Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 780 Ti

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When it comes to gaming how can you hole a price on that and that’s just what Nvidia’s seem to think with there GeForce GTX 780 Ti  VideoCard and have to agree. Just got done reading the GTX 780 Ti Review on Tom’s hardware and have a few thing to say let’s start with the price. I would pick the GeForce GTX 780 Ti over the Radeon R9 290X any day of the week even though it’s more expensive why because the Noise the Videocard makes is just insane like Tom said The noise is simply unbearable without commercial-grade ear protection.

Power levels well let’s see watching a Blu-ray movie with this card seems to draw 73W and the Radeon R9 290 70W where’s the GeForce GTX 780 Ti 23W, also with idle Multi Monitor’s the Radeon R9 290X draw’s 59W and the GeForce GTX 780 13W. I have the GeForce GTX 670 that draw’s 16Watts big difference’s when your talking about the monthly light bill and to running the VideoCard 8-10 hours a day do the math.

When it’s comes to FPS that’s a different thing but come on there Second Gen VR-Controller that was first in the Radeon 7870 GHz Edition and then in the HD Radeon 7790 witch would make it the second Gen VR-Controller does a poor job of managing the Core Clock speed here’s what Tom said Nvidia is seizing on this issue in the meantime, and with good reason. With clock rates ranging from 727 to 1000 MHz on our Radeon R9 290X cards. Regarding the debate about variability and AMD’s Hawaii-based cards: like it or not, R9 290X operates at a range between 727 and 1000 MHz, and 290 runs between 662 and 947 MHz. Less then five minutes this card is below the advertize speed really that’s just another reason now to buy the Radeon R9 290X VideoCard and not just this one many more.

The GeForce GTX 780 Ti

Sure they both have game bundles but like Tom said Nvidia also makes a big deal about software adding value to GeForce GTX 780 Ti. To begin, there’s a three-game bundle that includes Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Batman: Arkham Origins, and Splinter Cell Blacklist. I rarely get very excited about game bundles, and this one is no exception. Assassin’s Creed is a console port designed for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Exactly who the hell cares about Console ports because I don’t when I’ll be playing ARMA III Maxed we also went on to say Batman hasn’t been getting the warmest reception, there working out the problems now and personally me PhoneyVirus can’t wait to play the crap out of them.

What else can’t I rant about noting I guest but have some information on the GeForce GTX 780 Ti why because I like keeping tabs on the hardware I may own own one day. So, GeForce GTX 780 Ti features a total of 2880 CUDA cores and 240 texture units. Given 192 shaders per SMX, we have 15 working blocks, and with three SMX blocks per Graphics Processing Cluster, there are five of those operating in parallel, too.

Six ROP partitions handle up to eight pixels per clock, adding up to 48 ROP units. A sextet of 64-bit controllers facilitate a familiar 384-bit aggregate memory bus. Only, rather than dropping 1500 MHz modules onto it like the company did with Titan, Nvidia leans on the latest 1750 MHz memory, yielding a 7000 Gb/s data rate and up to 336GB/s of bandwidth. The design decision that’ll probably trigger the most controversy is Nvidia’s choice to use 3 GB of GDDR5, down from Titan’s 6 GB. In today’s games, I’ve tested 3 GB cards like the Radeon R9 280X at up to 3840×2160 and not had issues running out of memory.

O that reminds me the Volta that’s coming after the Maxwell will have 1TB/s Memory Bandwidth again that’s crazy and all because of the Stacked DRAM, Titan has 288GB/s Memory Bandwidth. Yeah that`s about it hears what I ranted about on the The Steam Group me and my brother started about the Radeon R9 290X and thought would be good also to keep hear too check it out below.

Tom`s conclusion So When the dust settles, though, GeForce GTX 780 Ti does emerge as the fastest single-GPU graphics card you can buy for common enthusiast-class resolutions. It houses an incredibly complex processor and does a superb job keeping the chip cool, quietly. Living in Bakersfield, where it gets into the 100-degree range during summer, I particularly appreciate 780 Ti’s consistent performance. Though I’m not necessarily a fan of Nvidia’s price point, something tells me that the folks who are truly interested in buying a GeForce GTX 780 Ti know why they want it, and are more than happy to scrape $300 off of Titan for a better-performing gaming product.

Radeon R9 290X

The AMD Readon R9 290X is certainly possible to play games at 3840×2160 4K UltaHD, but nobody is going to spend $3500 on a new monitor and settle for barely-playable performance at dialed-back settings. Were taking like a few FPS when it comes to Nvidia’s GeForce Titan in some games. AMD’s PowerTune technology that was introduced in the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Editionits (Boost feature) and then in the Radeon HD 7790, AMD changed the behavior of PowerTune based on additional input from a second-gen VR controller. The overclocking with this card is crazy stupid and not in the good way, they have two different BIOS one called Quiet Mode, and the other dubbed Uber. The first puts a default limit of 40% duty cycle on the fan, while the second one stops at 55%.

If the card is running in Quiet mode, hits 95 degrees, and cannot control temperature under 40% fan speed, it’ll start pulling back clock rate to avoid 96 degrees. Performance takes a hit in the interest of low noise. Switching to Uber mode simply gives you 15% more duty cycle before clock rates start dialing back. This is just also stupid so from what I’m getting from this is that your so called R9 290X ant running at 1GHz at lease Nvidia’s GTX 600 and 700 modes run at there advertise clock speed NOT dial back Okay what ever, check out the chart on Tom’s Hardware.

I also call the Uber Mode (You Bun Mode) because that’s just what it is even though All of this can happen very quickly thanks to the aforementioned VR controller. Previously, there was a relatively long delay between the request for a higher voltage and a subsequent clock rate step. AMD’s second-gen serial VID is around two orders of magnitude faster (~10 µs rather than 1 ms), it provides confirmation of the switch, and it’s granular down to 6.25 mV steps. Okay looks like that didn’t.

Let see what else O the noise and power well notting surprising there as AMD Readon videocards are always loud as hell not all of them but the high end ones listen to the Noise on Tom’s Hardware I liked when we said We decided to forgo the video demonstrating what a 95% duty cycle sounds like. It’s pointless and potentially bad for your long-term hearing. The noise is simply unbearable without commercial-grade ear protection. lol Nice

Power even though AMD makes a point of highlighting its ZeroCore Power feature, which does drop the card to a miserly 5 to 6 W, you only enjoy the benefit of this when your monitor is in suspend mode. As soon as the desktop becomes active, power consumption jumps to 20 W with one monitor connected. Connect two and you’re looking at 57 W. Three monitors take you all the way up to 59 W. This means that the R9 290X consumes more power than two overclocked GeForce GTX 780s in SLI with more than one monitor attached. What are you kidding me really I have two monitors and with three the GeForce GTX just halls 16W this is crazy AMD love eating power literally just like there 9570FX and 9590FX CPUs 220W wow!

Two more things left crossfire witch is shit because of there Frame Runt problem but gotta give them credit for doing something new Most obvious is the lack of CrossFire connectors. Because Hawaii features an xDMA engine, CrossFire traffic is carried over the PCI Express bus, eliminating the need for those pesky cables, but with Nvidia they have it builded right on the hardware where AMD use Software something PC Perspecttive covered really well this year.

Last would be Hawaii’s new display controller will also enable the 600 MHz pixel rates needed to support upcoming single-stream Ultra HD displays at 60 Hz. As you know, currently, the only way to drive a 4K screen is through two HDMI ports or one DisplayPort 1.2 output with MST support. Now I know why Nvidia is use only displayPort with there G-Sync Technology so that’s good I guest.

When it coms down to money AMD wins because Nvidia’s GeForce Titan it $1000 and AMD Readon R9 290X $550 soemthing I don’t even have easly wins but comes with it’s flaws Noise, Power and Heat so with that said I would take two GTX 770 that’s at $329 from $399 and call it a day even though it’s a GTX 680 GK104 I would like to save on the yearly power bill. There also one thing and that’s there TrueAudio Technology and would have to agree with Tom on this, that One of the first questions that came to mind upon hearing about TrueAudio was, “will game developers, already strapped for time and money as they get their titles to market, put resources into sound when there’s so much going on in graphics, physics, and AI?”

AMD seems to think that the impact on ISVs will be minimal, though. Because a majority of developers are utilizing middleware for their audio, TrueAudio needs support from those companies first and foremost. Once you get support in Audiokinetic and Firelight’s FMOD, detecting and utilizing TrueAudio becomes much easier. From there, the feature exerts its influence before getting handed off to a codec, and is consequently compatible with any output type.

What about the fact that AMD is only making TrueAudio available across three products, two of which aren’t even available yet? Representatives say that AMD has to start somewhere with TrueAudio, and this is simply the first public airing. I’d add that high-end graphics cards, destined for high-end PCs also don’t need audio effects acceleration as much as less powerful platforms. But you can guess where this is going: expect the same technology to start showing up in AMD’s APUs and mobile GPUs, which are less powerful and might even realize power benefits from accelerating audio.

He’s right TrueAudio available across three products what and why plus TrueAudio was available on the HD 7790 that’s where they should of started. Also on TrueAudio page he goes into 5.1 and 7.1 do you have a 5.1 or 7.1 stereo system because I don’t either do I have room for one No. The above link to AMD Press Event has good cover on TrueAudio. Over all it’s good to see new technology in the feld again but the qustion is how long before I can use it or for that matter get my hand on it and not at $3500 either. Now there’s just Nvidia’s GTX 780 Ti that’s coming November 7th and we all know it’s going to Kick Ass!

Now to go watch Frame Rating: AMD Radeon R9 290X CrossFire and 4K Preview Testing at PC Perspective and the Press event next week along with Reading my Maximum PC Magazines man I love been a hardware junkie.