GTX 980 Ti Update: Nvidia plays it safe with keeping release plans under wraps until AMD's Computex reveal; Graphics card specs confirmed
Nvidia is still waitng for AMD's next move before releasing its Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti graphics card.
AMD is expected to do just that regarding its latest Radeon card when the Computex Taiwan happens in June. It would appear that AMD is playing safe by scoping out whether or not its GTX 980 Ti could go head-to-head with the new Radeon.
If it can, it might be released by June and if not then September is the GTX 980 Ti launch. It's not really clear why Nvidia is employing such a tactic when the GTX 980 Ti has a decent set of specs. Especially with a recent video showing the initial performance of the card, logic dictates it should be able to hold out on its own. At any rate, it could push the release forward or back depending on its strategy.
For people who've been waiting for the Ti version to come since January (Nvidia is known not to hold off on the Ti long after the main card is released), the additional wait might be excruciating.
Everyone appears to be waiting on someone else altogether.
While there has been no official word about the company's supposed June (or September) release for the GM-200 processor-powered, it was long speculated that Nvidia planned to compete against AMD's Radeon R9 390 series add-in-boards.
The graphic card's GM200 GPU with 3072 stream processors, 192 texture mapping units, 96 raster operations pipelines and 384-bit memory interface round up its specs. It will also have a 6GB of GDDR5 frame buffer.
With this card targeting high-end PC gamers, it is also speculated that the price tag will be anywhere between US$700 to $800.
Will the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti be able to pull a fast one on the competition? Or will AMD have gotten the lion's share of the mid-high range market by then?