Rumor: GTX 880 to Launch Mid-September

Recently, there was a rumor that Nvidia would be announcing its GTX 880 graphics card at Gamescom 2014. Now, it seems that might not be the case, and that instead we could be seeing a launch sometime mid-September. At least this is what VideoCardz.com has been told. The launch would be a paper launch, where the graphics card would officially be revealed. We won't necessarily get all the tech-specs of the card officially confirmed by Nvidia, but we certainly will get a fairly good idea of what Nvidia is gunning for with the GTX 880. VideoCardz.com's mockup of the GTX 880VideoCardz.com's mockup of the GTX 880

The rumored specifications are that the card will be based on a GM204-400 GPU. The model name for the reference board is PG401. Onboard we expect to find 4 GB of GDDR5 memory that will run over a 256-bit memory interface. This might sound like a rather narrow memory interface, but remember, the Maxwell architecture doesn't suffer as big a performance hit on narrower memory interfaces as Kepler does.

Pricing should sit between $400 and $450, with performance right between the GTX 780 and 780 Ti. Hopefully, there is truth to this expectation.

The cards are supposed to launch a few weeks after the mid-September paper launch. Note, this is still all a rumor, so sit tight.

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  • jasonelmore
    Also if it's not at least 20% faster than the Ti, most will not upgrade.
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  • jasonelmore
    To much stuff comes out in september, new iphone, new mac's, new iwatch, destiny, possibly new ipad, and probably x99. Can't have it all, gotta make choices i guess.
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  • jasonelmore
    Also if it's not at least 20% faster than the Ti, most will not upgrade.
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  • John Wittenberg
    I got some Half Life 3 to sell too!
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