Well here are the first known shots of NVIDIA’s next-gen flagship graphics card, the GeForce GTX Titan X. This card is powered by the brand new 28 nm GM200 silicon, which we have heard may feature 3072 CUDA cores, is based on the Maxwell architecture, has a 384-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, NVIDIA’s latest memory bandwidth tech, 96 ROPs and 12 GB of memory.
A user on the Chiphell forums has posted some very interesting benchmarks. Now before we continue we would say to take this information with a grain of salt as we cannot verify it and we have seen fakes before in the past. The Chiphell user posted benchmarks of a supposed AMD Bermuda (R9 390X), AMD Fiji (R9 380X), a NVIDIA GM200 (Titan 2) and a NVIDIA GM200 cut-down version (GTX 980 Ti?). Of course these would all have to be engineering samples of the cards.
It looks like NVIDIA will not be waiting for the 20 nm fab process for its next big GPU. Riding on the success of the GM204 silicon, the next enthusiast-segment GM200 silicon will be based on the 28 nm silicon fab process. NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX Titan II could be based off this silicon.
We had mentioned that NVIDIA could be possibly be working on a higher-end graphics card in the 900 series after the GTX 980. Word that MSI was holding off on releasing the GTX 980 Lightning card backed up the rumors of a higher-end card. Well it looks like we do have some leaked details on NVIDIA’s GM200 GPU which these high-end cards will be based off of!
Given that this chip will be based on the existing 28 nm process this is going to be a big GPU, over 600 mm²! Since this GPU will be based on the Maxwell architecture thermal loads should not be that bad, but given its going to be a big chip we will just have to see. We could see the GM200-based GeForce GTX Titan II launch is the first half of 2015.
Jan 24, 2015 0