We have heard rumors about the GeForce GTX 880 launching in September and it looks like this is all but officially confirmed. In an interview with Expreview at the Chinajoy game developers conference a Gigabyte executive confirmed that NVIDIA will launch the next-generation GeForce GTX 880 in September.
He revealed that Gigabyte is working on a custom-designed version of the card named the GTX 880 G1.Gamer. The card will be designed with a massive cooler capable of handling thermal loads of up to 650W. This means with the fans turned off the cooler will be able to passively cool the GPU over a wider temperature band, regardless of GPU load. The fans will only turn on at a higher temperature.