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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Around this time every year, a ton of action-packed movies hits the cinema that helps make summer taste just a little bit sweeter. This year, it’s Fast & Furious 6 that’s on my radar. The speed… the fun, the hot women. Actually, that reminds me of something: a new top-end graphics card, much like NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 780, priced at $649.
Is it fast? You bet. Is it fun? Of course. Does it get you hot women? In my limited experience, I can assuredly say that no it does not. But for those lonely nights, there’s gaming, and gaming is better with a top-end graphics card.
Back in February, NVIDIA released its GeForce GTX Titan, the monster $1,000 GPU based on the hardware that powers the massive Titan supercomputer. Because of its unique design compared to NVIDIA’s 600 series, it seemed like Titan was in fact part of the 700 series, despite its non-numerical nomenclature. While that’s not true as far as the proper product-line goes, the GTX 780 NVIDIA’s introducing today is based on the same GK110 architecture as Titan. Therefore, in effect, the GTX 780 is Titan, but with fewer cores and half the GDDR5.
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