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Nvidia’s Upcoming Flagship Graphics Card – A Dual GPU Secret

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Last week, Nvidia invited selected members of the press to a secret meeting in New York City to preview their latest flagship graphics card, a dual GPU powerhouse. At the time of writing, details surround the card’s specifications, pricing and performance is still under wraps. Here is everything we know so far about Nvidia’s upcoming dual GPU card.

The secret is out

Prior to new product launches, Nvidia and AMD both conduct discreet meetings with selected members of the press. Generally included in the meetings are review sampling and a planned release schedule. All attendees are bound by a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA), until such time as Nvidia decides the attendees can publish additional details. WCCF Tech’s Khalid Moammer reports that Nvidia’s new flagship card is coming soon, and that it will use two GM200 GPUs.

If you are an enthusiast level PC setup builder, you might have just started drooling uncontrollably at the prospect of two GM200 GPUs on a single board. The GM200 is the same GPU used in Nvidia’s Titan X and Geforce GTX 980 Ti, which was announced alongside Nvidia’s GameWorks VR earlier this year.

WCCF Tech dug around and managed to come up with an idea of what the new product will look like:

“The yet unannounced board is said to be launching ‘soon’ and was showcased to attendees of the ‘secret’ meeting this past week. Interestingly we’ve not found any leak pertaining to this upcoming product launch, so it’s definitely been one of Nvidia’s better well kept secrets. We’ve dug around and we have a fairly decent idea of what this new product is going to be. And we’ll make sure update you as soon as we have confirmation, so stay tuned.” - Source  

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The graph above is still void of a lot of important information, such as the card’s Thermal Design Power (TDP) and clock speed. It is important to note the card is not officially announced yet. If it does indeed have two GM200 GPUs, it should beat AMD’s upcoming Radeon R9 Fury X2, which has two Fiji GPUs.

Tweak Town’s Anthony Garreffa states:

"WCCF Tech is reporting that NVIDIA held ‘secret’ meetings in NYC last week, but they failed to report that there were meetings in LA, too. We were in LA and NVIDIA said nothing to us about a dual GPU card coming soon, as the event was all about the GTX 980 going into laptops. We might have been left out of the loop of course, but we are throwing a lot of salt across our shoulders on this one folks.

But, that doesn't mean it's not credible. NVIDIA is more than capable of releasing a new dual GPU card thanks to its super-efficient Maxwell architecture. Better yet, the ‘secret’ meetings that were held did concentrate on how the company had shrunken down the board that the new GTX 980 goes onto, so what I will add to these rumors is that with two of these boards, a dual GTX 980 could be easily possible and not break through a 300W TDP." - Source

At the time of writing there is no official price for the new card. However, if you take a look at “Nvidia’s UHD Geforce graphics card costing R32000” called the Titan Z; it is not unreasonable to believe that the duel GM200 graphics card could cost as much as a second hand car.

Tweak Town’s Anthony Garreffa predicts:

I think if anything, NVIDIA are holding off from releasing it, to see what AMD is preparing with its dual Fiji video card, something that has already been shown off. But from the performance we've seen on the Fury X, a dual Fiji card would still lose to a dual GM200 card. - Source

At the very least, Nvidia’s new card will put up one hell of a fight against the Radeon R9 Fury X2. As WCCF Tech reports the card is coming soon, it shouldn’t be long before we see the full card specifications and maybe even a ballpark figure on its cost.

Are you a high end GPU enthusiast? How fast do you think Nvidia’s new flagship card will be and how much do you estimate it will cost? Let us know in the comment section below.

Sources: WCCF Tech, Tweak Town

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