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Nvidia GTX 780 Launches Today for $650, is 30 percent Faster Than 680

With AMD capturing the spotlight for their work with the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, it’s only natural that Nvidia would be hungry for attention as well. The chip maker is launching its new GeForce GTX 700 series today and the first card to make it to shelves is the GeForce GTX 780.

The card is pricey, retailing for $650 which is $150 more than the GTX 680. That said, it’s based on the GK110-330-A1 chip which is a slightly cut down version of the TITAN’s GK 110.

According to reviews around the web, the GTX 780 is only 8 percent slower than the TITAN. Considering that the TITAN costs around $1000, the GTX 780 seems a more viable option; provided you have the money to spare. The card is also supposed to be the successor to the popular GTX 680, which is said to be now 30 percent slower than the GTX 780.

“The GeForce GTX 780 delivers the fastest framerate and smoothest animation at a value never before seen in PC gaming,” said Scott Herkelman, the general manager of the GeForce business unit at Nvidia. “This level of performance allows gamers to become fully immersed into a game the way the developers originally intended.”

The flagship card of the new 7 series boasts a Kepler-based graphics processing unit with 2,304 cores and 3GB of high-speed GDDR5 memory. Comparing it to the GTX 680, these are almost 50 percent higher. In terms of display connectivity options, it comes with two dual-link DVI, an HDMI and a DisplayPort.

The card of course supports SLI and it’s beastly specifications allows it to run PhysX with ease. A new feature included is an adaptive temperature controller which is actually an enhanced fan controller. It intelligently controls the fan and minimizes speed fluctuations.

On an ending note, yes the new GeForce GTX 780 will make your system run faster than the Xbox One but with great FPS comes great cash withdrawals.