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Palit announces GeForce GTX 770 JetStream 2GB with triple fan cooler

This morning, Palit released its version of the GeForce GTX 770 and unlike other GPU manufacturers, Palit chose to toss away the reference design cooler and add their own JetStream cooler into the mix. The result is said to be a 10 percent gain in overclockability as well as some snazzy good looks!

 

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The Palit GeForce GTX 770 JetStream 2GB ships with a 10 percent higher core clock, which Palit says equates to 10 percent higher gaming performance. Like other video cards in Palit's JetStream line, the GTX 770 comes equipped with the company's signature JetStream 80mm,90mm,80mm triple fan bank that cools the GPU by 15 Celsius lower, and is 9dB quieter than the reference design.

 

Palit attributes these performance gains to several upgraded features on the GTX770 JetStream 2GB. These include:

 

  • Copper Based Heatsink - Efficiently dissipate the heat from GPU and make 20 percent cooler
  • 8 Phase PWM - Stabilize the voltage level the improve overclocking ability.
  • MasterMode - GPU Overvoltage and Memory Overvoltage to increase extra 5+ percent performance.

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NVIDIA launches GeForce GTX 770, a $399 graphics crunching monster

Yesterday we saw a leak on the GeForce GTX 770 that claimed a memory clock of 7GHz and a price tag of $400, and this morning I can confirm that rumor was true. NVIDIA has just announced the GeForce GTX 770 and it appears that all the rumors are true.

 

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The GeForce GTX 770 does run the same chip as the GTX 680 and does have the higher 7GHz memory clock. NVIDIA says that it is about five percent faster than the 680 overall but retains the 1,536 cuda cores. The rumors also were correct on the cooling hardware. The GTX 770 features the same style cooler as seen on the GTX 780 and GTX TITAN.

 

NVIDIA says the GTX 770 will retail for $399 for a 2GB model. It is available now at all major retailers. Our own Shawn Baker has had his hands on the GTX 770 for a while now and his review can be found here. What do you think about the new GeForce GTX 770? Personally, at the $400 price tag, I want three!


GIGABYTE GTX 770 WindForce shows up on GIGABYTE's own website, shouldn't be too long until it launches

Pictures of the GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 770 have shown up online, thanks to GIGABYTE. The company jumped the gun and posted up a product page for its upcoming GTX 770 WindForce video card. We've seen some leaks regarding the GTX 770, but nothing official has been provided by NVIDIA.

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The specs are basically what we saw earlier today with a previous leak. The WindForce makes use of GIGABYTE's WindForce 3X 450W cooling system and features 2GB of GDDR5 RAM connected on a 256-bit memory interface. The clock is slightly higher than the previous leak, comking in at 1137MHz base and 1189MHz boost.

 

For now, the page is still visible over on GIGABYTE's page, though it could end up being pulled down soon. With product pages being put up, it shouldn't be too much longer until the card is officially available.

LeakedTT: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 specs surface, pricing may be cheaper than previously thought

Things are looking good for NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce GTX 770 this morning as new specifications and pricing information has leaked. The GTX 770 appears to be identical to the GTX 680 in hardware but will feature higher clocks and faster memory frequency. The leak comes from retailers located in Tokyo's Akihabara shopping district in the form of photographs taken of the sales sheet on a monitor.

 

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The chip is said to be clocked at 1046MHz and will feature a massive 7GHz memory clock. If these specifications are true, then the GTX 770 will be the highest clocked GPU ever made, albeit with a power draw of 230 watts. The card will feature the same cooling solution used on the GTX 780 and GTX TITAN. Combining the speed with good looks and topping things off with a pricing point of $400 makes the GTX 770 the best bang for your buck GPU on the market.

NVIDIA releases GeForce 320.18 WHQL drivers after GTX 780 launch

If you missed it, yesterday NVIDIA launched its long anticipated GeForce GTX 780, the company's newest flagship GPU. Alongside that launch the company released its GeForce 320.18 WHQL drivers for the GTX 780 and all modern NVIDIA GPUs.

 

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SLI profiles have been added or improved for a number of titles including Call of Juarez: Gunslinger, Dead Island: Riptide, Dungeons & Dragons: Neverwinter, Euro Truck Simulator 2, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, GRID 2, Remember Me, Natural Selection 2, Resident Evil 6 and TrackMania² Canyon.

 

The driver introduces game-specific performance improvements for Tomb Raider (by up to 20%), DiRT Showdown (up to 20%), Metro: Last Light (up to 10%), Assassin's Creed III (up to 8%), Far Cry 3 (up to 6%), Bioshock: Infinite (up to 5%).

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NVIDIA launches GeForce GTX 780 video card, claims decent performance gains over GTX 680

This morning NVIDIA launched its next flagship GPU, the GeForce GTX 780. The 780 keeps all the styling cues of the massively popular GTX TITAN and features several hardware improvements that make it one of the fastest single GPU video cards ever. Go ahead and review our very own TweakTown review right here.

 

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NVIDIA says that the GK110-powered GeForce GTX 780 has 50% more memory and 50% more CUDA cores than the GeForce GTX 680, and is on average 35% faster than its predecessor. NVIDIA also launched a new real-time gaming recorder called GeForce ShadowPlay, an application that lets gamers record their gameplay in 1080p at 30 FPS.

 

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"With more memory bandwidth, more VRAM, more CUDA Cores, and more all-round speed, the GTX 780 is the high-end GPU of choice for the next-generation of games, arriving on shop shelves this Holiday. Paired with a recent Quad Core CPU, GTX 780 owners will exceed the level of fidelity and performance seen on upcoming consoles, guaranteeing superior experiences in the coming wave of multi-platform next-gen titles, beginning with Battlefield 4, Call of Duty: Ghosts, and Watch_Dogs."

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 specs arrive, launches on May 23

Details of the next-gen GeForce GPU from NVIDIA are here, as well as a release date: May 23. Fudzilla were privvy to some leaked slides, which points to the GTX 780 featuring 2304 CUDA cores and an 863MHz base GPU clock. The GeForce GTX 780 will feature NVIDIA's GPU Boost 2.0 that will ramp the GPU clock speed up to 900MHz.

 

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We should expect the GTX 780 to come with 3GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 6000MHz coupled with a 384-bit memory bus. Power wise, the GTX 780 is going to require both 6- and 8-pin PCI-Express power connections and has TDP of 250W. Connectivity options include two dual-link DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort outputs.

 

The GeForce GTX 780 reference card will use the same cooler that is featured on the GTX Titan, and should keep noise levels down to around 40-45 dBA. This means the reference GTX 780 will be much quieter than the GTX 680. We should expect the GeForce GTX 780 to be around 25% to 50% faster than the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition, except for Tomb Raider, where the AMD will excel against most GeForce GPU's.

Is NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 770 just a GTX 680 in disguise? GTX 680 can be BIOS flashed to a GTX 770

NVIDIA is set to release their next-generation GPUs in the form of the 700-series next month, with some sources stating that you can flash your GeForce GTX 680 to a GeForce GTX 770 with a BIOS flash.

 

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If this is true, this means that the GTX 770 is going to be a simple rebrand of the current GTX 680, but we should be used to this by now. There's a post on Reddit with someone saying that they've uploaded a BIOS (.bin) file and the required driver information (.inf) file which will have a GTX 680 owner get a GTX 770 card, all for nothing. The post states: "The upcoming GTX 770 is a GTX 680 in disguise. NVIDIA has gently revised the GK104 architecture, mostly with process improvements, but the 770 is basically the same beast! Which is good for us enthusiasts".

 

But, don't get your hopes up just yet, as a post on TechPowerUp has said that the BIOS supplied to the Reddit user isn't a GTX 770 BIOS, but a "modified GTX 680 BIOS" that has increased clock speeds and the .inf file has been edited to change the card's descriptor string to 'GTX 770'.

LeakedTT: Could these be the GTX 780 and GTX 770? Signs point to yes

We've been hearing a lot about the upcoming NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 and GTX 770. Just within the past day, we posted about a CPU-Z validation that listed the GTX 780 as the card being used. So we have a feeling the card exists. And what do you know, pictures have leaked out!

 

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Take a look at what is purported to be the GTX 780 and GTX 770. These cards share similar styling to the recently released GTX Titan and the GTX 780 is said to be positioned just below the Titan. It relies on the same GK110 silicon as the Titan and will likely feature a similar PCB. The GTX 770, however, is based upon the GK104.

 

We still don't have full confidence that these are the cards, but there are some signs that point to a legitimate leak. For instance, differences near the PCIe interface suggest that the picture is not a fake. As with all rumors and leaks, take it with a grain of salt until official information is released.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 coming soon, with DirectX 12?

CPU-Z validations is great for a few things, first and foremost for validating your extreme overclock, but sometimes there are some leaks through the cracks and we find out some juicy goss on the upcoming next-gen GPU.

 

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As you can see above, there's a tease of NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce GTX 780 GPU, and while that should be enough to satisfy those GPU urges you feel, there's something else that is intriguing. Under the 'GPU Type' is 'DirectX Version', which states '12.0', or DirectX 12. Currently even Windows 8 is still in DirectX 11, and we have no news of a next-gen DirectX right now.

 

This is where we tumble down the rabbit hole, let's fantasize that this is real - DirectX 12 is coming. Why are AMD saying DirectX 12 isn't coming, considering they're working with all three big consoles makers - Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony - with Radeon GPU's in their consoles. AMD are working on the next-gen Xbox, which could feature DirectX 12, and Microsoft and AMD don't want to talk about it.

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