The well-known saying is that you get what you pay for. Of course that means when you buy high end products, you expect to pay a high price, but you also should get the best product for your money. It doesn’t matter if you are buying a sweet guitar, a high quality knife, or the newest sports car. In theory the more cash that is dished out on an item the better it is going to perform, look, and sound. It seems like in the end it is hit or miss if spending the extra is really worth it. In some cases you get something amazing and in others you end up paying a premium for a product and it is just not worth the cost.
There are always the products that perform are a really high level, but either look terrible, or have some annoying property about them that you can’t stand. Take for example many sports cars that pump out a ton of horsepower, but don’t have enough legroom to drive for more them 20 or 30 minutes at a time. With computer components these judgments are usually made based on a performance to price ratio with the consideration of power usage and noise levels. Even the most hardcore gamers wouldn’t want a component in their system that sounds like the jet engine of a Messerschmitt Me 262, one of the first jet powered fighter aircraft.
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti is designed to be well balanced for performance, power usage, and noise levels. With the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti adds to the well rounded GTX 700 series of GPUs and utilizes the GK110 for its core. The 780 Ti has 2,880 CUDA cores handling single precision, 960 CUDA cores for double precision calculations, and 240 texture units. The GK110 core has its base clock set to 875 MHz with a boost clock of 928 MHz. The 3GB GDDR5 memory runs at a whopping 7000 MHz on a 384-bit memory bus, for a total memory bandwidth of 336 GB/s. Power is provided to the 780 Ti through one 6-pin power connector, one 8-pin power connector, and the PCI Express bus. NVIDIA introduces a power balancing feature that allows the card to adjust where the power draw is coming from, preventing one connection from being overloaded, and to maximize overclocking potential.