Nvidia Geforce GTX 980 Ti Spotted – Listed at Zauba with 384-bit Bus and 6GB GDDR5 Memory
A very interesting entry has surfaced on the insanely reliable shipping records of Zauba.com. The entry, which shows a GM200 card with 6GB worth of VRAM and 384-bit bus shows us that the GTX 980 Ti is completely ready to roll. The graphic card will feature the Maxwell GM200-310 core, which should logically be the cut down form and should be priced to compete with the upcoming Red launches.
GTX 980 Ti gets Zauba listing – 6GB GDDR5 and 384 Bit Bus
The nomenclature “699-1G600” gives away the fact that this is a GM200 GPU. The code can be browsed for more Maxwell samples. The VRAM and bus listed are all self explanatory and perhaps one of the most interesting things is the price listed. 60, 709 INR equate to roughly 954 USD – but this price is most probably way off. Since we are talking about prototypes here – pricing is usually very high, same can be seen with AMD counterparts. The actual pricing would be around the ~$700 mark if the past trend is anything to go by. The fact that the chips have the FOC tag indicates that the product is completely ready and is awaiting the green light to hit the shelves.
I have already talked in detail about why the GTX 980 Ti should logically have a crippled GM200 GPU. Yield and nomenclature (GM200-310) point to this way completely. However, I have to admit such a high price tag could possibly indicate a full blown GM200, although that is merely speculation at this point. If the GTX 980 Ti also has the GM200 uncut die, then I am not really sure what Nvidia plans to do with all the salvaged dies (Dual GPUs don’t have a high enough sale rate to account for the excess). In any case, so far, all the evidence points to a crippled GM200 in the guise of GM200-310.
The Zauba listing shows a ready-to-roll, GM200 based, 6GB Card. The entry can be found here.
We are going to be looking at 6GB of GDDR5 Memory and probably a much decent price tag as compared to the TITAN-X. Initial rumors put the launch date by May 26th but if this new report is true than it could extend to the early weeks of June at the Computex 2015 Trade Show. It might also decide to postpone the GPU further and push it forwards to a July launch since the primary incentive is to counter the AMD launch (so basically you have got from this para is that you cannot rely on the release date and that Green will do it whenever it’s ready). Here is the usual comparison table:
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X||Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960|
|Clock Speed||1002 MHz||TBD||1126 MHz||1051 MHz||1126 MHz|
|Boost Clock||1089 MHz||TBD||1216 MHz||1178 MHz||1178 MHz|
|VRAM||12 GB GDDR5||6 GB GDDR5||4 GB GDDR5||4 GB GDDR5||2 GB GDDR5|
|Memory Clock||7.0 GHz||TBD||7.0 GHz||7.0 GHz||7.0 GHz|
|Memory Bandwidth||336.0 GB/s||TBD||224.0 GB/s||224.0 GB/s||112.0 GB/s|
|Power Connectors||8+6 Pin||8+6 Pin||Two 6-Pin||Two 6-Pin||One 6-Pin|
|Price||$999 US||~$750 (Estimated)||$549 US||$329 US||$199 US|