First Maxwell GPU to be GTX 750Ti?

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#1 Edited by Horgen (110151 posts) -

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The latest scuttlebutt says we could see the first Maxwell-based GPU as early as next month. SweClockers says it will be a TSMC-made GeForce GTX 750 Ti manufactured on the 28 nanometer process, and it will replace the GTX 650 Ti Boost. The card is pegged for a February 18 launch, though Nvidia isn't confirming anything. You'll notice this card is carrying the GTX 700 series branding as opposed to the much talked about GTX 800 series branding that was rumored for Maxwell. TechPowerUp reckons Nvidia might be testing the waters with Maxwell on the existing 28 nanometer process before taking things to the next level on the future 20 nanometer nodes.

What do you think guys?

Sorry if reposting this. Couldn't see anything about it on the first page.

#2 Posted by PredatorRules (8113 posts) -

And what does exactly do the Maxwell? better performance?

#3 Posted by Horgen (110151 posts) -

@PredatorRules said:

And what does exactly do the Maxwell? better performance?

Unified memory... So the GPU can use system RAM as well I think.

#4 Edited by Horgen (110151 posts) -

Might as well put this out here too.

According to Coolaler

#5 Edited by PredatorRules (8113 posts) -
@horgen123 said:

@PredatorRules said:

And what does exactly do the Maxwell? better performance?

Unified memory... So the GPU can use system RAM as well I think.

Well I think it's only good if you aim for 4k monitors or 3-9 screens combined.

It'll get used more once the 8k will be released.

#6 Posted by Horgen (110151 posts) -

@PredatorRules: I reckon so. Better for people who use workstation cards though. They do need a lot more VRAM I reckon.

#7 Posted by PredatorRules (8113 posts) -

@horgen123 said:

@PredatorRules: I reckon so. Better for people who use workstation cards though. They do need a lot more VRAM I reckon.

Well, yeah but from a gamer point of view I don't think I'll change my screen even to 4k, Qualcomm made new smartwatch with a screen that is not affected by sun, so you can see all clear as you would in dark - that kind of tech I'd get to my gaming screen, I know it would cost probably as an IPS screen but I think it's worth it and not making you close the window/putting curtains when gaming daylight.

#8 Posted by Horgen (110151 posts) -

@PredatorRules said:

@horgen123 said:

@PredatorRules: I reckon so. Better for people who use workstation cards though. They do need a lot more VRAM I reckon.

Well, yeah but from a gamer point of view I don't think I'll change my screen even to 4k, Qualcomm made new smartwatch with a screen that is not affected by sun, so you can see all clear as you would in dark - that kind of tech I'd get to my gaming screen, I know it would cost probably as an IPS screen but I think it's worth it and not making you close the window/putting curtains when gaming daylight.

That be useful. For gamers I assume Maxwell means increased performance over Kepler. Though they start the new generation with 28nm process and call it a 700 series card, even though that is really Kepler. I don't get that :?

#9 Posted by PredatorRules (8113 posts) -

They should call their new series MX or MW I guess

#10 Edited by 04dcarraher (19665 posts) -

Until we get official word and facts instead of guesses take these "leaks" with a grain of salt. The performance results from the "750ti" scream GTX 650ti, and chances are that the 750ti isnt even a real maxwell. Also it's weird to throw a maxwell based gpu into the 700 series that's no better then a 650ti. It may be the 850ti or what ever. The main purpose behind maxwell is performance per watt and the unified memory. Now if this gpu uses half the power of the GTX660 and it it performs that well that would be impressive.

#11 Posted by Horgen (110151 posts) -

@04dcarraher: Of course I take it with a grain of salt. Hence the questionmark in the title as well.