NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 780 has been on the market for a little over a year now, offering excellent gaming performance since. In more recent times, NVIDIA released the GTX 780 Ti. Its performance is higher due to its increased shader count, but it also comes at a higher price.
NVIDIA carved the GeForce GTX 780 out of the GK110 by enabling 12 out of 15 streaming multi-processors on the die, which works out to 2,304 CUDA cores. This sets the texture memory unit count to 192, a 50 percent increase over its predecessor's 128. At 384-bit width, the memory bus is the same, and the GPU still packs five graphics processing clusters and comes with 48 ROPs, which is yet another 50 percent increase. The card we're putting under the knife in this review features 6 GB of GDDR5 memory.
For their 6 GB variant of the GeForce GTX 780, ASUS decided to introduce a special new feature: The STRIX technology allows the card to turn its fans off completely outside of games. ASUS also overclocked the card to a base clock of 889 MHz out of the box. Memory stayed at the NVIDIA default of 1502 MHz.
With a price of $589, the card retails for around $100 more than a 3 GB GTX 780 and for around $80 less than a GTX 780 Ti.
GeForce GTX 780 Market Segment Analysis
| ||GeForce |
|ASUS GTX |
GTX 780 Ti
|Memory Size||2048 MB||3072 MB||3072 MB||2048 MB||3072 MB||6144 MB||4096 MB||4096 MB||6144 MB||3072 MB|
|Memory Bus Width||256 bit||384 bit||384 bit||256 bit||384 bit||384 bit||512 bit||512 bit||384 bit||384 bit|
|Core Clock||1046 MHz+||1050 MHz||1000 MHz||1006 MHz+||863 MHz+||889 MHz+||947 MHz||1000 MHz||837 MHz+||876 MHz+|
|Memory Clock||1753 MHz||1500 MHz||1500 MHz||1502 MHz||1502 MHz||1502 MHz||1250 MHz||1250 MHz||1502 MHz||1750 MHz|