One of Nvidia's hardware partners is getting ready to roll out a line of GeForce GTX 780 graphics cards with twice as much memory as reference. EVGA sent out emails announcing plans to refresh its GeForce GTX 780 family with 6GB models, including at least one SKU that will feature the company's ACX cooling solution. They'll also be featured in EVGA's Step-Up program, which allows users who purchased an EVGA graphics card within the last 90 days to upgrade to the new model by paying the difference in price.
What this essentially boils down to is EVGA giving the GeForce GTX 780 the Titan treatment but without the massive pricing premium. Pricing will start at $550 MSRP, which is just $30 more expensive than EVGA's 3GB SKU, though interestingly it's $50 higher than the GTX 780 with ACX cooler. Either way, it's nice to see that EVGA isn't is getting crazy with pricing for the additional memory.
There will be at least two SKUs -- the EVGA GeForce GTX 780 6GB SC and a second SC model with an ACX cooler. The first will feature a base clockspeed of 941MHz, boost clockspeed of 993MHz, and of course 6GB of GDDR5 clocked at 6,008MHz on a 384-bit memory bus. EVGA's ACX cooled model will see clockspeeds bumped up to 941MHz (base) and 993MHz (boost).
It's not yet known if EVGA will offer any additional SKUs of the 6GB model. Before adding new cards to the lineup, EVGA already has no less than 9 different GTX 780 SKUs ranging from a stock clocked card to the GTX 780 Dual Classified Hydro Copper with pre-installed waterblock and dual BIOSes.