Rumour: Nvidia GTX 700 Series Coming This May
Ryan Martin / 3 years ago
We are already pretty certain that AMD’s next generation of graphics cards, the HD 8000 series, won’t arrive properly until October. By properly we mean the recently released HD 8570, and other similar OEM graphics cards, don’t really count because they are just rebrands of HD 7000 series tech. With that said, we are pretty surprised to hear rumours that Nvidia’s GTX 700 series will be coming this May, aka within the next month. They will apparently have the mid range models available by mid-May, the high end models available by the end of May and then everything else ready for an entire showcase at the Computex 2013 event.
According the rumoured report the GTX 700 series will be heavily based on the existing GeForce GTX 600 Kepler silicon with some feature set updates and product realignment. This means the GTX 700 series isn’t actually new at all, if anything the entire series is just a total rebranding exercise. By product realignment we mean the existing products shift down the nomenclature into the next series and only the top end of the market sees new graphics cards. For example the GTX 680 becomes the GTX 770, the GTX 670 becomes the GTX 760Ti and so on.
What’s also interesting is that those GTX Titan LE and GTX Titan Ultra graphics cards we heard about, may actually get absorbed into the GTX 700 product stack. This would mean that the current Kepler GTX 680 series line up would make up the GTX 770 all the way down to the bottom and then the GTX Titan LE may be the GTX 780 with the GTX Titan Ultra being released as part of the GTX 700 series or being dubbed something like GTX Titan II.
In an effort to achieve clarity, I think we may see the following based on these rumours:
GTX 790 = Dual GTX Titan LE
GTX Titan II = GTX Titan Ultra
GTX 780 = GTX Titan LE
GTX 770 = GTX 680
GTX 760Ti = GTX 670
GTX 760 = GTX 660Ti
GTX 750Ti/Boost = GTX 660
GTX 750 = GTX 650 Boost
GT 740 = GTX 650
This also leaves space for the GTX 790 to be based on dual Titan LE, Titan or Titan Ultra/II GPUs – which would make an absolute mammoth graphics card.
What are your thoughts on this rumour? Does it sound realistic or does it seem fake?