First details on next generation NVIDIA GPUs make it online
Do you think your GeForce GTX 680 is fast? If you do, then think again.
First details on the upcoming next generation GeForce chips have made it to the Internet and if the information is correct then NVIDIA may have another winner at hand.
According to the German gaming web site 3DCenter the second generation Kepler chips will bring a significant performance boost and will be known as GK11x. The flagship solution – GeForce GTX 780 will be based on the GK110 core and will pack the staggering 7.1 billion transistors. The GTX 780 is also expected to be around 55 per cent faster than the GTX 680 thanks to the integrated 2880 CUDA cores and the 384-bit bus. A cut-down GK110 chip will be used in the high-end GeForce GTX 770 card.
The lower end of the market will be served by the GK114 core, which will be used in the GeForce GTX 760 Ti and the GeForce GTX 760. The GK114 will be very similar to the current GK104 GPU found in the GTX 660 Ti and GTX 660 cards – instead it will rely on high clock speed to provide more performance. The same story can be found in the GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750 cards – they will be based on the GK116 core, which will run at a higher clock speed providing more performance. The good news here is that the GTX 750/750 Ti should get a 192-bit bus instead of the narrower 128-bit bus found in the GTX 650/650 Ti.
The next generation GeForce chips should debut sometime in 2013.