EVGA announces GeForce GTX 780 6GB models
March 24, 2014 // 11 a.m.
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.