Maxwell Powered GeForce Cards To Shipping before March 2014
Gabriel Roşu / 3 years ago
Rumor has it that the new Maxwell based graphics cards are coming in Q1 2014 and will hit the shelves in the same quarter. Multiple sources have confirmed that there will be Maxwell based cards in retail that will ship before March 2014. This is quite big news for GPU lovers, as Maxwell should be much more power efficient than Kepler. According to Nvidia’s roadmap it is supposed to have four times the Dual Precision Gflops per watt compared to Kepler. According to the same roadmap Maxwell has been pushed from 2013 to 2014 which implies a slight delay from the original plan.
Fudzilla’s sources have confirmed that the cards will start shipping in Q1 2014, but they are not aware if this is another 28nm or first 20nm graphics chip to hit the market. GPU performance lovers as well as Tesla compute performance enthusiasts will like this core as it can offer much more performance per watt than any previous generation including Kepler. The question remains if Nvidia plans to officially introduce this card before March 24 2014, the first day of its GPU technology conference, of if the launch happens a bit earlier.
In case Nvidia wants to ship cards to customers, that will have to mean that it has the production right now. Therefore, we will just have to wait and see more about the Maxwell cards shipping to customers in the form of retail graphics cards by the end of March.