Rumoured Specs Of Monstrous NVidia GTX 790 Leaked
Written by Jon Sutton on 06 January 2014 at 12:30

Nvidia is rumoured to be announcing a monstrous new graphics card at this weeks CES 2014 event. The GeForce GTX 790 is set to smash records with its top of the line specs and groundbreaking performance.

Combining a frankly ridiculous 10GB of GDDR5 of RAM with a whopping 4992 CUDA cores, if unveiled this monster of a card could swat the GeForce GTX Titan aside with ease…

The dual-GPU GTX 790 truly does clock in with some eye-watering specs. Based on two GK110 cores and two 320-bit memory buses, this 10GB goliath with its 4992 CUDA cores would be at the very highest end of the graphics card spectrum.

If Nvidia are to unveil this card later this week it completely trounces the known AMD cards, and in particular its top-end Hawaii-based Radeon R9 290X GPU. Details on pricing are scarce but we would expect this to be hitting at least $1500 when its expect February 2014 release rolls around.

Of note is that this card of course once again makes use of the Kepler architecture rather than the next-generation flagship Maxwell series that we were hoping to make an appearance this week. Logically this must mean that the Maxwell series may unfortunately still be a long way off although we’ll have to wait and see what Nvidia has up its sleeve this week.

What do you make of these specs?

How much do you think a card like this will cost?

When will we finally see Maxwell architecture?

Let us know below!

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TheViking
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2 days after release and some lucky bugger will have released SLI benchmarks.

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Why would you need the power of even one of these XD Let alone SLI?

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can someone explain this card to me like what is CUDA cores it has 4992 CUDA cores so what are the benifits i know this card is good but what is CUDA cores?HELP

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tzzsmk
15:31 Jan-08-2014

it's just nVidia's marketing term, nothing to worry about =Đ

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WEll…..Basically what they want us to think is as number of CUDA cores increase, the performance of the card increases

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tzzsmk
07:31 Jan-09-2014

well, performace of card does increase with increase of shader processing units, but it's really doesn't matter how you call them :Đ

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I bet this couldn't even run solitaire at more than 22 frames per second, So it's no better than mine.

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So this and Haswell-E processors?
Bye-bye money!

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It will bottleneck

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tzzsmk
13:36 Jan-07-2014

bottleneck what? cpu and gpu are processing different things, so if you'd want 3840×2160 (=4K) monitor, then this one would seem to be a wrothy card to consider…

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agree with you, perfect for a 4k display if anyone wants to max out any game.

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4k isn't actually 4k to me. 1920x1080 is 1080p so 3840x2160 is 2160p and not 4k.

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"4K resolution is a generic term for display devices or content having horizontal resolution on the order of 4,000 pixels"

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what GreekBlood wants to say is they should have called it 2160p or 2k, counting the vertical pixels instead of the horizontal ones. i mean, in 1920x1080, the mention the vertical (1080), so the whole naming-system change is just an annoying marketing trick for him (and me :))

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I see yeah suddenly 1080p sounds much better if you say "2K" :D.

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tzzsmk
21:30 Jan-08-2014

2.5K sounds fine to me hehe =Đ

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Bu dum tsssszzsmk!

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Yes…but will it blend?

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hahaha :D

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LOL….Did anyone ask if it can run minecraft yet?

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Can it run ping pong?
lol, minecraft is still a very heavy game, it needs processor power (because of low shades/lightning and 16x16 texturepacks it doesn't need a good GPU)

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16:52 Jan-07-2014

probably, since they blended a kinect.

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Zilincan
17:09 Jan-07-2014

what about that metal cooler?

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Zilincan
17:11 Jan-07-2014

I prefer "will it float?" :-D

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All I can say is: Damn Dude.

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its a monster! But priced too hot!!!

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Gtx 790? $1,500? I think I'm okay with my Hd 7850…

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Woah. If these specs are right, the 790 will be a true monster. But $1,500 makes this card another toy for rich gamers :(

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True, btw I thought the max RAM speed on any AMD CPU/APU is 1866, so how did you get yours so high?

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I would have to ask the local PC shop. They built this PC, and I haven't touched any of the settings. The only thing I do is change graphics cards now and then :)

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AMD Motherboard overclock to support the RAM by overclocking

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So with my OC I should be able to handle that speed as well?

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tzzsmk
06:54 Jan-07-2014

yea :/ I got my whole PC (without monitor) for that price :P

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