Its happening: GTX 980Ti already listed in China!!

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boxleitnerb

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SLI already uses the PCIe bus. Afaik, the bridge is just for the image transfer. I don't believe for a second that all traffic uses only the bridge.
 

Cloudfire777

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The problem is that we have no new names after 900 series. GTX 780Ti was the equal card to GTX Titan.
Since GTX 980 is used, a "Ti" prefix after that is the only name thats appropriate for a equal card to Titan X. GTX 980 Ti.
Other names is saved for Pascal.

In fact, it wouldnt surprise me to see Nvidia saving up broken GM200 chips for a dual GTX 990 card later. One with 2 x 2560 cores.
Think about it. GTX 980 is a 165W TDP card.
GTX 680 was 195W GPU. Nvidia built a GTX 690 with two of those chips.
A 2560 chip with 500 more cores than GTX 980 should have just about the same TDP as the chips on GTX 690.

GTX 980: 2048 cores - R9 290X competitor
(GTX 970Ti: 2560 cores - R9 390 competitor)
GTX 980Ti: 3072 cores - R9 390X competitor
GTX 990: 2 x 2560 cores - R9 395X2 competitor

Maybe?
 
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3DVagabond

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The problem is that we have no new names after 900 series. GTX 780Ti was the equal card to GTX Titan.
Since GTX 980 is used, a "Ti" prefix after that is the only name thats appropriate for a equal card to Titan X. GTX 980 Ti.
Other names is saved for Pascal.

In fact, it wouldnt surprise me to see Nvidia saving up broken GM200 chips for a dual GTX 990 card later. One with 2 x 2560 cores.
Think about it. GTX 980 is a 165W TDP card.
GTX 680 was 195W GPU. Nvidia built a GTX 690 with two of those chips.
A 2560 chip with 500 more cores than GTX 980 should have just about the same TDP as the chips on GTX 690.

GTX 980: 2048 cores - R9 290X competitor
(GTX 970Ti: 2560 cores - R9 390 competitor)
GTX 980Ti: 3072 cores - R9 390X competitor
GTX 990: 2 x 2560 cores - R9 395X2 competitor

Maybe?
You are using 2 different chips as one the 980 doesn't use the same silicon as Titan. GM200x2 would be like Titan-Z and need water cooling.
 

Cloudfire777

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You are using 2 different chips as one the 980 doesn't use the same silicon as Titan. GM200x2 would be like Titan-Z and need water cooling.
Read what I posted again, I`m not talking about using full GM200.
GTX 990 is 2560 x 2 not 3072 x 2.
The TDP will be nowhere close to Titan Z, which btw wasnt even water cooled. Its not inefficient AMD GPUs we are talking about here.
 
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JoeGuy00

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It might be a post made after the rumour to encourage or capitalize on the rumour. It's listed by a marketplace seller, not a retailer.
 

Blue_Max

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I want a GTX 960 TI! Itching for an upgrade and it's exactly what I'm looking for...
 

Blue_Max

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That, and also something between the 60w 750Ti and the 120w 960 (measured as high as 140-something watts by TPU).
...which almost defeats the purpose of the 960! Low-voltage is supposed to be its best, most-attractive feature. Tests seem to show it's not the low-voltage wonder it's supposed to be. :(
 

Qwertilot

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Guess they'll likely roll Pascal out slowly? So some sort of 1050/50ti to test things, then so on up the chain. Like with Maxwell.

Definitely helps to cut down the overall risk if you can do that.
 

dangerman1337

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The problem is that we have no new names after 900 series. GTX 780Ti was the equal card to GTX Titan.
Since GTX 980 is used, a "Ti" prefix after that is the only name thats appropriate for a equal card to Titan X. GTX 980 Ti.
Other names is saved for Pascal.

In fact, it wouldnt surprise me to see Nvidia saving up broken GM200 chips for a dual GTX 990 card later. One with 2 x 2560 cores.
Think about it. GTX 980 is a 165W TDP card.
GTX 680 was 195W GPU. Nvidia built a GTX 690 with two of those chips.
A 2560 chip with 500 more cores than GTX 980 should have just about the same TDP as the chips on GTX 690.

GTX 980: 2048 cores - R9 290X competitor
(GTX 970Ti: 2560 cores - R9 390 competitor)
GTX 980Ti: 3072 cores - R9 390X competitor
GTX 990: 2 x 2560 cores - R9 395X2 competitor

Maybe?
They could call it the GTX 985(Ti). They have had the 275 and 285 before.

Looks like a lot of new tech is going into Pascal all at once, along with a new node. A very risky move.
I've got a hunch that Pascal is going to be similar to Maxwell architecturally (though modified considerable for double-presicion on the high end) with 16nm+/14nmFF and HBM2 giving it the big boost.
 

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