NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Review: Rolling Over The Competition
The time is upon us once again, where the top ranked graphics card manufacturer releases yet another weapon into their already beefy lineup which scales the charts from the low to high and everything in-between. Yes, that’s right, NVIDIA, who is always a company to be reckoned with, has finally let the cat out of the bag and the new GeForce GTX 780 is hitting the shelves just in time for the summer for those gamers who’d rather spend their vacation fragging it up online instead of getting a suntan
Many gamers speculated that the new GTX 780 was what the GTX 680 was actually supposed to be and that NVIDIA may have held back due to AMD’s lack of competition, which in that past kept NVIDIA’s hand on the wheel 24/7, but as of late AMD has competed more with gaming bundles than outright performance and this has given NVIDIA a chance to breathe and rethink strategy. Regardless of rumor or speculation though, NVIDIA now comes back to the table with a product that I must say impressed the hell out of my team and myself. NVIDIA must really want to put the squeeze on AMD this quarter and this card will do just that.
With the GeForce GTX 690 and Titan at priced around a $1,000.00 a piece, that leaves a huge consumer base hanging out to dry because many gamers, flat out cannot afford those cards even if they ate Top Ramen for a month and because of that, it leaves a large gap between the GTX 680 and the afore mentioned cards. The GTX 780, which looks to solve that problem, is priced at $649.99 which although is higher priced than the standard GTX 680, is still more affordable than its big brother cards and places it right smack dab in the middle of the high-end graphics cards market from NVIDIA. I know that lots of fans worldwide are looking forward to this launch, so lets jump in and see what the card is all about and how it fares against the competition from both AMD and NVIDIA themselves. NVIDIA wants the user to feel like not only are they buying a video card, but they are also buying the entire NVIDIA gaming experience from automatic smart overclocking via GPU Boost 2.0 and also not only keep their drivers up to date, but also get the most out of their games through their refreshed NVIDIA Experience.