The first photographs of what is claimed to be Nvidia Corp.’s next-generation GeForce GTX 700-series products have hit the web. The new breed of graphics products utilizes cooling solution akin to that of GeForce GTX Titan. Publication of images implies that Nvidia may unleash a new breed of products either this month or early next.
The new graphics boards, in case the images published by Chip Hell web-site actually depict GeForce GTX 700-series products, look similar to Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan unveiled earlier this year and based on the GK110 graphics processing unit (GPU). While not all new GTX 700-series will be powered on the massive GK110 chip, the usage of a similar cooler implies that the new graphics adapters will be whisper quiet, yet capable of further overclocking as the cooling solution is very efficient.
As reported previously, Nvidia GeForce GTX 700 family will initially consist of at least three models: GTX 780, GTX 770 and GTX 760 Ti. The GeForce GTX 780 will be based on GK110 graphics processor with 2496 stream processors as well as 5GB of GDDR5 memory, which will offer about 30% higher performance than the model GTX 680. The GeForce GTX 770 and 760 Ti will be powered by GK104 with different configurations that should offer 20% - 30% performance boost compared to the models GTX 770 and 660 Ti, respectively.
As it appears, the GeForce GTX 780 will be a cut-down version of the GeForce GTX Titan and will utilize GK110 chip that contains 7.1 billion of transistors and is 561mm2 large, whereas models GTX 770 and GTX 760 Ti will resemble GTX 680 and GTX 670 powered by GK104 graphics processing unit.
Usually, pictures are leaked to the web several weeks ahead of an actual product launch; therefore, it makes sense to expect Nvidia to reveal a new family of products either late in May or in early June, just like indicated earlier.
Nvidia did not comment on the news-story.