Overclockers UK Launches Huge Graphics Cards Sale!

Overclockers UK often engages in heavy promotions and offers some of the best prices for components. In particular, their huge graphics card range caters to various budgets and aggressively targets the UK’s lowest price-point. As a result, consumers can acquire graphics cards at a discounted price and other retailers try to price match to become competitive. However, many struggle to compete with OCUK’s staggering buying power and stock levels.

Today, the company launched a comprehensive sale across a wide array of graphics cards. This includes budget-orientated models like the R9 270X all the way up to the GTX 980Ti. Interestingly, OCUK’s graphics card promotion spans to a number of older-generation cards at rock-bottom prices. For example, you can purchase an MSI Frozr Gaming GTX 780 for only £169.99. This performs similar to the GTX 970 while being approximately £100 cheaper! There is also a reference designed MSI GTX 770 for £109.99 and GTX MSI Gaming LE 780Ti for £239.99. These cards are all backed with a 2-year warranty.

For the price, the 780Ti is astonishing value and used to be a top-tier graphics card. In terms of real world performance, the card competes with the GTX 980 which retails between £375-£450.

Finally, you can pick up the Fury X for £499.99 and the R9 Nano is priced at £469.99. Thankfully, the Fury X prices have come down to the RRP as inflated prices were imposed by retailers due to stock shortages. On another note, the KFA2 GTX 980Ti is available for £479.99 and built on the Titan X PCB. This makes it a good choice for custom water-cooling configurations. My pick of the sale has to be the EVGA GTX 980Ti Superclocked+ which retails for £509.99.

This particular card is used in my own personal rig and features a core clock of 1102MHz and boost of 1190MHz. Additionally the ACX 2.0+ cooling system results in quiet operating temperatures and utilizes a semi-passive 0db mode under low load. The GPU implements a lovely EVGA logo and branding via white LEDs and opts for a hefty backplate.

Please note, only the NVIDIA 900 series cards are eligible for the free game promotion.

Nvidia Discontinues Cards and Cuts Prices in The Wake of GTX980 Launch

In the highly unlikely event that you should have missed it up until now, Nvidia just launched their brand new GeForce GTX 980 and 970 graphics cards during their GAME24 event. These new cards are so powerful that they’ll render the old cards completely obsolete. This is further aided by the fact that the new cards are a lot cheaper to manufacture.

The GeForce GTX 980 is launched at just $549 in the U.S. and £439.99 in the U.K. The new cards are cheaper to make than the previous models as they have 2 billion transistors and four memory chips less. They also have a lighter VRM now, due to the decreased power consumption. This cannibalizes the GTX 780 Ti and GTX 780. The GeForce GTX 970 targets the sub-$350 products and is launched at a price of £259,99 here in the UK, simply blasting the GTX 770 out of the way.

Nvidia has also tweaked the price on their GeForce GTX 760 down to just $219, in order to keep the price versus performance ratio. This is only a temporary meassure until the replacement will be launched sometime in October, the GeForce GTX 960.

If you’re interested in seeing how great these new cards are, head over to our review section and check them out. We already had the Nvidia stocker version and the Gigabyte G1 Gaming edition on the bench, and we’ve also tested them in SLI for you.

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Inno3D Teasing New Nvidia GTX 980

There’s just over a week to go until Nvidia officially release their new flagship GeForce GTX 900 series graphics cards, and manufacturers have begun teasing their new creations prior to the launch to build up some hype about their new hardware.

Inno3D posted an image on their Facebook page (see above) teasing their new card. We know that it’s the GTX 980 as it says “10” over the card and was posted just ten days before the GTX 780 launch, doesn’t take a scientist to work that one out.

In the picture you can see a black card with red trim and based on previous leaks and rumours we also suspect that this card will feature a triple slot cooler design, which will put the card into the iChill Ice Dragon series. The card will also feature two six-pin PCI-Express power connectors and will no doubt be heavily factory overclocked to justify the need for a triple slot cooler.

Expect eTeknix to have a variety of GTX 900 series cards for review when launch day arrives, so be sure to check back then.

KFA2 GTX 780 HOF OC+ 6GB Graphics Card Announced

KFA2 are easily one of my favourite GPU manufacturers, mostly because I’m a sucker for those white PCBs they use, as they really stand out from the crowd. Their Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 HOF (Hall of Fame) graphics card was and still is an incredible card, but they’ve taken it back to the drawing board and giving it an extra tweak to make it more competitive than ever before.

The new card, known as the GeForce GTX 780 HOF OC+, is still based around the exact same board design as the original, but the cards clock speeds have been given a slight bump from 1006 MHZ to 1019 MHz, both still a lot higher than the 863 MHz reference cards. GPU Boost is now 1071 MHz compared to the 1058 MHz of the original and 902 MHz of the reference.

Memory speeds have been kept steady at 6 GHz, but the card has now been bumped from just 3GB all the way up to 6GB over a 384-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface.

The company has yet to reveal pricing, but we would expect it to be a small premium over the previous model given that they’ve doubled the memory.

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Galaxy Launches 6 GB Variant of its GeForce GTX 780 Hall Of Fame Edition Graphics Card

Galaxy has just launched another NVIDIA variant of GeForce GTX 780 Hall of Fame graphics card, bearing the GF-GTX780-E6GHD/SOC model name, featuring the company’s white PCB signature and performance-oriented cooling solution.

In terms of specifications, the card comes with 6 GB if memory, having the rest be similar to the original Galaxy GeForce GTX 780 HOF Edition released in July last year. The 6 GB variant also comes with a big factory overclock, having the core GPU clocked at 1019 MHz compared to the original variant clocked at 863 MHz and its boost speed capped at 1071 MHz compared to 928 MHz from its predecessor.

The GDDR5 memory apparent has been left untouched, having it clocked at 6008 MHz as the original Galaxy GeForce GTX 780 HOF. Other aspects of the 6 GB GTX 780 HOF variant include the 28 nm GK110 silicon architecture, offering 2,304 CUDA cores, 192 TMUs, 48 ROPs and a 384-bit memory interface. The graphics card also features a 10-phase VRM, drawing power from two 8-pin PCIe power connectors.

The graphics card is said to feature a dual-BIOS configuration as well, having the toggle switch located near the I/O bracket. The card offers four display outputs, having two dual-link DVI, one HDMI and one Display Port configuration, while its cooling solution features a Hybrid Vapor Chamber which directs heat to a large aluminium fin-stack heatsink with the help of four nickel-palter copper heat pipes. The heatsink is then ventilated by a pair of 90mm fans, having the base-plate with heatsink fins cooling the VRM and memory.

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ASUS Announces 0dB Strix R9 280 and GTX 780 Graphics Cards

ASUS announced their upcoming Strix R9 280 and GTX 780 graphics cards, which are dubbed to be 15% faster, 20% cooler and 3x quieter. The Strix series is also said to expand this year and incorporate other products such as exceptionally agile mice, super-cool gaming graphics cards, boundary-pushing keyboards and awesome gaming headsets.

The Strix ASUS version of the R9 280 and GTX 780 presents DirectCU II technology, giving the user a cooler, quieter and faster performance for high-end action gaming. In addition to the latter, the 0dB-cooling technology allows the graphics cards to offer total silence in gaming sessions.

ASUS DIGI+ voltage regulation modules are also featured on the graphics cards, providing enhanced stability and efficiency while the GPU Tweak feature provides simple overclocking and online streaming.

Both Strix R9 280 and GTX 780 graphics cards present a new exclusive fan design, which is said to be able to allow gamers to enjoy latest titles played in full HD ( 1920 x 1080 ) at environmental temperatures of 65˚C in total silence by stopping the fans. The temperature is then maintained with the help of highly conductive 10mm copper cooling pipes in direct contact with the card’s GPU, along with a heat-sink that delivers a heat-dissipation area which is 220% larger than reference.

In terms of specs, the ASUS Strix R9 280 comes with 3GB of GDDR5 memory and a 384-bit memory interface, having the GPU clocked at 980 MHz and memory clocked at 5200 MHz. Looking at the output ports, the graphics card presents one DVI-D, one DVI-I, one HDMI and one Display Port.

The ASUS Strix GTX 780 however features 6GB of GDDR5 memory and a 384-bit memory interface, having the GPU clocked at 889 MHz base and can go up to 941 MHz when boosted while the memory is clocked at 6008 MHz. In terms of connectivity, the output ports seem to be similar to the R9 280, having one DVI-D, one DVI-I, one HDMI and one Display Port.

No confirmed release date and price has been announced for the two graphics cards, but more details can be found on ASUS’ official website.

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Palit GeForce GTX 780 JetStream 6GB OC Graphics Card Released

Palit are kings of design in my opinion, their graphics cards look absolutely stunning and this is especially true of their JetStream cooler design. Of course the black and gold look isn’t to everyone’s taste, but style will always remain a subjective quality. Now Palit Microsystems Ltd have rolled out their JetStream series once again with the release of their latest card, which enters the GeForce GTX 780 linup. Their new card is the 6GB OC edition of their popular Palit GeForce GTX 780 JetStream, this means you can expect big improvements in performance, resolution capabilities and more.

“GeForce GTX 780 features a massively powerful NVIDIA Kepler-based GPU with 2304 cores-50% more than its predecessor. Plus, Palit design the 6GB of high-speed GDDR5 memory on GeForce GTX780 to offer rich realistic and explosive gaming performance under maximum Ultra HD 4K resolution setting. This Paliit GTX780 JetStream 6GB is the best choice for gamers who want to experience ultimate 3D gaming by NV 3D Vision Surround technology. ” Said Palit in a recent press release.

The JetStream cooler may look stunning, but it’s also proven a very capable device and that is largely thanks to its triple fan design which features two 80mm fans on either side of the larger 90mm fan. The cooler also features a large copper base and more heat pipes, as well as fan control technologies such as TurboFan Blade.

The cooler is certainly needed to tame the raw power from their new card, which run an 8-Phase PWM, DrMOS and of course that thundering Kepler GPU. The card should start showing at popular online retailers over the next few days. Unfortunately there was no information on price, but expect the card to be around 10-15% over the standard Palit 780, which is already in excess of £400.

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EVGA GeForce GTX 780 6GB SC Graphics Card Announced

EVGA are one of the most popular GPU manufacturers on the planet, and this morning they’ve taken action to remind us all why with the annoucnement of their latest bit of hardware for the GeForce GTX 780 range. The new EVGA GeForce GTX 780 6GB card feature 2,304 processing cores, 6GB of high-speed GDDR5 memory and NVIDIA GPU Boost 2.0 technology, making it an ideal choice for high-resolution, high-performance gaming.

The EVGA GeForce GTX 780 6GB is tuned to perform better than ever along side the Nvidia GeForce experience software, as well as with feature such as PhysX and TXAA. Not only does it represent one of the greatest cards EVGA have ever put together, but if you’ve bought an EVGA graphics card within the last 90 days, you can grab this one via their step up program by paying the difference. The new 6GB cards from EVGA will be available soon at a starting MSRP of $549.99, but more details on the actual release date are on their way.

EVGA GeForce GTX 780 6GB Features:

  • 6GB of high-speed GDDR5 memory designed for the latest games at high resolution.
  • EVGA ACX Cooling (select SKU’s) – Double ball bearing fan design offers 15% lower GPU and Memory temperatures.
  • NVIDIA G-SYNC Ready – The EVGA GeForce GTX 780 lineup has full support for NVIDIA G-SYNC Technology.
  • NVIDIA GPU Boost Technology 2.0 – Dynamically maximizes clock speeds to push performance to new levels and bring out the best in every game.

“EVGA is also introducing a brand new cooling design; the redefining EVGA ACX Cooler. With a 40% increase in heatsink volume, the EVGA ACX is more efficient at dissipating heat, allowing for 15% lower GPU temperatures. A reinforcement baseplate maintains a straight PCB, and helps lower mosfet temperatures by 7% and memory by 15%. Even the fan blades are of the highest quality; with a 700% increase in strength, and 25% lower weight when compared to competitors. This makes the fans 20% more efficient by requiring lower power levels. EVGA is also using double ball bearing fans which offer a 12 year lifespan, 4X longer when compared to competitors!” said EVGA in a recent press release.

Specifications

  • Base Clock: 967 MHZ
  • Boost Clock: 1020 MHz
  • Memory Clock: 6008 MHz Effective
  • CUDA Cores: 2304
  • Bus Type: PCI-E 3.0
  • Memory Detail: 6144MB GDDR5
  • Memory Bit Width: 384 Bit
  • Memory Speed: 0.33ns
  • Memory Bandwidth: 288.38 GB/s

Dimensions

  • Height: 4.376in – 111.15mm
  • Length: 10.5in – 266.7mm

Key Features

  • NVIDIA PhysX technology
  • NVIDIA SLI Ready
  • NVIDIA SMX Engine
  • NVIDIA GPU Boost
  • NVIDIA Adaptive Vertical Sync
  • NVIDIA Surround
  • Supports four concurrent displays
  • Microsoft DirectX 11.2 API (feature level 11_0)
  • with Direct Compute 5.0 support
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision Ready***
  • NVIDIA CUDA Technology
  • PCI Express 3.0 Support
  • OpenGL 4.4 Support
  • OpenCL Support
  • NVIDIA FXAA Technology
  • NVIDIA TXAA Technology
  • NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology
  • NVIDIA G-Sync Ready

Requirements

  • 600 Watt or greater power supply with a minimum of 42 Amp on the +12 volt rail.****
  • PCI Express, PCI Express 2.0 or PCI Express 3.0 compliant motherboard with one graphics slot.
  • An available 6-pin PCI-E power connector and an available 8 pin PCI-E power connector
  • Windows 8 32/64bit, Windows 7 32/64bit, Windows Vista 32/64bit, Windows XP 32/64bit

The new card certainly sounds like a pretty awesome bit of hardware, and will no doubt prove popular with the gaming masses upon its release. Stay tuned for more information over the coming days and weeks as the official release date is revealed.

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Asus ROG Poseidon GTX 780 Graphics Card Revealed

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) have announced their new Poseidon GTX 780 with DirectCU H2O, a new graphics card with an exclusive hybrid thermal solution that enables extremely efficient cooling by either air or water.

The new card is powered by the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 GPU, featuring DirectCU H2O on board which offers users the unique ability to cool either by air or water, ROG Poseidon GTX 780 achieves running temperatures that are up to 24°C lower than reference designs and that’s up to 140% cooler for gaming performance, up to 12% faster in both Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and BattleField 4 and lets face it, fast and cooler performance is exactly what gamers want from their GPU’s.

ROG Poseidon GTX 780 is also loaded with ROG technologies and innovations, including dust-proof fans for increased card longevity, die-cast thermal armour for improved cooling in the crucial MOSFET area, DIGI+ voltage-regulation modules (VRMs) with black metallic capacitors power design for incredible stability and reduced noise. The new card also comes with GPU Tweak, an easy-to-use software that squeezes maximum performance from the GPUs — real-time graphics tuning and live streaming has never been this easy.

A custom vapor chamber is in direct contact with the card’s GPU for faster heat dispersal, while copper heat-pipes and extended cooling fins further transfer heat out and away from the card to keep it running cool. What’s more, with standard G¼-inch threaded fittings, ROG Poseidon GTX 780 easily accommodate existing cooling equipment – so users can get going with water cooling right away.

The new card features dust-proof fans that deliver cooler, quieter operation and extend lifespan — Poseidon GTX 780’s increased resistance to dust and other particulates mean that the card will remain working for up to 25% longer than reference designs.

The card includes exclusive DIGI+ VRM with Super Alloy Power technology. Black metallic solid-state capacitors, 10-phase Super Alloy Power concrete-core chokes and hardened MOSFETs all withstand much greater stress and heat due to the application of specially-formulated materials — increasing reliability and overall card lifespan up to five times (5X). DIGI+ VRM delivers digital voltage regulation that ensures ample room for experimental performance tuning, making it ideal for overclocking.

The card will be available at retail in January for £499, and with ROG already having a great performance reputation behind them we really can’t wait to see how well this card performs in benchmarks.

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Nvidia Announces GTX 780 Ti 12GB Graphics Card

AMD have had a great show this last few weeks, but Nvidia wasn’t about to take AMDs new card launches without a fight! So enter to the gaming battlefield, the newly announced GTX 780 Ti.

The GTX 780 Ti is based on the GK110 GPU core and has been widely speculated to be a 770 Ti, but no, Nvidia have gone one better and done the 780 Ti and it’s a beast! Packed with all the latest features to excite your inner gamer, we have Nvidia G-Sync, Nvidia GameWork, Nvidia ShadowPlay and GameStream.

Nvidia say their new card is built for 4K and 4K surround and while we don’t have raw hardware details at this time, it is expected to pack 2880 Cuda cores, 384-bit memory interface and up to 12GB of GDDR5 memory. It looks pretty much the same as a Titan or stock 780, even featuring the same 6+8 pin power connectors.

We expect the card to cost around $700 and Nvidia say the card could be out as soon as next month! As always, we will bring you more details on this new GPU as soon as we have them.

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 3GB Graphics Card Review

It’s that time of year again where NVIDIA have a new series of cards in the pipelines and as we have seen running up to today, the number of rumours and leaks that have been flying about are as profound as ever. For some this leads to pure confusion as to what is to be seen and what is complete rubbish, and for people like myself it leads to pure frustration as I know all the true facts and figures, meaning that when I see the rumours and false facts floating around I can do nothing but sit and wait until the NDA lifts to put a number of these claims to rest with the real specifications and performance figures behind the new cards.

So here we have it, the GTX 780 – the first in the new line of Kepler based 700 series cards and before we get too far into the nitty gritty of what’s new in the 700 series, I want to make the following fact clear and true – the GTX 780 CANNOT be flashed in any way to effectively turn it into Titan. There are a number of reasons for this; first off, whilst both cards share the same GK110 core, the 780 has far less CUDA cores, is a different revision of the core chip and has less texture units on-board. On top of this, there is also half the amount of video memory and a number of components in the power region of the PCB are missing as the 780 does not require these as opposed to Titan.

Point out of the way, NVIDIA’s new 700 series cards are here to replace the ever popular 600 series, although they are not a re-hash and re-brand of 6xx cards as some may presume. Whilst the GK110 cores may be featured on both 600 and 700 series cards, they will have subtle variances to them, mainly on the front of CUDA core count and texture filters and so forth.

So what is the 780 in relation to the 600 series cards. Whilst it may look like Titan, it is a slightly lower performing card. Titan is more geared towards users with multiple high resolution displays and thus the higher 6GB of GDDR5 memory that it encompasses. The 780 whilst still home to 3GB of GDDR5 is more aimed at users who are going to be gaming on a single screen at high resolutions with all the settings turned to 11. Over its predecessor, the GTX 680, the 780 has 50% more CUDA cores with a count of 2034, 50% more memory, up to 3GB from 2GB and overall a 34% increase in performance. Interestingly enough, GTX 580 users who upgrade to a 780 will see a whopping 70% gain in performance between the two cards and a 25-30% gain can also be found over AMD’s 7970.

NVIDIA Announces the GeForce GTX 780 At GeForce eSports Event

We’ve been bringing you a lot of rumour and speculation about the Geforece GTX 780 recently, but it’s finally good to get some cold hard facts, as well as some 100% genuine photos of the real deal and that’s exactly what we have today.

The GeForce eSports festival is currently taking place in China and it was the perfect battle ground for Nvidia to raise the curtain on the latest entry to their flagship 7xx GPU range.

With a release date of May 23rd the card is almost upon us and Scott Herkelman, the Geforce General Manager was on hand at the show to give us all an official first look.

Of course there are many more cards from the 7xx range still to come and we can expect to see the GTX 770 follow it up just a week later on the 30th of May.

Featuring the GK110 core with a few cut backs the GTX 780 is essentially the GTX Titan on a least, but that’s still enough to put it around 20% more powerful than the current GTX 680 and that’s no bad thing in terms of performance. With 12 stream processors, 2304 cores, 3GB of GDDR5 memory, a 320 / 384 bit memory bus and the same cooler design as the GTX Titan, this is certainly shaping up to be a great card.

Expect prices in the region of 500-600 Euros and non reference card designs to follow a few weeks after the official release.

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First GTX 780 Benchmarks Spotted Online

The GTX 780 is almost upon us and it was only a matter of time before someone plugged one into a test bench to see what this thing was capable of, or at least do it, then tell everyone else about it.

The card appears to be around 20% faster than the GTX 680, which as many of you will know the GTX 680 isn’t exactly lacking in performance to start with and 20% increase is a very welcome boost indeed.

This makes the GTX 780 the flagship card for the 7xx range, or at least it does for now until non reference cards are released. The GTX 780 is based around the GK110 core (GK110-300-A2) and with 2304 cores, 3GB GDDR5 memory and a 320-384-bit memory interface. Core clocks are set at 837MHz with turbo taking that up to 992Mhz and a memory runs an an effective clock of 6000MHz.

The GPU also features the same cooler as the Titan and while I’m not sure if this cooler is modified since it featured on the titan you can bet it offers similar performance, with better thermals than the GTX 680 and certainly a lot lest noise.

The price is expected to be around 500-600 Euros but you can expect to pay a premium for overclocked models a few weeks after release of the reference cards. It will be interesting to see how the card performs in a gaming environment, but for now the best we can do is look at these benchmarks.

Are you excited about the GTX 780? It’s certainly shaping up to be a popular card, although the 7xx range is looking like a more worthy update for those who haven’t already invested in 6xx.

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Nvidia Geforce GTX 780 Confirmed

The GTX 7xx range is almost upon us and Nvidia can’t hold onto all their information forever! Now we can confirm that not only are the cards almost upon us, but that we now know exactly what specifications they’re packing.

Based around the GK110 hardware, the GTX 780 is set to features a whopping 2304 CUDA cores and a 900MHz Boost Clock that should see it churn out some impressive benchmarks upon release.

The GK110 is based around the 28nm process, but that doesn’t mean much in terms of power saving when the card pulls 250W TDP via set of 6+8pin PCI-Express power cables, all this power will be used to drive the 863MHz base clock, with GPU Boost 2.0 taking that up to a nice round 900Mhz. 3GB of GDDR5 memory will add some extra performance punch and is clocked at 6000MHz with a 384-bit memory interface.

Much like the GTX 770 the GTX 780 is set to use the GTX Titan cooler and it’s likely we’ll be seeing a lot more of that cooler design on future Nvidia cards given that it packs the capabilities of cooling incredibly powerful graphics cards but also keeping noise to a surprising low level of around 45-45 dBA, much less than the GTX 680 stock cooler.

If these specs are to be taking into consideration then this card could be around 25-50% more powerful than the HD 7970 GHz Edition meaning the GPU war between Nvidia and AMD is far from over.

The GTX 780 is set to launch on the 23rd of this month, but you best start saving as you might have guess it’s not going to be cheap with the GTX 770 expected to be around £400 we could be looking at £500+ for the GTX 780.

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Rumour: Geforce GTX 780 Arriving May 23rd

Nvidia is working towards the release date of the GTX 7xx range and while we have already seen multiple leaks over the last couple of weeks, there are still a few details that need to be nailed down, most of which involve exact release dates and prices.

Word has it that the GK110 Titan chip powered GTX 780 is set to release on May 23rd, unfortunately this will only be a reference card so various partners will be doing nothing more than putting their own sticker on the back and a warranty. There will be non reference and overclocked cards soon though and you can likely expect them a few weeks later, but if your holding out for a non stock card you can expect to pay a premium for them.

It’s possible that some vendors could introduce their own coolers after the initial reference card run, although I’m not sure what they would use given that the GTX 780 will use the same cooler as the GTX  Titan, a cooler that is already an incredibly efficient and stylish design that will likely only be improved by water cooling.

You can expect the cards to cost around 500 euros for the reference design, with prices around 20% higher for the following overclocked and non reference designs, but as soon as we have official nailed down prices from the vendors we’ll be sure to update you.

More Details of Nvidia GTX 760 Ti, 770, 780 Emerge

The good people over at Fudzilla have got their hands on some new information for the new Nvidia GTX 7xx range of graphics cards and with the latest range of GPUs set to launch very soon, people are already getting excited and clamoring for more and more information on the next generation of Nvidia hardware.

At the bottom of the 7XX range (in terms of performance) is the GTX 760 Ti, which will be based on the GK104 225 hardware. While the GTX 750 Ti is fitted out with a 256-bit memory interface that brings it close in terms of performance to the current GTX 670 hardware.

Both of these new cards will be the first in another long line of cards from Nvidia, but Nvidia partners are set to start shipping these new cards some time towards the end of June, and the good news is that custom cards are approved, so it won’t just be a case of a new sticker on the side of a reference card. Custom coolers, PCBs and clocks should be expected around release time.

The new GTX 770 will be based around the GK104 425 hardware, with a 256-bit interface and for all intents and purposes this appears to be a rebranding of the GTX 680, but given that the 680 is still an incredible card, this is no bad thing. The card is said to look something like the GTX Titan at the moment, but Nvidia will no allow for customisation of PCB and coolers on this range, so expect really exciting things to happen here soon.

The NVTTM cooling fan on the GTX 770 is said to allow higher clocks than the GTX 680, offering up around 5% performance boost, which might not sound like much, but 5% boost on an already powerful card is still a big difference.

King of them all however will be the GTX 780 and while this will also have a 256-bit interface, it will be based of the GTX Titan LE, featuring the GK110 chip, although its believed the first batch will in fact be reference design, you can still expect incredible things from this card.

Either way you can expect some of these cards to hit the market in a few weeks time, followed by the customised edition from partners shortly after and a staggered release of various editions from Nvidia to follow, either way it sounds like a solid range, even if the bulk is already on par with current hardware and personally I can’t wait to see the benchmarks of the higher end cards.

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Geforce GTX 780 Launching On May 23rd – GTX 770 Due May 30th

Yesterday afternoon we brought you the news that the Nvidia’s GTX 780 could cost more on launch than the GTX 680, and earlier this month we told you that the GTX 700 series of cards could be coming in May, well now we’re in may, so where are these new graphics cards?

Word has it that the new graphics cards are going to launch later this month and that Nvidia plan to launch not one, but two cards, just a single week apart.

The more expansive and powerful card, the Geforce GTX 780 is expected to launch on 23rd of May at 6am PTD. The less powerful of the two, but still by no means lacking in performance of its own, is the GTX 770 and that will launch on the 30th of May also at 6am PDT. Both dates are valid for the tier one customers.

The GK110 chip is to be powering the GTX 780 and you might remember that chip from such graphics cards as the GTX Titan, which as well all know is some seriously impressive hardware. The less powerful GTX 770 is running on the GK104 425 architecture which is an improvement over the original GK104 28nm chip, but I guess well find that out when benchmarks and tests start rolling in later in the month.

I would expect anything ground breaking from these new cards, they will of course be more powerful and likely more efficient than their 6xx counterparts but as with any new card generation, it will take a little while for them to find there groove and really flex their muscles.

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