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Post by Eorl @ 12:33pm 12/09/14 | 17 Comments
Graphics card maker Nvidia will apparently be showing off their newest GTX series, the 900 generation, at this year's EGX London event, with a new report suggesting that firm will be skipping out entirely on releasing an 800 line.

According to Kdrama Stars (via VG247), the 800 series will be skipped due to a disparity that it would create confusion with Nvidia's desktop and mobile product lines. The GTX 980 and GTX 970 will front the line, with the GTX 960 supposedly following slightly later. The current 780Ti, 780, 770 and 760 cards will continue to be officially supported for the mean time, presumably along with the mighty Titan Z.

Those wanting to know the nitty-gritty can check out Videocardz article, which perpetuates that the top-of-the-line GTX 980 is built using a 28mm chip clocked at 1000MHz with 4GB of video memory. The card is estimated to be around 30 per cent faster than the 780Ti.

Nvidia's 900 series is expected to launch in October 2014 according to tech giant Gigabyte. As usual with pricing over here, expect the Australian launch to have cards going for well above the $400 mark.



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ph33x
Posted 12:40pm 12/9/14
More on that. The US pricing of the GTX970 is set at $399, and the US pricing of the GTX 980 is to be $499. Expect that to equate to $500-550 for a 970, and $600-700 Aussie pricing for a 980.

The 980 will only marginally beat the 780Ti. The 780 has a 384bit memory bus and the 980 goes back to a low CUDA core count, 256bit bus. It's the half ass chip in nVidia's 'tick tock' cycle. The larger Maxwell chip to be found later on either a 'Titan 2' type card, of the 1000 series.

What will be interesting is the litecoin mining performance. The GTX750Ti was pulling 300khash at 60 watts of power. That type of power:performance hasn't been reached until Maxwell. I'm guessing the 980 to pull about 800-1000khash while drawing under 200 watts.
Ickus
Posted 02:29pm 12/9/14
Goodo, I was going to buy a new graphics card at the end of the year. This should do nicely for pushing the price down. :)
Trauma
Posted 06:10pm 12/9/14
Hmm, 960Ti in time for The Witcher 3 in feb could be the way to go.
The Nerfatar
Posted 06:24pm 12/9/14
Goodo, I was going to buy a new graphics card at the end of the year. This should do nicely for pushing the price down. :)

Yeah same, from reading this article I'm presuming that we want to be watching the prices of the 7xx's?
series6
Posted 06:34pm 12/9/14
399 US Dollar equals 440.06 Australian Dollar/ Plus some shipping from newegg, amazon or similar.
Comes down to risk. Is it worth a local warranty for the extra $110 australia tax over the headache of mailing a faulty card back.
ph33x
Posted 06:43pm 12/9/14
Yeah same, from reading this article I'm presuming that we want to be watching the prices of the 7xx's?

I had a single 580. I went to 680's because they were cheaper than the 580 at the time of upgrading and remained that way all the way through. I'm not convinced any cards with the full 2880 core GK110 will drop below the price of the 980 before they drop off the market, maybe $50 off current prices. The next series will have a ton more power then a 980 - these are the mid range for nVidia.

680, 1500 cores - Kepler
780, 2880 cores - Kepler
980, 1600 cores - Maxwell
1080, ?? (I'm guessing low 3,000's) - Maxwell
The Nerfatar
Posted 07:18pm 12/9/14
I'm not necessarily looking for the best card, just a good value for money deal. I'm currently on a HD 5850 1gb and it does alright, but the upcoming generation is going to hurt it, and my business is finally looking to do well enough that I don't have to live like a povo c*** all the time so dammit I wants a new video card.
Crakaveli
Posted 07:28pm 12/9/14
might just buy a second 680 and SLi them.. do they have to be identical cards?
The Nerfatar
Posted 07:31pm 12/9/14
NVidia does afaik, ATI just needs same generation.
ph33x
Posted 07:47pm 12/9/14
might just buy a second 680 and SLi them.. do they have to be identical cards?

If you overclock your cards, not really. Just match the clocks. Otherwise one that boosts to the same frequency stock would be nice.

Any 680 will work with any 680. I see stutter when the clocks don't match on my cards so feel free to raise/drop one so they both match under load.
ph33x
Posted 09:45am 17/9/14
A half trustworthy birdy told me the 970's will be on shelves this Friday.
TiT
Posted 12:57pm 17/9/14
Hi have 670 is it really worth it?

Should I get my dad to buy a new 970 and i SLI his old one as we have the same video card
ph33x
Posted 02:30pm 17/9/14
It's only worth it if your games are running slow.

I'll assume they are only 2GB 670s? I mean, there is no cost of your upgrade as you already own both cards, so yeah that can happen. If he's keen on a 970 then you're set.

Then in the future he might go big maxwell (1000 series) and at that stage a 970 SLI would be nice as well for you.

This also depends on your mobo of course, SLI permitting.
Ickus
Posted 07:13pm 17/9/14
This article seems to have most of the bits of info you may want to know. Assuming its correct.
http://wccftech.com/nvidia-geforce-gtx-970-official-msrp-299-nonreference-models-retail-329349/

I was thinking about a 770 once the prices dropped, but given the price I think I will get a 970 instead.
trillion
Posted 11:48pm 17/9/14
so is a 780 worth dropping in another one to SLI or a complete waste of money for eye candy gfx?
ph33x
Posted 08:43am 18/9/14
so is a 780 worth dropping in another one to SLI or a complete waste of money for eye candy gfx?

Well turn up the eye candy gfx, and see if your card can handle it.

Do you like the new gfx? Do you dislike the slow frame rate? Do you want to make it faster for $500?

I haven't played half the eye candy games out there because they're simply s*** games to play. BF4 (an example of s***) would run 'all ultra 1080p' on a 780, but if you want to turn up that res scale to 200% (supersampling, SSAA, 4K rendering res) then you'd need a second 780 to keep up the pace. Same goes with Arma 3, all Ultra 1080p no problems, but res scale at 300%+ and you'd need more cards.

You'd also need a CPU and mobo that support SLI obs.
Ickus
Posted 01:21pm 19/9/14
Officially released now...
$549 and $329 USD
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