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Nvidia playing wait and see on AMD's Radeon

by on14 April 2015

Planning a spoiler

AMD is expected to show off its latest Radeon card at Computex, but the dark satanic rumour mill suggests that Nvidia has a GeForce GTX 980 Ti spoiler up its sleeve.

SweClockers claims that Nvidia is going to wait and see what AMD shows off at Computex before deciding what to do with its GeForce GTX 980 Ti graphics card launch.

Nvidia's plan is to bring forward the launch of the Titanium edition of the GeForce GTX 980 if AMD's next generation Radeon range is as potent as early indications suggest.

Until now Nvidia's was going to launch of the GeForce GTX 980 Ti graphics card in September, but if AMD proves to be the belle of the ball at Computex it will release the Titanium card earlier.

September would give AiB (add-in board) partners enough time for a typical launch accompanied by models with custom cooler configurations, enhanced VRMs and other typical brand enhancements.

If Nvidia releases the Ti card earlier to minimise AMD's time at the top of the heap then we will see the AiBs launch a bunch of re-boxed and stickered reference designs much earlier too.

GeForce GTX 980 Ti

The spec of the GeForce GTX 980 Ti graphics card is expected to centre on a full version of the GM200 graphics processor packed full of 3072 CUDA core goodness.

Differentiating it from the GeForce GTX Titan X and helping Nvidia hit a more reasonable price point the 980 Ti will sport 'just' 6GB of GDDR5 memory.

The above story sources are far from officia, but it sounds like a good bet. What pans out this summer could be completely different to the scenario painted above, particularly if AMD fails to wow anyone.

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