Seeing the influx of Nvidia GeForce GTX 9xx series is piling up on a daily basis, it looks to be a no-brainer to assume that Game24 is the time Nvidia will be launching worldwide.
However, knowing the amount of information at hand, there’s nothing really to forward to- except the ‘official’ launch and the GPU reviews and analysis from the respected tech review websites- as always. Anyways, Its assumed that Nvidia will be releasing its GTX 970 and GTX 980 GPU on 19th September.
At first, Nvidia’s GTX 980 reference was leaked, although its AiB partners showed-off its non-reference designs well-before Nvidia did. What’s new is that the reference design includes a backplate (looks more like a plastic shroud) along with Nvidia’s reference cooler that’s been around since GTX Titan. The PCB shows that the GPU is holding 8x memory chips, therefore confirming the use of 256-bit GDDR5 interface.
The GeForce GTX 980 is based on Nvidia GM204 GPU core that uses Maxwell architecture. The reference design is based on 4+1 VRM design, and it takes power from 2x 6-pin PCIe power connector.Apart from that, it will feature 2,048 CUDA cores spread through 16 streaming multiprocessor units. Nvidia GeForce GTX 980’s TDP is 175W.
As far as connectors are concerned, Nvidia is pushing DisplayPort connectivity by providing three of them on the GTX 980. The other connectivity options are HDMI 2.0 and dual-link DVI.