FUD Zilla delivers word that NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 780 is scheduled to be launched on May 23rd. The cards will be available in retail stores at launch day, but overclocked models won't arrive until a few weeks later.
Anticipated to sell for between 500-600EUR ($500), the GTX 780 is reportedly based on a GK110 GPU with 2304 CUDA cores, 863MHz base clock, 900MHz boost and 3GB GDDR5 memory clocked at 6000MHz.
As noted earlier the GTX 780 reference graphics card will use the same cooler previously seen on the GTX Titan that should hold it at somewhere between 40 and 45 dBA making it much less noisy than the GTX 680.
According to an Nvidia-made performance slide that we had a chance to see, which pits the new card to AMD's Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition, the GTX 780 should end up anywhere between 25 and 50 percent faster than the HD 7970 GHz Edition, with exception of the Tomb Raider where it is faster by around 20 percent.
ThinkComputers came across some benchmarks that show that the GeForce GTX 780 is about 20 percent faster than the GeForce GTX 680 in 3DMark, 3D Mark 11 and Valley Benchmark.
The GeForce GTX 770 on the other hand is anticipated to follow on May 30th. This card is based on the GK104 GPU, it's basically a rebrand of the GeForce GTX 680 but with faster clockspeeds. FUD Zilla says the card will aim at a price point similar to the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition, or in the 400-450EUR / $450 range.
As noted and rumored earlier, the GTX 770 will be a simple rebrand of the GTX 680, but with slightly higher clocks. It features 1536 CUDA cores and runs at 1046MHz base GPU clock. It also feature Nvidia GPU Boost 2.0 that will take the GPU up to 1085MHz when possible. It will be available with both 2GB and 4GB of memory, clocked at a pretty impressive 7000MHz and paired up with a 256-bit memory interface.
As it is based on a version of the GK104 chip it is no wonder that it needs 6+8-pin PCI-Express power connectors and has a 230W TDP. It will also feature two DL-DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort outputs. Judging by earlier leaks, pictures and some information that we saw, it will also use a reference cooler similar or same as the one on the GTX Titan. This means that the card will be significantly quiter.