With the launch of their GeForce GTX 980 and GeForce GTX 970 NVIDIA has discontinued three of their top-selling graphics cards the GeForce GTX 780 Ti, GeForce GTX 780, and GeForce GTX 770. At $549 the GeForce GTX 980 takes over the spot of the GeForce GTX 780 Ti / 780 and it is cheaper to make.
KFA2 has just launched an updated version of their factory overclocked GeForce GTX 780 HOF (hall of fame) graphics card. This new card is the GeForce GTX 780 HOF OC+ and is based on the same board design as the original.
ASUS is now joining EVGA, Palit and Gainward by offering a 6 GB version of the GeForce GTX 780. Normally we would expect a card like this to be part of ASUS’s Republic of Gamers or DirectCU II lines, but ASUS has actually launched a new brand called STRIX.
It looks like other companies are following suit after EVGA announced 6GB GTX 780 variants. Palit has just announced that they are also working on a 6GB GeForce GTX 780 graphics card. The card is the GeForce GTX 780 JeStream 6GB.
It looks like other companies were feeling the pressure as Sapphire had announced two R9 290X’s with 8GB a VRAM. Those cards would outperform the GTX 780 Ti in terms of available memory. Well it looks like EVGA will be releasing both a GTX 780 Ti and a GTX 780 with 6GB of VRAM.
Galaxy has just launched their Gamer Series graphics cards at a press event in China. The first card is this series is based of the GeForce GTX 780 GPU. The card features a very sleek design with the “Gamer” logo on one side. Each one of these cards will have a custom-designed PCB and large factory overclock.
Colorful Technology brings in its new iGame 780-3GD5 graphic card and this announcement has followed right after the launch of the iGame Kudan 780. The new graphic card holds true to all the features of the iGame family and even this time Colorful Technology has been sticking around to the traditional ones.
The most speculated thing about the way NVIDIA is going to counter the situation is that they will come up with a new SKU which the add-in card (AIC) partners are referring to as the GeForce GTX 780 GHz Edition. There hasn’t been much effort put into this since it is not so different than the original GTX 780. In reality, the GeForce GTX 780 GHz Edition is just like the GTX 780 with higher clock speeds which can reach up to 1006 MHz core and with the GPU Boost, they can shoot up to 1046 MHz.
It looks like NVIDIA will be reacting to AMD’s R9 290X’s very aggressive pricing. Our friends over at Rigmods gave gotten word that these price drops will go live tomorrow as well as the new The Way It’s Meant To Be Played ‘Pirates, Heroes and Spies’ promotion.
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