Update: GTX 980 Ti launch date confirmed

Update 5/27/2015 1:48PM: A post from Nvidia Taiwan’s Facebook page has confirmed a June 2nd launch date for the GTX 980 Ti. 

You want to know what nVidia’s upcoming GTX 980 Ti is all about, right? So do we, and so when a couple of pictures of the card and a screenshot of GPU-Z appeared online, seemingly breaking down all of the different aspects of it, we couldn’t not post it. It is, however, unconfirmed, and specific details that could verify it were deliberately omitted, so take it with a pinch of salt as not all may be accurate.

With that disclaimer out of the way, the phantom 980 Ti showcased in this screengrab is quite a powerful piece of kit. It sits roughly between the standard 980 and the Titan X with 2,816 shader units and a core clocked at 1,000MHz at stock, which can be boosted to 1,076MHz. There’s 6GB of GDDR5 on board, with a 384-bit interface, which works out to just under 367GB/s of bandwidth.


Although its naming might suggest that this is a beefed up GTX 980, those specs would peg it as more like a slightly cut-back Titan X (albeit with half as much memory), as it features the same stock core and memory clocks, as well as the same size memory-bus.

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That may mean that the price of the Ti is also more in line with the Titan X, which would put it at the very expensive end of the GPU spectrum.

What do you think of the 980 Ti’s specifications? If they turn out to be true, will it be a worthy upgrade, or are you waiting for the next real generation of hardware to arrive?