Maxwell’s absence at the recent CES Stream was disappointing, despite Nvidia announcing some exciting technologies, including the Tegra K1, Recently, news sources at SweClockers indicates that we’ll be seeing GTX 750 TI featuring a departure from the Keplar architecture and into Maxwell architecture.
Exact details aren’t know yet (unsurprisingly), but it’s looking like Maxwell will remain at the 28 nanometer variety. Similarly, specs such as memory bandwidth and shading power aren’t known yet. The main innovation of the Maxwell architecture would appear to be the Unified Virtual Memory system. This will allow the GPU and CPU to share the same memory address space. Right now, this feature is already supported in Nvidia’s CUDA, but with Maxwell we’ll likely be seeing hardware support for these features, which should boost performance, likely by simplifying code and in theory reducing overhead.
Project Denver, an 64 bit ARM processor is likely to make an appearance with Maxwell. The main purpose here is for GPGPU scenarios, as rather than certain data being sent to the systems main CPU for instruction, Project Denver can take over. It’s likely that not all of the Maxwell GPU’s will feature this, and so we’re unsure if the GTX 750 TI will indeed contain this feature.
The sources indicate that the pricing for the GTX 750 Ti should be on par the previous generations GTX 650 Ti.,
Watch this space for more info on Project Denver and the Maxwell architecture.