NVIDIA officially announces GeForce GTX 980 & GTX 970

After days and days of numerous leaks and speculations, NVIDIA has just officially announced their new Maxwell-based GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 graphics cards. It’s been quite a while since the green team announced the Kepler GPU and since then we’ve seen pretty much every possible variation of Kepler used in GeForce 600 and 700 series graphics cards. Now, NVIDIA is finally moving on to the Kepler architecture which is being debuted with the GeForce 900 series.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Press Slides leaked; Reviews, Games and much more

NVIDIA’s Game24 event is just 4 hours away and the official GeForce GTX 980 press slides have been leaked. Along with the official press slides, complete reviews of GTX 980 and GTX 970, information on new NVIDIA technologies and games have been leaked as well. It will take us hours to type all this information so its better that you just see it from your own eyes and start jumping on your chair. The results are impressive, the physical appearance of the GPUs is even more impressive and new technologies just slap AMD on its face. So lets take a look, shall we?

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Intel Broadwell-DE CPUs to be named Xeon D; SoCs in BGA packaging

Intel launched new Haswell-EP Xeon CPUs at IDF 2014 for cloud and dense data center environments. Today, the company has released more information about the upcoming Broadwell-DE CPUs based on the 14 nm manufacturing process. Broadwell-DE also known as BDW-DE will be branded as Xeon D processors and will be implemented as systems-on-chip (SoC) and incorporate new I/O interfaces. New Xeon D microprocessors will launch in the coming months and feature up to 8 cores.

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GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 980 pictured

For the past few days, the hardware-related publications are fully occupied by the leaks related to NVIDIA’s upcoming Maxwell-based GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 graphics cards. The green team is expected to launch the new products in a few hours from now but we already know complete specifications of both the upcoming cards. Furthermore, a complete review of the GTX 980 and GTX 970 has also leaked which we reported only a while ago. All the AIBs are preparing their cards. We’ve seen GTX 980 and GTX 970 variants from ZOTAC, ASUS, Gainward, and MSI. Now, a latest report has revealed a the official press shot of GIGABYTE’s GeForce GTX 980 as well.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 & GTX 970 review leaked

NVIDIA is due to launch their new Maxwell based GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 graphics cards in a few hours. It’ll be launched at NVIDIA’s Game24 event and that’s when its reviews and details will officially hit the web. However, we already know pretty much all the specifications of both the cards and now a complete review of the GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 has also leaked giving us an even closer look at what we should expect. The review was published by EXPreview a couple of hours ago, they’ve taken it down now after realizing that they have broken the NDA however we’ve saved the screen shots and details for your pleasure.

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MSI GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 revealed; budget flagship GPUs

MSI has taken a totally different approach to NVIDIA’s new flagship graphics cards. Instead of using the more expensive magnesium reference cooler, the company has decided to go ahead with the cheaper plastic shrouds. MSI GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 will not attract users who love the luxurious feel of the magnesium cooler but they are ideal for users on a tight budget or willing to get rid of that plastic cooler and replace it with a waterblock. This is a nice approach because the ones who want to water cool their GPUs will refrain from spending extra on a cooler which they do not need. Secondly, consumers who have spent the last year saving money to get a taste of the raw power of these flagship GPUs will ignore the more expensive cooler.

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