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Nvidia Geforce 880 GTX expected to launch this September

Nvidia Geforce 880 GTX

While no formal announcement has been made, Nvidia have been sending out invites to the tech and gaming press asking them to attend a product briefing in San Francisco. A number of sites are reporting that this product will be Nvidia’s new graphics card the Geforce 880 GTX, possibly also the Geforce 870 GTX.

There’s a chance Nvidia might tease an announcement at Gamescom later this month but the full announcement and launch is likely to occur in September.

There are lots of rumours about the new card’s power, with a leaked screenshot of a 3DMark score claiming it achieved 6110, a 20% increase over the GTX 780 Ti.

According to Guru 3D, the card’s expected to have 4gb of memory plugged into a 256-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface. If the memory clock-speed is 7.4 Ghz the card will have 238 GB/s memory bandwidth.

The September launch may be a paper launch initially, meaning you’ll know the specifications of the cards but it won’t be available to buy. This gives time for the card to be put through its paces by the press.

Still, we may well be able to get our hands on a 880 GTX by the end of September.

This all sounds like it's gone full circle, almost 10 years ago now I was slotting an Geforce 8800 GTX into my gaming rig. There needs to be a better naming convention with these things. I guess the only way to break out of this world of confusing numbers is to get the Nvidia Titan Z.

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Dog Pants Avatar
1389
3 Years ago

Ah, the old workhorse 8800GTX. Everyone I knew had that card at the time.

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1N07 Avatar
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3 Years ago

For Desktop, you can think of it like this:

Anything but GTX is relatively old not worth buying at this point. For gaming anyway.

and GTX goes like this:

GTX XY0 where X =Generation and Y= basically higher the better. the last number is always 0.

i.e. GTX 750 is of a newer generation than GTX 660 but 660 is still better because the second number is larger, but common sense dictates that because 750 is of a newer generation it is therefore better than 650.

I assume you guys know this, but I'm just saying that it's really not that complicated...

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yttrium Avatar
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3 Years ago

The last number is not always 0. Look at any product table from the 200 series to the 700 series and you'll realize it's also common in the lower end markets to have a 5 variant, which usually means a clock boost.

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Dog Pants Avatar
1389
3 Years ago

I didn't know that. Not that I've put any research into it either, but hopefully I'll remember in future.

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1N07 Avatar
417
3 Years ago

Nvidia card names aren't really that confusing IMO. AMD is way more confusing...

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Belimawr Avatar
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3 Years ago

they are in the fact that a GTX760 is normally only around the same as a GTX760-GTX770 leading people to buy thing like the GT 640 thinking it is new when it is most likely comparable to a 8600GT.

they have done this for years and it's a massive cluster fuck for anyone who doesn't know their shit as it just causes confusion because people expect a new generation to always be better than the last.

so really they do need a new way to tag cards so there isn't the massive overlap causing people to waste money on something they think is an upgrade but can actually be worse than what they had.

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UntoldAv3nGer Avatar
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3 Years ago

Exactly.

Some people think that a 750 is better than a 690 just because it is a higher number. Really is confusing if you don't know much about computers.

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