EVGA Announces 6 GB GeForce GTX 780 Graphics Cards

EVGA has announced that it is expanding its lineup of GTX 780 graphics cards, which because the GTX 780 has been on the market for quite a while now, may come as a surprise. Fortunately, the change that's incoming is actually a rather notable one – namely that the company is building 6 GB variants of the GTX 780 card.

The cards will come in a number of different versions, including a model with Nvidia's NVTTM cooler, as well as a model with EVGA's own ACX cooler.

Beyond the doubled frame buffer, these graphics cards won't feature any further changes.

EVGA has also announced that it will be running its "90-day Step-Up" program. The idea behind this program is that if you bought your current EVGA-made graphics card within 90 days of the step-up program starting, you can upgrade your card to a GTX 780 6 GB by trading in your 'old' card.

Pricing of the 6 GB GTX 780 cards will start at $550, with availability scheduled for somewhere in the next few weeks.

We can also expect to see 6 GB variants of the GTX 780 Ti arrive soon, though it isn't clear yet when those are coming.

Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He reviews cases, water cooling and pc builds.

  • dovah-chan
    sorta almost defeats the entire purpose of purchasing a titan except for the compute capabilities but even so the titan really is marketed more towards a gaming audience so adding 6GB variants of the 780 and its bigger Ti cousin seems a bit unnecessary and may lower titan and even the new titan black sales. Unless you count that all 780 Ti's have locked voltage and little overclocking headroom if none at all then maybe but still I suspect the 780 Ti and titan black to have similar gaming performance on 1440p and maybe even an eyefinity set up.
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  • XGrabMyY
    Why not a 6GB 780Ti?
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  • toddybody
    Will definitely be taking advantage of this..."Pricing of the 6 GB GTX 780 cards will start at $550". Bought my 780's for 499.99, at 50.00 each I get an extra 3GB of VRAM? Awesome
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  • Ninjawithagun
    A total waste of money. This is Nvidia's and EVGA's last ditch effort to make money off of the old Kepler architecture. You are better off waiting for the GTX880 to be released later this year. It will come equipped with the enthusiast version of the Maxwell GPU along with 6 to 8GB of DDR5.
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  • firefoxx04
    Titan z released today with 12gb vram
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  • mapesdhs
    Titans are for budget professionals. For gaming, I would have thought a 6GB 780 Ti
    would be more sensible than a 6GB version of the older 780. Someone who wants
    more than 3GB is likely to be using multiple displays, 4K, 3D, or some combination,
    in which case they're the kind of people who'd probably prefer the best products
    available (given the cost of the displays involved). If this was a 6GB 780 Ti, I'd be
    recommending it to various people I know for certain CUDA tasks that don't need
    64bit fp, but since it's only a 780, one might infer that perhaps 6GB Tis could be in
    the pipeline aswell, in which case it makes sense to wait a bit & see.

    Ian.

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  • Christopher Shaffer
    A total waste of money. This is Nvidia's and EVGA's last ditch effort to make money off of the old Kepler architecture. You are better off waiting for the GTX880 to be released later this year. It will come equipped with the enthusiast version of the Maxwell GPU along with 6 to 8GB of DDR5.

    This is 100% rumor and conjecture. As we've seen time and again, just because it's newer has a bigger number doesn't mean it's better. Nvidia hasn't even confirmed the model naming scheme yet, but I'd bet that since it's a brand new die and new generation of chip, they won't stick with GTX8xx, if only because it'd be so similar to the GTX8800, but that's just a guess.

    Here's to being in before the "you don't need that much VRAM" comments while people are complain about Titanfall needing 3GB+ to support the high-res textures.

    I'm more interested in these newer 780s about 4-6mo's from now when Nvidia *does* have some new stuff out. I'd like to see the prices drop 15-20% and then they'll be awesome for real-time rendering in my newly-installed Unreal Engine :)
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  • mapesdhs
    I checked, the Titan-Z is two Titans with 6GB each, so not really a 12GB card.

    Btw, interesting to note that when the 780Ti was first announced, the PR led
    many to believe a 12GB version would indeed be part of the lineup, eg. see:

    http://www.eteknix.com/nvidia-announces-gtx-780-ti-12gb-graphics-card/

    Whatever the reporters were told at the time, if the info is true then it's very
    likely we'll see at least a 6GB 780 Ti at some point.

    Ian.

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  • toddybody
    A total waste of money. This is Nvidia's and EVGA's last ditch effort to make money off of the old Kepler architecture. You are better off waiting for the GTX880 to be released later this year. It will come equipped with the enthusiast version of the Maxwell GPU along with 6 to 8GB of DDR5.
    Except there is no guarantee youll be getting such a massive jump in VRAM with Maxwell...and most importantly, for those of us who purchased EVGA cards in the last few months, a December release of Maxwell precludes us from "Step Up"
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  • ubercake
    I'm holding out for the 7GB edition.
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