We have just got word that NVIDIA has some pretty big plans for the first quarter of 2014. It looks like they are planning at least two high-end graphics cards! These cards include the GeForce GTX 790 and the GeForce GTX Titan Black Edition.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 790
This will be the first dual-GPU model from NVIDIA’s 700 Series. This card will not feature two full GK110 cores, but instead two 2496 CUDA-packed processors, which will give you a total of 4992 CUDA cores! The memory on the card will not run along a 384-bit interface, but rather 320-bit interface. So instead of a 2x 6GB memory configuration it will be 2x 5GB for 10GB total! So why is NVIDIA cutting down on the specs? The obvious answer is power consumption, NVIDIA is aiming for 300W TDP which will only be possible if they cut down on the specs a little.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Black Edition
The new card from NVIDIA could be a GeForce GTX 780 Ti “Black Edition”, but we do know that it will be a Titan replacement and is supposed to come with a black cooler. The Titan Black Edition is said to have the same GPU as the GTX 780 Ti would have higher double precision computing performance, so more FP64 CUDA cores. The card is also said to have a 6GB memory buffer, so that means we most likely will not be seeing any 6GB GTX 780 Ti’s. The rest of the specs are 2880 CUDA cores, 240 TMUs and 48 ROPs.
NVIDIA is set to launch the GeForce GTX Titan Black Edition very soon for $999. The GeForce GTX 790 is said to be launching soon after the GeForce GTX Titan Black Edition, so possible in February or even March.