A media report has revealed recommended prices of Nvidia Corp’s forthcoming GeForce GTX 970 and GeForce GTX 980 graphics cards. As expected, the large size of the code-named GM204 graphics processing unit that powers both products does not allow to make them affordable.
The GeForce GTX 980 graphics board with 4GB of GDDR5 memory will carry recommended price tag of $599, which positions it between the GeForce GTX 780 and the GeForce GTX 780 Ti, reports 3DCenter.org. It is expected that performance of the novelty will be higher compared to the former and lower compared to the latter, given its configuration. It is expected that the GTX 980 features 2048 stream processors (SPs), 128 texture units (TUs), 64 raster operations pipelines (ROPs), 2MB L2 cache, and 256-bit memory interface.
The GeForce GTX 970 is expected to cost $399 in the U.S., which may mean that its performance will be similar to that of the GeForce GTX 770. Actual configuration of the GeForce GTX 970 GPU is unknown, but it is expected that graphics cards on its base will carry 4GB of GDDR5 memory.
Recommended prices of the forthcoming graphics boards for Europe and the U.K. are unknown.
Nvidia did not comment on the news-story.
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KitGuru Says: Keeping in mind that the price gap between the GeForce GTX 970 and 980 is around $200, expect a huge gap in performance as well.