NVIDIA Corp. may have a surprise under wraps against AMD’s eminent release for Radeon R9 390—the upcoming release of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti. The California based team has been carefully eyeballing at the 4096 core Fiji XT GPU that AMD is flaunting to their major consumers. And with that, NVIDIA is planning to steal the limelight away from AMD in the Computex fair in June.
The GTX 980 Ti is rumored to be 100% complete and it sits back on NVIDIA’s lap until it will be pitted against R9 390. An interesting forecast is even available from a Chinese website mentioning that it would be launched between May 16 and 26. If not, the GTX 980 Ti may have a chance to get more beefed up with its original September release. AIB’s will have more time to do customization with its cooling system and other enhancements for an improved model. It could also separately achieve another one which might be above par than the flagship like the alleged GTX 980 Ti metal version which is still waiting for confirmation.
The GTX 980 Ti promises to put its game on against its older sibling GTX Titan X. Even if the two have a GM200 Maxwell core and 3072 CUDA, the GTX 980 Ti will be budget-friendly with a faster performance than Titan X. The Titan X amassed a 12 GB VRAM and a clock speed at 1002 MHz while the GTX 980 Ti will sport a 6 GB GDDR5 with higher clocks at 1126 MHz. If the Titan X was priced USD $999, the GTX 980 Ti could be around USD $650 to USD $750, fingers crossed.
The question this leaves us now is: “Would it really stand a chance against AMD’s Radeon R9 390?”