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Nvidia Corp. is working on another graphics card for gamers based on its highest-performing Kepler graphics processing unit, the GK110. The new consumer-class GeForce GTX Titan II, or Titan Ultra, will reportedly feature a fully-fledged GK110 chip with 2880 stream processors and high clock-speeds and will emerge towards the end of the year.

3DCenter.de web-site reports that thanks to improving yields of the GK110, which has been in the mass production for over a couple of quarters now, Nvidia not only can release a cut-down version of the premium-class GeForce GTX Titan with 2496 stream processors, 208 texture units, 40 raster operating units and 320-bit memory interface, but also a consumer-class graphics board powered by the GK110 with all its execution units – 2880 stream processors, 256 TUs, 48 ROPs and 384-bit memory controller – activated.

A full Kepler GK110 implementation includes 15 SMX units (with 192 stream processors per SMX) and six 64?bit memory controllers. Different products use different configurations of GK110 and currently none come with fully-fledged GK110 since it is pretty hard to make all the parts of the chip that contains 7.1 billion of transistors and is 561mm2 large work. However, it does not mean that there are no chips with functional 2880 stream processors.

In theory, Nvidia GeForce GTX Ultra with 2880 stream processors, 950MHz GPU clock-speed and 6GB of GDDR5 memory operating at 6800MHz could offer 16% higher compute power and 13% higher memory bandwidth than the original GeForce GTX Titan. Actual performance boost will depend on exact specifications and will differ in various games.

At present the information about GeForce GTX Titan Ultra should be considered as a pure rumour since its potential launch date is late 2013. The company could use such solution to respond to a launch of a competitive solution on the high-end market. Many observers noted that AMD is looking forward to unveil its next-generation Radeon HD 8900-series in late 2013. Therefore, exact specifications of GeForce GTX Titan Ultra will depend on what the rival will provide not on what Nvidia will want to offer.

Nvidia did not comment on the news-story.

Tags: Nvidia, Kepler, Geforce, GK110, 28nm, Quadro, Tesla

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Probably with attached nuclear reactor...
4 2 [Posted by: Rares  | Date: 04/23/13 12:06:59 AM]
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" Many observers noted that AMD is looking forward to unveil its next-generation Radeon HD 8900-series in late 2013."

AMD is pushing to 2014 per previous news articles. It's also highly speculative that Nvidia won't use this as an opportunity to beat AMD to the holiday season punch. I know if I were NV that's what I'd do.
5 1 [Posted by: AnonymousGuy  | Date: 04/23/13 01:13:31 AM]
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A $1200 GTX Titan Ultra is not exactly a Holiday Season bargain?
1 1 [Posted by: redeemer  | Date: 04/23/13 06:28:28 PM]
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It's good for competition. But Nvidia, without an x86 license, is heading for the grave in PC gaming - it's just a matter of time before Intel decides to pull the plug (ie when its graphics is good enough).
2 4 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 04/23/13 01:18:37 AM]
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It's the Nv's response to official 7990 from AMD, nothing more!
2 1 [Posted by: Zola  | Date: 04/23/13 02:20:44 AM]
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unless the official 7990 has more hardware than the unofficial releases, it'd be odd to compare the Titan Ultra to the Malta, although for single chip performance it seems comparable. It'd be interesting to see what next generation a 790 or 8990 would bring.
0 0 [Posted by: qubit  | Date: 04/23/13 05:35:35 AM]
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Until Nvidia actually delivers 5 of these GPUs, I wouldn't get too excited. They continue to have yield issues due to poor design so it might take them a year to find 5 working 2880 stream chippies.
6 4 [Posted by: beenthere  | Date: 04/23/13 05:51:45 AM]
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GTX TITAN ULTRA will be priced $999.

GTX TITAN will drop to $799.

GTX 790 will be priced at $1199.

GTX 780 $599. May 23

GTX 770 $399. May 30

GTX 760TI $299 June 6
0 0 [Posted by: ToxicTaZ  | Date: 05/10/13 05:26:12 PM]
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Titan rules. Lowest frame latency ever tested on a consumer GPU.
2 2 [Posted by: beck2448  | Date: 04/23/13 02:03:37 PM]
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