NVIDIA GeForce GT 930 to use a mix of Maxwell, Kepler and Fermi GPUs?

Posted on Tuesday, Dec 22 2015 @ 14:08 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
NVIDIA reportedly plans to release a new low-end GeForce GT 930 video card series in Q1 2016. WCCF Tech claims the new lineup will feature GPUs from three generations; there will reportedly be Maxwell, Kepler and Fermi based versions of the GeForce GT 930:
Nevertheless, getting back to the news, we are going to see three SKUs of the GeForce GT 930 graphics card. Each one will be available with a different GPU, the first two variants are the same as the GeForce GT 630 and GeForce GT 730 cards, utilizing the Fermi GF108 and Kepler GK208 cores. The third variant is the new one that will feature the GK108 GPU core. Again, this isn’t the first time we have seen this being done, GT 730 also had two SKUs, a Fermi based and a Kepler based. The GT 930 just extends the total SKUs available but also at the same time makes it confusing for users as each SKUs is further offered in DDR3 and GDDR5 variants and there will be little mention of what GPU is featured inside the card on its box.
The Maxwell GM108 based variant is expected to feature 384 CUDA cores, up to 4GB DDR3 memory, a 64-bit memory bus and a TDP of 15W. This will be the most pricey option, with a MSRP of around $90.

The Kepler GK208-based model could be priced around $80-85 and may have 384 CUDA cores, a 64/128-bit memory bus, up to 4GB DDR3/GDDR5 memory and a 25/40W TDP.

The most power hungry model, due to inefficiency, will be the Fermi GF108-based card, this one has 96 CUDA cores, a 64/128-bit memory bus, up to 2GB DDR3, a 50W TDP and a $60 price tag.

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