NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 790 & Titan Ultra Coming Soon?
The game is afoot once again in the battle for top card in the VGA market and NVIDIA is planning on shaking up the tree very shortly. A Tech site named VideoCardz.com has let out a little secret from NVIDIA’s bag of tricks that shows some very interesting things happening over at camp NVIDIA.
The emphasis was on supposed new SKU’s that range in the top-end of the technology spectrum (and probably out of budget range of many users as well), with NVIDIA pushing the envelope to stay on top of the game.
So the new information floats toward NVIDIA releasing two new power monster cards with the first being the GTX Titan Ultra and the GTX 790, both geared at the enthusiast level user.
The GTX Titan is really much the same as the current Titan being offered, but the Ultra will have all 2880 CUDA cores unlocked, just like its Quadro brother. The current Titan runs off its 2688 CUDA cores, and for reference point the GTX 780 has 2304 CUDA cores enabled. With more available CUDA cores comes the ability to run the cards at higher resolutions or at higher “In Game” settings like more AF/AA that makes the game just look better.
Secondly comes rumors of the GTX 790, which I believe that most NVIDIA fans just take for granted is coming as NVIDIA is always known to have a follow-up dual-GPU card with the launch of every new series; be it series 6,7 or 8 NVIDIA has always made the cards. 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 wants to keep the crown for having the fastest VGA card on the market. The real tickler here is that although the GTX 790 will be their Crème’ de la Crème’ card, they’re trying to get it to market with a price of under $1000.
Additional information has suggested 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.
For now all we can do is wait and see what happens, but NVIDIA is never one to remain idle for long, as they are a very hungry and aggressive competitor that you can always expect to try and one-up AMD. Thanks for reading Tech Of Tomorrow, and please let us know your thoughts; are you anticipating these new cards? I am sure that when released, NVIDIA fans will be pleased and AMD fans pissed off, but then AMD will just go back to the drawing board and come up with something else and the cycle continues on.
Source: Tom’s Hardware