Nvidia GeForce GTX 880 DirectX 12 Graphics Card Detailed

/ 3 years ago


The graphics card war is more exciting than ever before this last few months and with AMD currently sitting pretty with their 295×2 graphics card, Nvidia are no doubt keen to show their new graphics card hardware to steal some of AMD’s thunder. As you can see from the specifications below, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 880 packs some very impressive specifications that should make it a solid update from the still rather powerful GTX 680. The new card is based on Nvidia’s own GM204 silicon, Making it the successor to the GK104 hardware, but were told that this chip won’t be the biggest slab of silicon in the Maxwell range, so expect something really crazy in the not too distant future.

The new card will be based on the newer Maxwell architecture, designed much in the same way as the considerably less powerful GTX 750 Ti, but with a lot more SMMs spread across a lot more graphics processing clusters (GPCs) and a larger cache, in short, this packed with powerful processors that we suspect will make mincemeat of some of the current high end Nvidia graphics cards.

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On top of having 20nm GM204 silicon, the card will pack an impressive 3,200 CUDA cores, 200 TMU’s and 32 ROPs, so epic performance is to be expected one way or another. The real trick however is that this card will be fully DirectX 12 ready, meaning “mantle like” performance gains from its API that could push this card even further than its specifications would suggest.

  • 20 nm GM204 silicon
  • 7.9 billion transistors
  • 3,200 CUDA cores
  • 200 TMUs
  • 32 ROPs
  • 5.7 TFLOP/s single-precision floating-point throughput
  • 256-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface
  • 4 GB standard memory amount
  • 238 GB/s memory bandwidth
  • Clock speeds of 900 MHz core, 950 MHz GPU Boost, 7.40 GHz memory
  • 230W board power

We really can’t wait to see what this thing can do and with the cards release seeming closer than ever, I doubt we’ll have long to wait to find out what Nvidia has in store for us.

Thank you TechPowerUp For providing us with this information.

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  • Wayne

    Hmm… I guess I’ll have to struggle along with my GTX 780 Ti on a 24″ 1080p screen for a while to come seeing there are no more freebies in the offing. I guess all good things must come to an end eventually.

    • Max Chilton

      Only 1920×1080? Peasant.

      • Wayne

        It’s good enough for me. I don’t waste money on new technology, I’m patient, I let early adopters do that then I scoop it up when the tech has matured and got significantly better for a fraction of the price.

        • merri

          ” I don’t waste money on new technology.”

          owns a 780Ti

          • merri

            Not that I consider it a waste by any means, just thought that was kind of funny.

          • It would be ironic if he had of bought his GTX 780 Ti, but he got given it – that’s what he meant.

          • Wayne

            Spoilsport. Oh well the next GFX I get will have to be out of my back pocket and believe me, it won’t be a high end card.

      • Robert Severson

        If he were a peasant it would be 792p @30fps.

        • madbads

          *720p 24fps* ftfy

          • Mordistoj Kredu

            *720p upscaled to 792p @24fps (for a more cinematic experience)

          • Peasant lord

            But I like 720p 24 FPS, it looks WAAY better and has a cinematic feel. Checkmate PCmustardrace

  • The J Shep

    Here I am limping along on 2×770 4gb cards… I may as well be playing on an original PlayStation.

    • Jon Donnelly

      at least you have the 4gb cards, must just about run watchdogs 😉