Nvidia has released its new GeForce GTX 780 card, as well as updates to its GeForce Experience utility. In addition to the new hardware, Nvidia also upgraded its underlying drivers and software to give users access to "Hyper-realistic gaming," allowing users to prep their gaming rigs for the next generation of high-end games.
Of course, no major graphics card launch is complete without mentioning the silicon, and in this case Nvidia is basing the GTX 780 on the same GK110 GPU found in the recently released Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan graphics card.
Therefore. the GTX 780 will feature 2,304 CUDA cores, 3GB of 384-bit memory, and GPU Boost 2.0. Like the GTX Titan, the GTX 780 will be dynamically clocked based on the GPU's temperature rather than the GPU's voltage. GPU Boost 2.0 also governs the card's cooling fan, so the card will operate more quietly than competing graphics cards. The GTX 780 will come with SLI capabilities, and use Nvidia's GeForce Experience utility.
GeForce Experience is currently available from GeForce.com, and you can use it with the most recent GeForce graphics cards, but Nvidia will be enhancing the experience (pardon the pun) for users of the new graphics cards.
GeForce Experience users can download and install updated drivers from within the utility, but the program is also built around making the gaming experience more optimal for the user. Using Nvidia's cloud servers, the GeForce Experience utility will download the appropriate driver and setup the in-game settings to give you a simple way to get the best balance of on-screen quality settings and game performance.
Advanced users will still be able to go into the game settings and set up their preferences manually, but GeForce Experience will let you install and start playing your new game at optimal settings right away. Nvidia is pledging to have driver updates and GeForce Experience settings ready for gamers on launch day for AAA titles (e.g., Bioshock Infinite, Tomb Raider, Metro: Last Light, etc.)
Nvidia has been busy of late, having recently demonstrated its prototype 150 megabits per second smartphone at CTIA.