Sure, it’s just a new graphics card for desktop computers, to be used for gaming, rendering, and all other intensive visual tasks. But it’s more powerful. Who doesn’t love more powerful and capable computer hardware? Only when it doesn’t serve any new features or tasks, of course.
That’s where Nvidia got it right with the new GTX 780 Ti.
Besides G-Sync, a built-in module designed to reduce visual tearing instead of using V-sync (which take processing power) forces a monitor’s refresh rates to match that of the GPU, Nvidia added Twitch recording and streaming features to their Experience app.
Currently, the new GPU’s pricing and release date are unknown, but hardware like this is typically priced very close to a full $1,000. Still, despite the fact that it support 4k resolution — 3840×2160 pixels — Nvidia suggests using two high-end cards in SLI before using a new 4k screen.
That will take some time to lift off, for sure.