Nvidia Geforce GTX 880 and 800 Series to be More Powerful But Cheaper than the 700 Series

Nvidia Geforce GTX 880 and 800 Series to be More Powerful But Cheaper than the 700 Series

We have just received some really pleasant news on Nvidia’s Maxwell
Architecture, the 20nm side of things to be exact. The new report
basically mentions a few things; firstly, that the GTX 880 will be more
powerful than the GTX 780, something common sense derives easily. And
secondly that the GTX 880 will be cheaper than its 700 Series
Counterpart. Now this, is the really interesting bit.

20nm Maxwell GTX 880 and GTX 880 Ti to be Cheaper and More Powerful than 700 Series Counterparts

Slowly but surely, news about 20nm GPUs is beginning to leak from
different sources. We learned that TSMC has finally started 20nm Volume
Production (for Nvidia and AMD) and that we cant really expect 20nm
lineups before 2015 or late 2014 at the earliest. Now our source EXPReview.com
is stating that the GTX 880 and GTX 880 Ti will be much more powerful
but cheaper than the GTX 780 and GTX 780 Ti respectively. Now, take this
with a pinch of salt. These guys have never failed us
in the past so I owe it to them to not label it as a rumor. However,
contra revenue isn’t really Nvidia’s de facto standard (point Titan Z)
to put it bluntly and incurs slight disbelief on my part. Ofcourse it
could simply be that production cost has been decreased, but that once
again, makes no sense.

Now heres the funny thing. Reports in the past have indicated that there is a chance of a high end 20nm Maxwell Card in late 2014. This card could
be the 20nm GTX 880 Maxwell. The chances are very slim, but the fact
remains that unless Nvidia brings out intermediary Maxwell cards based
on the 28nm node it could loose market share to AMD who is already
working on intermediary GPUs. There is also the fact that TSMC has begun
volume production for both parties, so a 20nm Flagship from Nvidia is
not out of the question. I for one would be really happy to see Nvidia
price the Maxwell Flagship GTX 880 lower than the GTX 780, because it
would turn the heat on AMD. And that means much more fierce competition,
and though that would suck for both companies (Game Theory), for us consumers, nothing could be better.

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