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EVGA announces GeForce GTX 780 6GB models

EVGA announces GeForce GTX 780 6GB models

EVGA's new GTX 780 models, one with stock cooler and one with dual-fan ACX cooler, both come with a boost to 6GB of GDDR5 memory.

EVGA has announced a new entry in its GeForce GTX 780 line-up, boosting the video memory available to an impressive 6GB of GDDR5 without the need to splash out on the like of a Titan.

The company has confirmed plans to launch a pair of GeForce GTX 780 6GB models, starting with a version feature Nvidia's stock cooler design. As with the existing models, the EVGA GeForce GTX 780 6GB SC includes a Kepler GPU with 2,304 CUDA cores, a base clock of 941MHz rising to 993MHz under boost conditions, and a 384-bit memory bus. Where it differs from the usual models is in its use of 6GB of GDDR5 memory, in place of the usual 3GB.

The stock cooler edition is to be joined by a premium version offering EVGA's customised ACX dual-fan cooler. Switching the cooler out, the company has claimed, allows for a factor overclock that sees the base clock of the card rise to 967MHz and the boost clock to break the gigahertz barrier at 1,020MHz. The rest of the card's specifications, including the boost to 6GB, remain the same.

Both models will be covered under EVGA's Step-Up programme, which allows anyone who has bought an EVGA-branded graphics card in the 90 days prior to the launch of the new boards to upgrade to the new model. Those taking the company up on the offer will, naturally, be asked to pay the difference in cost between their existing board and the new 6GB models.

Official UK pricing for the EVGA GeForce GTX 780 SC and GeForce GTX 780 ACX have not yet been confirmed, with EVGA offering a recommended retail price for the former of $549.99 (around £334 excluding taxes) in the US as a guideline.

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Hustler 24th March 2014, 13:57 Quote
2GB of extra memory you'll never use, and by the time games require it, this card won't have the horsepower to give playable frame rates anyway...ergo, utterly pointless exercise in trying to keep old tech selling whilst waiting for the new Maxwell cards.
Harlequin 24th March 2014, 14:19 Quote
just in time for those 4k panels.....
SMIFFYDUDE 24th March 2014, 14:21 Quote
The GTX 700 series seems to have been around forever.
Harlequin 24th March 2014, 14:28 Quote
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2013/05/23/geforce-gtx-780-review/1

good point.... nearly a year now for the `real` 700 series (and not rebrands)
HackJoe 24th March 2014, 16:57 Quote
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Originally Posted by Hustler
2GB of extra memory you'll never use, and by the time games require it, this card won't have the horsepower to give playable frame rates anyway...ergo, utterly pointless exercise in trying to keep old tech selling whilst waiting for the new Maxwell cards.

Extra 3GB, If you're gaming at 1080p then I agree it's pointless, but then again so was buying a 780. You only need 40-60fps and much cheaper cards will deliver a maxed out experience at those frame rates (at 1080p).

If you're gaming at 1440p or 1600p then 3GB just isn't enough (for newer titles).

J.
HackJoe 24th March 2014, 17:03 Quote
Funny why they are not using 780Ti's.. Makes me think EVGA secured a boat load of QC failed Titans and just downclocked them.

J.
technogiant 24th March 2014, 17:30 Quote
I like the idea of having mid/high end graphics cards with more gddr.....ideal if you don't mid going multi gpu....a couple of those in sli would give you much more gpu performance than any 780ti and not be much more expensive, a couple of those with the extra ram would see you good for several years to come.
Hustler 24th March 2014, 17:59 Quote
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Originally Posted by HackJoe


Extra 3GB

I put 2GB because the most you will need at any resolution with any current game is 4GB...BF4,Titanfall and a heavily modded Skyrim are the only games out there that break the 3GB framebuffer.
kilgore 22nd May 2014, 22:05 Quote
YOU won't ever use all the memory...
not everyone uses them for games.
siliconfanatic 26th May 2014, 02:23 Quote
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Originally Posted by Hustler
I put 2GB because the most you will need at any resolution with any current game is 4GB...BF4,Titanfall and a heavily modded Skyrim are the only games out there that break the 3GB framebuffer.
:|

I just don't even know anymore... Just... Wow.
russells 19th June 2014, 16:20 Quote
Isn't Watch Dogs an example of the possible near future?
Cei 19th June 2014, 16:43 Quote
Shame they've taken so long to get these, I wish they'd been an option from the launch of the 780 series. My next GPU will have to wait for the 8xx release, and I hope they have more than 3GB of VRAM!
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