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Report: Nvidia Making Dual-GK110 Graphics Card

A report from VideoCardz.com has shed light on some interesting developments for Nvidia, with particular emphasis on two possible graphics cards that we might be seeing in the future. The two graphics cards are the supposed GTX Titan Ultra, as well as the supposed GTX 790.

The GTX Titan Ultra is fairly straightforward. It would feature the same GK110 GPU as the current GTX Titan and GTX 780, except that it would have all the 2880 CUDA cores enabled. For comparison, the GTX Titan has 2688 CUDA cores enabled, and the GTX 780 runs with 2304 CUDA cores enabled.

Secondly, Nvidia might be releasing a GTX 790 in the future. The idea for this graphics card is that it would feature not one, but two GK110 GPUs, though it is uncertain on the CUDA core count per GPU. Realistically, we shouldn't expect even near fully-enabled GK110 parts. The graphics card is meant as an answer to the upcoming AMD Hawaii graphics cards, as Nvidia would want to keep the crown for building the fastest graphics card on the market. Moreover, its price is expected not to exceed $1,000. Making such a graphics card might be a challenge, but in the past we've seen Nvidia put two high-power GPUs on a single PCB with the GTX 295.

The report also indicates that Nvidia will be releasing the GeForce GTX 800 series 'Maxwell' graphics cards sometime in Q1 2014. Due to this being sooner than expected, it is a possibility that the 'Maxwell' graphics cards won't be baked on a 20 nm lithography just yet, as it appears that TSMC won't be ready for 20 nm lithography until June 2014.

  • DarkSable
    My 670 will hold me just fine until I can get a dual 20nm card...
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  • jhansonxi
    A dual-GPU card was on of the last things 3Dfx created before their implosion.
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  • 17seconds
    ... And also from the same report at Videocardz.com dated August 21, 2013, Nvidia will be releasing a series of new mid-range graphics cards within the GTX 700 Ti family.
    http://videocardz.com/45403/nvidia-to-launch-more-cards-this-year-maxwell-in-q1-2014
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  • tomfreak
    dual GPU card is a waste of time. Most people who can afford a dual GPU card already have a motherboard that can support SLI/crossfire @ PCIE full speed. 2 cards are faster.

    People who want to build a small powerful HTPC is one of the smallest market.

    So it really doesnt make sense at all.
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  • CaptainTom
    They really shafted the early Titan buyers. Also 800 series quarter 1? Really?
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  • It will definitely be interesting to see what both camps have in store for Q1 2014. Though I would much rather see the 20nm dies in Q2 2014 then this silly numbers game - higher number, it must be "gooder" - especially from nVidia; as they can easily stay competitive with their 700 series line, as AMD's new line of cards (from what I have read so far) is mainly focusing on increased power efficiency and less on increasing performance - though I'm sure there will be some of that too.
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  • jezus53
    800 series already? I don't know if I want to be mad at nVidia or happy. One the ones side it just seems ridiculous to release so soon after you released a new series. This will probably slow sales of your 700 series and piss off people who just bought this series. But on the other hand I like seeing a company that will introduce a new prodcut (even if on the same technology) that improves on the previous even if it was just released. That kind of shows they actually care about having the best product instead of just trying to milk as much as they cand from a generation of cards.
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  • John Bauer
    How about releasing some sort of poor-mans card? Or lowering the prices? Not every gamer has deep pockets.
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  • 17seconds
    11429629 said:
    How about releasing some sort of poor-mans card? Or lowering the prices? Not every gamer has deep pockets.

    11429409 said:
    ... And also from the same report at Videocardz.com dated August 21, 2013, Nvidia will be releasing a series of new mid-range graphics cards. within the GTX 700 Ti family
    http://videocardz.com/45403/nvidia-to-launch-more-cards-this-year-maxwell-in-q1-2014
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  • BloodPactGuild
    11429411 said:
    dual GPU card is a waste of time. Most people who can afford a dual GPU card already have a motherboard that can support SLI/crossfire @ PCIE full speed. 2 cards are faster.

    People who want to build a small powerful HTPC is one of the smallest market.

    So it really doesnt make sense at all.

    Mini-ITX and Micro ATX has had an explosive growth in the past two years, especially because of the Prodigy case. I have two friends working etail here in Norway and both of them said the BitFenix Prodigy was the most sold case since last summer, and that mini-ITX motherboards had a boom in august - december last year. Reason I asked them about this is because I have a Prodigy myself by the way. And so does one of them.

    I think ATX and up is mostly going to just keep dwindling now, SLi / Xfire adds so little that even bleeding edge enthusiasts are tempted by smaller form factors.

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