Nvidia dropped a minor bombshell on the press by announcing the GeForce GTX 780 and GTX 770 in quick succession. The two high-end GPUs are outfitted with the same elegant cooling as found on the Titan model, making it difficult for add-in board partners to offer fundamentally better cards at the same price point.
Unperturbed, EVGA used the 7-series GPUs as an opportune time to release its all-new ACX cooler. We sat down with the company at Computex and learnt that it had been working on the heatsink design for the best part of eight months.
EVGA clearly wants to get some mileage out of the in-house-developed cooler and is also using it on at least two GTX 780/770 Classified cards that are to be released in the very near future. The Classified series typically uses larger-than-normal PCBs and extra voltage phases for better stability at overclocked speeds.
Here's EVGA's Jacob Freeman providing a run-through of the new models.
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We found it interesting that EVGA was permitted to design a GTX 770 with 4GB of on-board memory - double that of the standard card - but, for obvious reasons (Titan, ahem) isn't allowed to double the 3GB framebuffer on the Classified GTX 780.
EVGA's not finalised the speeds for the core and memory so far, though expect them to be the highest in its multi-model air-cooled range.