Rumors about a high-end GeForce GTX 880 graphics card based on Nvidia's Maxwell architecture have been swirling around for a few months. Now, pictures of the rumored card have turned up. The images can be found on Chinese site Gamesky.com, and they show the circuit board (minus some blurred-out bits) as well as the mystery GPU at the heart of it.
Gamersky.com says the GPU in question may be the GM210, an apparent successor to the GK110, Nvidia's largest and fastest single GPU to date. However, the folks at ComputerBase cross-checked the inscription on the pictured chip with an Indian import-export database (I'm not making this up, I swear), and that database apparently reveals the part to be a GM204. Since the existing GK104 powers cards down to the GTX 760, we may be looking at a mid-range chip.
Then again, there's nothing mid-range about the card in the pictures. It has three power connectors (two six-pin and one eight-pin), dedicated SLI connectors, and a whopping 16 memory chips. Videocardz.com looked up the model numbers on those chips, and it reckons we're looking at an 8GB frame buffer. For reference, the existing GeForce GTX 780 Ti, which sells for over $700, has only 3GB of memory.
So, yeah, this thing could be a monster. Too bad details are still few and far between. We'll have to keep our eyes peeled for more info. (Thanks to SH SOTN for the tip.)
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