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GeForce GTX 780

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The first benchmarks of the upcoming GeForce GTX 780 have been unveiled by Chiphell forums. The benchmarks show that the GeForce 700 series graphic card is on average 20% faster than the GeForce GTX 680.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Benchmarks Unveiled

The GTX 780 would be the flagship product of the 700 series and would be based on a cut down version of the GK110 core codenamed “GK110-300-A2″. This core would have 2304 cores and a 3 GB GDDR5 memory which would operate along a 320/384-bit memory interface. The core is maintained at 837 MHz with Turbo boost of 902 MHz while the memory operates at the reference 1502 MHz of 6 GHz effective clock speed.

The GPU would make use of the cooler from GeForce Titan which would allow for better thermal specs providing users more overclocking headroom. The pricing is suggested around the  500-600 Euros mark for GeForce GTX 780 while overclocked models which would also be available at launch are going to cost slightly more.

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Reports suggest that the GeForce GTX 780 would be the first GK110 GPU that NVIDIA would allow AIBs to offer with custom board models.

GeForce GTX TITAN GeForce GTX 780 GeForce GTX 770 GeForce GTX 760 Ti
GPU GK110 GK110 GK104-425 GK104-225
CUDA Cores 2688 2304 1536 1344
TMUs 224 192 128 112
ROPs 48 48 32 32
Memory 6GB GDDR5 3-6GB GDDR5 2GB GDDR5 2GB GDDR5
Interface 384-bit 384-bit 256-bit 256-bit
MSRP $999 $699 $449 $299-$359

From the benchmarks we can note that the GeForce GTX 780 is almost 20% faster than the GeForce GTX 680 however the benchmarks used were synthetic which don’t give an actual representation of gaming performance. Compared to the GeForce GTX Titan, the GPU would be 15% slower, you can see the score breakdown below:

3DMark 11 (Extreme Preset):

  • NVIDIA GeForce Titan - X4981
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 - X4307
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 - X3472

3DMark 11 (Performance Preset):

  • NVIDIA GeForce Titan - P12608
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 - P11492
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 - P10578

3DMark (Fire Strike):

  • NVIDIA GeForce Titan – 8581
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 - 7568
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 - 6029

3DMark (Fire Strike Extreme):

  • NVIDIA GeForce Titan - 4408
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 - 3786
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 – 3062

Valley Benchmark Unigine:

  • NVIDIA GeForce Titan - 2393
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 - 2043
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 - 1824

The GeForce GTX 780 launches on 23rd May 2013 as the flagship GPU of 700 series followed by GTX 770 on 31st May and GTX 760 Ti in June 2013.