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Gigabyte's GeForce GTX 780 Ti GHz Edition Spotted

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Gigabyte's GTX 780 Ti GHz edition has been spotted, and it has a massive factory overclock.

A lot of manufacturers like to take high-end graphics cards, making them even more powerful by slapping large coolers on them and giving them a big factory overclock. Gigabyte's GTX 780 Ti GHz edition is the latest to hit the mill, and it is quite impressive.

For starters, the card features a massive factory overclock of 1085 MHz that is impressive by itself, but in addition, that is the base frequency – it'll boost up to a jaw-dropping 1150 MHz. The card's memory runs at 7.0 GHz. To put into perspective how fast this is, Nvidia's reference speeds are 875 base and 928 under boost.

To cool the card, Gigabyte has used the WindForce 3X cooler as well as an attractive backplate with the text "GHz Edition" printed on it.

There was no word on when the card would hit shelves or what it would cost, but we think it's fair to say that we can expect a notable premium over reference cards.

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    lp231 , December 5, 2013 6:07 PM
    Hmm... same thing Asus did with the text on the back plate with their Poseidon.
    A minor flaw with Gigabyte's, when the card is installed, the text will be upside down.
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    rhylton88 , December 5, 2013 6:25 PM
    This card is going to be outrageously expensive even when compared to the regular 780 Ti's.
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    redeemer , December 5, 2013 6:46 PM
    Wow one ugly card, seems Nvidia and partners do not want to give up that $700+ price point.
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    kulmnar , December 5, 2013 6:58 PM
    Another overkill card for my 1920x1080 monitor lol!
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    epileptic , December 6, 2013 12:16 AM
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    This card is going to be outrageously expensive even when compared to the regular 780 Ti's.


    Apparently it's $30 more expensive ($729). It doesn't sound like a bad deal given the massive overclock. If you're willing to pay $700, you might as well drop $30 more to get this significant boost.
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    UltimateDeep , December 6, 2013 12:22 AM
    Already read a review of this card somewhere. It's practically stretched to its limits though with the overclock like this because this is based off a reference PCB.

    http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/graphics/63057-gigabyte-geforce-gtx-780-ti-ghz-edition/
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    UltimateDeep , December 6, 2013 12:32 AM
    Hey kulmnar, it's not really overkill. Games like Metro Last Light and Company of Heroes when at max settings, really tanks single GPUs at 1920 x 1080 really damn hard. Even for a GTX 780 that's heavily overclocked boost to 1.2 GHz that I'm using, the FPS on these 2 games can go below 30.
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    hotsacoman , December 6, 2013 12:58 AM
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    Another overkill card for my 1920x1080 monitor lol!


    Seriously! Waaay overkill for my 1680x1050 screen. Btw, I found a great site where you can...just kidding lol.

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    oxiide , December 6, 2013 1:11 AM
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    This card is going to be outrageously expensive even when compared to the regular 780 Ti's.


    Apparently it's $30 more expensive ($729). It doesn't sound like a bad deal given the massive overclock. If you're willing to pay $700, you might as well drop $30 more to get this significant boost.


    Not a bad deal at all, given EVGA charges the same for their lolSuperclockedyolol33t11!11™™ products, with only a 10% overclock to Gigabyte's 20%.

    Whether its worth it over doing your own overclocking is a better question, though at $700+ I suppose its more worthwhile than with cheaper cards.
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    C 64 , December 6, 2013 1:53 AM
    Wow that is nice (and not to much of a price bump), but I have a question.
    There were rumors that 780 ti with "boosted" (that is more than 3 GB) RAM will hit the market.
    What is better: boosted GPU clock rates (and memory frequencies) or more RAM? What difference is there in lets say 1440 or even (some day i hope) 4K gaming resolutions?
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    agnickolov , December 6, 2013 2:17 AM
    In a bit of unrelated nostalgia, the Windforce was legendary in the old Diablo 2 days... For the uninitiated, that was the best bow in the game.
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    doron , December 6, 2013 3:21 AM
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    Wow one ugly card, seems Nvidia and partners do not want to give up that $700+ price point.


    Gigabyte is known for their 'ugly' yet effective cooling solutions for their GPUs, which is probably fine by anyone who isn't planning on looking at the GPU all day but put it to good use.

    If you like to look at it (o_O), you'll probably end up looking at its rear side anyway, and they have you covered there with a sexy backplate.
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    deadbc77 , December 6, 2013 6:02 AM
    Here's a look around the Card
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOj7K4G2v28
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    FormatC , December 6, 2013 9:27 AM
    http://www.tomshardware.de/gigabyte-windforce-gtx-780-ti-ghz-edition,testberichte-241428.html
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    daswilhelm , December 6, 2013 11:38 AM
    i thought GHZ edition was an AMD thing.
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    UltimateDeep , December 6, 2013 5:07 PM
    Well, You can just dub any card that is factory overclocked to 1 GHz like my ZOTAC 780 AMP! as GHz Edition. I could possibly dub that, depending how you see it. How AMD / nVidia and other aftermarket companies officially dub their card as a GHz Edition is a mystery.
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    UltimateDeep , December 6, 2013 5:09 PM
    Well, You can just dub any card that is factory overclocked to 1 GHz like my ZOTAC 780 AMP! as GHz Edition. I could possibly dub that, depending how you see it. How AMD / nVidia and other aftermarket companies officially dub their card as a GHz Edition is a mystery.