According to DigiTimes, who has "sources from graphics card players", Nvidia may be gearing up to cut the prices of their graphics cards in late November, to compete with the freshly announced AMD R7 and R9 series GPUs. Nvidia may also look to releasing one or two new cards in the US$149-249 segment towards the end of this year, again to boost their competitiveness in the market.
A number of cards from AMD's new line-up are re-badges of existing HD 7000 series GPUs, presumably with little (if any) performance increases. This should allow Nvidia to strategically price their existing cards to compete on a price-to-performance level, especially after benchmarks of AMD's new cards have been released.
Nvidia's current GeForce 700 series features four cards: the GTX 760, GTX 770, GTX 780 and GTX Titan, occupying price points north of $249, with older GeForce 600 cards still on the market for lower price segments. It's possible that Nvidia will release new GK104- or GK106-based graphics cards for the $149-249 price segment, to compete with AMD's Radeon R9 270X and R7 260X.
Also on the table, as previously mentioned, is a new dual-GPU card based on GK110 cores, potentially labeled as the GeForce GTX 790. The GK110 silicon has also yet to be fully 'unlocked', with the GTX Titan using 2,688 of 2,880 CUDA cores on the die, meaning there's still room for a new high-end single-CPU card.
Either way, this upcoming holiday season will be interesting for system builders and graphics card buyers. Although AMD's new range will be coming to market in the next month or so, it may be worth waiting until November to see how Nvidia responds.
The GeForce GTX Titan is a single GPU graphics card packing 2688 SPUs, 224 TAUs and 48 ROPs. The card's memory subsystem consists of six 64-bit memory controllers (384-bit) with 6GB of GDDR5 memory running at 6008MHz, which works out to a peak bandwidth of 288.4GB/s
The Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 features two dual-link DVIs, one HDMI and one DisplayPort connector. With 2304 CUDA cores at its disposal, 3GB of RAM and 64-bit memory controllers for a 384-bit wide memory bus. Paired with a 6008Mhz GDDR5 memory clock, it provides up to 288.4GB/sec of peak memory bandwidth to the GPU.
The GeForce GTX 770 is a graphics card featuring the next-gen Kepler-based GPU with 1536 CUDA cores, It features an amazing GDDR5 memory at 7GHz. It sports a pair of SLI connectors, 6-pin and 8-pin PCIe power connectors, and an I/O panel consisting of HDMI, DisplayPort and two DVI ports. The GTX 770 packs 4 graphics processing clusters, 8 streaming multiprocessors, 128 TAUs and 32 ROPs.
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