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Gigabyte’s GTX 880 G1 releasing early October

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It’s been very quiet on Nvidia’s GPU front for a while now. Manufacturers have been coming up with all sorts of ways to resell the 700-series chips while Nvidia tinkers away with their next big release. Maxwell is set to hit desktops later this year, and Gigabyte already have a name (and release window) for theirs.
The GTX 880 might not immediately replace the GTX 780Ti, but it could be the flagship Maxwell chip for this year. Nvidia is expected to reveal more details in the final day of Gamescom, with rumors suggesting an October release for the card. Gigabyte added credibility to these rumors in a recent interview, confirming that their GTX 880 will release in early October.

The interview, translated by WCCFTech, reveals a few things about the Gigabyte version of the flagship Maxwell chip. Firstly, we know what naming convention Gigabyte is going for now, with the G1 probably specifying this will be the first release of the GTX 880. The G1 will also take a page out of Asus’ book in terms of cooling. The Asus GTX 780 Strix uses an intelligent cooling solution that renders the card silent under medium load. The G1 will probably have its own fan and heatsink design, but it’s aiming to be just as quiet as the Strix.

There’s nothing on performance over the 700-series cards, but I expect Nvidia to be revealing more about that at either Gamescom or an exclusive event sometime after. It’s looking more and more like Nvidia will roll out their Maxwell chips in October, just in time for some of this year’s biggest releases.

Last Updated: August 4, 2014

39 Comments

  1. Meh…

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  2. Sk3tz0

    August 4, 2014 at 12:09

    (rolls up sleeves, Cleans throat..) My Ps4 probably cheaper than this hahaha.. GO CONSOLES!!!
    (runs away)

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    • Admiral Chief Dovahkiin

      August 4, 2014 at 12:13

      Indeed, however this will make your PeeEssFawr look like a calculator

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      • Sk3tz0

        August 4, 2014 at 12:16

        I like Calculators especially this one.
        [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/FzUpber.png[/IMG]

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        • Admiral Chief Dovahkiin

          August 4, 2014 at 12:58

          Very nice! I can see the graphics comparison!

          đŸ˜›

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          • Sk3tz0

            August 4, 2014 at 14:56

            IMBA GRAPHICS!!!!

    • Alex Hicks

      August 4, 2014 at 12:19

      “Cleans throat” … with what? Mouthwash, soap and water, drain cleaner?

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  3. Hammersteyn

    August 4, 2014 at 12:25

    But can it play Destiny?

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    • Skoobaz

      August 4, 2014 at 12:48

      Ohhh, so Destiny is the new benchmark then? Crysis is so last gen

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  4. Alien Emperor Trevor

    August 4, 2014 at 12:29

    And even better, should signal price cuts on existing hardware. Just in time for the upgrade.

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  5. geelslang

    August 4, 2014 at 14:38

    Finally, I have been waiting for the 800 series to release.

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  6. Admiral Chief Dovahkiin

    August 5, 2014 at 11:02

    Pyjama party with a smackdown

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  7. Alien Emperor Trevor

    August 5, 2014 at 11:04

    So they’re aiming for more lingering looks? Geddit? LINGERING! IT’S A PUN!

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    • Kensei Seraph

      August 5, 2014 at 11:05

      *backhands Trevor*

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        August 5, 2014 at 11:08

        Don’t oppress me. My puns bring all the boys to the yard.

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        • CAE9872

          August 5, 2014 at 11:10

          Oh I cannot resist…

          My puns are better than yours!

          You can now continue…

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          • Hammersteyn

            August 5, 2014 at 11:11

            Damn right they’re better than yours.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            August 5, 2014 at 11:12

            I’d teach you but I’d have to charge

          • Kensei Seraph

            August 5, 2014 at 11:13

            *Oprah voice-over*
            Backhands for everyone.
            *Backhands @hammersteyn:disqus, @cae9872:disqus and @disqus_DoEH3TsffU:disqus*

          • Hammersteyn

            August 5, 2014 at 11:14

            My puns brings all the….. Dammit @disqus_dQR6yNlVbg:disqus

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            August 5, 2014 at 11:17

            hahahaha

      • Rince

        August 5, 2014 at 11:30

        Helps to backhand @disqus_DoEH3TsffU:disqus with a trout

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    • Maxiviper117

      August 5, 2014 at 11:41

  8. Hammersteyn

    August 5, 2014 at 11:05

    Those towels must be stapled to their bodies or something.

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  9. Hammersteyn

    August 5, 2014 at 11:07

    One would be forgiven for thinking the final boss in this game would be a dude with tentacles

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      August 5, 2014 at 11:08

      A dude? So this is a kids game?

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      • Hammersteyn

        August 5, 2014 at 11:08

        Like age restrictions ever mattered with Video Games.

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      • Rince

        August 5, 2014 at 11:33

        It’s an Umar game, same thing? *RUNS

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  10. CAE9872

    August 5, 2014 at 11:09

    There is one thing wrong with the list – where the hell is Kasumi???????

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    • Hammersteyn

      August 5, 2014 at 11:11

      She decided fuck this towel shit, I’m leaving for Tekken?

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      • CAE9872

        August 5, 2014 at 11:15

        LOL

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  11. Rince

    August 5, 2014 at 11:29

    Are they still making this kak?

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    • Kensei Seraph

      August 5, 2014 at 11:35

      There will always be a market for scantily clad women doing activities that cause “jiggle”.

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      • Rince

        August 5, 2014 at 11:40

        Tehehe. Yeah, I just meant after their whole ‘we will grow up’ comments this comes out?

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  12. Dutch Matrix

    August 5, 2014 at 11:37

    Did I just wander into the Lazygamer old age home? Oh. Sorry. I forgot. Gaming these days are all about being SERIOUS and hyper realistic and gritty and oh my Gods I want to slit my wrists at the depressing game I just played through.
    Fuck the fun or outright silly. đŸ˜›

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    • Rince

      August 5, 2014 at 11:41

      Can’t tell if being… BWAHAHAHAH

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  13. Sir Rants A Lot Llew

    August 5, 2014 at 15:54

    Oh Japan

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  14. Ricardo Harvey

    August 7, 2014 at 10:04

    “because at its core, Dead or Alive is still a pretty competent and fun fighting game.” No truer words have ever been written.

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