttling with my 780's overclocked...
But that is just me and my experience.
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#8
EarthDog
by: zinfinion
Until it throttled anyway. Modded BIOS removes the throttles, ensures 100% performance 100% of the time.
No issues here with the reference I had with throttling and those clocks. ;)
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RCoon
Gaming Moderator
by: zinfinion
Until it throttled anyway. Modded BIOS removes the throttles, ensures 100% performance 100% of the time.
Do you even own a 780? I had two reference 780's that hit 1200mhz on 1.2v and the reference fan with a custom profile kept them below 80 degrees, and far far away from the thermal throttling limit.
Either you live in the Sahara, or just used mayonnaise as thermal paste.
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#10
EarthDog
The power limit could also be a factor, but it certainly wasn't in mine. ;)
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#11
Slizzo
by: qubit
I thought AMD already used the "GHz Edition" branding on their 7970s? It seems odd that NVIDIA would use the same branding as their competitor who was first with it. I'll bet the final name is a bit different.
Sigh....

by: okidna
It's just an overblown rumor. Inno3D name their new card "GTX 780 Ghz Edition", and suddenly "NVIDIA preparing GTX 780 Ghz Edition" :laugh:

From T4C Fantasy post : http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3006663&postcount=3
Quoting this again so people can get their heads out of their butts and see that the "GHz Edition" branding is NOT BY NVIDIA. A board partner has taken the B1 stepping and overclocked it, then slapped the branding on THAT. EVGA has been selling the B1 stepping for a while spanning all their SKUs from top to bottom.
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#14
RCoon
Gaming Moderator
by: cheesy999
Is it not better to buy the £455 7990 instead of either of those?
Not in the slightest.
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#15
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
by: Slizzo
Sigh....



Quoting this again so people can get their heads out of their butts and see that the "GHz Edition" branding is NOT BY NVIDIA. A board partner has taken the B1 stepping and overclocked it, then slapped the branding on THAT. EVGA has been selling the B1 stepping for a while spanning all their SKUs from top to bottom.
I was just responding to the posts above mine which were talking about a "GHz Edition" NVIDIA card. I didn't think it was likely either, which is why I made my post.
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#16
cheesy999
by: RCoon
Not in the slightest.
care to elaborate

i was just thinking of this

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#17
EarthDog
Dual GPU card, more power use, heat to dissipate, and potential lack of scaling on new titles as well as the microstutter issue in multi-monitor setups.
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#18
Amrael
Well I'm running my GTX 780 Classified @1306 core so I don't see why I would be interested in any of the new variants. I assume most of them would be on the same level or below what I'm running right now so I think I'll pass.
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