GM200-based GeForce GTX 980 Ti reportedly coming this summer

By Scorpus
Mar 27, 2015
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    According to the latest information straight from the rumor mill, Nvidia is preparing a new high-end graphics card known as the GeForce GTX 980 Ti, and it will feature a fully-enabled GM200 GPU core that was first seen on the GTX Titan X.

    As the GTX 980 Ti will reportedly feature a full GM200 core, it will come with all 3,074 CUDA cores intact. Other reported specifications include 6 GB of GDDR5 memory, down from 12 GB in the Titan X, on the same 384-bit bus. There's no word on clock speeds, though the card will likely be slower than the Titan X to go with its lower price tag.

    However rumor has it that Nvidia will allow custom cooling solutions for the GTX 980 Ti, unlike with Titan-brand cards, which could mean board partners will slap on huge coolers and factory overclock the cards. It's entirely possible that with overclocking the 980 Ti will be faster than the Titan X, although as both cards reportedly use the same GPU core, the difference won't be massive.

    Nvidia is reportedly readying the GTX 980 Ti for a late summer launch, around the same time frame as AMD's next-generation graphics card launch. It will be interesting to see how the Radeon R9 390X performs against the GTX 980 Ti, as rumors suggest AMD's next flagship is a performance beast with lower power consumption than the company's previous GPUs.

    It's always worth taking these rumors with a grain of salt, but this information does seem pretty plausible. Presuming there are no delays to the GTX 980 Ti, Nvidia will divulge more information around the middle of the year.

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  2. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,335   +1,937

    That's all good and well but it's unnecessary, the GTX 980 is powerful enough and Titan X should remain the undisputed performance top dog considering how overpriced it is but a GTX 960Ti would make far more sense to replace that GTX 960 sorry excuse of a midrange card.
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  3. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,885   +642

    I like the sound of this! To be expected as well, and probably a couple of hundred quid cheaper than the full fledged Titan X... More in my price range for a "top end" GPU to couple with an ROG Swift screen while I'm at it.
  4. Evernessince

    Evernessince TS Evangelist Posts: 1,099   +524

  5. theBest11778

    theBest11778 TS Addict Posts: 218   +64

    I agree a 960Ti is needed. I have a 1080p monitor and the GTX 970 is a bit overkill, but the 960 isn't quite fast enough, so I had to get a 970. However the 980Ti has a very specific role to fill, and that's a somewhat affordable 4K capable single GPU solution. With many good 4K monitors coming out later this year Nvidia needs a GPU to for that market, especially since the R9 390X will probably be in a good spot to match TitanX's performance (if rumored specs are to be believed.) Nvidia can't ignore that market.
  6. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,335   +1,937

    I fully understand the need for a single 4K card to play games with the games settings turned up to 11 but even the Titan X is too weak at the knees for that task so it ain't gonna happen this generation, maybe the next generation will produce the goods.
    I went and splurged for a 970 myself to play games at 1080p and as you say, it's a bit overkill but it is nice, just a pity about the 3.5GB memory. I would've preferred a 3GB GTX 960, 192/256 bus for ~$200 but the specs and performance left a bad taste in my mouth.

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