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Computex 2015 - NVIDIA revealed its GeForce GTX 980 Ti video card yesterday, quickly becoming the GPU of choice for 4K gaming at Computex 2015.
NVIDIA had a few stations with 4K monitors and TVs playing Project Cars, which looks absolutely gorgeous in 4K. Above, we have an amazing looking system built into the InWin S-Frame chassis, with some great lighting to show off the GeForce GPUs.
World exclusive: Up until this point, most people have presumed that AMD would be launching the Radeon R9 390X as its upcoming flagship video card, but we have just had an anonymous source tell us that this is wrong.
Instead, the Radeon R9 Fury X will be the flagship video card, a watercooled part based on the Fiji XT GPU. Under that, we'll have the Radeon R9 Fury, which should be based on the Fiji PRO architecture, with an entire restack of current cards. Under these two new High Bandwidth Memory-powered video cards we'll have the Radeon R9 390X, Radeon R9 390, Radeon R9 390, R9 380, R7 370 and R7 360.
The Radeon R9 Fury X will be a reference card with AIBs not able to change the cooler, but TweakTown can confirm that it will be the short card that has been spotted in the leaked images. The Radeon R9 Fury will see aftermarket coolers placed onto it, so we should see some very interesting cards released under the Radeon R9 Fury family.
The Radeon R9 Fury X has a rumored MSRP of $849, making it $200 more than the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti, but $150 cheaper than the Titan X. The Fury X branding is a nice change from AMD, but it does sound awfully close to the Titan X with that big, shiny, overpowering 'X' in its name, doesn't it?
ZOTAC wanted to push things to the limit and has created five different versions of the GeForce GTX 980 Ti, introducing the following products: GTX 980 Ti, GTX 980 Ti AMP!, GTX 980 Ti AMP! Omega, GTX 980 Ti AMP! Extreme, GTX 980 Ti ArcticStorm. Four of the GPUs have 6GB GDDR5 memory.
The GTX 980 Ti has 1000 MHz/1076MHz core/boost speed and features a blower, with 6GB of GDDR4 RAM, 384-bit memory bus and blower to ensure the GPU stays cool.
The GeForce GTX 980Ti AMP! Model has a 1051MHz/1140MHz core/boost speed, pre-overclocked, and uses the IceStorm cooling system. Meanwhile, the GeForce GTX 980 Ti AMP! Extreme has a 1253MHz/1355MHz core/boost speed, with EKO fans, IceStorm cooling, POWER BOOST and LED illumination.
Computex 2015 - NVIDIA hosted a round table at the Grand Hyatt here in Taipei with a select handful of press from around the world, where company CEO Jen-Hsun Huang was talking about various products from NVIDIA, such as the GeForce GTX 980 Ti that was just launched.
Not only that, but Jen-Hsun talked about the new Shield Android TV which is 4K capable, as well as Drive PX. When the press was asked if they had any questions, we asked if Pascal would be the first GPU architecture to be baked onto the 16nm process, or if we would see Maxwell made on 16nm. Jen-Hsun took a few seconds to answer, but he did say that Pascal will be the first architecture on 16nm.
With the GeForce GTX 980 Ti only just launching, we like to know when the next-gen of everything will be out, so we should see the GeForce GTX 1080, or something completely new in terms of branding, to be unveiled in Q3 2016 (or so).
After a few weeks of leaks and teases, NVIDIA has made its GeForce GTX 980 Ti official. The new GTX 980 Ti uses the same GM200 core that the GeForce GTX Titan X used, but reduces the VRAM from 12GB to 6GB, among other slight reductions.
The GTX 980 Ti is a powerhouse GPU, offering Titan X like performance, but with a competitive price of $649. Considering the Titan X is still $999, AMD will have its work cut out for it with the release of the Radeon R9 390X, or Radeon Fury, depending on what we get. We also reported yesterday of some of the GTX 980 Ti cards to expect from NVIDIA's partners, which should be officially unveiled in the coming days.
We have a roundup of the various reviews from our friends around the web, as we don't just like to show off our own work (if I may say so myself).
NVIDIA looks to be all set to launch the GeForce GTX 980 Ti tomorrow, so we're getting a very good look at all of the cards from their AIB partners like ASUS, EVGA, ZOTAC, MSI, and everyone else.
It looks like each company will have a few different models, with a reference model as a minimum followed by a few other models with varying overclocks and cooling setups. EVGA will have 10 cards, which is just insanity, but it will provide such a great line up to consumers, all the way up to the EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Classified KingPin Edition.
Some of the Inno3D editions look great, with their iGame line up offering triple-fan models and the use of their HerculeZ and Accellero coolers. We will see ZOTAC make great use of their AMP! Edition card, as well as something new in the Arctic Storm edition.
Up until this point, everyone expected AMD to unveil its Radeon R9 390X either at Computex, but our sources tell us E3 2015. Well, it might not even be called the Radeon R9 390X, with AMD rumored to be pulling the Fury name out of storage and calling it Radeon Fury. But is the Radeon Fury enough to pull back some of that GPU market share loss from NVIDIA?
At first, I was a little shocked, then it sunk in. This isn't 'just another' release from AMD, this is their most important release, possibly ever (in my opinion). AMD would position the Radeon Fury with its own branding to compete directly against the GeForce GTX Titan X, with the Radeon Fury rocking the Fiji XT architecture, while the Radeon R9 390X would be released using a juiced up Hawaii GPU.
This move would be something AMD can be proud of, as the Radeon Fury (we'll call it that for this article until we have proof, or the official announcement from AMD) rocks High Bandwidth Memory. That alone is enough to justify it being different to the normal Radeon GPUs, and if it really does have Titan X levels of performance, the VRAM difference is a big enough leap to justify that branding difference.
With the GeForce GTX 980 Ti rocking just 6GB of RAM, it is reportedly offering Titan X levels of performance, but the 12GB of VRAM is known as the Titan X level, while the 4-6GB is for the consumer cards now. AMD would be offering the same difference, but the HBM is key. The HBM-based, Fiji XT-powered Radeon Fury is shaping up to be a monster, and with this new branding, the excitement (for me at least) has just jumped up a few notches.
Claiming virtually silent operating procedures, EVGA's new watercooled NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN-X Hybrid is certainly a sight to behold.
Designed to be completely plug and play, this AIO watercooling loop features a 120mm radiator and fan and will be released as either a package with the TITAN X card itself or separate for your own application as an upgrade kit.
EVGA's recent press release also claims a new cooling method, stating that the "VRM and Memory cooling solution separated from GPU" allowing for advanced cooling procedures.
Technology lovers brace yourselves, images have been posted up of the ASUS, GIGABYTE and MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti reference models alongside their retail packaging.
Specifically for ASUS, some statistics have been leaked, showcasing a card based on the GM200 silicon containing 2,816 CUDA cores with 6GB of GDDR5 memory and with a 384-bit memory interface.
The reference clock speeds are reportedly similar to the GTX TITAN X speeds, featuring a 1000 MHz core, 1076 MHz GPU boots and 7012 MHz memory.
We've been hearing whispers of NVIDIA launching its GeForce GTX 980 Ti, but according to WCCFTech, the company will be launching their new video card on June 2 at Computex 2015.
The event itself will be livestreamed over Twitch, as you can see from the image above. But what should we expect from the GTX 980 Ti itself? Well, it's based off of the GM200 core, the same core that powered the GeForce GTX Titan X, but we'll see 6GB of VRAM instead of the 12GB that the Titan X featured. But, this will include a drop in price from the $999 pricing of the Titan X.
The GeForce GTX 980 Ti will feature a 384-bit memory bus, up from the 256-bit bus offered on the GTX 980 which will provide the new GM200-based card with 336GB/sec memory bandwidth. The Core Clock will be at 1GHz, while the Boost Clock will reportedly be set at 1076MHz. We should expect to see an 8-pin + 6-pin PCIe configuration, with three DisplayPort, one HDMI 2.0 and one DVI port on the back.