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Perhaps, Nvidia Corp.’s next-generation Maxwell architecture can wait? According to a new media report, Nvidia is working on two new graphics solutions based on the existing GK110 architecture known as Kepler.

Both GeForce GTX graphics cards will be aimed at the ultra-high-end market segment, where graphics cards can cost $1000 or more. VideoCardz.com web-site reports that Nvidia is developing two new graphics solutions for performance enthusiasts without limitations of budget:

  • GeForce GTX Titan “Black Edition” – 2880 stream processors, 240 texture units, 48 raster operating units, 384-bit memory controller, 6GB GDDR5 memory. The product is set to become Nvidia’s best-performing single-chip consumer graphics board. The graphics card is projected to emerge on the market in February at the cost of around $999.
  • GeForce GTX 790 features two cut-down GK110 chips (2496 stream processors, 208 texture units, 40 raster operating units, 320-bit memory bus) along with 10GB of GDDR5 memory (5GB per chip). This one is going to cost well over $1K when it arrives in March.

Given the fact that GK110 GPUs are expensive to make even now using 28nm process technology, do not expect Nvidia’s GeForce GTX Titan “Black Edition” and GeForce GTX 790 to drop pricing shortly after the launch.

In fact, in case the information about the launch itself is correct, then it looks like high-end Nvidia Maxwell-based graphics solutions will likely be postponed.It just does not make sense for Nvidia to rival its own products.

Nvidia did not comment on the news-story.

Tags: Nvidia, Kepler, Geforce, Quadro, Tesla

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"In fact, in case the information about the launch itself is correct, then it looks like high-end Nvidia Maxwell-based graphics solutions will likely be postponed.It just does not make sense for Nvidia to rival its own products."

No, There was never any intention of Maxwell high end cards coming out in first half of year anyway! The budget cards are only just coming out either Feb or March. 20nm high end Maxwell will be lucky to see until October or later, Maybe even next year. Would be nice if they do come out earlier though,I would love to run 880GTX SLI this year seeing as 4k screens are now hitting market at reasonable prices.
3 0 [Posted by: ozegamer  | Date: 01/25/14 06:56:45 PM]
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What? There are a total of 0 4K screens that can do 60 Hz + 4K > 27 inches in size at reasonable prices. Worse, all 4K TVs out are tiled 4K displays which are worthless due to so many problems:

http://www.techspot.com/r...9-dell-ultrasharp-32-uhd/
0 0 [Posted by: BestJinjo  | Date: 01/30/14 01:01:49 PM]
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Could someone please clarify for me if all the figures quoted for the GTX 790 is per chip or total.
It only clearly states that there is 5Gb of memory per chip.
Edit: Found details on another site, they say the memory bus is 786 - bit, so not cut down.
0 0 [Posted by: caring1  | Date: 01/26/14 12:56:57 AM]
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>=$999 are the costs of these cards. But how much for the electricity bill? Nvidia desperation here. They should be named Nvidia Titan Red Edition because that's where they'll put consumers when they have to get a credit loan to afford and run them.
4 5 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 01/26/14 04:05:29 AM]
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2 10 [Posted by: cosminmcm  | Date: 01/26/14 04:56:09 AM]
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You're incorrect.
6 2 [Posted by: Jen-Hsun Huang  | Date: 01/26/14 06:37:44 AM]
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0 9 [Posted by: cosminmcm  | Date: 01/26/14 11:28:21 AM]
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I repeat, you're incorrect.
4 0 [Posted by: Jen-Hsun Huang  | Date: 01/26/14 07:59:22 PM]
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How exactly they are gonna do that?
As we have seen here: http://www.xbitlabs.com/a...eon-r9-290x_12.html#sect0
290X is using a bit more in idle and a bit less in load than the 780Ti.

So 780Ti is not less power hungry than the 290X, the new TITAN and 790 will most likely sacrifice energy consumption as well for better performance.
Because if you have the money to get them, you probably have the money to pay the bill for electricity as well.
7 0 [Posted by: nitro912gr  | Date: 01/26/14 06:05:30 PM]
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For an industry that used to churn out a new top end card every 6-9 months plus that new card usually double the performance over the last, its amazing to see how things have slowed down so much.

The 'Titan' chip was released over 14 months ago in the form of the Tesla K20 and yet we are still talking about another 6-12 months before we will see anything new in the high end!

I miss having Matrox, 3DFX, PowerVR, S3, 3DLabs and the others around!
7 0 [Posted by: loadwick  | Date: 01/26/14 01:11:13 PM]
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same thing happens with the CPUs.
a 2-3 year old cpu is able to keep your system running smoothly for a long time, except for those shopping junkies.
On the gpu side, the only need here is to adapt those gpus to be able to render in uhd resolutions.
3 0 [Posted by: Yorgos  | Date: 01/27/14 03:03:29 AM]
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Well said! I never had a 3DFX card, but had PowerVR Kyro, a 3DLabs and S3. Fun times....
1 0 [Posted by: Banstyx5  | Date: 01/28/14 09:28:57 AM]
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I think Nvidia was very impressed by what AMD did with the console gaming SKUs, and Nivida has been trying to get an x86 license, and even developed the project Denver CPU for x86 initally, but switched the underlying, microcode/other Denver product for the ARMv8 ISA(see S/A and Anandtech articles). Nvidia had, just like AMD and Intel, to reposition their resources to compete in the Mobile devices market, and in Nvidia's case they had to develop Maxwell for the mobile market first, beacuse that's were the money is, first and foremost with the current market. With the Tegra K1 and the engineering of the desktop kepler based IP for mobile, as well as the project Denver ARM'v8 ISA based custom wide issue superscalar design, Nvidia had all of its engineering hands tied up getting these necessary mobile products to the market, and remaing viable as a Company in more than just the GPU market. The K1 will allow Nvidia to give Apple some CPU/GPU competition in the tablet market, a big money maker for many companies in the Mobile devices market. Nvidia, having scaled the desktop Kepler down for mobile, can now turn its focus to Kepler on the desktop, and still has the beefier Kepler core designs for its descrete GPUs ready to merge with the Denver IP, to compete in future gaming console "APU" type bidding, and offer more low latency CPU type executition resources to its Maxwell descrete GPUs, via an integrated ARMv8 denver core on the Maxwell(future) descrete GPUs.
1 3 [Posted by: BigChiefRunAmok  | Date: 01/26/14 03:07:54 PM]
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1 4 [Posted by: cummulus  | Date: 01/27/14 05:38:39 AM]
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Nice story, now go to bed!
0 0 [Posted by: caring1  | Date: 01/27/14 10:09:29 PM]
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"Nvidia is developing two new graphics solutions for performance enthusiasts without limitations of budget"

Oh to be rich instead of handsome :-)
0 0 [Posted by: USAFANG67  | Date: 01/27/14 04:03:05 PM]
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personally, i guess their approach on stating that the price won't cut down cause the manufacturing or the way it is made made it expensive... i guess according to what Steve jobs did regarding changing the whole world with less price lead me to say as what napoleon said "circumstances HELL i make them"
0 0 [Posted by: Guy Searching  | Date: 02/04/14 01:01:32 AM]
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