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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 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
    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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  • zfreak280
    It isn't February, so I don't believe it.
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  • Mac266
    Hmm, gunning for the R9 290 perhaps?
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  • jay2tall
    The 700 Series put a foul taste in my mouth. The 780 was $650 at launch and they could kiss my butt if I was going to pay $150 more for that tier card. So they dropped it $150 to the $500 it SHOULD have been and brought out the 780Ti. It was to far into the 700 series for me to feel right buying a card so I sat on my 680. Now the 880 is coming and not 20nm, but 28nm. The 780/780Ti and Titan all had 384 bit memory buses, but the 880 is said to be 256 bit. This all BEGS the question, will there be an 880Ti and will there be a Titan 2 and a non-Titan 2 card based off it's GPU with a reported 512 bit bus???? To many unknowns for me to get excited about this or pull the trigger on anything out of the gate like I have done the last several gen cards. Thanks Nvidia for shaking the boat.

    I'm sure the 860 and 870's will be lovely. But don't beat around the bush on the flagship card.
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  • PandaButtonFTW
    unless its 20% cooler, I don't want it.
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  • redgarl
    The concern is,is there an HDMI 2.0 onboard. 4k is good with displayport 1.2, but only the Panasonic 4k tv has it. So basically, if you want to do 4k, you can only do it with a monitor, or a 3000$ tv.
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  • seithan
    So according to this article, the 880 will sit between the 780 and 780ti? Lol@Nvidia!
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  • wysiwygbill
    Still not worth replacing my GTX 690. :-(
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