We have already heard that we may be seeing an Nvidia GTX 790 dual GK110 GPU in the near future and now VideoCardz reports that we will also be seeing Nvidia’s Maxwell GPUs come as early as Q1 of 2014. VideoCardz cites manufacturer sources which state that the GTX 800 series will arrive at some stage in February/March.
The report states that it is unlikely that we will see 20nm GPUs with Maxwell as TSMC will not be ready with mass production in time. Samples of 20nm GPUs could be available to Nvidia by the end of this year but if 20nm GPUs launch in February or March 2014 we should expect an effective paper launch and serious supply shortages because mass production isn’t expected to take place until June 2014. Since the GTX 700 series was just a rebranded GTX 600 series, the GTX 800 series could be a revised version of the 28nm Kepler architecture in a “tick-tock” style but again the details are sketchy.
Either way the message is clear, expect something new from Nvidia’s desktop graphics card segment in early 2014. We expect many more details to emerge between now and then.
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