New details about Nvidia`s Maxwell

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  1. HTWingNut

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    It basically says nothing though:

    "Nvidia’s GTX 870 and GTX 880 will be launched in the fall — likely between October and November — and will use Nvidia’s Maxwell architecture on the 28nm process node."

    followed by:

    "However, this is not yet confirmed and it may be the case that the GM 204 won’t be officially used until Nvidia can get access to a production line that can fabricate at 20nm."

    LOL. It will be on 28nm process node.... BUT it may not be until 20nm comes out... whaaa?
     
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    I check this thread once every morning and there's never any good news. It's depressing...
     
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    Well at least SinOfLiberty is gone, so that's something...
     
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    I check it every couple of weeks. I don't want to get too excited about Maxwell when I can't buy anything new for 3 more years.

    On a side note. My son's friend has an HP desktop with an AMD Phenom II X6 1100T, 9GB Ram (not a typo) and a GT 530.

    The CPU is ok. The GPU really sucks. After looking the computer case online I see it's small and has a 450w psu.

    I told him the computer is fine but upgrade the video card to an EVGA GTX 750 Ti Superclocked.

    The low price, low power draw and small physical size were the determining factors.

    He is running Mechwarrior online at 1080p with settings mostly on high and is very happy. Previously MWO was completely unplayable at the lowest settings. That is a win in my book. :)

    Sent with love from my Galaxy S4
     
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    G750JW-T4055H is confirmed with GTX 765M, not GTX 765MX.
    No information about the G750JS with GTX 870MX yet though.
    Will continue to look.

    So far I have found out that G750JS-T4104H have the GTX 870M. The notebook was launched in May this year.
    G750JS-T4108H is the one mentioned on the picture.

    Asus N750JK-T4108H is mentioned on several sites and it have a GTX 850M (Maxwell).
    Asus N750JV-T4104H comes with GTX 750M (Kepler)

    So the jump fropm T4104H > T4108H seems to mean a new architecture.

    Not sure if I`m reading in to this too much but could be some truth to it. Which means GTX 870MX might be legit since GTX 870M is Kepler while 870MX is Maxwell. Atleast a tiny chance it is real although Im still sceptical
     
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    If there are unconfirmed leaks coming out now, that means there will be more, and eventually we will be able to confirm them.

    Hopefully by the end of this month we will see some "actionable intel" on this. :D
     
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    Well they did bump the nomenclature from 700 series to 800 series and would be a bit premature to bump to 900 series I think. But I also think nVidia would be doing a grave disservice by calling a Maxwell 870m an 870mx since it is likely to perform significantly better if at the same TDP, but it will likely be like the 860m where performance will be comparable but at significantly less TDP. I'd rather see a 100W TDP Maxwell card.
     
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    I think 900M series if for 20nm while 800M series is dedicated for 28nm Maxwell.
    We know that GM204 is 28nm according to Sweclockers. Chances are big that the mobile card using GM204 will be called GTX 880MX or GTX 885M or something.

    With Kepler I remember we had GTX 670M (Fermi) then GTX 675MX came along which was Kepler.
    So I think they will continue with MX with 800M series.
    What is more interesting is that according to Anandtech they now plan to do low > midrange > high end with Maxwell. Kepler had high end first.
    We already have low end, GM107. Midrange must be GM206/106 (870MX) right?

    GTX 870MX must be slower than GTX 880M so I think you are right. We are looking at a GTX 870M (maybe a bit faster) but with much less TDP.
    Unless Nvidia is Nvidia and do weird things where 870MX spanks GTX 880M.

    Who knows, just keep crossing fingers that the 870MX is real :)
     
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    That's what I was thinking as well. Earlier, I mentioned that I believe they're saving 20nm for 2015 now that Volta is gone and Pascal isn't expected until mid-2016. If this is true, then nobody should upgrade until 2016 if they own a system with the 780M or 880M, as Pascal is going to double performance of Kepler, at the very least, which would only be like...50% increase over 20nm Maxwell? Something like that.
     
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    :)

    I`m sure 20nm Maxwell will be beastly, even the 28nm too.
    Looking at what GTX 860M can do against a 100W 680M, the GTX 870MX will be very interesting. Performance junkies might want to wait for 880MX though.
    I`m coming from 770M so 870MX might be interesting to play around with.

    Pascal is probably far away like you say. I`m guessing we will be surrounded by Maxwell for several years. I don`t have patience to wait 2 more years so my body is ready for new hardware now :)
     
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