All Nvidia AIB Partners Discontinue GeForce GTX 980Ti / 980 / 970 Series Production
With the release of Nvidia Pascal GPU just around the corner, the production of GeForce GTX 980 Ti, GTX 980 and GTX 970 series has reportedly been discontinued.
According to a new report from HWBattle, Nvidia will no longer be supplying AIB partners with the Maxwell GM200 and GM204 chips that power the afore-mentioned cards. Instead, Nvidia is all set to ship a new chip to their partners soon.
It seems that the US based technology company has already prepared three SKUs based on the Pascal GP104 GPU, all of which are ready for launch in June. Reportedly, the Pascal GP104-400 and GP104-200 will be featured in the GTX 980 Ti and 980 graphics cards, both of which are expected to launch in early June.
Nvidia might also have a third Pascal GP104-150 GPU based graphics card that could launch in mid-June. Nvidia is expected to follow the same appraoch with this new card as did with the GTX 970, offering it as a fully custom solution since its launch.
Last week, a close up picture of Nvidia Pascal GP104 GPU leaked on the web, which revealed that the area of the die measures around 300mm2. This puts the next gen GPU around 100mm2 smaller than the Maxwell GM204 GPU.
The GP104 is rumored to feature 2560 CUDA cores in total, as well as 8 billion transistors which is the same count as featured on the current flagship, the GM200 GPU.
Nvidia is expected to launch new Pascal cards at Computex 2016 which runs from May 31 to June 4 in Taipei, Taiwan.