We've already reported a number of things about the upcoming GTX 700 series discrete desktop graphics cards, and one of the things that came to light was that the PCB of the GTX 780 supposedly resembled that of the GTX Titan, however, we never got a clear picture to show this. Now, the folks over at it168 have released a whole lot of pictures that show clearer details. The rumored specifications have also changed; they are slightly lower than previous rumors.
The pictures show the PCB of the GTX 780, and you can tell that it has half the number of memory chips, but beyond that and the cooler, which now says GTX 780 instead of GTX Titan, it wouldn't even be surprising if some folks would mistake the card for being a GTX Titan. The card is rumored to have a base clock speed of 863 MHz, with a 902 MHz boost speed. Power will be drawn from a combination of an 8-pin and 6-pin PCIe power connectors.
|Header Cell - Column 0||GPU||CUDA Cores||TMUs||ROPs||Memory||Memory Bus||Price|
|GTX 780||GK110||2,304||192||48||3 GB||384-bit||€500-€600|
|GTX 770||GK104-425||1,536||128||32||2 GB||256-bit||€360|
|GTX 760 Ti||GK104-225||1,344||112||32||2 GB||256-bit||€200|
The card is expected to launch May 23rd, in the meantime, enjoy the pictures below.
Both appear to have 12 memory chips to me... The 780's memory isn't double-sided, though. Perhaps the Titan's memory is double-sided?
remember the 680/670 fiasco, where the gtx670 ran within 5% of the 680 for $100 less? imagine if that happened with the 780 and the Titan? remember when they marketed the Titan as the super uber special card that won't be surpassed in one generation (and Maxwell will likely kill it come early 2014...). yeah, there are some really pissed fans out there that Nvidia needs to control
very excited about these cards. gonna tell mom what i want.
I'm more or less an AMD fan and am really looking forward to 9000 series, but it won't be blowing Maxwell anywhere. if current release schedules follow through, we'll see 9970 probably in Oct or Nov (it's honestly silly to release in Dec), and Maxwell late Q1 or early Q2 2014. Nvidia will have had enough time to tweak Maxwell so that it at least matches the 9970, if for some weird reason they can't, they'll simply delay its release until they can. it's simple competition
Also, what'll be the processes of the 9000 series and Maxwell? 20nm or 22? can't remember.
But right now, doesn't AMD have a huge advantage in terms of computation?
no, it's not possible to overhaul an entire architecture within a few months, but it IS POSSIBLE to tweak an architecture or just move on to the next one. these companies don't work on just one architecture at a time. there's a ton of branches in development, and they always look for the sweet-spot between consumer demand, raw performance, production cost, and production capabilities.
9000 series from AMD is rumored to be on the 20nm process.
and yes, AMD has a huge advantage in computation, it's why I have a 7970 (it's cost effective for combined gaming/work needs). but honestly at this level of performance, only a very niche market actually need it, and many of those who need it have the work budget to get a dedicated work-station card. Nvidia recognized this, and nerfed their compute to cut costs. AMD's a cool company, but when it comes to marketing and how to run a PROFITABLE business, Nvidia knows what they're doing
And I think what AMD is trying to do with their Gaming Evolved movement is make game devs utilize the computation side of GPU's. Once games can do that then AMD will be fine. I think AMD knows how to run a profitable business, they just need time and space to do so. They're being very strategical about things, while also much improving their cards to boot. I mean, 700 series is still GK104, saf the 780 which is just a cut-down titan. Nvidia is stagnating for a whole nother year. This is why AMD decided not to release 8000 series for desktop, because it'd just be a rebranded 7000. At least AMD is trying to improve and doesn't wanna milk us for more money *cough* Nvidia is the EA of graphics cards *cough*