After launching the Titan X earlier this month, it looks like Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) is set to unveil a second video card based on the GM200 silicon, the GeForce GTX 980 Ti. The card is rumored to offer significant increase in better performance when compared to the GM204-based GTX 980, which is why Nvidia may decide to call the card the GTX 990.
Based on the latest leak, the GTX 980 Ti is said to offer the full complement of 3,072 CUDA cores available in the GM200, while reducing the video memory to 6GB GDDR5, down from the 12GB featured on the Titan X. Memory bus will remain the same at 384-bit, and with the GTX 980 Ti, Nvidia will allow its partners to offer custom variations of the reference design that include custom cooling solutions and factory unlocked models.
Doing so has the potential for the GTX 980 Ti to be faster than the Titan X, which is only offered in a reference design with the stock cooler. There’s no confirmation as to when we’ll see the card, with the rumor only suggesting that Nvidia is targeting its launch to coincide with that of AMD’s (NASDAQ:AMD) Radeon R9 390X. The Radeon R9 300 series will make its debut at Computex, so it is possible that we may see the GTX 980 Ti at around the same time.