First off, a bit of background about Nvidia’s Kepler and current lineup releases for those who may be living under a rock and unfamiliar.
When Nvidia’s Kepler GTX GeForce 680 launched amidst much hype and fanfare, it was a revolutionary step forward from the days of Fermi. The changes and advances were significant in just about every facet, and the popularity of Kepler is a testament to its own success. So where to go from there? Moving forward, the 700 series is the next natural step for Nvidia, but the advances are more modest; it’s now evolutionary, a stepping stone ahead, and not quite the giant leap we saw when Kepler launched.
So, how did we get here? Nvidia’s 700 series models have extended from the top, down to the latest GTX 750 Ti in the budget range. With the lineup essentially filled out, board partners are increasingly looking to get more mileage from what’s already launched, extending what is already an impressive Nvidia lineup. Partners can do this by adding custom coolers, boosting overclocks, and these are two things that Gigabyte has done with the GTX 780 GHz Edition.
The Gigabyte GTX 780 GHz Edition comes with 3GB of GDDR5 in a 384-bit bus, while the core Base Clock speed is overclocked to 1019MHz Base Clock. The GPU Boost clock is 1071MHz, but remember, this is the minimum you can expect to achieve; higher speeds are absolutely possible as discussed earlier.