Nvidia's GeForce GTX 780 normally comes with 3GB of video memory. However, EVGA is prepping a version of the card with double the onboard RAM. The GTX 780 6GB is "coming soon," according to the company's website.
The card will be part of EVGA's step-up program, which allows folks who have purchased EVGA cards to upgrade to higher-end models within 90 days. EVGA will presumably make the card available through conventional channels, as well.
An EVGA rep told Videocardz that the 6GB model will carry a $50 premium over its 3GB sibling. EVGA is reportedly working on a 6GB version of the GeForce GTX 780 Ti, as well. That card won't arrive until May or June, Videocardz says, but the GTX 780 6GB is supposed to be available within a few weeks.
The GeForce GTX 780 family isn't the only one getting bolstered by extra memory. Earlier this month, Sapphire showed off two Radeon R9 290X cards with 8GB of memory—double the 290X's usual 4GB payload. The 8GB cards will reportedly be limited-edition offerings, and they'll be priced accordingly. There's no word on availability, though.
Putting 6-8GB of memory on a graphics card sounds excessive, but it may prove helpful in systems pushing 4K display resolutions. Thanks to TR regular SH SOTN for the tip.
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