Nvidia Geforce GTX 880 and 800 Series to be More Powerful But Cheaper than the 700 Series

"We have just received some really pleasant news on Nvidia’s Maxwell Architecture, the 20nm side of things to be exact. The new report basically mentions a few things; firstly, that the GTX 880 will be more powerful than the GTX 780, something common sense derives easily. And secondly that the GTX 880 will be cheaper than its 700 Series Counterpart. Now this, is the really interesting bit."

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Intentions865d ago

Hmm, was thinking about upgrading too.

starchild865d ago

Even though I already have a GTX 770 I think I am going to upgrade to a GTX 880 or GTX 870. Especially if they have 4 or 6GB video memory options, since my GTX 770 only has 2GB and I can already see that being a limitation on a lot of new generation games.

Razputin864d ago

Yup, this is the time I will upgrade my PC completely with this specifically in mind.

I have a GTX670 FTW GPU and its holding tight running most games on ultra still. But I know with these new and more powerful games it won't cut it coming to the end of the year if I want to continue to play on Ultra settings.

Somebody864d ago

Same here. I'm hoping for the GTX880 to appear just in time for The Witcher 3 so this wonderful news, speculations or not, indeed. It's about time to replace my GTX570 and move to a high end card.

UltraNova864d ago

I can sell you my R9-290X OC so I can get the R9 295X2 :p

XiSasukeUchiha864d ago

Upgrading might be a good option right about now.

ATi_Elite864d ago

at 12 to 16 Gflops a GPU I'm MOS DEF upgrading this time around.

So much POWER! Muh hah hah ahha ah ah!

Go Nvidia GO!

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NYC_Gamer865d ago

I really doubt the 8xx series will be that much cheaper at launch

Qrphe865d ago

Exactly, there is little to no incentive to underprice the cards if AMD doesn't neither. It makes no financial sense.

Razputin864d ago

What I think they mean is in comparison to what the price of those cards where at launch.

If for example the 780ti was $800 at launch the new 880ti may possibly less than that ie $700~, not be $500 while the 780ti is still $800.

Volkama864d ago

AMD do massively undercut nVidia's prices already. Nvidia still sell just fine, so I can't see them dropping these new cards at anything less than a bag of crazy. Which is a lot in more conventional currencies. I think.

TekoIie865d ago

I would take this info as pure rumour just to be realistic about things. However if it turns out to be true happy days :)

ninjahunter865d ago

If the mobile series is any reflection of how the desktop counterparts will turn out, the 8 series will be very very good.

matrixman92865d ago

I have a 760 in a PC i built just in March. This is tempting, mine is having trouble running new games like wolfenstein and watch dogs already

solar865d ago

you might have something else wrong mate. im running dual 560ti's from years ago and had no problems running WD at high settings.

choujij865d ago (Edited 865d ago )

While I can't speak for Wolfenstein, Watch Dogs just runs like crap stuttering all the time, even on my bro's GTX 770 @ 1080p with his 4770k.

Vegamyster865d ago (Edited 865d ago )

Those games aren't good ports, i've seen lots of people bring up performances issues with both of them.

starchild865d ago

Watch Dogs is demanding and I only really get stutters from the asset streaming. A SSD will have a bigger impact on how smooth that game feels than almost anything else.

That said, I get pretty good performance on my GTX 770 at ultra settings (except textures on high instead of ultra).

Are_The_MaDNess865d ago

SSD's wont help much at all for the game really.
atleast not in its vanilla state.
sitting on Dual Raid0 SSD's here with over 500 meg readspeed each..... there is something else. steaming yes. but an SSD doesnt fix it for this game for alot of systems.

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