VideoCardz claims it got its hands on the final specifications of NVIDIA's soon-to-be-revealed GeForce GTX 980 graphics card. Based on the Maxwell GM204 GPU, this card reportedly has 16 Streaming Multiprocessors “Maxwell” (SMM), 64 ROPs, 128 TMUs and 2048 CUDA cores. All this takes up 5.2 billon transistors and is packed in a die area of 398mm².
The biggest surprise perhaps is the extremely low TDP, the latest rumor puts it at just 165W!
Official confirmation is expected on September 19th, pricing is said to be around the $599 mark.
By comparing it to Kepler parts, we notice that Maxwell-based graphics cards arrive with relatively higher clock speeds, GTX 980 has a base clock of 1126 MHz and boost clock of 1216 MHz.
The biggest news here is that GTX 980 has only a TDP of 165W. That’s amazing power reduction compared to 250W GK110.
Last but not least, I can now confirm that GeForce GTX 980 has HDMI 2.0 support. And if you somehow missed my previous news, GTX 980 has 5 display outputs: DVI-I, HDMI2.0 and three DisplayPorts 1.2 (not 1.3).