GTX780 porn pictures leak, Titan comparison looks good

Looking more and more like a product ready for a June launch.

May 20, 2013
Nvidia GeForce GTX TITAN

Nvidia is set to launch their “new” Geforce 700 series later this year and we will finally see the outcome of the original master plan that Nvidia had for the Kepler release.

Nvidia has admitted in the past that Kepler was designed for a different market. In PR speak that means they anticipated a strong showing from AMD’s HD7000 series but when they realised what they were up against, they changed plans a little. The GK104 chip became the GTX680 and the GK110 monster, that was presumably going to be the basis of the GTX680, was instead deployed in the Tesla K5000, which was later rebranded as the GTX Titan.

Chinese portal IT168 recently leaked these press images and they are very clear and confirm several things. The first is the cooler design – yes, we’ve seen it before in other spy photos but I wasn’t sure myself if they were legit. Here we see it once again and its definitely the real deal. If these are out there in the hands of the press already, I fully expect something at Computex Taipei about the cards, perhaps even a proper launch.

Turning the card over confirms that the GTX780 will only have 3 GB of memory, because there’s none embedded on the back. There’s still and opening for a third power connector and we can clearly see the two SLI fingers with rubber nibs on them.

The comparison with Titan itself is interesting. They use the same board design and are the same physical size – squeezing this into your R250 Intex chassis is not advised. There’s an extra three chips on the board – one by the capacitor bank, another nearer to the power phases, and the third by the SLI fingers. What they do exactly is unknown at this point but the third may very well be a return to the addition of SLI hardware frame metering.

That aside, it looks like the GTX780 will enjoy the same overclocking options as Titan.

Titan returned control over voltage to users, but this time tied the voltage level into the clock speeds, so one couldn’t raise them stratospherically high without a hacked BIOS and some extra power delivery.

According to IT168, the GTX780 has 2,304 CUDA cores, 192 texture units, 48 Raster operators and a 384-bit memory interface coupled with GDDR5 running at 7GHz. It requires one 6-pin and one 8-pin PEG power connector, putting it at a 300W TDP (thermal design power). Core clock speeds are said to be 863MHz stock and 902MHz boost, which probably just keeps the GTX780 in line with Nvidia’s thermal requirements.

It additionally features two dual-link DVI ports, Displayport and HDMI 1.4a. The GTX780 is expected to replace the GTX680 at the same retail price point.

Source: IT168 buyer’s portal

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