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GTX 980 Ti release date and specs: New GPU to debut in December; New specs leaked online

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November 27
10:02 PM 2014

For those who are eagerly awaiting the GTX 980 Ti, you can already get yourselves acquainted with this model as specs were recently leaked online. Not only that, if the reports are true, the release date may have been known already, Kdramastars reported.

According to earlier reports, this GPU was originally scheduled to debut on 28nm sometime this year with a 16nm shrink in 2015. Even earlier speculations convinced gamers that the 28nm GM200 GPU would debut soon after GM204 but that didn't happen. Nvidia's plan for 16nm GPUs was pretty much the same plan for GM20 and that is to introduce the new products in the holiday season. The most profitable season typically in the semiconductor industry and many others, WCCFTech reported.

A person identified as Jon Sutton of Game-Debate reported some interesting specs about GTX 980 Ti, and one of the noteworthy things he has mentioned is that it would be 50% faster than the fastest available GPU in the market today.

Sutton commented, "That's some serious power under the hood, but where does it all come from? Firstly, the GM200 GPU will be on a 551mm2 die, with an estimated 20-22 Streaming Multiprocessors Maxwell (SMM) giving a total of between 2560 and 2816 CUDA cores. This will all be on a 384-bit memory bus, up from the 256-bit bus seen on the GeForce GTX 980 and the GeForce GTX 970."

There is a big buzz on NVIDIA's new Maxwell architecture and its current flagship the GeForce GTX 980 and their overclocked 2-Way SLI performance. Speculation is that NVIDIA's GM200 will feature a die size of 551mm, 20-22 SMMs, 2560-2816 CUDA cores, and 384-bit memory bus, KPopstarz reported.

TechnoLandia also speculated that the sizes of the device are available in 8GB and 6GB variants. Regarding the release of GTX 980 Ti, Cyberland claimed that it will be in December this year following the initial reports of a February 2015 release, wrote Kdramastars.

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