A few days ago we have learned that NVIDIA has already manufactured GeForce GTX 980 Ti and they are just waiting for competition from the other side. The Graphics card is said to be based on Big Maxwell GM200 Core, we have already seen the potential of it as the GM200 Core is fussed on newly launched NVIDIA GTX Titan X and the Quadro M6000. But we can expect higher frequencies from the GeForce GTX 980 Ti with lower price.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti: Maxwell GM 200 GPU Core now Aimed at Gamers


NVIDIA’s Titan brand is generally gone for players who need better compute execution and that has been valid since the Kepler era of cards. The Kepler GK110 based Titan and Titan Black both held a $999 US price tag and highlighted awesome FP64 execution at a lower value point contrasted with Quadro arrangements who are simply focused for workstation players. With GM200, it was normal that NVIDIA will free that focal point since it was being supposed preceding launch that NVIDIA won’t have sufficient FP64 hardware blocks on GM200 that are important to convey preferable process over past Titan cards. The release of the Titan X affirmed this, with the card including only 0.2 TFLOPS of double precision performance. The single exactness execution is evaluated at 7 TFLOPs and is the same for both GM200 based cards. The main distinction thus made between the GK110 and GM200 based versions of the Titan cards was extra compute power of having that additional process force for the experts was lost.

Yet, the Titan X is still cost at $999 US. The reason is really straightforward I must say and you need to take a gander at components aside the compute performance to see why it costs to such an extent. Titan X is the absolute the most single speediest card accessible. That is one reason and I am alluding to it as a single chip based. Second, it has 12 GB of VRAM which is completely utilizable. Also, in conclusion, there’s no single chip card right now in the sights that could beat it, considering the opposition has their cards releasing in late Q2 or even second 50% of the year (gossipy tidbits). There’s one card that does specifically rival Titan X regarding valuing and that is AMD’s Radeon R9 295X2. 295X2 is a behemoth with the astonishing warm cooling arrangement and two fast Hawaii chips fueling underneath its hood. The card retails at $699.99 US which is a sweet arrangement and even through the fact that a Titan X figures out how to remain head to head with it in many benchmarks, the double Hawaii chips have a considerable measure of muscle to stay aware of the fearsome GM200 GPU.

In any case, that may change eventually. We have as of now seen the Titan X *a single GPU based card* beating 295X2 *a Dual GPU based card* in a few benchmarks at 2K and 4K resolutions. Once in a while, its not the VRAM that is obliged to power, but rather a unadulterated GPU quality to power diversions. NVIDIA’s up and coming GeForce GTX 980 Ti may be an answer which does that. Individuals have purchased Titan X yet there are a few individuals still who have been sitting tight for a less expensive GM200 solution. Their calls may have been heard and the card that was relied upon to arrive later in the summer may be impending a tad ahead of schedule in May-June timeline which is correct when Computex 2015 takes off.

As indicated by the source the card being referred to will really emphasize the full 3072 CUDA cores and won’t utilize a cut-down harvested version of GM200 GPU Core. Furthermore the card Clocked cores will be about 10% higher than the Titan X, so it will actually be quicker. At last the memory will be divided, down from 12GB to a more sensible 6GB.

In spite of the fact that from a usefulness angle 6GB of VRAM will be sufficient for the larger part of current amusement titles at 4K. There are a couple of circumstances where memory utilization will really surpass 6GB and reach up to 7GB as indicated by Nvidia’s own trying and autonomous testing. Which may be a drawback for potential GTX 980Ti SLI clients at 4K who might extremely well run into this issue, giving the Titan X leeway here. Alternately actually permitting AMD to exploit this drawback with its mythical 8GB HBM R9 390X, which is supposed to clash with Nvidia’s Titan X regarding execution.

At last, CloudFire tipped us his discoveries, which he has summed up over at Anandtech  which indicates an early release of GeForce GTX 980 Ti amid on May 16-26th.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Alleged Specifications:

NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
GPU Architecture Maxwell Maxwell Maxwell Maxwell Maxwell
GPU Name GM200 GM200 GM204 GM204 GM206
Die Size 601mm2 601mm2 398mm2 398mm2 228mm2
Process 28nm 28nm 28nm 28nm 28nm
CUDA Cores 3072 3072 2048 1664 1024
Texture Units 192 192 128 104 64
Raster Devices 96 96 64 64 32
Clock Speed 1002 MHz 1100 MHz+? 1126 MHz 1051 MHz 1126 MHz
Boost Clock 1089 MHz 1200 MHz+? 1216 MHz 1178 MHz 1178 MHz
Memory Bus 384-bit 384-bit 256-bit 256-bit 128-bit
Memory Clock 7.0 GHz 7.0 GHz? 7.0 GHz 7.0 GHz 7.0 GHz
Memory Bandwidth 336.0 GB/s 336.0 GB/s 224.0 GB/s 224.0 GB/s 112.0 GB/s
TDP 250W 250W 165W 145W 120W
Power Connectors 8+6 Pin 8+6 Pin Two 6-Pin Two 6-Pin One 6-Pin
Price $999 US $699 ? $549 US $329 US $199 US

Source: Wccftech, anandtech

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