Specification and performance numbers have just been leaked for Nvidia’s GTX 980Ti, and to say the least we are pleasantly surprised by them.
According to the leaks from VideoCardz Nvidia’s GTX 980Ti will be a cut down version of the GTX Titan X, as was expected, but it is not as cut down as we initially expected.
Nvidia have only disabled one SMX unit from their GM 200 GPU core and halved the GPUs memory, meaning that this GPU should lean more towards the Titan X than the GTX 980 in performance terms. With one less SMX unit the GTX 980Ti will have 256 less CUDA cores than the Titan X and 768 more CUDA cores than the GTX 980.
Right now we do not know that price of this monster GPU from Nvidia, but if it is $750, which is just about half way between the GTX Titan X and the GTX 980, it will pretty much render the GTX Titan X redundant as a purchase unless you really need those 12GB of VRAM.
In terms of performance the GTX 980Ti will perform almost identically to the Titan X, making me think that Ti should stand for “Titan Irrelevant” rather than anything else.
Right now we do not know if Nvidia have disabled any ROP units on the GTX 980Ti, like they did on the GTX 970, so right now we cannot confirm if it suffers from the same memory issues.
Right now the GTX 980 “Titan Irrelevant” looks like a really great deal, but until Nvidia release the cards pricing and we can confirm all of this information for ourselves this should be considered nothing but a rumor.