It’s not surprising anymore when you ask gamers what brand they associate with pure gaming performance. NVIDIA is always on the top of their head and why not? NVIDIA has always been in the forefront when it comes to delivering the best PC gaming experience out there.
Their current graphics cards, the GeForce GTX 680 which has been a gamer’s choice for quite a while, GeForce GTX 690, and also the recent monstrosity which is the GTX Titan, are considered by many to be the kings of the crop when it comes to GPUs.
Now, they’re topping themselves again with the release of the GeForce GTX 770 and GeForce GTX 780, two new graphics cards that will bring even more power and performance boost compared to current top-of-the-bin cards in the market today.
The GeForce GTX 770 boasts of the fastest memory for a graphics card ever at a whopping 7GBPS, that’s 1GBPS faster than current graphics leaders. It also gives at least 10% boost in performance when compared to the current graphics king which is the GeForce GTX 680 mainly due to higher GPU clockspeeds, memory clockspeeds, voltages and TDP.
The GeForce GTX 780 on the other hand will give you at least 35% boost in performance compared to the GeForce GTX 680. Thanks largely in part to its 2304 CUDA cores and 3GB/384-bit memory. It’s like the mini GTX TITAN having been produced in the same GK110 GPU mold.
Here’s a chart showing how the GTX 780 scores against the GTX 680 and the competitor’s HD 7970 when running popular games and benchmark tools at Full HD and high settings on a Core i7 machine:
These new graphics cards are equipped with NVIDIA’s latest GPU Boost 2.0 which gives your rig the graphic processing power only when it needs it. GPU Boost 2.0 will automatically boost the clock speed, power-draw permitting, during those critical graphics-intense portions of the game so you don’t have to worry about your system bogging down in the heat of the action. Of course, it will take into consideration the thermals so it’s within the GPU’s safe limits. Consequently, it will lower the clock speed when it’s not needed to save on power.
GPU Boost 2.0 also features advanced controls including manual adjustment of the GPU core voltage. Since overclocking works better in cooler rigs, the GPU Boost 2.0 is optimized for systems with water cooling.
GPU Boost 2.0 brings more stable fan speed fluctuation
The GeForce GTX 770 and GTX 780 also feature a new adaptive temperature controller that minimizes fan speed fluctuations for a more stable performance. This also allows for whisper-quiet operation, about 15% more silent than the GTX 680.
To further maximize the gaming experience you can get from these beastly cards, NVIDIA has the GeForce Experience. This piece of software will do the thinking for you with regards to tweaking in-game settings depending on your card so the game can squeeze every ounce of power from it to deliver that delightful gaming experience, all in just a single click of a button.
Curious on how this works? When you click that button, you will be connected to NVIDIA’s supercomputer which tests thousands of different hardware configurations to determine the optimal settings for your machine for a particular game (as long as it’s listed). You can also explore each setting made for you via screenshot so you can understand how a particular setting affects an aspect of the game.
GeForce Experience also takes care of delivering the latest GeForce drivers to your desktop so you don’t have to manually look for it on the web to download and install. It will select the right driver for your card based on your hardware configuration. Optimus, SLI, and game profiles are also automatically downloaded and installed so you are always ready to play the latest games.
With the support from game publishers of triple-A titles, the GeForce Experience will surely deliver awesome performance and PC gaming experience with the simplicity of a game console.