We had mentioned that NVIDIA could be possibly be working on a higher-end graphics card in the 900 series after the GTX 980. Word that MSI was holding off on releasing the GTX 980 Lightning card backed up the rumors of a higher-end card. Well it looks like we do have some leaked details on NVIDIA’s GM200 GPU which these high-end cards will be based off of!
These leaked details come from Czech tech publication PCTuning.com, who were the first to leak the GTX 980 specifications. Now we cannot take this information as fact, but given their leaks in the past we expect it to be pretty accurate. So here are the specs on the GM200 GPU from PCTuning:
– Die Size: 551mm^2
– SMMs/CUDA Cores: 20-22/ 2560-2816
– Memory Bus: 384 Bit
– Performance: ~50% Boost over GTX Titan Black
– Process: 28 nm
– Launch: Q4 2014
Looks pretty promising based on this information. We are not sure what the card / cards will be called that will be released using this GPU will be called, but following course we expect a GeForce GTX 980 Ti and GeForce GTX Titan X. According to many reports the GM200 core has been completed and test samples have been sent out to customers.
Also mentioned in the leak is a possible GeForce GTX 990 which would feature two GM204 cores.
It looks like only time will tell, but we are excited for these new cards!