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The New Fastest Single GPU Video card – Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti

November 8th, 2013 · 4 Comments · General 3D News

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Nvidia has introduced their new flagship GPU, namely the Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti that has yet again taken the throne of the fastest single GPU video card taking the place of the GTX TITAN and according to the reviews out there beating the competition in the form of the AMD Radeon R9 290X. The video cards based on the GeForce GTX 780 Ti may not be the best in terms of price performance ratio, but they are the fastest ones and if you are looking for a solution that you might not want to upgrade for a while, then they are a great choice, especially if you are going to be using them to play in stereoscopic 3D mode using 3D Vision or playing games in 120Hz/144Hz 2D mode. Again based on the first reviews of the GTX 780 Ti that were released the card is pretty capable for playing in 2560×1600 or 2560×1440 resolution, but 4K for a single card is still a bit too much. And gaming in 4K is something that although may be very cool is still a way too expensive in terms of displays and hardware required to support it properly, so you better wait and don’t yet go investing in multiple GTX 780 Tis yet.


Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti Specifications:

Graphics Card: GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB
Graphics Processing Clusters: 5
Streaming Multiprocessors: 15 +3
CUDA Cores: 2880 +576
Texture Units: 240 +48
ROP Units: 48
Graphics Clock: 863 MHz -12
GPU Boost Clock: 928 MHz -130
Memory Clock (Data rate): 7000 MHz +1000
L2 Cache Size: 1534KB
Total Video Memory: 3072MB GDDR5
Memory Interface: 384-bit
Total Memory Bandwidth: 336 GB/s +48
Texture Filtering Rate (Bilinear): 210 GigaTexels/sec +44.3
Fabrication Process: 28 nm
Transistor Count: 7.1 Billion
Connectors: Dual-Link DVI-I, Dual-Link DVI-D, HDMI 1.4 High Speed, DisplayPort 1.2
Form Factor: Dual Slot
Power Connectors: 1x 8-pin, 1x 6-pin
Thermal Design Power (TDP): 250 Watts
Thermal Threshold: 95 degrees C
Bus Interface: PCI Express 3.0

* The superscript numbers in green and red show the change as compared to the specs of GTX 780.

The new GeForce GTX 780 Ti is essentially a maxed out GK110 GPU with all the CUDA cores present and all 15 SMX blocks active. Comparing the GT 780 Ti spec wise to the GTX 780 you can see that the clocks of the GPU are a bit lower, but the significantly increased number of CUDA cores compensates well for that and the memory is clocked higher offering a good increase in the bandwidth. So essentially with the GeForce GTX 780 Ti we are getting a faster than GTX TITAN video card that is more affordable than the TITAN, though if you already got a GTX TITAN earlier this year there is no much need to upgrade. The recommended end user price of the GeForce GTX 780 Ti is $699 USD and it also comes with three free games as a part of Nvidia’s PIRATES, HEROES & SPIES promo bundle, the games in this bundle are Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Batman Arkham Origins and Splinter Cell Black List.

Up until a few days ago I was considering to finally upgrade my stereoscopic 3D gaming rig using 3D Vision with a GTX 780, but now that the GeForce GTX 780 Ti is out, I’ll be getting a 780 Ti card. A single card should be good enough to handle gaming in stereo 3D mode at 1920×1080 resolution and I’ll probably be sharing some benchmark results after I get to see what is the performance you will get from the GTX 780 Ti in stereo 3D mode…

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Get 50% Off TriDef 3D If You Have an AMD HD3D-capable Video Card

November 5th, 2013 · 1 Comment · General 3D News

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If you have an AMD-based video card that has support for the AMD HD3D Technology (Radeon HD 5000 series or newer) you can take advantage of the promotion that DDD is currently running for their TriDef 3D software and get a license for half the normal retail price. With the help of the TriDef 3D software you can convert games into stereoscopic 3D format for playing on compatible 3D-capable monitors or 3D HDTV sets, as well as play 3D photos and 3D videos on your 3D-cabled PC. Have in mind that this discount will be valid until the end of this month (November 30th), so you should take advantage of that offer now and not wait for the last moment and possible miss your chance. What you should be well aware of however is that by getting the discounted license for the TriDef 3D for AMD HD3D software you will be able to run it only on compatible AMD graphics, so if you replace your graphics card with an Nvidia-based one at a later time you will not be able to use the software on it! The TriDef 3D software has a 14-day trial version available that you may download and try before you decide if you should buy a license for the software.

For more information about the TriDef 3D for AMD HD3D promotion…

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HTML5 Multi-Stereoscopic 3D Video Player Without The Need of Flash

October 20th, 2013 · No Comments · General 3D News

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If you have been following the blog for a while already you might have read the article introducing the p2gStereoStage Flash-based stereoscopic 3D (S3D) media player about three years ago. Well, now the author of that software has made available a new Multi-Stereoscopic 3D Video Player that relies on HTML5 instead of Adobe Flash to play back stereoscopic 3D videos and there is a separate HTML5 player for stereo 3D photos as well. The idea behind this project is that you could play back stereoscopic 3D photos and videos on various devices with an up to date browser even if they do not have support for Adobe’s Flash player, they only need to have proper HTML5 support. The player already should work just fine on all up to date Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Opera browsers, though there might be some performance related issues on Apple Safari and Microsoft Internet Explorer as well as on some mobile device browsers. The stereo 3D video player can play WEBM and MP4 video formats and provides pretty much all of the most common stereoscopic 3D viewing methods such as Side by Side, Over/Under, Cross Eye, Anaglyph, Checkerboard and Row/Column Interleaved and even 3D Vision support is currently in the works (not yet functioning properly). The HTML5 flash video player is also available in a 2D version, but you’d probably be interested more in the stereoscopic 3D version. The software is not available for free use, but if you are interested in using it for commercial projects you can contact the author and license it.

For more information and to try out the HTML5 stereo 3D video player…

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