NVIDIA works on Quad-GPU card?
According to officials, Nvidia engineers are already working on a new flagship for GTX 500 line-up which will feature not two but four GPUs!
It looks like even a failed attempt to present GeForce GTX 590 as “The fastest graphics card in the Worls” did not confuse NVIDIA. As some data state, its engineers are already working on a new flagship fo GTX 500 line-up which will feature not two but four GPUs!
Technically speaking this is nothing to be surprised of — as matter of fact, currently you can install two GeForce GTX 590 card inside your PC in SLI mode to obtain a graphics sub-system of quite high performance or maybe even extreme one.
Currently, everything we know about this card is its reference designation — GeForce GTX 1.04. For obvious reasons, designer denied the possibility to place all four GPUs on one PCB. Instead, they will use the same approach seen in GeForce 9800 GX2 (see the pic below) or other similar cards: two PCBs with two GPUs each.
As far as it goes, the novelty will have same GPU as ones in GeForce GTX 590. To make the card less hot and meet TDP limitations, clock rates for GPUs will be decreased to 350-400 MHz (note that GeForce GTX 590 GPUs operate at 607 MHz). Total amount of memory supported will reach 6 GB. In theory, you could have up-to eight monitors connected to such a cards, but, most probably the set of output connectors will be more modest.
The price and launch time are not reveled.
P.S Don’t forget — it is April fool’s day.