It looks like Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) will be sticking to the 28 nm manufacturing process for its next product in the Titan line, rumored to be the GTX Titan II. Leaked information suggests that the GM200 silicon would be based on the Maxwell architecture — which made its debut earlier this year in the entry-level GeForce 700 series and more recently with the GeFore 900 series — and would feature a die size of 551 mm.
Entries submitted to SiSoft’s hardware database revealed that the GTX Titan II features 3,072 CUDA cores and 3 MB L3 cache. The video memory is a mind-boggling 12 GB GDDR5, which is double that of the original GTX Titan. The memory interface is rumored to be 384-bit wide. Memory clock is at 6.00 GHz, with core clock at 1,100 MHZ and boost at 1,390 MHz.
While the GTX Titan II will undoubtedly be targeted at the enthusiast segment, details of a mid-tier video card in the GeForce 900 series were also leaked. In an Indian customs database listing, the GTX 960 was found to feature 4 GB GDDR5 memory along with a 256-bit wide memory interface. Earlier leaks of the video card referenced 3 GB video memory. The card was also found to feature a core clock of 993 MHz along with memory clock of 6.00 GHz. It is still not clear whether the upcoming card would be built on a cut-down version of the GM204 silicon or the GM206 GPU, as is being rumored.
The GTX Titan II is estimated to launch sometime in the latter half of 2015. There is no word on when the GTX 960 will be announced. Nvidia is said to be positing the GTX 960 as a successor to the GTX 760, and is said to target the $250 segment with the card. If true, the card would further cement the vendor’s lead in the entry-level market following the successful launches of the GTX 970 and the GTX 980 in the mid-tier and high-end segments.