Last week, we reported on a leak about a new graphics card from NVIDIA, one that would settle somewhere between the GeForce GTX 780 and GTX Titan. Now, a new leak suggests that might not be all true.A new video board will be launched soon, sure enough, but it might not face the new AMD Hawaii-based Radeon R9 290X from the onset.
Presumably, it will take another week or two for the new board, called GeForce GTX 780 Ti, to reach stores.
More importantly, however, the video card from NVIDIA might not settle between the GTX 780 and Titan after all.
And not because it has been found wanting. Quite the opposite actually. According to a new leak, courtesy of Chip Hell, the board may actually be better. Better than Titan that is. Faster.
The card supposedly has a GK110 Kepler graphics processing unit (GPU) featuring 2,490 CUDA cores and 208 TMUs (texture mapping units).
The chip also has 48 ROPs (raster operating units) and a core clock frequency of 902 MHz, when running under no strain anyway.
When things get harder though (as unlikely as it is for a top-tier video board to actually be pushed), the clock jumps to 954 MHz (GPU Boost state).
Moving on, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti will supposedly possess 3 GB of GDDR5 clocked at 1502 MHz (6008MHz effective). Between that and the 384-bit interface, the Pixel Fillrate reaches 43.9 GPixels/s and the Texture Fillrate 205 GTexel/s.
All in all, the card might actually turn out faster than the Titan, although it will still be held back by the memory amount (GTX Titan has double the memory after all, 6 GB). Not bad for a product expected to sell for $649 / €649. Retail availability is scheduled at some point in November.