California-based GPU and mobile CPU design company Nvidia is now in the final days before the launch of the new GK106 GPU.
We’ve revealed the official launch date here
and we know that Nvidia’s main goal is to conquer the $300 market segment, but the GK106 will have even more powerful implementations.
The initial launch lineup will consist of four cards.
The most modest of the four is the GeForce GTX 650
Ti that, just as we’ve reported before, only comes with 576 CUDA cores and 2 GB of GDDR5 memory working on a 128-bit memory interface.
We’re all expecting the GeForce GTX 660 that comes with 960 CUDA cores and 2 GB on a 192-bit BUS, but Nvidia will also be offering the GeForce GTX 660 (SE) that will only have 768 CUDA cores active working with the same amount of memory on a 192-bit BUS.
All these three GPUs are officially designated as GK106-400 for the GeForce GTX 660, GK106-250 for the GeForce GTX 660 (SE) and GK106-200 for the GeForce GTX 650 Ti.
The most interesting and powerful implementation is very surprising as reports
present this SKU as a GK106-based Quadro card that has a full complement of 960 CUDA cores working with a surprising 3 GB GDDR5 memory quantity on a 192-bit BUS.
The new Quadro card based on the new GPU will use the GK106-875 implementation and one of the most interesting aspects is the fact that the whole thing will be cooled by a rather modest single-slot cooling solution
The single-slot design is clearly in line with what’s needed in a professional workstation or a server and thus the card only has a DVI-I port along with two DisplayPort connectors on its I/O bracket.