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Nvidia has invited select members of the press to a “secret” meeting in New York City last week to preview a yet unannounced graphics card. Details are very hush-hush at the moment as numerous prominent publications have not been briefed about this upcoming product as of yet.

Nvidia and AMD have been known to conduct such discreet meetings with members of the press to talk about upcoming product launches. During these meetings journalists are usually briefed directly with information about a yet unannounced product launch, review sampling and the planned release schedule. They’re strictly embargoed as all attendees are bound by non disclosure agreements.

We’ve dug around and we have a fairly decent idea of what this new product is going to be. And we’ll make sure update you as soon as we have confirmation, so stay tuned.

Source: http://wccftech.com/nvidia-conducted-secret-meeting-press-york-city/

So what is this secret graphics card exactly, WCCF manages to not reveal any more information at this time

Well luckily Linus @ LinusTechTips slips and more than likely discloses that this graphics card revealed at this secret meeting is a Dual GPU (GTX 690 2015 edition):

https://youtu.be/AJkrpKsSRBM?t=4420

This is gathered from the fact that the meeting took place last week, and surely LinusMediaGroup would have been invited. Here in this video Linus begins to talk about "Dual GPU" problems that he has encountered recently then hesitates and begins to exclaim to his co-host Luke, not to give away any information repeatedly. Which might mean reviewers have the cards already, and a surprise launch is coming soon.

So the real question is, is this Dual GM204 (Dual GTX 980's) or Dual GM200-310 (Dual GTX 980 Ti's).

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Now it would seem most likely for this card to be Dual GM204 GPUs considering this is exactly what the Tesla M60 is:

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The larger of the two cards, Tesla M60, is a dual-GM204 solution featuring two fully enabled GM204 GPUs and 16GB of GDDR5 (8GB per GPU). The M60 is a full size, dual slot card similar to the previous generation GRID cards, and is rated for between 225W and 300W depending on the performance and cooling configuration (both passive and active are available). NVIDIA has rated the M60 for up to 32 concurrent vGPU users, or 16 users per GM204 GPU. Notably this is also the first time we’ve seen a dual GM204 card, as one was never released in the consumer market.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/9574/nvidia-announces-grid-20-tesla-m60-m6-grid-cards

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However the question mark comes when you think about the fact that AMD is launching a Dual Fury X card, and obviously a Dual GTX 980 card will not compete directly with a dual Fury X card. Unless of course NVIDIA knows that this dual Fury X card is closer in actuality to a dual Nano card (clock speed and TDP limitations with putting two full-fledged Fiji cores on one PCB). Wherein then, this means that a Dual GTX 980 card could become very competitive with that card. However, if it is actually two full-fledged Fiji cores (without restrictions). It would make more sense for a Dual GM200-310 card to be pitted against a Dual Fury X card aka. the Fury X2. However, after the Titan-Z is it likely for NVIDIA to ever try to do something along those lines again?

Apparently WCCF Tech is certain that this card shown at the secret meeting is a Dual GM200:
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Nvidia is about to launch its fastest GeForce GTX graphics card ever, a brand new dual GPU flagship product that’s coming out sooner than you might think. This upcoming monster of a graphics card will feature two GM200 class GPUs, the same GPUs that Nvidia uses to power its ultra enthusiast class GeForce GTX Titan X and GTX 980 Ti graphics cards.

The “secret” briefing mentioned above took place last week. Review samples of Nvidia’s upcoming dual GM200 graphics board have been issued since then and are now in circulation. We’ve learned that most of the lucky few who have managed to secure a sample unit have pretty much completed the bulk of their benchmarking and testing of the card. So when we say it’s coming out soon, we do mean soon.

Dual GPU cards from Nvidia have always been the company’s highest-end premium offerings. Naturally this meant that Nvidia always tended to use its fastest chips to create these flagship products and this generation would be no exception. As a result Nvidia had to wait for its biggest and most powerful chip to date, GM200, before attempting to make its next generation dual GPU board.

Source 2: http://wccftech.com/nvidia-launching-dual-gpu-flagship-graphics/
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Nvidia Corp. is working on a new flagship graphics card that will use two code-named GM200 graphics processing units. The new adapter will offer extreme levels of performance and will compete against AMD’s upcoming Radeon R9 Fury X2 with two “Fiji” graphics processors.

Not a lot is known about the upcoming flagship GeForce GTX graphics card, except the fact that the adapter was demonstrated to the press last week, reports WccfTech web-site. The briefing was called “Geforce GTX Times Two”. Review samples of the product are reportedly in circulation.

Source 3: http://www.kitguru.net/components/graphic-cards/anton-shilov/nvidia-readies-new-dual-chip-geforce-gtx-flagship-graphics-card/
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NVIDIA Preparing a dual-GM200 Graphics Card

If it could make a dual-GK110 graphics card, the forgettable $2,999 GTX TITAN-Z, it's only conceivable that NVIDIA could launch one based on its newer and slightly more energy-efficient GM200 chips. According to a WCCFTech report, the company is doing just that. The dual-GPU GM200 graphics card could bear the company's coveted "GTX TITAN" branding, and could be a doubling of the GTX TITAN X, with twice as many CUDA cores (6,144 in all), TMUs (384 in all), ROPs (192 in all), and memory (24 GB in all), spread across two GPU systems, in an SLI-on-a-stick solution. It remains to be seen if NVIDIA gets the pricing wrong the second time.

Source 4: http://www.techpowerup.com/216370/nvidia-preparing-a-dual-gm200-graphics-card.html
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Nvidia preparing new flagship dual-GPU graphics card Based on two GM200 GPUs

According to the latest report, it appears that Nvidia is on the verge of releasing a new dual-GPU graphics card that will place two GM200 GPUs on the same PCB.

According to the same report, the upcoming flagship graphics card could bear the GTX Titan branding. Rather surprising piece of information is that the upcoming dual-GPU graphics card will not be based on the GM204 GPU, which was behind the GTX 980 and GTX 970 graphics card but rather two GM200 GPUs, the same one that is behind both the GTX 980 Ti and the GTX Titan X graphics card.

The precise specifications are still unknown as it is unclear if we are looking at two fully enabled GM200 GPUs with 3072 CUDA cores each, or the cut-down version with 2816 CUDA cores. Since the GTX 980 Ti has a TDP of 250W, it will be quite interesting to see the final TDP on such dual-GPU graphics card and the final clocks for each GPU.

Source 5: http://www.fudzilla.com/news/graphics/38879-nvidia-preparing-new-flagship-dual-gpu-graphics-card
Edited by BiG StroOnZ - 9/28/15 at 7:25pm
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The Titan-Z was a massive failure (imo) because of the Titan name carrying that massive (artificial) pricetag. We can only hope that a new dual gpu card will be around $1000 (or less), but if it's got "Titan" in the title, don't hold your breath.

With the 980Ti existing, there's no real reason to buy a 980 now. Perhaps a dual 980 card would solve the issue of having too many 980 chips around. Dual 980 with 980Ti levels of VRAM seems more in-line to compete with Fury X2 anyway. Should be interesting either way!
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Well , Dual GPU Is close to Crossfire.

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Maybe they're also going to announce a DX12 Big Bang Never Settle Async Compute Edition Wonder Drivers to go with the new card.
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I don't need Maxwell.

I need Pascal.
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Interesting but I doubt it is going to compete directly with the Fury X2, not unless as previously mentioned the Fury X2 is not 2x fully fledged Fiji cores. I would be surprised if AMD chose to essentially gimp the Fury X2 especially since they are gunning for the ''Most powerful card in the world'' title.

 

To be fair, as far as I am aware the 295X2 was not gimped in any particular way so I would be surprised they would do it for the Fury X2. I guess we just have to wait.

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I could see them doing it with Dual 980Ti.

 

Don't get it twisted, the problem with the Titan-Z was the outlandish price which made even green blooded fans of Nvidia curse them heavily. $3K :wth: with the Titan Black at $1000.

 

If the card is similar in price to (2) 980Ti's... ok cool. No skin of my back and for some with SFF this could be nice if the card fits in the case of choice....

 

I'm expecting something new this fall. Lord knows we were given a Firehose in the face of constant Kepler cards. It just never ended. Hell 28nm is still alive lol.  Were now just praying that there's no unforseen delays to Pascal. If Pascal is the next release we see...? We've seen surprises before.

 

I'll be shocked if Nvidia doesn't piss everyone off and instead of releasing Pascal, release a die-shrunk 16nm Maxwell 1st if it does the job giving some 20% increase in performance, saving 16nm Pascal for when AMD eventually launches. That would be solely my guess of course and would restore my faith in how evil works in the world lol.

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Titan Dual TiTI you won't talk about 1 year later Edition 1969$/- only
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GTX 990 based on Tesla M60 to beat AMD to the market with a dual card.

Why GM204 would be enough:
They don`t need to beat Fury X2, just make one with similar performance.
Since Fury X2 have 2x8 power pin, it will probably perform like 2xNano. Nano perfom like a Fury (non X). And GTX 980 is very close to a Fury.
So GTX 990 with 2 x GTX 980 with higher clocks would perform like a Fury X.

AMD will probably have to sell it above $999 while Nvidia could easily sell it for $999 due to much smaller silicon and GDDR5. While AMD have two huge dies plus 8 stacks of expensive HBM
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GTX 990 based on Tesla M60 to beat AMD to the market with a dual card.

Why GM204 would be enough:
They don`t need to beat Fury X2, just make one with similar performance.
Since Fury X2 have 2x8 power pin, it will probably perform like 2xNano. Nano perfom like a Fury (non X). And GTX 980 is very close to a Fury.
So GTX 990 with 2 x GTX 980 with higher clocks would perform like a Fury X.

AMD will probably have to sell it above $999 while Nvidia could easily sell it for $999 due to much smaller silicon and GDDR5. While AMD have two huge dies plus 8 stacks of expensive HBM

Since when did that happen. Do you have source ?
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