Nvidia made quite a splash last month with the launch of its new GTX 600 series line with the GTX 680. It was an impressive card that added many new features to PC gaming including automatic voltage control for a better gaming experience. The 680 was just one card out of many though and we're still waiting for details on the other cards in the series. Good news then that some details were leaked today.
WCCFTech got the skinny on the specs for the GTX 670Ti, the next card in the 600 series to hit. It will be launching in May and is meant to replace the GTX 580/570. It's also pegged as being the main competitor to ATI's Radeon HD 7950.
Here's the leaked specs in full. Check them out and tell us what you think:
Based on the Nvidia GK104 (3.54 billion transistors on 294mm ² 28mn chip area)
DirectX 11.1, Kepler architecture
4 Raster Engines (GPC)
7 shader clusters (SMX)
1344 (1D) shader units
112 texture units (TMUs)
32 raster operation units (ROPs)
256-bit DDR memory interface
2 GB of GDDR5 memory configuration
Chip clock: 900 MHz or something more
Memory clock: unknown, assumed ~ 2500 MHz
PCI Express 3.0 (backwards compatible with PCI Express 1.x and 2.0)
Estimated TDP ~ 160 watts
Performance target by nVidia: GeForce GTX 580 – Radeon HD 7950
Launch Date : May
Price: £320 ($500)
The regular GTX 670 is also set to launch sometime soon. It's price is rumored to be anywhere between £320 and £240 ($500 and $380). The lower price means that the regular 670 would have lower clocks or a 192-bit DDR memory interface compared to the 670Ti's 256-bit.
Either way, these are going to be the more affordable options to the current GTX 680. You're still better off waiting, however, as they are probably going to sell out as soon as they are released, just like the 680.
Nvidia still has two cards up their sleeves if you're still adamant about waiting for an upgrade. WCCFTech says that Nvidia should be launching the mid-range GTX 660 and the Dual GK104 GTX 690 sometime in Q2 of this year.