Gigabyte has jumped the gun with confirmation that it will be launching a card family based on Nvidia's latest GeForce GTX 880 design in September, ahead of the company's formal announcement of the part.
While the mobile GeForce GTX 880M part was announced back in March
, Nvidia has been silent on when its desktop equivalent would hit the market. Now, an interview with a Gigabyte representative published and then deleted by Expreview, but not before techPowerUp
was able to copy down the details, offers a date: September 2014.
According to the site's record of the since-deleted post, an unnamed Gigabyte executive claimed that a Gigabyte GeForce GTX 880 G1.Gamer card will be launching next month - and if Gigabyte is launching a GTX 880 part, you can bet that Nvidia's other hardware partners will be doing the same thing.
The G1.Gamer variant, the executive is said to have claimed, will feature a larger-than-average cooler capable of dissipating up to 650W of heat safely at full fan throttle, and of running the card entirely passively under lower workloads.
Sadly, Gigabyte has not provided any firm figures for the GTX 880's specifications, beyond confirmation that the part will be based on Nvidia's latest Maxwell GPU microarchitecture. Pricing has yet to be confirmed.