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RumorTT: NVIDIA launching more GPUs this year, GTX 800 series in 2014

RumorTT: NVIDIA working on a new dual Kepler-based GPU, the GeForce GTX 790
By: Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards News | Posted: Aug 29, 2013 2:38 am

Now this is some exciting news from, who is reporting that NVIDIA is working on two new video cards that we should see in the very near future. The first of which brings back the Ultra moniker, something I've been missing for years, and a dual Kepler GPU.




The two GPUs in question would land as the GeForce GTX Titan Ultra, and the dual-GPU GeForce GTX 790. The GTX Titan Ultra would be a GK110 part, which is the same silicon found in the GTX Titan and GTX 780, but it would have all of those 2880 CUDA cores enabled for some serious graphics bench pressing. RIght now, the GTX Titan has 2688 CUDA cores enabled, and the GTX 780 has just 2304 CUDA cores enabled. This should give the GTX Titan Ultra a nice boost over its predecessor.


NVIDIA isn't stopping there though, as we should expect a GeForce GTX 790 sometime in the future. This would pack in two GK110 cores, but we don't know how many CUDA cores NVIDIA would enable per GPU. We should expect two fully-enabled GPUs on the GTX 780, as they'd need to be cut down to not leap over the 300W threshold.


Now, onto some next-gen talk: NVIDIA will reportedly unleash its next-gen "Maxwell" GeForce GTX 800 series of GPUs in Q1 2014. This is sooner than expected, and they won't be arriving with the 20nm tech we expected, as TMSC isn't ready for 20nm lithography until sometime in the second half of next year.


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