Gigabyte executive claims Nvidia GeForce GTX 880 will launch in September

Scorpus

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Over the past few months there have been many dubious rumors attempting to identify when Nvidia will launch their new line of graphics cards. Everything from a launch in a few weeks to a launch at the end of the...

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MrBungle

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That price seems a bit low for a new flagship model... the only way that the GTX 880 launches for less than $500 is if it is slower than at GTX 780.
 

Luay

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Would you believe Nividia's 28nm, 650W & 4GBDDR5 GTX880 would retail for a price that would purposefully annihilate it's own current top three products?

Unless they're selling nada, it's logistically impossible to make a profit from a move like that.
 

BlueDrake

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Who really says the 880 will be the definitive flagship card? How do we know they don't pull a 880 Ti or 890, just to be funny about it. I know the x90's tend to be (I think) dual GPU? Still we can't expect them to drop something that sub-par either, but it's not like they won't push something big.

4K is still somewhat new, not really mainstream, along with being hard to push on most individual cards. I'm sadly still running a 660 (not even a Ti), due to the case constraints and budget limits as of late. So any pushing for price drops is welcome, as it will just help my budget even more.
 

Bitvar

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That price seems a bit low for a new flagship model... the only way that the GTX 880 launches for less than $500 is if it is slower than at GTX 780.

Remember this is the first generation Maxwell, and just like the first generation Fermi and Kepler before them Nvidia used a lower power GPU in the flagship significantly overclocked/unlocked.

The 680 was just a G107, and rumor has it that the 880 is a G204. Judging by the trend of GPU releases, it would be rather foolish to buy a flagship in generation 1 from AMD or Nvidia, but especially now with Maxwell. Wait for 980 GTX to see the might of the G210.
 

amstech

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With todays best GPUs in SLi/Crossfire struggling to run 4K worth a damn I will be waiting quite some time before I upgrade from my 670.
It is nice to see faster and more affordable 4K panels like the Acer B286HK release, 2MS is quite impressive.
 
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Rumour has it this card will replace the GTX770 and be slightly faster but will still be below the 780's and Titan cards, hence its suggested retail price. As well as being slightly faster it will also be more power efficient and quieter. The replacement for the 780 and Titan won't land until next year and will most likely be 20nm parts and they won't be at a bargain price!!!