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Mystery NVIDIA graphics card spy photo's surface
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Default Mystery NVIDIA graphics card spy photo's surface - 07-02-2014, 16:17 | posts: 26,389 | Location: Guru3D testlab

Though not the most trustworthy source on the web, Chinese¬*my drivers has posted a series of spy photo's (some blurred with a mosaic) showing what could be a new Flagship Nvidia graphics card. The s...

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Default 07-02-2014, 16:35 | posts: 335 | Location: France

"8+6+6 PCI PEG power headers" OMG

I hope it's not another so called "gamer" card that no gamer can actually afford... At least as is. Anyway, wait & see ^^
   
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Default 07-02-2014, 16:39 | posts: 10,002 | Location: Terra Firma

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"8+6+6 PCI PEG power headers" OMG

I hope it's not another so called "gamer" card that no gamer can actually afford... At least as is. Anyway, wait & see ^^
A lot of engineering samples have stuff like that. It means nothing.
   
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Default 07-02-2014, 16:50 | posts: 12

It could be the GTX 880 test pcb. The actual card should release with 8GB. It might also feature some new cooling solution either hybrid or air.
   
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Default 07-02-2014, 16:59 | posts: 1,173 | Location: In my house

16gb of vram? lol. Surely that's for Quadro or something.

Can't see why they would ever think that 16gb would be needed for gaming, 8 maybe but 16gb?
   
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Default 07-02-2014, 17:12 | posts: 5,923 | Location: Romania

OMG

   
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Default 07-02-2014, 17:15 | posts: 1,149 | Location: France

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"8+6+6 PCI PEG power headers" OMG

I hope it's not another so called "gamer" card that no gamer can actually afford... At least as is. Anyway, wait & see ^^
the power connector is not a problem... on test sample some have even power line outside PCB (mean by cable) it's a "work in progress"...
also they sometime have power con for GPU and another one for mem etc etc...
doesn't mean crazy power watt like on release product.
   
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Default 07-02-2014, 17:24 | posts: 22,135 | Location: Schiit Headquarters, USA

Seems legit.
   
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Default 07-02-2014, 17:28 | posts: 2,979 | Location: Pennsylvania

It could be a 880 based off of a Titan PCB considering this PCB has 16GB of ram. But Who knows at this point.
   
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Default 07-02-2014, 18:06 | posts: 215 | Location: Portugal

Uh Uh Uh! that looks like... Pretty standard to be honest, but new stuff is always good, if not for every one, at least for them.
   
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Default 07-02-2014, 18:09 | posts: 455 | Location: Xylanthia

where are the game(s)?..... forget the peripheral!!

That's why there's minus market of GPUs.... ( the best of idiot can understand that chunk of marketeers scopes')....

To ALL....

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Default 07-02-2014, 18:47 | posts: 11,227 | Location: UK

Another Kepler
   
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Default 07-02-2014, 18:52 | posts: 15,486 | Location: USA

This new flagship card wont run well on any Ubisoft game.

Just putting that out there.
   
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Default 07-02-2014, 19:31 | posts: 2,045 | Location: Temeswar, Romania

Good to see pics for a change...
   
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Default 07-02-2014, 19:37 | posts: 3,536 | Location: UK

I miss that ****ty green pcb. RIP 7950 GX2
   
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Default 07-02-2014, 19:56 | posts: 528 | Location: Serbia

16 gigas of memory? Got to be a new quadro...
   
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Default 07-02-2014, 19:59 | posts: 1

8+6+6 PCI PEG ... it must be Maxwell @ 28nm
   
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Default 07-02-2014, 21:07 | posts: 281

could it be a ARM chip blured out somewhere near the end?
   
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Default 07-02-2014, 21:09 | posts: 5,857 | Location: Israel

probably just a test or super rare extreme edition , 750 are the most power effeicient cards and give the best performance for 60W, Maxwell was always meant to put Kepler to shame in all aspects, but power is the main.
   
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Default 07-02-2014, 21:15 | posts: 12,550 | Location: Proxima \/82

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16 gigas of memory? Got to be a new quadro...
I think its for ES purposes to see how much can it actually use..
   
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Default 07-02-2014, 21:53 | posts: 524 | Location: Ontario Canada

ive always wondered why manufaturers chose to use 2x6 pin connectors i would think 1x8 would be cheaper and simpler to manufacture plus u would need a million cables running everywhere when u use sli
   
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Default 07-02-2014, 22:05 | posts: 7,191 | Location: Wolverhampton/United Kingdom

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"8+6+6 PCI PEG power headers" OMG

I hope it's not another so called "gamer" card that no gamer can actually afford... At least as is. Anyway, wait & see ^^
Yea this is probably a test card, they are probably testing how much power it draws and at what clocks speeds so they can adjust things accordingly. Having 8+8+6 pin means they have MASSIVE headroom to work with.

If this is Maxwell GTX880 then be sure that it will not launch with anything more than 8+8pin but more than likely 8+6pin like normal. As Maxwell is targeting very lower power consumption.

Unless that extra 6pin connector if for something entirely different and not directly for the GPU core it self? Maybe a second dedicated PhysX or CUDA core????? Hmmmm.... speculation is always a good thing
   
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Default 07-03-2014, 00:29 | posts: 5,054

my guestimate:
  • GM204 (or 104) part
  • 400-ish mm2 die
  • 70%-ish over GTX 770, 10-20% over 780Ti
  • TDP slightly above 680/770
  • 256 bit MC
  • 4GB VRAM
   
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Default 07-03-2014, 00:41 | posts: 7,191 | Location: Wolverhampton/United Kingdom

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my guestimate:
  • GM204 (or 104) part
  • 400-ish mm2 die
  • 70%-ish over GTX 770, 10-20% over 780Ti
  • TDP slightly above 680/770
  • 256 bit MC
  • 4GB VRAM

God I hope not. Sure a 256bit bus will keep prices low, but we need wider lanes on the memory for more bandwidth. Having at least 384bit (512bit is a bit overkill) and lower memory clocks means more efficient and more stable memory and also room for overclocking to increase bandwidth.

Remember, the more narrow the memory bus the higher the memory clocks need to be and higher the memory clocks the more power it draws. Take the AMD R9 series as an example, it has 512bit bus but slower clocks memory yet still gives massive amounts of bandwidth. I think AMD needed to go with slower clocks memory as the GPU core it self was set at such a massive TDP (95C target) that any more increase in power draw or heat would of made the card unstable.

However, this is not the case with Maxwell as its designed to be very power efficient so its TDP should be low and target temperatures for the core should also be low allowing them to ramp up memory speeds. But still a 384bit bus would be better as this would lead to lower memory clocks yet still more bandwidth.
   
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Default 07-03-2014, 01:16 | posts: 5,604 | Location: USA

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ive always wondered why manufaturers chose to use 2x6 pin connectors i would think 1x8 would be cheaper and simpler to manufacture plus u would need a million cables running everywhere when u use sli
I'm not sure i understand your logic? 2x6 would be 12 total pins, yet you ask why 8 pin doesn't get used? an 8 would, if an 8 was sufficient enough.....
   
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