The next generation Nvidia Maxwell Flagship has just been pictured through a leak. The beast of a card features 8GB of GDDR5 data and the high end GM210 core.
8Gb of GDDR5, Nvidia really wants to kill consoles quickly.
8GB holy shit :D and the blurred out area is probably an ARM core. Wow. Wow. Wow. <3.<3
Considering the fact that most games today don't even use a quarter of that, 8GiB of GDDR5 memory is quite a lot...and overkill frankly!
@egidem: I agree it seems like an overkill, but considering it's the new "flagship" Nvidia might aim for 4k. Once devs start taking advantage of the power and use "high def" textures, it might (notice I say might, as it's pure guessing on my part) be needed.
I need something like this when GTA V hits, and ICEnhancer puts out a new mod. VRAM was pretty important to run GTA IV modded and have it running stable. No need to bring up consoles, it's like no shit this $650+ GPU will torch a $400 Console.... People on Porsche forums don't say ignorant and insecure shit like "Honda and Toyotas are trash, they're dead already." lol just saying.
It's an enthusiast level card. They're all about 'overkill'.
@egidem That's because newest GPUs are aiming for 4K.
8GB isn't the headline figure here. It was inevitable discrete cards would hit that within 12 months of the new consoles. It's fact the card may require more than 300w or at least close to it. That is a massive power draw only usually seen by dual GPU cards. This may be revised down because this is early silicon and power savings are often made. But just imagine how fast a Maxwell GPU that pulls around 300w would be though. Maxwell first came with the 750ti which wasn't praised for it's outright performance, but it's performance per watt which was absolutely amazing. 750ti consumed massively less power than a R7 260X but was faster. If this card has anything like the performance per watt of the other Maxwell boards, it'll be astoundingly fast.
I mean consoles came into this generation already very underpowered. Very different from 2005/2006 when they were launched.
Pitcairn (PS4 GPU): 1152 Shader cores, 1.84 TFlops Bonaire (Xbox One GPU): 768 shader cores, 1.23 TFlops Hawaii XT (current AMD flagship): 2816 Shader cores, 5.6 TFlops Kepler GK110 (current Nvidia flagship): 2880 CUDA cores, 5.2 TFlops And I am not even counting AMD R9 295X2 and GTX Titan Z. These next gen consoles are not going to last very long if the next frontier is 4K gaming :P underpowered? yup.
Nvidia mobile gtx 780m has 8GB of ram.
@codelyoko And those GPUs also cost 2x as much alone.
@ zebramocha Nvidia mobile Gtx 780m has 4gb ram. Just thought I'd let you know since I have 2 in SLI. The 880m's have 8gb.
8gb GDDR5 for 700$
Where else can you get 8GB of GDDR5 dedicated solely to the GPU?
Depends on the price though.
Memory =/= performance. Why even speak of the memory capacity instead of the speed. It's 7000mhz memory, probably on 384 bits witch is MASSIVE bandwidth.
Because most consumers are dumb, they think bigger numbers means better, so that is their selling point. Cameras are still sold as WOAH 50 Mega Pixels! Awesome! No that's not awesome. It's the bit rate that matters, you could have a 50 gigapixel camera, but without the bitrate to back it up, all you have is a camera that takes extremely large crap quality pictures/video.
Sure, with great exclusives like Rock Simulator, this will happen. Just because you don't have consoles and plays only on pc, don't need to talk shit everytime you post.
Pc's no matter how powerful they are, can't kill consoles. A console is an ease-of-access thing. You go to the store, spend $300-400 buy your games and play them. A parent isn't going to go online buy a bunch of parts and learn how to build a pc for their kids. Enthusiast vs entry-level. Lot's more entry level people play games than enthusiasts.
"A parent isn't going to go online buy a bunch of parts and learn how to build a pc for their kids." That is obviously going to change.
Heres something they won't kill, Exclusives.
I remember my old laptop with an Nvidia 8800M GTS video card produced graphics at 1080p that basically matched the current "next gen" console graphics. Next gen consoles = 5 year old low end rebranded gaming pc.
Bull shit your laptop run games like watch dog like 5 fps:)
LOOOOOL, AND HOW MUCH WILL IT COST SIR? I'll say around $800 or more? Yeah that will kill consoles most definitely.
Most games use 2-3GB max @1080p.
Yeah well most games also only utilize 4 CPU cores. But that's looking to change REALLY soon as well.
Kill Consoles, not unless Nvidia manages to sell games that are made to work specifically for their cards faster than current gen consoles. If only PC gamers decided to buy games for a change.
Yes child you can sleep safely tonight. You can have that dream you love so much where PC gamers don't buy games and Valve has gone bankrupt through Steam. It's alright little one.
@ CertifiedGamer Lol.. your a$$ is sounding hurt..
Ok if you want to get technical about go buy an awesome PC and make a killer PC rig and brag about 4K which anyone in the technological industry knows it's a faze. PC is the master race but to say it will kill consoles is ridiculous. Someone remind me what is the card manufacturer that developers are now focused the most AMD, why because they make the cards for consoles. Anything that Nvidia releases unless it is specifically developed to work for their specs will make Nvidia power advantage greatly ignored. Tell me about how 4K please because last I remember 4K is what 720p was to as the next big break through that will have the 1080p similar success is 8K and by the time I do decide to get my next PC rig it will something that performs extremely well on my 8K tv. The most beautiful game you guys have to look forward to is Star Citizen which looks like something that can be made to work on X1 or PS4. Nvidia can release a 32gb GDDR5 but if developers don't take advantage to it what's the point. Right now developers are focused on making money back from PS3 and 360 owners so even PS4 and X1 are getting stiffed.
@tea_bag242 please find me a PC game that will make my jaw drop on PC because Star Citizen can be done on consoles. Every time I go to Twitch PC gamers play ArmA 3, Forest, Gary's Mod, and DayZ. If those games are what you guys are upgrading rigs to play then I will pass on it. Mention me a game that I can't get on consoles with that is more graphically impressive than Uncharted 4 and I don't want you to mention a game that I can get on consoles because better specs isn't going to stop me from waiting 3 years to upgrade to a rig. I want a PC exclusive besides Star Citizen. I want to see the graphics you dudes brag about so much. Show me something where I can't say look at uncharted 4 or Halo Collections?
Quickly? You think 7+ million gamers are just going to pick this card up in 6 months like people are buying PS4s? And unless you get a developer to exclusively develop for PC, you are not going to get a game that truly uses all of that power. You'll get extra FPS, better antialiasing, higher resolutions and better LOD -- but you are not going to get a game that truly takes advantage of what a good machine with that GPU will be capable of. Lowest common denominator and all that -- lots of gamers don't seem to be able to be objective about this issue. I am in the small category that will buy the 880GTX (or 870GTX) over a 780GTX which will run games in Ultra for quite a few years because I do want the extra FPS, antialiasing and LOD. It will also come in real handy for work because more 3D software are taking great advantage of fast GPUs with plenty of memory (I'm a technical 3D artist/supervisor).
375W TDP?? Fake...
Just the ES Sample brah, prototypes have max tdp for testing with a circuit loadboard . NOT indicative of the retail product :)
Ah. Then I will defiantly be picking this up to replace my 670.
The launch fermi's had 400tdp and still they are faster than current gpu and 20% faster than console gpu's
Hubba hubba, hot damn is that a sexy card!
Ridiculous. It's probably gonna cost a fortune too.
Probably ~$600. Not bad at all.
It's going to cost from 500$ to 700$ pricetag don't change much from generation to generation. Only it's performance.
Just waiting to hear when and where I can order it..
Guys I need advise what to do?? Buy Gtx780 ti/6gb or wait for Gtx880???
I'm in an even more extreme spot, one of my rigs is using a 660 Ti... I'd love to go SLI or 780... but, rumors around the manufacturing cost reduction lead me to believe that some of the 880 variants will be the same price or cheaper than 780's! Now... if a (mod-friendly) GTA V + GTX 880 bundle is announced... buckle up and get your credit card ready! So, as much as I don't want to wait, I'd kick myself if I didn't.
I have 2 660ti's in SLI and I honestly recommend you wait. I barely use the SLI in my system and when I do, it generates around 10c more heat.
For the love of God wait! Worst case scenario if you wait, the prices of the 780ti will come down significantly.
This^! This person hit the hail on the head, prices for other cards will come down, then you can make a decision.
Someone knows when it can be released???
But will it hit the magic 1080p/60fps mark? THAT, my friends, is the question ;)
lol good joke bro
Thanks. Please understand that I can indeed do better. It's been a long day at work and it would appear I've spent all of my intelligence points on math rather than wit today. I should probably see if I can buy more intelligence points. I'm not sure if it works that way but I'll still try.
errrrrm 4K 60FPS is more likely for this beast
More like, can it run Crysis?
Can it run minesweeper at 240p low settings? LOL it's friking epic, will be building a PC this december, want this in it.
4 year old gaming laptops can do that.
Damm it just bought a 780ti...880 with 8 gigs of ram s**t.
Ebay is your friend..
If you JUST bought it. You could try to return it for a refund.
I suppose if you can afford a 4k TV this will be worth it, I doubt devs are going to do much but allow for higher resolution and framerates. It would be awesome if a game was made specifically for high end cards though, the graphics would be amazing. Most games are made for consoles with some bells and whistles added for PCs that can ring the bells and blows the whistles.
PC versions often have better textures, higher quality shadows, better screen space ambient occlusion, higher precision post process effects, better LOD, less pop-in, more advanced effects, much better anti-aliasing, much higher display resolutions, etc. Maxing out all of those settings and running a game at high resolutions and trying to achieve 60fps (or better) takes a lot of hardware grunt. High end graphics cards are being used quite well. All those graphical "bells and whistles" that you try to downplay are the same graphical elements that improve from console generation to console generation and are what are responsible for how good a game looks.
This is also worth it for triple monitor gaming. The 7xx series just doesn't have an affordable single card solution with enough power for 5760x1080 on ultra settings...I'm quite looking forward to the 880, as it should be able to handle that with ease.
-"I don't need this, I don't need this. I don't..." Damn I want it though. I need to be strong. -"My GTX680 is good enogh, My GTX680 is good enough, ..."
Time to upgrade from gtx 670 .
Exactly where I am at too. It's been a good card but it's getting to be under-powered.
I thought the 800 family would be using GDDR6.
Exactly, just what i was gonna say, my guess this is just a prototype and final product will be much different.