With AMD’s latest release of the Radeon R9 and R7 series graphic cards, NVIDIA is all set to compete and with its preparations of the high to mid-range cards, it seems like NVIDIA is not the one to stay behind. Soon after AMD made its announcement, NVIDIA pulled up the gear and leaks from sources such as the VideoCardz revealed NVIDIA preparing their series in order to give tough competition to the Volcanic Island Series.
This year marked the release of the new GeForce 700 series by NVIDIA which included three different cards; the the GeForce GTX 780, GeForce GTX 770 and GeForce GTX 760. A leaked GPU-Z shot reveals that something else is also coming our way with the leaked shot displaying a brand new yet cut down GK110 part known as the GeForce GTX 770 Ti which consists of the 1920 CUDA Cores, 160 TMUs and 48 ROPs. The site has also given information about the name of this, claiming it to be tagged as the GeForce GTX 780i but those who know NVIDIA’s naming style would know better than to believe in this name. GeForce GTX 770 Ti seems to be more credible as far as NVIDIA is concerned.
The specifications reveal a rather crippled version of the GK110 core but this one features clock speeds which are much faster at the rate of 1033 MHz base and 1150 MHz of GPU Boost. These can rightly be titled as the fastest native rates on a GK110 based GPU. Despite of these faster clock speeds, the GeForce GTX 770 Ti is expected to be at least 10 percent slower than the GeForce GTX 780 but we might see a difference of 5 percent only if the clock speeds really stick to these fast rates. Apart from this, the GTX 770 Ti’s memory of 3 GB VRAM is linked to the 384-bit bus interface. And with its current standing in the specifications zone, we are expecting the card to compete with the AMD Radeon R9 290 which right now falls in between the GeForce GTX 780 and GeForce GTX 770.
With all these specifications and competitor details, no information about the pricing strategy or launch has been revealed. The current GeForce GTX 760 is within the price range of $249 and at the moment doesn’t have any Radeon competitor. Though the Radeon R9 270X is $50 cheaper but at the same time it is slower whereas on the other hand the R9 280X based on the Tahiti XT is $50 expensive but faster. We are expecting NVIDIA to focus more on the sub-$199 market niche as that is the cash cow for both companies and because it is flooded with R7 series, NVIDIA mustn’t hold back.