NVIDIA Working on GeForce GTX TITAN Ultra and GTX TITAN LE

A little later this week, AMD will launch its Radeon HD 7990 "Malta" graphics card. All eyes are on AMD, with regards to how the company decides to price the card, regardless of how it ends up performing. If it ends up destabilizing NVIDIA's $999 comfort-zone enjoyed by GeForce GTX TITAN and GTX 690, the company could be forced to either lower pricing, or introduce new SKUs based on the GK110 silicon, especially with the crucial summer shopping season around the corner.

According to a 3DCenter.org report, NVIDIA could launch not one, but two new SKUs based on the GK110 chip, the GTX TITAN "Ultra", and the GTX TITAN "LE." GTX TITAN LE has turned the rumor mills for some time now. It's being rumored to be a slightly scaled down version of the GTX TITAN, with 2496 CUDA cores, 208 TMUs, 40 ROPs, and a narrower 320-bit wide memory interface, holding 5120 MB of memory. There could be a third GK110 SKU in the works, the GTX TITAN Ultra.

The GTX TITAN Ultra, according to the report, is a minor upscale of the original GTX TITAN. The GTX TITAN doesn't fully utilize the component loadout of the GK110 silicon, leaving an inactive streaming multiprocessor cluster (SMX). The GTX TITAN Ultra could see NVIDIA enabling all components on the GK110, with 2880 CUDA cores and 240 TMUs. NVIDIA could restructure its high-end product stack pricing to accommodate the two new SKUs. GeForce GTX 690 could gradually phase out; GTX TITAN LE could occupy a price-point within the US $599-699 range; GTX TITAN between $940-980, and GTX TITAN Ultra at $1000 or over.


Belgium Massman says:

Another even more expensive Titan in the making.

"yeey" :rolleyes:

Poland Xtreme Addict says:

That's too much :D

K404 says:

I don't like these new price points. The more people buy these cards, the more "acceptable" it is to release similarly-priced cards in the future. The extreme OC world will be divided even further, based on wallets and contacts. £400 for a top-end card is quite enough.

At least $999 CPUs can be paired with good PWM and BIOS without soldering and BIOS contacts.

Indonesia Lucky_n00b says:

What? They intend to release an even higher model than Titan? I guess they would still use that standard (a.k.a crappy-for-extreme) VRM then?

And here I still don't have the guts to vmod the Titan I have with me...



GENiEBEN says:

That ship sailed Kenny. For every 2 smart guys not buying o/p stuff there are 10 'gaymers' rushing to extend their e-penis no matter the cost.

Hard times to be a GFX collector, €2500 just to own the high-end NVIDIA :rolleyes:

K404 says:

True, it's sailed. We can hope it sinks though :D

Slovenia tiborrr says:

K404 said: True, it's sailed. We can hope it sinks though :D

Amen, brother!:cool:

Canada Vinster says:

This is horrible...No more high end gear for me...

Belgium Massman says:

K404 said: True, it's sailed. We can hope it sinks though :D

Hahaha :D

United States [GF]Duke says:

It's totaly rediculous. The average overclocker has no chance. By the time these cards are affordable the new cards will bearound 1.5k.

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