Tuesday, April 19th 2016

NVIDIA to Launch Mid-range GP106 Based Graphics Cards in Autumn 2016

NVIDIA is expected to launch the first consumer graphics cards based on the GP106 silicon some time in Autumn 2016 (late Q3-early Q4). Based on the company's next-generation "Pascal" architecture, the GP106 will drive several key mid-range and performance-segment (price/performance sweetspot) SKUs, including the cards that succeed the current GeForce GTX 960 and GTX 950. Based on the way NVIDIA's big GP100 silicon is structured, assuming the GP106 features two graphics processing clusters (GPCs), the way the current GM206 silicon does; one can expect a CUDA core count in the neighborhood of 1,280. NVIDIA could use this chip to capture several key sub-$250 price points.
Source: SweClockers
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55 Comments on NVIDIA to Launch Mid-range GP106 Based Graphics Cards in Autumn 2016

#1
EzioAs
Hopefully the GTX 1060 (or whatever the GTX 960 successor is called) will be good for the money unlike the GTX 960. I'm really looking forward to upgrade my GTX 660.
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#2
jboydgolfer
i would've expected them to lead with the segment they did this year. im certainly open to change, but they waited quite a bit to release 960 didnt they? forget about 950 , unless thats the point.
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#3
HD64G
Very late imho. AMD will probably have their first bunch of GPUs for sale in early summer.
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#4
EzioAs
HD64G, post: 3447022, member: 95052"
Very late imho. AMD will probably have their first bunch of GPUs for sale in early summer.
Not that late really. AMD released the HD 7870 in March 2012 while Nvidia released the GTX 660 Ti in August 2012.
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#5
dj-electric
HD64G, post: 3447022, member: 95052"
Very late imho. AMD will probably have their first bunch of GPUs for sale in early summer.
GP106 will not be Nvidia's first bunch. They will open with their X104 level, as they did in all recent years.
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#6
TheDeeGee
What about the GTX 1080 (X80)?

I hope that's around June...
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#7
bug
EzioAs, post: 3447008, member: 110948"
Hopefully the GTX 1060 (or whatever the GTX 960 successor is called) will be good for the money unlike the GTX 960. I'm really looking forward to upgrade my GTX 660.
Same here, my 660Ti is still doing its duty.
The gap Nvidia left between the 960 and 970 made me wonder if they intentionally carved out a nice for AMD. So I skipped Maxwell altogether. Still, if rumours are true and the successor to 970 will be that efficient (power-wise), I may splurge and get one of those instead.
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#8
Hiryougan
It looks like we will have a very interesting situation on our hands. It seems the AMD will release low(Polaris 11) and mid end(Polaris 10, probably ~380X equivalent?) but won't have any high end until Vega, except perhaps Fiji rebrand.
On the other hand Nvidia will release their high end cards soon, but we will have to wait until Autumn(probably late, i would guess early November even) for their mid and lower end cards.
Actually i think that if AMD play their cards right, they can get a lot of the market share back. Mid end is where the bucks are.
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#9
HisDivineOrder
Dj-ElectriC, post: 3447047, member: 87186"
GP106 will not be Nvidia's first bunch. They will open with their X104 level, as they did in all recent years.
Unless you count the 750 Ti.
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#10
bug
HisDivineOrder, post: 3447164, member: 136874"
Unless you count the 750 Ti.
750Ti was just noise that should be filtered out from any statistic.
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#11
EarthDog
bug, post: 3447171, member: 157434"
750Ti was just noise that should be filtered out from any statistic.
Do tell.............
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#12
RejZoR
They get low end GPU's from failed high ends (thar are then purpously limited and tested). That's why lower end cards usually come after high end part.
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#13
vega22
how many chips were released on maxwell 1 stuff?

but this makes sense, new 70/80 for xmas...
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#14
RejZoR
vega22, post: 3447204, member: 41040"
how many chips were released on maxwell 1 stuff?

but this makes sense, new 70/80 for xmas...
Maxwell 1 was more like AMD's Tonga (R9-285), a test platform for next generation. Basically it was just GTX 7xx Ti models iirc.
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#15
GhostRyder
Well then, it will be good to see those models. Interested to see again what models come without a power adaptor!
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#16
EarthDog
Just the 750Ti. I do not believe there was another 7xx Ti out AFAIK...
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#17
Octavean
If the GTX 1060 (or whatever the GTX 960 successor is called) yields reasonable performance then it could be interesting. I would like to see Oculus Rift / HTC Vive support whereas today the lowest end nVidia card that supports the Oculus Rift / HTC Vive is the GTX 970. Generally speaking though, I'm thinking that the GTX 1070 might be a reasonable compromise.
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#18
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
EzioAs, post: 3447034, member: 110948"
Not that late really. AMD released the HD 7870 in March 2012 while Nvidia released the GTX 660 Ti in August 2012.
Which is roughly the amount of time it takes AMD to produce a driver that is at least acceptable for usage.
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#19
rruff
bug, post: 3447171, member: 157434"
750Ti was just noise that should be filtered out from any statistic.
But probably where Nvidia makes most of its money. Note that a slue of notebook chips are based on it as well... 830m, 840m, 850m, 860m, 930m, 940m, 950m, and 960m.

AMD should provide some serious competition in that segment very soon.
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#21
efikkan
bug, post: 3447092, member: 157434"
Same here, my 660Ti is still doing its duty.
The gap Nvidia left between the 960 and 970 made me wonder if they intentionally carved out a nice for AMD. So I skipped Maxwell altogether. Still, if rumours are true and the successor to 970 will be that efficient (power-wise), I may splurge and get one of those instead.
No it's not intentional, GTX 970 performed way better than planned. If you look at the theoretical performance it's placed nicely between GTX 960 and GTX 980, but for some reason it performs better than any other Maxwell:

(this was based on relative performance in total score from Techpowerup benchmarks)
The GTX 970 performs so closely to GTX 980 that it makes GTX 980 a "bad" deal unless you're overclocking. For the past year; if you want vaule you go with GTX 970, if you need more you'll go for a GTX 980 Ti.

It's kind of ironic that GTX 970 has turned out to be the greatest deal from Nvidia in recent years, despite all the memory nonsense.
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#22
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
efikkan, post: 3447300, member: 150226"
No it's not intentional, GTX 970 performed way better than planned. If you look at the theoretical performance it's placed nicely between GTX 960 and GTX 980, but for some reason it performs better than any other Maxwell:

(this was based on relative performance in total score from Techpowerup benchmarks)
The GTX 970 performs so closely to GTX 980 that it makes GTX 980 a "bad" deal unless you're overclocking. For the past year; if you want vaule you go with GTX 970, if you need more you'll go for a GTX 980 Ti.

It's kind of ironic that GTX 970 has turned out to be the greatest deal from Nvidia in recent years, despite all the memory nonsense.
And then AMD dropped the price of the 390/390x making them a better deal especially if you play at higher resolution.
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#23
efikkan
cdawall, post: 3447305, member: 28601"
And then AMD dropped the price of the 390/390x making them a better deal especially if you play at higher resolution.
I've mostly seen R9 390X priced way higher than GTX 970, even though there is a great selection of factory overclocked GTX 970s that perform on the level of R9 390X making them a much better choice. R9 290X was at the time Maxwell launched much more appropriately priced.
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#24
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
efikkan, post: 3447313, member: 150226"
I've mostly seen R9 390X priced way higher than GTX 970, even though there is a great selection of factory overclocked GTX 970s that perform on the level of R9 390X making them a much better choice. R9 290X was at the time Maxwell launched much more appropriately priced.
I said 390/390x for a reason the 390 at 4K smokes the 970. The 390X price wise is like you said about the same as a fancy 970, but it is rare to see a 390x with an OEM style cooler so its really no different at that point.
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#25
trog100
cdawall, post: 3447325, member: 28601"
I said 390/390x for a reason the 390 at 4K smokes the 970. The 390X price wise is like you said about the same as a fancy 970, but it is rare to see a 390x with an OEM style cooler so its really no different at that point.
smokes as it gets f-cking hot.. :) it aint gonna smoke frame rate wise at 4K.. lets be honest the 970 is a good 1080 card and thats about it.. talking 4K dont make a lot of sense with such cards..

trog
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