Friday, March 27th 2015

NVIDIA Readying GM200-based GeForce GTX 980 Ti

NVIDIA is preparing its second GeForce graphics card based on its 28 nm GM200 silicon, which powers the $1,000 GTX TITAN-X. There are several rumors surrounding what NVIDIA could name the card. Some sources suggest NVIDIA could name it the GeForce GTX 980 Ti, while others point at names such as the GTX 990 (to set it sufficiently apart from the smaller GM204-based GTX 980).

The SweClockers report that sides with GTX 980 Ti for the name, mentions that the card could feature the chip's full complement of 3,072 CUDA cores, but feature 6 GB of memory, compared to 12 GB on the GTX TITAN-X. The memory bus width will stay at 384-bit. NVIDIA could allow its add-in card (AIC) partners to come up with custom-design cards, and so we could expect some cards with meaty cooling solutions (that keep the chip away from its 84°C temperature-throttle), and factory-overclocked speeds, to make the GTX 980 Ti even faster than the GTX TITAN-X. NVIDIA could time its launch with AMD's launch of the Radeon R9 390X.
Source: SweClockers
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209 Comments on NVIDIA Readying GM200-based GeForce GTX 980 Ti

#2
RCoon
Gaming Moderator
I hope the Titan X owners enjoyed them for the few days they lasted.
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#3
Sony Xperia S
Nvidia is a shit and if I am their customer (fortunately I'm seeing this and will never ever be until I'm alive and sane), I would be highly insulted by their arrogant and stupid behaviour.

How is it possible to launch Titan X for 1000$ (and in Europe even much more than that) and to try to convince everyone how great it is, and then suddenly launch an inferior series card which is faster and cheaper.

Then, why the heck did you launch the titin, you assholes?!
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#5
RCoon
Gaming Moderator
Sony Xperia S
why the heck did you launch the titin
VRAM + professional work. Also, take your language elsewhere.

silapakorn
Apparently it's coming this summer at $699(?).
http://wccftech.com/nvidia-geforce-gtx-980-ti-coming-summer/
Judging by past experience, WCCFTech are 100% making stuff up usually. I trust a dodgy Chinese leak over those guys.
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#6
Chaitanya
I thought they would release this after AMD has released their long rumoured replacement to R9-290 series of video cards. Also I would like to see replacement for the 750 series of cards before this one hits the market. Both 750 series video cards lack h.265(for strange reasons only the GTX 960 supports it) encoding and now there are cameras starting to appear which are using this codec and would be nice for the people building HTPC/SFFs.
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#7
Sony Xperia S
RCoon
VRAM + professional work
I do not know what you are speaking about. The card is castrated with its features, for instance double precision ( and you need to show me where exactly professionaly it would work).
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#8
CTMxGMG
What should a Titan X owner would feel after reading this...
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#9
NC37
Meh, GM series is all overpriced. I refuse to buy nVidia again until 04s are in the x60 models. Which won't happen this year. The only decent GM series is the 970 and nVidia botched that by cutting corners.

Think next GPU will be AMD. 460s have hit their limit with Star Citizen and I'm feeling the upgrade itch. Been a good run with nVidia tho. Probably the longest time I've been with either of them. Come on AMD, gimmie some good deals in June.
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#10
bogami
the hard-working frequency can be judged to have had highly facilitate the operation that could benchmarks with AMD 390X and demonstrates that there is a new TITAN-X killer on the way. And what will again postpones 20 nm product? These liars (never again will not happen!) has long pulled my eggs and such prices as it is in Europe TITAN-X € 1,120 + so 800€ minimum for GTX 980ti. Greedy consuming the already old 28 nm technology, the production of which is much cheaper naw.
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#11
Caring1
Sony Xperia S
Nvidia is a shit and if I am their customer (fortunately I'm seeing this and will never ever be until I'm alive and sane), I would be highly insulted by their arrogant and stupid behaviour.

How is it possible to launch Titan X for 1000$ (and in Europe even much more than that) and to try to convince everyone how great it is, and then suddenly launch an inferior series card which is faster and cheaper.
Has past experience not taught you anything?
History, always repeats ;)
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#12
buggalugs
Yup, I raised this point in the TitanX thread. The same thing happened with the original titan. Some people have short memories.
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#13
Sony Xperia S
Caring1
Has past experience not taught you anything?
History, always repeats ;)
I know something which nvidia won't like a lot: it turns out that under DX12 the R9 290X is faster than GTX 980 by the significant 33%.

Published by AMD Gaming in FB:

Good news: the results of the PC Perspective 3DMark API Overhead Feature Test are out. Best News: The AMD Radeon™ R9 290X graphics card delivers up to 33% higher performance than others. Game on.

http://community.amd.com/community/amd-blogs/amd-gaming/blog/2015/03/26/amd-enables-incredible-directx-12-performance-in-new-3dmark-api-overhead-feature-test?hootPostID=047918477ec53f38115dc3ee9bee9ff0

http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Graphics-Cards/3DMark-API-Overhead-Feature-Test-Early-DX12-Performance

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#14
20mmrain
I can't mention how I know...but this card will not be faster than the Titan X. The GTX 980 ti will have less Ram and cost less (about $700) then the GTX titan X. Call me a lier if you want.... just remember you heard it here first.
So for those who bought the new titan feel good about your purchase. However this card will not be released until AMD gets closer to releasing their R9 390X card.
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#15
Caring1
Actually I already read an article saying the same thing
The 980Ti will be slower and lower priced.
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Caring1
Sony Xperia S
I know something which nvidia won't like a lot: it turns out that under DX12 the R9 290X is faster than GTX 980 by the significant 33%.
Also around the same percentage higher in power consumption.
The upcoming 390x is meant to address that and decrease power usage.
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#17
Tsukiyomi91
While the R9 390X is going to be a "game changer" for AMD, I highly doubt about the reduced power consumption since they said "most" cards are based on rebranded R9 200 series chips. Hopefully they did it right once it's out. Anyways, to those who bought the Titan X, stay proud & ignore those naysayers who thinks AMD is the better choice in terms of performance/price ratio while not bothering about thermal issues & absurd power consumptions. Efficiency goes hand in hand with performance now & then, not like last time.
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#18
mroofie
Sony Xperia S
I know something which nvidia won't like a lot: it turns out that under DX12 the R9 290X is faster than GTX 980 by the significant 33%.

Published by AMD Gaming in FB:

Good news: the results of the PC Perspective 3DMark API Overhead Feature Test are out. Best News: The AMD Radeon™ R9 290X graphics card delivers up to 33% higher performance than others. Game on.

http://community.amd.com/community/amd-blogs/amd-gaming/blog/2015/03/26/amd-enables-incredible-directx-12-performance-in-new-3dmark-api-overhead-feature-test?hootPostID=047918477ec53f38115dc3ee9bee9ff0

http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Graphics-Cards/3DMark-API-Overhead-Feature-Test-Early-DX12-Performance


did you miss the part where he said not to compare the performance of the R9 290x vs the gtx 980 ?
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#20
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
RCoon
I hope the Titan X owners enjoyed them for the few days they lasted.
Indeed!

Let's hope we get the power without the extortionate price this time.
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#21
mroofie
qubit
Indeed!

Let's hope we get the power without the extortionate price this time.
$ 700 maybe ? :p
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#22
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
lol.
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#23
erixx
Now we just need those over and over announced "photorealistic" games!!!!
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#24
64K
Videocardz is saying the GM200 will be clocked faster than the Titan X and will be priced at $600.
$600 doesn't seem right to me considering the much slower GTX 980 is $550. Possibly if Nvidia is thinking of reducing the 980 to $450 then that might happen but I think it will be $700. That would fall in line with the Kepler releases of the GK110 780 Ti with half the VRAM of the Titan for $700 which was faster than the Titan when the Titan was $1000.

http://videocardz.com/55299/nvidia-geforce-gtx-980-ti-to-be-released-after-summer

One thing remains to be seen. With a non-reference cooler could the GM200 be OC higher than a Titan X could be OC even if the GM200/6 GB were a little slower than the Titan X out of the box. W1zzard said his Titan X throttled after 1 minute of gameplay due to the GPU temp hitting 84 degrees. A superior cooler might prevent that and allow higher clocks on top of that.

We will also probably see the dual GM200 GPU Titan ZOMG card sometime this year. It will be a little slower than 2 Titan X for $1,000 more than 2 Titan X. o_O Much weeping and gnashing of teeth will ensue all over the tech/gaming sites when/if that does happen.
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#25
dj-electric
With NVIDIA's own foot-shot restrictions on TITAN X, if 980 TI will use 100% of its internal components, i have 0 doubt it will be far supirior because of the use of custom PCB and coolers
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