Rumors are once again abound for the Nvidia GTX 980 Ti, with thanks to KitGuru. This time, the reports are saying that the 980 Ti will be launching at the Computex trade show next month.
This would put it slightly ahead of the initial rumors that surfaced a while ago, as they put the release date for this GPU on May 26th. If this new rumor is true, though, then we are looking early June as that’s when Computex is held. Nvidia are very much a liquid being when it comes to release dates and such things, and no matter how much weight a rumor might carry regarding any of their graphic cards and their releases, Nvidia can and usually will change it whenever they want.
This is usually so that they see what AMD has up their sleeve before putting the card on the market, and even then it’s a matter of “when we feel like it”. So while this rumor might be true now, that could change. But, one thing to consider is that AMD is will also be having their R9 300 series launching in June.
I also have some specifications for the card, if you want a refresher but remember: While the memory is confirmed to be at 6GB, and the bus width is also correct, we simply have no confirmation on the amount of CUDA cores in the card. Another thing to keep under your hat is, the 980 Ti is unlikely to be a fully fledged Maxwell GPU, as it has essentially the same specs of the Titan X, aside from the RAM. And, as the Titan X just does not have the compute power of the original Titan, why on earth would Nvidia release a card that could eat into the sales of the Titan X? Especially when the 980 Ti will be considerably cheaper than the $1000 Titan X.
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X||Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960|
|Clock Speed||1002 MHz||TBD||1126 MHz||1051 MHz||1126 MHz|
|Boost Clock||1089 MHz||TBD||1216 MHz||1178 MHz||1178 MHz|
|VRAM||12 GB GDDR5||6 GB GDDR5||4 GB GDDR5||4 GB GDDR5||2 GB GDDR5|
|Memory Clock||7.0 GHz||TBD||7.0 GHz||7.0 GHz||7.0 GHz|
|Memory Bandwidth||336.0 GB/s||TBD||224.0 GB/s||224.0 GB/s||112.0 GB/s|
|Power Connectors||8+6 Pin||8+6 Pin||Two 6-Pin||Two 6-Pin||One 6-Pin|