It turns out to be somewhere in between what previous rumors said
Previously, we ran into several rumors and/or reports that claimed to have discovered the price of NVIDIA's next high-end graphics card, and now we actually know that information.True, NVIDIA didn't actually disclose the news, but online retailers did start listing the video board, though the postings don't always last.
The latest one is reported by TechPowerUp and has the graphics adapter bearing a tag of $644.44.
That sum corresponds to 502 EUR, but that isn't likely to be the price of the adapter in Europe, unless NVIDIA suddenly decides to follow exchange rates for some reason.
Based on the history of the IT industry, and really all companies with supply chains around the world, the card is more likely to cost closer to 645 EUR.
That said, we aren't too shocked that the price has finally surfaced, because NVIDIA is supposedly getting ready to formally release the GeForce GTX 780 graphics adapter later this month.
Newegg, TigerDirect, NCIX and other retailers should have the board up for order soon, if they haven't already added it to their websites.
The one whose price we are reporting isn't a reference model, but an EVGA-branded OEM card distributed by SYNNEX.
The specifications are the same as on NVIDIA's base model though.
For those who need a reminder, the SKU is powered by a new GK110 GPU with 2,304 CUDA cores, a memory interface of 384 bits, 192 TMUs, and 48 ROPs.
3 GB of GDDR5 VRAM back up the GPU, working at 6 GHz.
Speaking of clock speeds, the base frequency of the GPU is 863 MHz and the GPU Boost 2.0 setting is 900 MHz.
All these parameters lead to a bandwidth of 288 GB/s and require energy provided through the PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot, one 6-pin power plug and one 8-pin energy connector. Links to PCs are accomplished via dual-link DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort.