With AMD’s release of their Radeon R9 290 graphics card yesterday which has a pricetag of $399 the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 at $499 really does not make sense really. Because of this NVIDIA may be pushing its partners to come up with factory-overclocked versions of the GTX 780 to make it competitive.
While we originally thought the GTX 780 GHz Edition was a actually a brand new official NVIDIA SKU it may not be. We present to you the Gigabyte GTX 780 GHz Edition, which is based of the new B1 stepping of the GK110 chip, but that does not mean it is an official NVIDIA SKU.
The card features out of the box clock speeds of 1019 MHz core, 1071 MHz GPU boost and 6 GHz (GDDR5-effective) memory. The card is appearing at online retailers and has around a 10 percent premium over normal GTX 780 models.