Well here are the first shots of the reference GeForce GTX 980 Ti. As we expected the reference card uses the same PCB as the GeForce GTX Titan X. The cooler is is silver, much like the GTX 980. The only real difference is of course the GTX 980 Ti naming on the cooler shroud.
Back in February we first reported on this. NVIDIA had disabled overclocking on their GTX 900M series mobile GPUs, this drew outrage from the gaming community. Under this pressure NVIDIA agreed to re-enable overclocking on these GPUs. Well it looks like NVIDIA has changed their mind again, it has reinstalled the overclocking block, or “clock-block” as the community is calling it in its R350 and R352 drivers.
According to the latest leak the upcoming GeForce GTX 980 Ti won’t be a repeat of the GTX 780 Ti as it won’t be faster than the Titan product at the time of launch. The GTX 980 Ti will actually feature 2816 CUDA cores, which is less than the Titan X. This is because NVIDIA will be disabling 2 of the 24 SMM (streaming multiprocessor Maxwell) units on the GM200 silicon.
A new report has come out that says we could see NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 980 Ti launch next month at Computex 2015. This report also states that sales of the card will start immediately after the announcement, which means this will not be a paper launch.
Over the weekend Amazon had two new listings on their new products page, one was for the NVIDIA SHIELD Console and the second was for a Pro version of it. The NVIDIA SHIELD console is nothing new and was announced at GDC back in March. We were unaware of a “Pro” version though and it looks like Amazon let the cat out of the bag.
A foundry partner is always important for companies like NVIDIA. TSMC has always given priority to Apple for orders, but it looks like NVIDIA will still be retaining the company as their “primary” foundry partner. NVIDIA also has Samsung as a foundry partner, but it remains unclear which products will be fabricated by TSMC and which ones by Samsung.
NVIDIA has just released an updated version of their GeForce Experience software that fixes the issues with the built-in streaming service that caused a very noticeable drop in performance. Last we reported on this issue and showed you how to get that performance back. Now NVIDIA has fixed this issue so you don’t have to worry about it.
NVIDIA has currently been bundling keys for the upcoming Witcher 3: Wild Hunt game with GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 cards. Getting one free game is great, but NVIDIA wanted to give you even more and now a second game code will be added, this time for Batman: Arkham Knight.
We have been talking a lot about NVIDIA’s upcoming GeForce GTX 980 Ti graphics card. While everything posted over the past couple of weeks has been rumors, everything in this post comes from a credible source and can be considered confirmed.
A Reddit user has discovered a neat little tick that could potentially increase frame rates of NVIDIA GeForce users. The user discovered that disabling the “NVIDIA Streaming” Windows service (which is set up to start automatically and always run) will result in a 3-5% frame-rate increase.
Jul 30, 2015 0