Traditionally Nvidia Corp. releases its top-of-the-range single-chip GeForce GTX Titan graphics cards in February. However, last year the company used its own GPU Technology Conference (GTC) to introduce its dual-chip GeForce GTX Titan Z graphics card, the company’s highest-performing graphics solution to date. Apparently, the company plans to do something similar this year with its new graphics card based on the code-named GM200 GPU.
SweClockers reports that Nvidia will officially introduce its new graphics cards based on the GM200 graphics processing unit known as “Big Maxwell” at the GTC 2015 conference that will take place on March 17 – March 20, 2015. Among the graphics adapters expected to be introduced at the trade-show are next-generation GeForce GTX Titan for video game enthusiasts as well as Quadro M6000 for professionals.
Specifications of graphics cards powered by the GM200 graphics chips are unknown, but it is believed that the “Big Maxwell” will feature 3072 stream processors, 192 texture units, 96 raster operating pipelines and 384-bit memory bus.
Nvidia has had A1 revision of the GM200 graphics processor at hands since early October, 2014. It is highly likely that the chip and graphics cards on its base are ready to go to the market and their launch timeframe is determined by marketing reasons.
Nvidia did not comment on the news-story.
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KitGuru Says: Keeping in mind that the GM200 graphics processing unit is designed for market segments where demand is hardly flexible, it does not really matter when exactly Nvidia rolls-out the new chip. Professionals will get the new Quadro M6000 at any price-point once it becomes available, whereas gamers will make their decision regarding purchase of the new GeForce GTX Titan based on its performance comparison against competing graphics solution from Advanced Micro Devices.